Sunday, 22 November 2020

Snippets Challenge #391

 Time for another visit to Pixie's Crafty Workshop and today I have another Christmas card for the current challenge.  I started by cutting the wreath from a snippet of green card and - call me mad if you like - added the red berries using the 'waste' saved from a rectangle die which has holes all around the edge.  As soon as they fell out I thought 'holly berries' and promptly gathered them up and popped into a little self-seal plastic bag for safe keeping.  A white circle was cut from another scrap, the sentiment stamped in the centre and the circle embossed before adding it to another larger circle (also from the snippets pile).  The birds were stamped on another white scrap, coloured and die cut; the bow was stamped onto gold - yet another small scrap and punched out.  I then found some larger snippets of seasonal paper and cut two curvy borders to go either side of the central green piece which wasn't large enough for the whole card.  Everything was layered onto a gold die cut background and that's it - a Christmas snippets card for the challenge.

Wreath - die from Tonic
Berries - 'waste' from another die
Bow - stamped and punched using retired Stampin' Up punch
Curvy Borders - Curvy die set from Stampin' Up
Robins - Birds from Curvy stamp set Stampin Up
Design Paper - retired Christmas papers Stampin' Up


  1. Pretty wreath card the little birdies and traditional colours


  2. Hi Val,
    what a wonderful card made from so mant snippets.
    I love this card and that gorgeous wreath and the cute little birds.
    Super paper used too.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. What an inspiration you are for using snippets, Val! Everything is just beautiful and so well put together, right down to the itty-bitty berries you added! Well done! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

  4. That is such a lovely card Val, adore all the details, including the berries....that’s the sort of thing I would do! Xxx

  5. Hi Val

    Lots of snippets put to good use here! Loving the holly die very much.

    Tee hee! I save the waste bits from dies too. Mine all go into those tiny little jam pots.

    Hope your week is off to a good start.

    Love Jules xx

  6. I have a pot of said berries too. Good for using as centres of flowers and sprinkling around an image. Your wreath looks lovely and the background paper perfect with it. Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Oh well done Val . . . saving such tiny snippets for your berries! Super looking festive card.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  8. Beautiful card Val - I love wreaths on cards at Christmas! Me bad and often just sweep little bits that could be useful off the desk into the waste paper bin without stopping to think outside the box!


    Di xx