It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 10


Merry Christmas Eve Eve, friends!

It’s so hard to believe it, but we are just two days away from the big day, and time is running short. Although I didn’t manage to share all my “scrappy” cards from January’s retreat, I came pretty close… and I’m ending the series here today with card #10. Huge thanks to all of you for following along on my journey and attempt to use up some old holiday collections and paper scraps.


Today’s card is made almost solely from Echo Park’s I Love Christmas collection, and features a woodland scene built mostly from leftover stickers. I used dotty patterned paper to mimic the look of a gentle snowfall in the background, and cut a rounded curve along a scrap of white cardstock to give the tree some snowy ground to stand on. Used another piece of a border sticker with v-notches cut into the ends as a sentiment banner across the center of the scene. The only item from the Dear Santa collection, and single tiny gold star, dresses up the top of the tree.


The red border across the bottom of the card is actually part of the bar code strip at the bottom of the green patterned paper, and since there was no printing on this section, I thought it added another bit of color and detail to the card. Then white cardstock and red enamel dots finish this design.

Phew, Lots of cards from my scrap pile. The never-ending scrap pile. I do love a good challenge, though, and my annual January retreat is rolling around soon…. so perhaps the odyssey to use up these two particular collections doesn’t end here….


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 KitPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsCarta Bella Paper - Christmas Collection - Enamel Dots

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It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 9


Hi friends! I’m back again for day 9 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 an itty bitty snowman scene.


My scraps leaned heavily towards the Echo Park line, so once again everything on this card is from I Love Christmas… and you can see how studiously I’m trying to use up these papers by all the layers on here. The snowman and sentiment label are from the Alpha Sticker sheet, and felt a bit small on their own, so I stacked them on a 3×4 journaling card to create a wee frosty scene. An additional poinsettia flower, fussy cut from the same patterned paper used in the background, adds a little more detail and balance to the frame.


Of course I had my trusty twine and enamel dot stash with me, and those, along with a bit of solid white cardstock, finish this design.

One more card down, and one more day, too! Christmas will be here soon! Are you ready?


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 KitPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel DotsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug

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

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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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

It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 3


Hi friends! Back again for day 3 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 sweet holiday tree design done up in classic Christmas red and green.


While my other scrappy cards have been a mix of both collections so far, this card is 100% Echo Park. I used some small pieces of patterned paper once again for photo corners and a banner strip. The tree is one of the 3×4 journaling cards, the bottom of which I covered with the banner. I often have a hard time figuring out what to do with all the little stickers that come on the sheet, but that tiny round snowflake worked perfectly as a tree topper. The greetings sentiment is from the Alpha sticker sheet. Then a bit of white cardstock, a scalloped border punch, and enamel dots finish this design.


Three scrappy cards down, but too many left to make it in time. I’ll keep trying, though.

How about all of you? Are you still working on your holiday cards, too?


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 - Imagine That Boy Collection - Enamel DotsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

It’s a Scrappy Christmas- Day 2


Hi friends! Back again for day 2 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 little candy cane swirl featuring an adorable snowman from the I Love Christmas cut-apart 3×4 journaling card paper.


Most of the supplies on this card are from the Echo Park line, and that includes all the patterned papers as well as the snowman. Some of my favorite ways to use itty bitty pieces of leftover papers are to cut them into banner strips and photo corners, both of which I’ve done here. The sentiment and snowflakes are Dear Santa Element and Alpha stickers. A bit of white cardstock and red baker’s twine finish this design.


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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 KitPhoto Play Paper - Dear Santa Collection - Christmas - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsDoodlebug Design - Doodle Twine - Ladybug