Wednesday, January 1, 2020


Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog!  It's a new year, and a new decade!  I have a feeling that this year is gonna be a great one!  I don't know WHY I feel this way; maybe it's just the excitement of a new decade starting that has me all hyped up.  Anyway, it's the beginning of the month, which means another brand new challenge at CCAYR, and this time it's Anything Goes!  Here is what I made:

As is my usual, I was scrambling around last minute to make this card.  I had saved a scrap of this cute wrapping paper from a roll a few years ago, and had it sitting on my cart, so I thought "this should make for a pretty quick card!"  I was right, it did.  I used some double sided tape to adhere it to some GP card stock for a sturdier piece, then I cut a Spellbinders Lacey Square to mat behind it.  This was too big to put on a regular A2 sized base, so I used a 5.5 x 5.5 inch square base.  I cut a piece of Recollections red foil card stock to cover all but a smidge of the card base, and adhered the image panel with Dollar Tree foam squares.  The Tim Holtz Believe die cut was cut from Recollections gold foil card stock, and also twice from 110 lb. Recollections card stock.  These were stacked up for added dimension with Tombow glue, and I also stuck it to the red foil piece with the same glue.  That glue is definitely tricky to use with any kind of foil or wrapping paper, that's for sure!  I have some boogered up areas on both, but hopefully I was able to clear them up a bit.


12 Months of Christmas Link Up #61:  ATG or optional vintage Christmas (1/10)
Love to Craft #42:  ATG (1/5)
Mix It Up #33:  ATG (1/5)
Moving Along with the Times #114:  All things new (the foil paper is new)
ABC Christmas:  A for ATG, B for BINGO (mine is ATG) 
The Crafter's Café #233: Holidays, or I spy Something with a "C" (carrot nose)
Double Trouble #46:  Thing 1 - Something, Anything, Everything
Thing 3 - Out with the Old, In with the New (foil paper is new) AND
Thing 2 - Link up to a previous partner (The Crafter's Café and Artsystamper)
Artsystamper #6:  Wrapping and/or tags (2/3)
Simon Says Wednesday:  Something New (foil paper) (1/5)
CHNC #470:  ATG Christmas
Jingle Belles:  No Time Like the Presents (use wrapping paper or gift tags)

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you all enjoyed a happy and blessed holiday season, and are all geared up for a fantastic 2020!  Don't forget to join us at CCAYR for our ATG challenge this month!  

Take care and God Bless!



  1. So happy that you found our new home! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Jackie DT

  2. So super cute - this happy snowman is just the thing for a child! Love the bright colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  3. Hello… Thanks for sharing your lovely Christmas card with ‘Moving Along with the Times Challenge Blog’; it fits perfectly with our ‘All Things New’ challenge theme. Hope you can join us next month for our new challenge. Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  4. Terrific upcycling of this cute square of wrapping paper! Great card design, too. Thanks for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge!

  5. Hi Marie, I love your cute wrapping paper snowman! Thanks so much for taking the time to enter our challenge at Artsystamper Challenge Blog...good luck in the draw!
    Bev aka Artsystamper

  6. What a clever idea ... looks FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.

  7. what a fun holiday card design ... so very glad you joined us for the beginning of our 10th year at Jingle Belles.

  8. Such a fun snowman card. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful art in our challenge.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  9. Beautiful creation...Thank you for sharing with us over at Moving Along With the Times...Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz MAWTT DT xx

  10. What a great idea to use gift wrap with an adorable image to make a quick card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Crafter's Café and ArtsyStamper.

  11. A fun snowman. Thanks for sharing with us at the Crafters Café. CarolG

  12. What a fun way to repurpose wrapping paper. Sometimes, after wrapping gifts you're left with little bits and pieces that you can't to much with. I keep them to make cards :-)
    Enjoy your day!
    Big hugs,
    ♥ Lena
    Lena’s Creations

  13. What a sweet snowman. Great way to repurpose that wrapping paper.

  14. Super cute card! Great idea to use a wrapping paper scraps!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  15. such a festive and fun card; and a beautiful use for that fabulous saved snowman paper! so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun!

  16. What a lovely card .
    Thanks for joining us at Color It, Create It, Show It Off Challenge Blog. Hugs Neva

  17. I too love to recycle old cards and wrapping paper, they make a great source of crafty stash and good for the environment too. Love your fun snowman.

    Thank you very much for your lovely card and entering it into our challenge and good luck.

    DT for The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up!

    Made By Mandy – My personal Blog!

  18. Smart way to use the wrapping paper. Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  19. Super card, thanks for playing along with our All Things New challenge @ MAWTT this week. Good Luck 
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  20. Such a cute Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at LTCCB
    Tina dt

  21. Cute Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Mix It Up.

  22. Hello again! Thanks for joining us at Merry Little Christmas :-)

  23. Super Cute, Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenge. Marlene DT



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