Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Nothing wrong with old

I'm getting down to the end of a 6x6 pad of Christmas paper by Echo Park ('Tis the Season collection), so I decided to try using the snippets for a technique from the Technique Junkies newsletter called circle strips. I don't actually have a 1-inch circle die, so I had to cut the circles a little big and overlap them, but I think the technique still looks good. I used a printed ribbon (mounted on another snippet) for the sentiment.  The embellishment is a felt holly leaf/berry combo from an old Stampin Up packet.

I made two of these, and it's quick and easy.  I'll probably attack other holiday snippets in the same way.

I'm entering the card in these challenges:
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #242 -- use something old (DP and embellies both qualify)
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned paper Challenge -- use patterned paper
Catch the Bug Bingo challenge -- (I chose the row with Diecuts, polka dots and ribbon)
Pixie's Snippet Playground #190-- use those snippets
Word Art Wednesday #197 -- anything goes


  1. Wonderful design Sandy - and such a great way to use snippets too. I think a few more cards using this design would really be great for your Christmas card stock!


    Di xx

  2. This is a great idea for those left over strips you often get from the smaller paper pads. I like the circles on the ends. It is different and fun. Plus I'll bet these are quick cards, great for making on December 23rd! Not that any of us would procrastinate like that!

  3. Your card is gorgeous !
    Thank you for joining us at Craftyhazelnut's!
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.
    Fiki DT member

  4. What an awesome way to use up your scraps! Thanks for playing BUGABOO BINGO with us this week. Good luck in the prize winners' draw. We look forward to your entry again in our next challenge.
    Jen L
    Bugaboo DT

  5. I love the treatment you used for this card - nothing wrong with using up every little scrap you can if you LOVE the paper! I have a few prints like that I hoard!
    Thanks so much for joining The Bugaboo Stamps/Catch The Bug BINGO challenge. We hope you'll join this weeks new challenge too!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  6. Beautiful Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Hazel Nuts Christmas Challenge Extra.
    Fiona DT x


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