Friday, November 15, 2013

Patchwork Christmas


Hi everyone.  Just a reminder that my friend Nonni is holding a challenge on her blog right now - Scrap a Happy Christmas - use scraps to create your Christmas card.  There's still lots of time to play - the challenge runs until Dec. 24th ... and there are some great prizes from Stamplorations up from grabs.

I still have bits and pieces of SU! Christmas papers from last year which are now retired (Be of Good Cheer).  I love these papers and want them to last as long as possible, so I keep every little scrap. :)

I took some of my small scraps and and cut them into 1/2" x 1" strips.  Then I glued them onto a white card stock backing in a pattern to create my own "quilted" Christmas designer paper.  I used the paper to die-cut a stocking, added two holly leaves and a rhinestone berry to the top ... and placed it on my main panel which has faux stitching.

Here's a close-up:



I was so happy with how this turned out that I made a second card the same way.  Great to be able to use lots of tiny scraps that I had kept ... :)


This card is the exact same layout and design and I made the same "quilted" paper for my tree.  I've added a little glittery star at the top to give it some shine.

Here's a close-up:





Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White; Be of Good Cheer DP - retired, silver glimmer (SU!)
Ink:  Real Red, Gumball Green (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Christmas Stocking die (Sizzix), Christmas Tree die (C.C. Designs), Holly Vine die (Memory Box), tiny red rhinestone, glue, adhesives and dimensionals



I hope you'll come and check out the challenge on Nonni's blog and join in the fun!!

Edited to add:  I'm going to enter this in the CAS-ology Challenge (#70) - triangle ... thanks Anita! :)





22 comments:

  1. great way to use stash. I didn't realise they were different papers-that is some funky quilting x

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  2. I also thought it was a ready-made designer paper -what a fab idea, Loll! Really cute card and this layout just works with everything. xxx

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  3. Adorable ideas Loll. Love them both!

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  4. These look like some extremely tiny strips from which to make a quilted tree & stocking. Always love reading the how-to's on your cards. These are just fantastic, and you've combined 2 of my craft loves: cardmaking & quilting. TFS & Happy Wkend.

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  5. Two fabulous cards Loll. Love the paper quilting - they look amazing.

    Karen x

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  6. They both are too cute, Loll! That DSP is perfect for the patchwork look! :)

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  7. What a good idea for using small pieces! Two beautiful cards, Loll and fabulous paper piecing.

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  8. The quilted stocking and Christmas tree are adorable, Loll! I love both cards! Must. CASE. Your. Cards. This. Weekend. LOL!

    ~Shery

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  9. Wow, paper-quilting ... how awesome, Loll ... I adore both these ... the wee detailing of the holly and berry on the stocking and the star on the tree is gorgeous! You could link your tree up to CASology's 'Triangle' challenge this week ... it's perfect for it! Anita :)

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  10. What a great way to use your stash! I love how you created your own quilted pattern for your cards, Loll! Charming details, too!

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  11. Simply adorable, Loll! I hear you about the paper...some I just enjoy using over and over...till their gone...sniff :)

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  12. Lovely collection of cards! Love them as a super set!
    Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week- so glad that you came- hope to see you again!!!

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  13. I love your gorgeous little patchwork tree Loll - it looks amazing! hugs xx

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  14. Loll I love your patchwork cards, the stocking and the tree. So beautifully CAS and perfect for Christmas. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

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  15. Sweet cards - love the patchwork!

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  16. super cute cards... love the patchwork look! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

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  17. Adore both cards! I really love how you were able to use up scraps to do this!

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  18. Absototally adorable, Lolly! Thank you, thank you - I, too, have this paper and I appreciate these fantastic design ideas!! Hugs, Dolly

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  19. Woo hoo, Loll ... an Honourable Mention at CASology with this cute little paper patchwork tree ... congratulations ... so happy for you! Anita :)

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  20. I was just here last night to see this and now this morning I saw it again as a winner over at CASology! Well-deserved congratulations, Lolly!! Hugs, Dolly

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  21. Congrats on your HM at CASology for your charming card, Loll!

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  22. Adorable set of cards!! Always enjoy your creations.
    hugs
    Donna

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