Monday 15 November 2021

Patchwork Christmas

Good Morning
The weekends seem to fly by and at this time of the year, there is less time to create.
That being said, I really wanted to try a technique featured over at Splitcoast Stampers called
Super simple to do and a great way to use up some of you paper scraps.
I chose some holiday themed paper in red and green for my card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • I began by looking through my dp's until I found some papers that I liked.  
  • Following the tutorial on SCS, I cut my paper into 1" squares and then glued my papers onto a piece of white cardstock that was 3 x 3.
  • I cut them as per the instructions and glued them onto another piece of cardstock.
  • Using a postage die, I cut a piece of white cardstock and glued that onto a card panel that was 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 square.  
  • I glued a piece of red cardstock over that, then pop dotted the patches onto the red.
  • I die cut the 'Merry' from some white and some red, glued them together off setting them a bit and then glued them over the patches.
  • I stamped the sentiment strip and pop dotted that over the die cut.

Adding my card to these challenges:
Sweet Stampin- USE RED
Crafty Calendar- ANYTHING GOES
Dragonfly Dreams- CHRISTMAS/ WINTER
Christmas Kickstart- CHRISTMAS SNIPPETS

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Stamps- Taylored Expressions-Simple Strips Christmas
Inks- Versafine Clair
Paper- heavy white cardstock (Scribes Nook-Waterloo, Ont.); dp from my stash
Accessories and Tools- Merry die (The Stamp Market);  Postage stamp die (Spellbinders); TH paper cutter; pop dots; Nuvo glue


Lori m said...

Fabulous holiday card, I really like the patchwork idea, hugs, Lori m

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

LOVE this Karen, bright and has a wonderful Christmassy feel.
Faith x

Mac Mable said...

Another fabulous new to me technique and what a vibrant and eye catching card Karen x.

cuilliesocks said...

Fabulous papers and a great design Karen, I love the large word and your colours, Kate x

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. I miss quilting but I can't do it anymore. Making a card is so much easier and I'm glad I got into this craft. I love your traditional colors. [Bunny]

Pat said...

I love the patchwork look of this card Karen and using some pretty pieces of paper, and the large die cut sentiment and shadow and a stamped sentiment strip both work brilliantly over the top. x

Bonnie said...

Ooh! Love this bright patchwork, Karen!

SarahR said...

Hello Karen, your card is wonderful - perfect for Christmas! Love the patchwork idea and the die-cut sentiment over the top is a real eyecatcher.

Thanks for joining in with us at Crafty Calendar Challenges this month, hope to see you again. Sarah R - Crafty Challenges DT

Susan said...

Wonderful patchwork of dp - this would be a great way to use up all my little scraps. Love the traditional colours and the layered "merry" die.

Susan said...

p.s. You should add your card to Christmas Kickstart this month. It's perfect for it!

Chris said...

A bright and bold festive card in lovely traditional colours, definitely a great way of using up those scraps.
Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this fortnight.

Dotty Jo said...

So glad Susan gave you a nudge to join the fun at Christmas Kickstart, your card is delightful! Before I was a cardmaker I was a patchworker, so your card ticks so many boxes for me, Jo x

Di said...

Great technique Karen - over in the Snippets Playground lots of people are using this super idea. And the beauty is that it doesn't need anything new to give it a whirl - digs out 1" punch in readiness!


Di (Christmas Kickstart Challenge GD)

Ida said...

What a fun and festive card.