Friday, July 8, 2011

Holiday Leftovers!

One of my favorite things about the holiday meal is the leftovers ... I always enjoy adding a little stuffing and cranberry sauce to my ham sandwich.

So this week at Jingle Belles, we're celebrating Holiday Leftovers. We're asking you to create a card using all of those little leftover pieces of paper, alphabet letters, stickers, ribbon ... you know, those things you save because they're just too cute to throw away.

Here's what we created with our leftovers:


Lauren says, "i'm always inspired by the cool techniques quilters use to make amazing art from scraps, and i often lift & interpret sewing ideas on my cards. this time i went completely literally and made a small paper version of a string pieced quilt, using nothing but tiny strips of paper from my scrap box. there's a little step-by-step illustration... and a second card made with this method... on my blog!"



Stephanie says, "I used my paper scraps from Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses papers to create a card using the Paper Bargello Technique (my tutorial here). I remember the first time I saw this technique on the Carol Duval show many years ago and was completely fascinated by the effect. Once I finished my card front, all I needed was a chipboard sticker with some ribbon to finish the design.

So go forth and find those neglected leftovers and turn them into a holiday masterpiece ... we can't wait to see what you create. InLinkz will be open until 6pm EST next Wednesday, July 13th. keyword for galleries or the jingle belles flickr group is JB28.





13 comments:

June Houck said...

I love scrappy cards! I will be digging out BG Eskimo Kisses too, Stef, since I have used it quite a bit for JB challenges. Great prompt for a quick and easy card.

Marie B. said...

OH MY!! I don't know how I could make a card to equal how stunning your cards are, Lauren and Stef! WOW! :)

Teresa said...

Your DT cards are fab, thanks for the great challenge.
Teresa xx

Teresa said...

Hello Ladies,
I have read the rules and searched over the blog and I couldn't find anthing about how many entries we are allowed to make, so I hope it's ok I have just entered a second card, if it's not ok please feel free to delete it and I do apologise.
Teresa xx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Wonderful inspiration this week. Thanks for the great tutorial Stef, this was really outside my box, but great fun.

Electra said...

I'm so glad I've found you-you two make the prettiest cards!! Thanks for the inspiratiohn!

Wuzim├Ądi said...

Great theme! Your inspirations are really wonderful - thank you!
Michi

~amy~ said...

you gals are simply a*mazing....love what you've done with your holiday leftovers! Okay, so I haven't posted my card to my blog, so I linked my flickr pic...hope that's okay.

Lorraine said...

I really had fun with this challenge. It feels so good to be able to create and purge at the same time! You guys are wonderful inspiration. Your cards are both awesome. I don't know how you do it week after week but I'm glad that you do!

2pDesigns said...

I was too late this week - no card made at all. It should have been an easy challenge as most of my stuff is left over from last year and earlier :)

Janet

Samantha said...

tehehheee just came to add my card and the challenge has closed! tut!! thehehheheeee good luck all!
my card is on my blog if you fancy a peek!
and I have candy on my blog too!

hugs Samantha

Rose said...

both of you girls ROCK!!!! :)

ok i guess i need to get back into the swing of things and remember the deadline :)

Rose said...

better late then never, eh??? lol
my card is HERE