Sunday, July 3, 2016

Christmas in July, PP302

Hi everyone! It's my turn to be hostess at The Paper Players and I have chosen a theme challenge, Christmas in July! I thought what better way to cool off in this hot, humid weather than with a nice frosty Christmas card, lol! 

Remember that tiny bag of patterned paper scraps that I mentioned about a week ago? Well I'm still trying to finish it off. This card uses the tiniest of scraps to make a patchwork background for my little bird on a tree. If you are going to try this, here's a quick tip: It's easier to apply the adhesive to the background rather than the patterned paper, and when you are done you can just trim off the edges with your paper cutter. I felt like this card had a lot going on on the outside already, so I saved my sentiment for the inside. 

Products Used: (All Stampin' Up)
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Polka Dot Pieces
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red
Patterned Paper: Merry Moments
Ink Pads: Garden Green, Real Red, Pear Pizzazz
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Dies, Bird Punch, Tree Punch

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll join along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players! Please visit the rest of our fabulous Design Team, too! 


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this Sandy - a wonderfully traditional festive card and such a creative way to use to left over scraps - I can never bear to throw them away either! Great challenge this week!

laurie said...

Fun idea for scraps! I don't throw either, so I will give this idea a go. Love the design, colors..everything!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I love your scrap background. It works beautifully with the bright pop of red for the Christmas bird. Wonderful card

Kim P said...

VERY cute! I still have some of that dsp and the stickers from a Simply Scrappin kit! I pulled out lots of retired Christmas papers to try finishing them up. Your challenge will get me started. Yay!

Colleen Begley said...

This is one festive birdie and very cute. That background you've created looks great and is perfect to showcase the bird. Loved your challenge this week.

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy., happy July 4th! Oh no...Christmas?
Love this card so, so much. One of my faves. 😊

LeAnne said...

Wow, I love IS a great way to use up scraps, and that little bird is awesome. I always wished I had gotten that stamp's perfect for your card! And it was a fabulous challenge, I loved it! :D

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful mix of pattern and color! And I confess.....I throw my scraps away! I need to rethink!

Nance Leedy said...

What a fantastic card and a fabulous way to use those scraps! I love the mix of patterns and your bird focal piece is just perfect. A great card for a great challenge!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is so clever! What a fabulous way to use scraps! Believe me, I have tons of scraps. I have a difficult time throwing things away! This is just a lovely! Such a fun challenge, too! XX

AlisonC said...

It's beautiful, I love all those papers together. Perfect with the little bird.