Wednesday, January 13, 2010


You'd think I was talking about some yummy food that I'm having again for lunch today. But I'm not. I'm talking about the challenge over at Die Cuts R Us. Which in my option is even better than leftover chinese! For this weeks challenge they want us to incorporate leftover christmas/holiday paper into our cards.

Boy, I lucked out on this one.

1. I save every scrap that I have and
2. I had a leftover ATC from our December trade.

A 2 for 1!

So for this weeks card I had some leftover strips of striped paper (I think from making the ATC). I cut them up into thin strips and alternated the direction so it would create a unique pattern. Then I mounted the ATC onto a piece of Core'dinations paper that I ran through the Cuttlebug with a snowflake embossing folder and sanded to roughed it up a bit. I added a piece of ribbon, and mounted it on the front of the card. To finish it off I ran a bead of glue around the edge and added some Diamond Dust.

Here's how I made the ATC (the original ATC was an ornament, that is why there is a eyelet at the top):
I found these great rosette stickers at Michaels made by K&Co. And here is that Pinecone stamp, again (told you I loved it from Flourishes). I used this great aged striped cardstock that I found at JoAnns, as the background. Then I tore a piece of old sheet music just slightly smaller that the ATC and edged it in Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I glued that down at a angle on the striped background. I used Adirondack ink to stamp the pinecone and colored it in with Copics. I then punched out a scallop circle with my Stampin' Up punch and stamped the Merry Christmas (Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages). I added distress ink and attached it folded over the edge. The next step is to put the rosette sticker on the ATC. I then added Diamond Dust to the "snow" on the pinecone and dots on each scallop of the Merry Christmas. To finish it off, I added punched branches (Martha Stewart) and a pearl.

Paper:{Solid, Core'dinations} {Pattern, JoAnns}
{Vintage Music paper}
Stamps: {Merry Christmas,
Papertrey Ink Mega Mixed Messages} {Pinecone, Flourishes}
Ink: {Vintage Photo, Tim Holtz} {Black, Adirondack} {Red, Adirondac} {Copics}
Ribbon: {May Arts}
Other: {Punch, Martha Stewart branch and Stampin' Up, Scallop} {Pearls, Archivers} {Sticker, K&Co.} {Glitter, Diamond Dust} {Embossing folder, Snowflakes Cuttlebug}


  1. Jennifer this looks so frosty and wintery and wonderful! Great job on using up those leftovers!

    Gwen DT@DCRU

  2. WOW!! love what you did with leftovers :)

  3. What a beautiful card!! Thanks for joining the DCRU fun this week!!
    Cara DCRU DT

  4. Jennifer,

    Well I hope we both make this DT because your creations are just beautiful and I love your blog!!! I have had fun spending some time scrolling through your gorgeous "Vintage" creations you have some wonderful talent displayed here!!!


  5. Love it girl!!!!!Thanks for joining us this week at DCRU! Hope to see you next week too!!!

    Sammye Jo

  6. Jennifer I just love your creation! You have such a unique and vintage style, I LOVE it!
    Amber *DCRU DT*


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