Christmas Lights out of Die Cut Scraps!

Hi Everyone!  Happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fabulous Halloween this weekend!  We were able to attend a little party with our close was awesome!  We even did a little dressing up :)  I'll share that pic at the end...but first, to my card!

Awhile ago I was working on making up some stationary for a letter that I'm trying to build up the courage to write...figured it might be easier/nicer to have some gorgeous paper to write it on.  But after getting the stationary finished, I had these little scraps left over that just screamed to be used...I knew I couldn't throw them away.  So I mulled it over for a little bit, and the best idea ever struck me!
I turned them into Christmas Lights!!  Ok so the die cut that I was using for my stationary pieces was the Notebook Edge Die-namic from My Favorite Things.  It's a super fun die to have and I love the nice finished edge it gives...but it also leaves behind these cute little strips with circles from where the holes are in the notebook edge!

With the holidays bearing down on us, I thought those cute little circle string stripes were perfect for Christmas lights, so I colored them up with my markers and generously coated them with some wink of stella clear glitter.  I even added foam tape to the back of each of those little circles so they had some dimension behind them!  Once they were all adhered, I coated them in glossy accents so they would really shine!

I think they look so perfect with the blue night sky behind them :)  And I've been addicted to my new Liquid Platinum embossing powder, so of course I had to use it for the sentiment on this card!  The final touch was a few white and silver dots in the sky for the stars.  I adore this card!  It was so fun to come up with a unique way to use scraps from a previous project!

I encourage you to try and think outside the box with your never know what you might come up with!  If you do have a unique project using your scraps, share it with me here!  I'd love to check them out!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Addicted to Stamps #168-Holiday
    Fab n Funky #279-Christmas
    Incy Wincy Designs-Anything Goes
    Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

Oh and here is our Halloween pic :)

Thanks so much for visiting!!! <3


  1. hello Emily! super cute card, the lights are adorable, great job! I am thrilled you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. what as fantastic idea so simple and clean. (might have to pinch that idea)
    thanbks for joining incy wincy
    Lynne DT

  3. Love the way you reinvented that die thanks for playing at Incy wincy hugs Nikki

  4. This is such a nice and festive card you made! Thank you for joining our fun at ATSM this week. We hope to see you again soon. Creative regards from stempelfrida

  5. Lovely, lovely Christmas card. Love the CAS design. Thanks so much for joining in my Christmas challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Love what you did for the challenge. Big hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  6. This is awesome! Love the 'lights'! :) Thanks for joining our ‘anything goes’ Challenge at Incy Wincy Designs! Hope you join up for our next challenge!
    Karen C

  7. Very lovely card! Love those die cut Christmas lights! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.