Christmas Card with Scraps

My goal?  Use only what I already have at home in my craft room to create all my Christmas cards this year.

Here's one I made using bits of patterned paper from My Minds Eye--which always works so nicely with the great ink and cardstock from Close To My Heart.

Non-traditional Christmas colors worked nicely with Twilight and Cocoa paper and ink from CTMH.

Odds and ends of brads--mixed in with a little Martha Stewart Glitter Glue--decorated the festive tree.

The blue star was something I had from ages ago.  Now, I realize blue isn't the color one would expect for the top of the tree, but it actually works!

The rectangular paper pieces are 1/2" tall and decrease by 1/2" in length as you go up the tree.

This idea actually came to me while doing some preschool lesson-planning.  I rather liked the imperfection of it all and thought it would be fun to change it up a bit and put it on a card.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look.
Hoping to inspire you to U. U. S. (Use Up Scraps),


tjhubner said...

Love the scraps and again an eye catching card with added interest with the scraps set on in a way that is unexpected, Keep them coming, your on a roll. MOM

luv2srap said...

Love your tree. Great idea.

Ruby Sunshine said...

LOVE THIS!!! I like it all the funk to the tree,the different patterns going on, the different decorative items so many textures and such a great use. I will be doing this and will be linking yours on my blog!