Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sisterhood of Crafters - Christmas

Hello Friends!
It's time for a new challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters
and our theme today is
"It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas"
(Any project pertaining to Christmas)

Here's what I came up with and if you need more inspiration,
by all means pop over to check out what my 'sistahs' have created!!

Once again I have created my own background paper but this time I did it with scrap cut offs from 2 different holiday design papers I used while creating some holiday tissue box covers for an upcoming craft show.

I actually had enough scraps to make two 4x6 panels ... here's a photo of the panel I still have in my stash to use.  (lol ... I didn't think to take a photo of the one I did use! )

Creating these background panels from your scraps is such a great way to use up those mountain of scraps we all have in our crafting studios and very simple to do!
With the panels I had left from the tissue box covers, I simply cut them into 1 1/2" and 1" strips.  Next I took a piece of white card stock (4x6) and started adhering them at an angle from one corner to the other alternating the patterns.  You can do this with as many different panels as you want ... it just happened I had these two in front of me!
Give it a try ... 
I have several made using the same 'color palette' 
and stored in a clear box for when I need a quick card.

I hope you'll come join in our CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE fun!

Challenges to share in:
Inspiration Destination Challenge - Anything Goes
Scrapy Land Challenge - Anything Goes (dies carried at Scrapy Land)
 The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Use Die Cuts
Whimsy Stamps Challenge - Fall Colors or Christmas
Card and Scrap Challenge - Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - ATG using patterned paper

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a FABULOUS day!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Red cs, DCWV dp
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs 'Celtic Fire Rectangle Frame' #DL125 (I used the inside circle die for under my poinsettia), Cheery Lynn Designs 'Polynesian Sails Oval' #DL153, Spellbinder Poinsettia
Accessories:  Gold Stickles, Heartfelt Creations Gold Prill, Red Zig fine tip marker for faux stitching


Diane said...

Beautiful card....GORGEOUS Poinsettia (heehee)...I just love these scrap pretty! said...

Oh girl, this is simply stunning!

Lori Kobular said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love that poinsettia and the beautiful white lacy oval behind it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #29!

Anne Bente said...

wawwww så super flot ♥

10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

knuzzzz ♥

Nancy Hill said...

Darlene: Very clever creating your background paper using scraps of Christmas paper. Gorgeous. The poinsettia came out just beautifully and goes very well with the Cherry Lynn dies. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #29 and can't wait to see your next card with us soon. Nancy Hill, Guest Designer

Bente Årstad said...

Lekkert julekort tusen takk for at du er med på utfordringen hos Card and Crap,

Donna Ellis said...

oooooh! beautiful, Darlene! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
happiness and hugs,
{Creative Smiles}

TRACEY MO said...

Very pretty christmas card.

Thanks for joining out anything goes challenge at I D .
tracey c

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous! Love what you did with the paper. Wow! Gives me ideas for some scraps. Love that big oval die cut, too, and your poinsettia is totally beautiful!

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Love the technique of using strips of paper to create the background. Great use of color and the pointsettia and frames are gorgeous. Thanks for joining the Crafty Addicts challenge.

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, gorgeous papers.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
I have candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -

Anonymous said...

Hi, Lovely card, love the poinsettia's. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts Good luck. Hope to see you again for our next challenge.
Abbie ( Co Owner)