It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 8

Hi friends! I’m back again for day 8 of my scrappy holiday card series 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 another jolly Santa, but this time from the Photo Play line.


This card uses a good mix of both collections, and has a bit of that old world feel that I love so well. The Santa image and the holly round are stickers from the Dear Santa Alpha sticker sheet. The sentiment is from that journaling prompt paper that is a card-making challenge on it’s own, but works so well when cut into pieces. There’s a bit of a border sticker from the Echo Park line, and I added dotted paper and a red solid from that collection to match, too.


I used both of the punches I brought along to the retreat, and made a frame from the circle die set to help set off the smaller Santa sticker. Wrapped the card in twine, and added one of those random buttons that was loose in the enamel dots. Then brown Distress ink around all the elements adds that vintage look and finishes off this design.

Christmas is inching ever closer! Less than a week now to go, and still lots of cards left to share. Should have started this a long time ago!


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitSizzix - Framelits Dies - Dotted CirclesWe R Memory Keepers - Happy Jig - Wire Baker's Twine - Green - 3 YardsButtons Galore - Haberdashery Buttons - Classic Ivory and PearlTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

Photo Play Paper Dear Santa 12×12 Paper: Holly, Dear Santa

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It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 7


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:

Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitWe R Memory Keepers - Happy Jig - Wire Baker's Twine - Green - 3 YardsButtons Galore - Haberdashery Buttons - Classic Ivory and Pearl

Photo Play Paper Dear Santa 12×12 Paper: FaLaLa, Dear Santa

It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 6


Hi friends! I’m back again for day 6 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 another cute Santa, one you all will probably recognize by now.


When I previously took these two collections to one of my scrap retreats, I mainly focused on using the Dear Santa line. So this time around, I worked heavily with the I Love Christmas papers, and that is 100% what I used here. Today’s card is side-folding landscape, in a very simple design featuring a single layer of patterned paper and a 3×4 journaling card.


I used some thin strips of scrap papers to add scalloped borders to the edges of the Santa image. And two tag stickers from the Alpha sticker sheet were tied with twine and added for a side-hanging sentiment. Rounded corners and enamel dots finish this design.

Only one more week until Christmas!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitEcho Park - Coffee and Friends Collection - Travelers Notebook - Enamel DotsMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

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Have You Been Naughty or Mice?


Happy Monday, crafty friends! Today I have a set of gift tags to share that I made for the recent Newton’s Nook match up on the Therm O Web blog. These adorable critters are from the Naughty or Mice stamp set… but it looks to me like these guys are definitely on Santa’s nice list.


I love making tags for the holidays. I always need a ton, and they make great small gift ideas, too. These fun shaped tags were made by combining two different Therm O Web die sets from the GinaK collection, Large Stitched Circles and the Decorative Labels. By sandwiching one of the small labels between two circles, you end up with tags that look like perfect Christmas ornaments.


I’ve got all the step-by-steps for these tags up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

How’s Christmas prep going at your house? Still madly scurrying around, like I am?


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs RED VELVET Premium 100 LB Cardstock 18090Newton's Nook Designs NAUGHTY OR MICE Clear Stamp Set NN1710S03 Preview ImageTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Single Stitch - Circle - LargeTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagWe R Memory Keepers - Happy Jig - Wire Baker's Twine - Red - 3 YardsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Lily WhiteTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo Black

It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 5


Hi friends! Back again for day 5 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 back 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 is a merry little Santa scene.


This card is once again 100% from the Echo Park collection, and I used quite a few of the stickers here. The Santa, the label behind him, the Merry sentiment banner, and the red polka dot strip are all from the Alpha stickers sheet. I cut apart portions of another scalloped border sticker and layered them under the top and bottom edge of the label. Reminds me of wee tiny ruffles. Then a strip of white cardstock and enamel dots finish this design.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope everyone is having a fabulous weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitPinkfresh Studio - Holiday Vibes Collection - Christmas - Enamel Dots

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It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 4


Hi friends! Back again for day 4 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 back 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 is one of my favorites from the retreat, I must say. I wear grey pretty much every day of my life, and this patterned paper makes me really happy.


Whereas my day 3 card was all Echo Park, this card is almost exclusively Dear Santa from Photo Play Paper. Since I’m trying to use everything up, there are lots of paper layers here, and I put my corner rounder to good use. There was one paper in the collection that was full of journaling prompts, which is perfect for scrapbooking but not so perfect for cards…. so I covered up most of it with my center focal panel.


The candy cane sticker and the candy striped paper are all that’s from the I Love Christmas line. I brought along a circle die set, and used one to set off the candy cane. The polka dot strip is a portion of a border sticker. The sentiment is from the Dear Santa Alpha stickers. Twine and an enamel dot finish this design.

Just a little over a week to go until Christmas. Are you all ready?


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

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Let it SnowEcho Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsSizzix - Framelits Dies - Dotted CirclesCarta Bella Paper - Christmas Collection - Enamel DotsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - LadybugEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner Rounder

Photo Play Paper Dear Santa 12×12 Paper: Let it Snow, Dear Santa, Deck the Halls, Believe

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Snow-One Like You with Therm O Web & Newton’s Nook


Happy Friday, friends! Today I’m taking a short break from my scrappy Christmas card series to share a card that I made recently for the Therm O Web blog when we partnered up with the gang at Newton’s Nook. But kind of interestingly… and completely coincidentally, the patterned paper I used here is from those two scrappy kits that I’ve been trying so desperately to use up. Go figure!


I am an absolute sucker for snowmen, and I really couldn’t resist this sweet group of them from Newton’s Nook’s Frozen Fellowship stamp set. Love that these snowman are actually one big image, which I stamped onto Therm O Web heavyweight cardstock and colored with Copic markers. I did some fussy cutting around the top of the image, and popped the panel up for dimension. The sentiment, also from the same set, was embossed with white embossing powder. And then of course there is that pesky patterned paper that seems to multiple when I’m not looking.


I’ve got the tutorial for this project up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

My parents are due to arrive tonight for a nice long holiday visit. And Pete is finishing up the last of his finals today, so I am a happy camper. It’s going to be a great weekend! Hope you all have a fabulous one, too!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web Gina K Designs RED VELVET Premium 100 LB Cardstock 18090Echo Park - I Love Christmas Collection - 12 x 12 Collection KitNewton's Nook Designs FROZEN FELLOWSHIP Clear Stamp Set NN1711S05We R Memory Keepers - Happy Jig - Wire Baker's Twine - Red - 3 YardsTsukineko - Memento - Fade Resistant Dye Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackTsukineko Versamark EMBOSS INK PAD Watermark VM-001Ranger Embossing Powder WHITE EPJ36685

Photo Play Paper Dear Santa 12×12 Paper: FaLaLa
Copic Markers