Saturday, July 18, 2020

Present Tower

It's Saturday!!  That means it's time for another challenge from Di's Digi Designs.
The challenge this time is: Use Your Scraps (Paper)
And here is my card for your inspiration:
I used this super adorable image I just got from Di's Digi Stamps and couldn't wait to color it up.  Using up scraps is one of my most favorite things to do in card making; so this challenge is perfect for me!  Something I like to do when all I have left of a paper pack is little scraps is make these border strips by just adhering the little scraps to a scrap piece of paper (usually a pattern I don't like any more) and cutting it to size so I have all these awesome border pieces ready to go.  I probably have about 6 or 7 on my desk right now, so I pulled one out for this card.  I'm especially proud of this batch because I even used the strips across the top of the paper pad that hold the sheets in the binding.  They are just as beautiful as the papers and they are just the right width for making these pieces, and it keeps them from being thrown away.  Win, win, win!!  The bit of gold glitter paper was also cut from a scrap and the poinsettia was sitting on desk--a reject from an earlier project (so it also counts as a scrap).  If you look around the bow on the top present, you'll see a bunch of green dots.  As I was coloring the bow, I dropped my marker and left a dark green dot.  As I looked at it, I thought it could look kind of fun if I added a bunch of other dots all around, sort of like an accent.

I hope you will get a chance to play along with us; I can't wait to see what you create.  And make sure you hop over to the Di's Digital Designs blog to see what the rest of the team has made for this challenge.

Stams: Di's Digi Stamps "Penguins Christmas" digi; Repeat Impressions "Poinsettia"
Dies: STAMPlorations stitched rectangle

Christmas Cards All Year 'Round--cool it (my penguins are out in the snow)
Sheepski Designs #40--Christmas in July
Creative Craft Cottage #131--add a flower/flowers
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #42--anything goes
Christmas with the Cuties #39--2 or more patterned papers
Merry Little Christmas Challenge #24--anything goes
Christmas Craft Creations

Dare 2B Artzy--Christmas in July
Shopping Our Stash #424--Hannukkah/Christmas in July
Sweet Stampers #46--Christmas in July
Lil' Patch of Crafty Friends #136--anything goes: Christmas in July week 2
Simon Says Stamp Monday--early birds
{Pin}spirational Challenge #267--inspiration photo

The Cutie Pie Challenge #149--Delightful Digis
Dies R Us #149--Christmas in July


Redapple39 said...

Such stunning cards!

Ilonka said...

Such a beautiful creation. Thanks for joining us at the Creative Craft Cottage Challenge.
Big hugs Ilonka DT

Gail Hutchinson said...

This card is beautiful Heather. Thank you for joining our SheepSki Designs Christmas in July Blog challenge and good luck with your entry. Gail DT xx

Kuni said...

Lovely and cute christmas card.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

Kathy Krug said...

Such a fun Christmas card I love the stamp and how you colored it. Thanks for sharing with us at Dies R Us Christmas challenge. We hope you will join us often.

Crafty Moone Cards said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at CWTC. Sue x

Michelle B. said...

Super adorable the image is! Your coloring is beautiful, LOVE it! So glad you joined us for our Christmas Characters Challenge at CCC!

anncreatief said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge good luck. Have a nice day
Anneke DT

Glittered Paws said...

Yes it is a win win win - but you ha me at penguins, they are so whimsical and fun, probably one of my favorite winter animals to work with, although now they are used for every season. Love how you use your scraps.

Lisa xx said...

This is so sweet, and the "Delightful Digi" makes it perfect for our theme!

Thank you for joining in with the Cuties xx

Lynne said...

A gorgeous card, love the cute image and the way you've used your strips. Thank you for joining in at Christmas with the Cuties. Lynne DT

Karen Page said...

I love using strips of scraps too and it makes me happy that you used the part that typically has a hole in it so they didn't go to waste! Of course the penguin image is super cute too and wonderfully colored!!! Love everything about this card! Thank you so much for playing along at 2CCC and I hope you come back with another entry real soon!
~Karen Page, DT for 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Blog: IG: @misplacedmojo

Julie said...

Such an adorable card
Thanks for joining us at Christmas with the Cuties
Julie T

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Hope to see you again next time.

Kelly Schelske said...

What a fun card Heather, great work!

Lady Joyful said...

Those penguins are so cute! I like the touch of sparkle with the gold border. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Deanne Saunders said...

Sweet card!!! Thank-you so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Deanne Saunders said...

...and thank-you so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope to see your beautiful creations in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Shona Hamill said...

Great card, I love using up scraps of paper too, in fact I've just finished making a card using strips of paper! Thanks for sharing with the Cutie Pies, good luck. Shona xx

Carol said...

Beautiful coloring! And that image is adorable.
Carol - CCC DT