Friday, July 8, 2011

Festive Friday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Festive Fridays Blog Hop! You should have come from Yolanda's blog: Crafty Sentiments.

We will be posting Christmas Cards on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month (Except December)
Get your creativity going with lots of inspiration and ideas. Start now and make your holiday card list a pleasure to accomplish this December. ENJOY.

Be sure to visit all of the blogs, use the Festive I
mage at the end of this post to hop to the next BLOG, Leslie's or use the list to jump around.

Here are two different versions of a great way to use up your paper scraps, I make them every year. The first one also has a vintage piece of enameled jewelry and a verse inside:

For your holiday greeting,
a hand-made card this season.
Adorned with a vintage bauble

for absolutely no reason.

But now I see

that my heart would be

warm to know
that when you wear the brooch

you might think of me.

Merry Christmas!

Tear or cut strips of scraps and glue them together, creating larger sheets 6" x 12" or 4" x 12, with strips of scraps horizontal. Make a 12x12 and cut it later.
Spray with Krylon webbing and glitter spray. Cut into triangles 4" at base x 6" tall for the 6x12 strip, or 3" x 4" for the 4x12 strips.

Embellish with ribbon, star brads, rhinestones, punchies or whatever your heart desires!

I have provided a paper saving pattern below w/ measurements.

Thanks for hopping, click the image to go to Leslie's Blog.

Pattern for 6x12 strips: 4" x 6" trees

Pattern for 4" x 12" strips: 3" x 4" trees


  1. Great cards! Love the snowmen :)

  2. WONDERFUL idea....great way to use up all those scraps!

  3. Beautiful...You would never know they were scraps.

  4. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! Great Use of Scraps!

  5. LOVE the texture and use of scraps! TFS! I am a follower and I would love it if you would check out my blog at

  6. Great design elements, love the playful snowman. Very, very nice.

  7. Love the use of scraps! Very elegant cards!

  8. now this is a great idea. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  9. Becky this is amazing..Absolutely love both of these cards...thanks for sharing...