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Sunday, December 02, 2007

All Wrapped Up!

Do you need a REALLY quick card? I was wrapping Christmas gifts this afternoon while I was baking some Banana Bread and some Peanut Butter Blossom Cookies. I love to multi-task!!! While I was finishing up a roll of wrapping paper and grabbing another I noticed how cute these snowmen were. I mean, now how could I just use it for wrapping paper that people are just going to toss when I could make a card with it so they could toss that too!!! LOL

I just loved this snowman and the colors too. It was VERY difficult to match blues for the background. I had gotten some adorable paper from The Paper Company and it was the closest match I could find to fit the snowman image.

This card has minimal stamping, just the wording. And if you want to go stampless and just practice your layering technique you can make your wording on your computer.

I just couldn't help myself with this guy!!! I'm still anxiously waiting to make my own snowman. We got snow on Saturday. It was VERY pretty and I think we got a bit over 6". But it was that light fluffy stuff. You can't make a snowman with that now can you???? SO alas I must wait until a warmer snow storm to head our way. Hopefully I won't have to wait until March like the last winter season.

I do have to tell you that when you are cutting wrapping paper on your paper cutter it does like to shift. I was able to hide most of that under the wording. See, if you look closely you can see the right side is not even. And the left side is not perfectly straight either and that was because the cutting mat had a groove in it and the paper followed the blade. I did put a new mat on so I could cut the top and bottoms straighter.

SO here you have it, a super quick card made with wrapping paper. So even if you don't have any snowman stamps or holiday stamps you can use wrapping paper and make some cute cards!!!

Thank you SO much for stopping by,


Shannon McGann said...

This card is so cute! That's a great idea, using wrapping paper. I'll definitely be doing that! Thanks for the inspiration!

Daisydaze said...

That is such a cute idea...I have some paper with some really cute print...going to have to give that a try :-) Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I've made tags out of pieces of gift wrap before, but it never occured to me to put those scraps on a card too! DERrrrrr!! This is too cute! Thanks for giving me even more ideas for those cute pieces of gift wrap that would normally get tossed. I can't see where this piece was cut unevenly. It's really a cute card. Didn't someone once say there are no mistakes in crafting anyway?! :) TFS:)

dasimonds said...

Cute card.
I have done this too..
matching card with gift...and a
great way to use up those small pieces.
Happy Holidays!

Jennifer said...

Super cute! What a great idea! And I actually like the paper not being cut perfectly straight - it looks like it was done intentionally. Looks great!

Diane said...

What a wonderful idea!!! I thought you had colored that,it looks fabulous!! TFS!