Happy Friday, Crafty Friends!
When I was off on my scrapbooking beach retreat in September, I started working on my Christmas cards for the year. I finished 16 cards at the retreat, all made with a favorite old holiday collection, BasicGrey’s 25th & Pine. I’ve been slowly sharing those cards over the past several weeks, and today, I’m here with another.
When I left for the retreat, never did I think that I would end up focusing on just one collection, but that’s exactly what I did. Once I got started, I realized just how many leftovers I still had, and then it hit me all over again…. paper collections used to really come with a whole lotta loot.
So this card is once again my attempt to use up as much of that loot as I could. I used three different 6×6 patterned papers to piece the background, and then added in a couple of scrap strips cut into banner flags.
For the main panel, I used some pieces that I noticed I used to tend to shy away from…. the transparency die cuts. Love how they look, but you do have to be a bit strategic with the adhesive. For this card, I disguised my tape on the large transparency frame with the sentiment sticker. And a small glue dot just behind the berries to attach the holly leaves hardly shows. I’ve been loving the scalloped edges on the Snippets booklet pages, so I added a bit of that to the bottom of the frame. Tied the whole with twine, and popped it onto the card with a bit of foam adhesive.
One more card knocked off the holiday list! Can’t believe I’m this far ahead of the game. How about you all? Started on your holiday projects yet?
And speaking of holidays, it’s just about time to open my new shop!
Happy weekend, everyone!