Semi-Scrappy Holiday 2019- Day 1


Happy Wednesday, crafty friends! Today I’m excited to kick off my annual “scrappy holiday” card series here on my blog. Those of you who have followed me for awhile know that I set a goal each year to try to use up some old paper kits and scraps on my holiday card makes. Amazing how hard that seems to be, as those paper scraps tend to multiply instead of divide…. but I do my best to give it a try. Today’s card is only a “semi-scrappy” holiday design, because although the paper is eons old, the stamps and dies I used are brand new.


Gnomes are seriously on-trend right now, and this Kringle & Co stamp and die set from Photo Play Paper has some of the cutest I’ve seen this year. I made a little snowy scene for my guy using old rectangle framelits dies from Sizzix and Stitched Slopey Joes border dies from Heffy Doodle. A light ink blending of Distress pink and green inks on the background gives a sense of space and depth, and coordinates with that Basic Grey 25th & Pine paper that I’ve spent years trying to use up.


I stamped the sentiment on the bottom of the snowy hillside before popping that piece up with foam tape for dimension. The trees and gnome were stamped on Bristol smooth card stock and watercolored with Zig Clean Color markers, die cut, and popped into the scene with more foam to add different layers to the design. A pair of ephemera die cuts added to the top finishes the card.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful day.


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Strathmore BRISTOL SMOOTH 9 x 12 Paper Pad 365096Hero Arts - Hero Hues - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Antique Ivory - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - Clear Photopolymer Stamps - Ho Ho HoPhoto Play Paper - Christmas - Kringle and Co Collection - Ho Ho Ho Die SetHeffy Doodle - Cutting Dies - Stitched Slopey Joes BorderRanger Ink - Archival Ink Pad - Jet BlackKuretake - ZIG - Clean Color - Brush Marker - 48 Piece SetEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Twisted CitronRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Spun Sugar

Patterned Paper, Ephemera Die Cuts: Basic Grey 25th & Pine collection

3 thoughts on “Semi-Scrappy Holiday 2019- Day 1

  1. Oh, such a cute Christmas card!! I do love gnomes and your Santa gnome is just darling! Wonderful mix of papers and love those trees with the hearts, too!!

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