Home for Christmas

What a fabulous stamp set… and I LOVE the Designer Series paper "Ski Slope" (which is the background ‘stars’ as well as the 1 1/2 inch decorated stripe that I cut off of an elaborate stripe pattern paper.

Home for Christmas - Holiday Card

You can see the pop up details below:

detail shot of Home For Christmas set

paper saving trick:

paper saving trick to a layered cardI learned this trick working in a stamp store years ago. The stamp companies sell you samples for display, and one day (to figure out how they were made), I pulled a few apart and saw that no paper was wasted where it wasn’t seen.  Not a bad idea I thought!

I love the DSP stripe paper (left)  the *most* in that pack so I saved it using two 1 1/2 inch long strips, instead of one 5 1/4 inch strip (which would waste a lot of 12 x 12 paper).

Okay, am I the master of cheap or what?!!!  Feel free to be honest!