Hi friends! I’m back again for day 7 of my scrappy holiday card shares here on my blog. From now until Christmas I hope to share as many cards as I can that I made at a scrapbook retreat in January with leftover scraps from two of my favorite Christmas collections, I Love Christmas by Echo Park and Dear Santa by Photo Play Paper. Today’s card features my favorite happy combo of polka dots and stripes and a bit of creative paper piecing, too.
I had mentioned on one of my previous scrappy posts how there was one patterned paper from the Dear Santa collection that rather challenged me, as it had large journal prompts that didn’t really work for me for cards. My solution for that was to cover most of it so only the borders showed, and that’s what I did here for the base on this card. I still liked the candy cane stripes, and the green label looks like I added another layer… and you all know how much I like my layers!
To cover up the rest of the tricky paper, I added some happy I Love Christmas dotty paper that I edged with a portion of a border sticker from the same line. With a symmetrical sticker like this scalloped design, I often cut them down the middle to create two stickers from one. Bonus.
The stockings are from a 12×12 border strip from one of the Dear Santa papers. I placed it at an angle and added another border sticker for the sentiment below, and twine to cover the edge on top. I fussy cut an additional stocking from that same strip, and popped it up with foam dots and topped it with an Echo Park sticker. I had a few random buttons in my enamel dots pouch, so I threw that in to finish this design.
It’s a happy day for me! My daughter comes home for her holiday break today, and my son and parents are in town, too. Now it really feels like Christmas. ❤
The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:
Photo Play Paper Dear Santa 12×12 Paper: FaLaLa, Dear Santa