I wanted to use some of the cute holiday papers I've had for since last year and the year before. So I grabbed a stack called Peppermint Forrest that came out at Joanns - I think last year. I really loved this paper that has tons of cute penguins, snowmen, and polar bears on it.
So, I decided to make one of the penguins the focal point. I just cut him out with an oval shaped Nestability. I layered him on top of a scalloped oval Nestability cut in a sparkly red paper.
He's up on pop dots for a little dimension.
The snowflake paper is from the same stack. Cut at 4 inches by 5 and 1/4 inches and then all the corners are rounded on a 1/4 inch setting.
The card base is black, with the same 1/4 inch rounded corners and lots of white gel pen stitching.
Along the bottom of the card I added a strip of white cardstock that had been punched with the Martha Stewart Icicle border punch. I covered the icicles with Stickles and then added a sheer purple ribbon.
I think I may try cutting more things out of my patterned paper this way. Faster than stamping or die cutting the main image, and way cheaper than purchasing a pre-made sticker or die cut. Another option at least. I love purchasing huge paper stacks, and sometimes it's hard to use them all up - so now I have one more way to try and use some of them up.