Sunday 16 July 2023

Sunday Snippets - Christmas wrapping paper snippet

My Sunday Snippets card came about when I was looking through the front section in my huge, bulging and vastly expanded 'concertina' snippets folder. That pocket is where I pop any patterned snippets that don't store in the back of a paper pad. And lookie here - I found a snippet of left over Christmas wrapping paper, from years ago (excuse the dark shadow along the bottom edge of the card):

I used:

- 5.5" x 4.25" white card blank, side opening

- a brown wrapping paper with a holly pattern all over it - just big enough to cover the front of an A2 card

- for stability I stuck the piece of paper onto a snippet of double sided adhesive sheet and then stuck that onto a snippet of white card

- trimmed the holly panel down to 5.5" x 4.25" and glued it to the front of the card blank

- then worked out what size of panel needed for the sentiment and trimmed a snippet of white card to suit - and to add interest used a ball ended scoring tool and a score board to add a single line right around the sentiment panel

- used a NBUS stamp and die set called 'Merry Christmas' by Gemini to stamp the word 'merry' onto a snippet of white card before die cutting it using the matching die which is part of the set, using a VersaFine Clair ''Nocturne' ink pad for the stamping

- then I could finalise the spacing and stamp the word 'Christmas' onto the sentiment panel

- die cut two more layers for the word 'merry' and layered them up using a glue pen before then gluing the 'merry' onto the sentiment panel 

- backed the panel with a very slightly bigger rectangle of Tonic 'Red Velvet' pearlescent card - trimmed from a snippet then glued it onto the card front 

- it looked a bit sparse to me so I added three matt gold sequins from the 'Champagne' shaker mix by Lucy's Little Things

Only finding the one snippet big enough to cover a single card front was a bit disappointing as I would like to have make more the same. But it's a good reason to dig through the umpteen paper pads I have here! Although, in a drawer somewhere in here I do have a few sheets of patterned wrapping paper - great for backgrounds, but none of them are Christmas ones I'll bet!

By the way, the same set of sentiment stamps and die that I used for the card (donated to the Toybox by Linby but I had to run out and buy my own as I loved them so much) are part of the current prize - over at the Snippets Playground.
I'd like to enter this into Darnell's NBUS Challenge #52 HERE. Sentiment stamps and die set was having its first outing.

Sarn has posted the results of Challenge #457 over in the Snippets Playground HERE. As always, we had some really great entries - and numbers were really good considering the hot weather lately. Do go and look - one pick in particular has Dudley pondering about starting up a 'fan club'!

Dudley Pupdate: We've been doing quite a lot of de-cluttering lately and have been giving a good few unwanted household things away on websites such as Freecycle and Freegle. Mind you, I swear it's multiplying here as we go! The arrival of more strangers was testing for Dudley at first, but we've noticed that as time goes on he's less anxious and more accepting of visitors, settling down very quickly. Needless to say - he always goes to investigate anyone coming to the house - with Honka Duck Mark II firmly in his mouth - sideways. It always totally disarms people and earns him at least a stroke and usually moves onto a cuddle and some fussing. His sweet little face has got to be one of the best ice-breakers ever! Every single person without fail has left with a smile on their face and usually a little wave at Dudley!

There's still one week of the current Snippets Challenge to go, hope to see you in the Playground soon if you haven't played already. It's Christmas in July with some nice bundles of Christmas themed prizes. Including, as I already said, a sentiment stamp and die set the same as the one I used today. Make a card and come and play - one less to make for Christmas - and a chance to win a nice prize if you join in the draw!

Love, as always, from myself and Dudley,


  1. What a great card Di, the white panel is a striking contrast to the lovely paper, lovely sentiment combination. If I came knocking I would want a very long cuddle with Dudley ! Xxx

  2. I just love this Christmas card Di. The holly paper is gorgeous and I adore the combination of fonts used on the wording. The added sequins finish it off perfectly.

    Not surprised people fall in love with Dudley when they visit. He’s a good boy adapting quickly to strangers at the door. X

  3. Perfect paper for your card, a happy find. I'm sure you'll turn up some more Christmas paper. I'm sure Dudley captures everyone's heart with his cute little face.

  4. Great use of that lovely scrap of wrapping paper which makes a good background to the sentiment panel. What a clever idea to emboss a frame around the edge too for added interest. Love to hear about Dudley's exploits.

  5. This is a fantastic card made from wrapping paper, and I like that sentiment too! Where would Dudley be without HonkaDuck I wonder? LOL

  6. A great card Di. I usually recycle wrapping paper but still use as wrapping paper!

  7. This is a beauty Di the wrapping paper is gorgeous and l really lovely the sentiment panel what a great way to frame it too! and Dudley is just a sweetie xx

  8. This snippet of wrapping paper makes a great background to the wonderful large sentiment Di, and the added embossed lines makes a great frame around it. Glad Dudley is less jumpy now when people come to the door, and he takes his cue from you I'm sure when he realises they are no threat. x

  9. Super card Di, that wrapping paper is perfect for the background. I love sentiment set, it makes a lovely focal point. xx

  10. Fab card Di, what a great way to use your wrapping paper! Dudley is such a cutie making friends with all your visitors xx

  11. What a stylish card Di and who would ever have know it was wrapping paper, great recycling.

    B x

  12. Wow, this is so classy!! Very well done using that piece of wrapping paper, it well deserve a new life!! Love the design, very elegant!
    I'm so glad to hear that Dudley is going to be less anxious and more accepting of visitors! Happy five to him (and the usual cuddles).
    Here is too much hot, people is all day on the beach and I can't enter in winter mood. Hope to have some inspiration in time to enter in the challenge.

  13. You've created a very sweet card out of your snippet! Pretty paper, and the fun die makes it perfect -- and I totally relate with wanting more when something like that happens

  14. Lovely card - so elegant! Jo x

  15. Love the stamp and die, love how you used it with the Christmas paper. A beautiful card Di.

  16. That paper is gorgeous isn't it - I can understand you wishing you had more. What a great design for a quickish card design too and I love your details like the scored frame and the mix of fonts. How lovely that as well as you sending your unwanted items away, Dudley is also getting some great social training! A win-win! Hugs, Vicky xx


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