Sunday, September 17, 2017

Using Designer Paper Snippets

I'm really trying to use up all of those snippets of old Christmas designer paper before buying anything new, so I came up with this simple design to make several cards. I cut the end of the strips with a hexagon punch to make the fishtails, then matted them with Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The sentiment is from SU! and the holly leaves are die-cuts from Poppystamps using snippets of dark green cardstock. I added 3 tiny red gemstones to finish the card. I'm entering this into the following challenges:

the Snippets Playground weeks #299  and 300 - must use snippets

CHNC #351 - a/g Christmas - option to use 3 different designer papers

CHNC Extra for September - a/g Christmas

Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for Sept - use patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by and I hope everyone is enjoying this last weekend of summer. Have a fabulous day!



cotnob said...

A super Christmas card Carol, a great design - such a good way to use up your snippets.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Wendy said...

Your on a roll with these Christmas cards, Carol! I completely understand on using up all the older papers before buying more! I do not have anymore of this pack of paper left but the blue paper you used the other day, well....I have tons of it! LOL I saved those cards to my favs folder for inspiration! Anyways, this card is so nice and it's a great design for using up paper! TFS and I hope your enjoying the day! We are relaxing watching football. I guess you heard about Shawn. We are waiting to hear from his doctor on what to do next. Ughhh!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I'm stunned by your skills on stretch your dies, my friend! You have made these fishtail banners with a hexagon punch? Wow! So clever and creative!! This is a lovely Christmas card with a great use of your snippets! Thanks for sharing!!

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE this design for a Christmas card, easy to post as well.xx

Aquarius said...

A great way of using up those snippets we all hoard.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is a great all around sketch, and the MC sentiment is a real beauty!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I like the matted banners and the strip across the front. It all works together so well.

I was shocked to pull out my Christmas designer paper and no scraps! None. A few pieces of 8x12 where I had cut off a 4" strip but no quarter sheets or other scraps. I wondered if in a moment of madness I tossed them all so I could start new (since like you I want to use up bits before cutting into full sheets and certainly before buying new things). I found them this weekend. I had put them in a bag with lots of red and green cardstock scraps for a Christmas card making thing I went to in July (that turned out to be a bust). I can't decide if I am happy or sad I found the scraps.

Janice M said...

What a cool design. I like the bigger banners on this one. I've been using tiny strips/scraps for accent banners. Will have to try this larger size/layout.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What a wonderful card, love the papers and how you have put them all together.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

This is a great card!

Di said...

What a fabulous card Carol - brilliant use of snippets and the design could be adapted for all occasions!


Di xx

Elizabeth said...

Fabulous card, Carol, a great way to use up your snippets of old Christmas DP. Great tip about using a hexagon punch to create the fish tails too. Elizabeth xx

Dwie lewe rączki said...

Lovely card. Thank you very much for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges this month.
Hugs, Iwona