Monday, November 14, 2011

One Pack....lot's of "leftovers"....

Well, Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so in honor of the
yummy meal and leftovers we'll be having soon.....I thought I'd
show just how easy it is to make a bunch of holiday cards, to get
that chore checked off your "to-do" list, and still have "leftovers"
to make even more....or to scrap with or whatever your little
heart desires!!

So first up:

So pretty, but sooooo simple, quick and easy! Love, love the Echo
Park Season's Greetings collection! Here I used 2 border strips
(the snowflake and the white/black dot). Just cut and adhered to
a basic kraft cardstock base (standard 5&1/2" by 4&1/4"). I added
a black strip of cardstock, then embellies.....the pearls (from Want2Scrap),
the ornament and black star "button" from the EP chipboard that
matches the Season's Greetings set, a button from my stash, a bit of
twine, and last but not least, the "Merry Christmas" greeting from
the border strip paper as well.

Next up, and even more simple....

Red cardstock base, black cardstock trimmed to show a hint of the
red. The poinsettia paper cut about an inch shy of the bottom, inked
with Black Soot Distress Ink, and then a journal box from the EP set,
framed out in the red cardstock. The "Tis" is from the alpha sheet
in the set, the banner with "The Season" is from the sticker sheet in
the set (and foam dotted), and the corners and poinsettia in the upper
left corner....from the EP chipboard set.

The best part....if you want to bling things up more, or layer more,
you could do that very easily as well.....but I wanted big impact
with minimal items.

Hope you enjoyed these first 2 cards.....and please come back
tomorrow, I'll have 2 more from the same set!!!

And guess what.....even better....if you leave a comment for
me HERE on the Cutter's Creek blog, as well as here on my blog,
you will be entered to win some amazing blog candy!! Nope....
not telling what it is, you will just have to wait to find out!! But
it's REALLY some great goodies!!

Remember to take time to craft today.....and remember to come
back to check out the new cards posted tomorrow!!


  1. Gorgeous cards Laura! and I love that they are fast and from 1 pack :)

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  2. I love that they are quick and easy, yet beautiful!

  3. Can't wait to see the next ones as these ones are great!! Love that EP collection!

  4. Love the cards!! Gorgeous and even better that they are quick!!

  5. these are great cards and love that they are so easy to put together!

  6. So simple to do and yet so pretty! Awesome. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest. - blue

  7. Love the simplicity of your cards yet they are really beautiful! Can't wait to see tomorrow's beauties. Mimi :)

  8. mmmm Echo Park. Great cards, Laura. Ready for the next ones. I need easy and pretty for this time of the year.

  9. I was going to leave you some love on those cards anyway, but thanks for the extra incentive!

    Love Echo Park so much. Your cards are gorgeous and don't look simple at all, love that they really are. I'm all about simple!

    See you around MS.

  10. Isn't it amazing what you can make out of one pack? Love the "Merry Christmas" card! TFS!

  11. Love Love LOVE these cards! Want want WANT this paper pack!

  12. That certainly does have a big impact. Very pretty!

  13. WooHoo, I just happen to have this paper pack. Thanks for designing some of my cards for me LOL

  14. Your cards are amazin!!! i love the black and light blue the best. It reminds me more of the winter season then the christmas season.

  15. I really like the black and white polka dot paper on each of your cards!

  16. Simple....yet beautiful :) Loving your great ideas using scraps!!!!