Thursday 2 December 2021

Have a Holly Jolly


So glad you could drop in.
I want to apologize.
I owe so many of you a life is a crazy one working with my 5 little daycare kiddos and preparing for Christmas.  There just are not enough hours in the day!!
Anyways, I found some paper strips in my stash, so decided to make them into a card.

So here's what I did to create my card.
  • Like I mentioned above, I found some paper strips in the box where I keep all my Christmas papers.  I seldom use papers from that box, but these vintage style ones inspired me to make another card using the Disappearing Nine Patch Background. Super simple with fun results. (you can click on the link to see the tutorial) Here is the first card I made using this technique.
  • I cut the paper strips to the right size following the tutorial and glued them onto a piece of cardstock that was 3" x 3".
  • After cutting them down into strips and gluing them again, I pop dot mounted the panel over some more of the papers scraps from the same paper collection.
  • I glued that onto a white card base. (my finished card is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 so it will still fit into a standard size envelope)
  • I found this sentiment sticker in the box that I have had for ages, so I glued it over the patch background.

Thanks again so much for taking the time out of your day to come and visit.

Stamps- none
Inks- none
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook- Waterloo, Ont.); dp (unknown)
Accessories and Tools- sentiment sticker (Dollar Store); foam tape


Pat said...

This pattern of strips of paper works brilliantly and using the papers from a single collection makes it all cohesive and the patterns are really pretty, ad I love the added sentiment sticker to finish it Karen...a wonderful card. x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful effect with the patchwork of DP Love the card ♥

Robyn Oliver said...

Great card Karen, love that technique... I've so many scraps and offcuts, I am really going to give this a go, thanks for the inspiration, Robyn

kiwimeskreations said...

Wonderful outcome Karen - your papers have made a wonderful vintage Christmas card
Stay safe

I Card Everyone said...

Karen, this is so sweet - a bit of 'homespun' Christmas is always so welcome! Besides, these papers are much too pretty to be stuck in a box!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Love how you have used the papers Karen a beautiful card. As for visits we are all in the same boat, don't worry about it.
Faith x

cuilliesocks said...

A lovely card Karen, such pretty papers and beautifully designed, Kate x

Bonnie said...

This is such a cozy quilt pattern! Love those houndstooth pieces!