RSG: Christmas paper and tape!


Hi friends!

Today's card is for the 3M card group where we take a card challenge 

(and not just any card challenge)

and make it more extreme! 

The idea is to think outside the box and 

S*T*R*E*T*C*H the creativity :)

This month, it was my turn!

I will have a video of this cardmaking here on my channel!

 I would love for you to see it :)

So, the idea was IN with OLD, and OUT with the NEW!

A little twist on the New Year's mantra.

My challenge was:

Typically in January, it's out with the old, in with the new! 

For the RSG challenges, that would be too easy.

This month, we will Ring in the OLD, out with the NEW! 

I'd like for you to take a scrap or leftover sheet of your Christmas paper - any design you like - and use it as the 'designer paper' for your card. But wait! When we wrap our gifts, we use tape.  So your second required element is to use clear scotch tape. Be creative in the way you use it!

You may use a small stamp/sentiment if you like but let your recycled Christmas paper and scotch tape be the star of this new year's show!

How fun is this!

I debated myself on which scrap to use but finally settled on ...

the puppies!

It was a blocked pattern and as I looked at it, I saw a slimline

in my head and used my new lawn fawn Valentine die cuts

 to cut out my card base.

For the tape element, I used a heart shape die from Hero Arts

and created 'windows' and that's where I used the tape ...

Barb and Jeanette are also joining me this year

and you can see their cards as well on their blogs.

This turned out super cute!

I absolutely love the idea of recycling and 

the paper would have been discarded ~ until now!

I can't wait to show you the creative process of creating this card :)

One final look:

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Such happy dogs, the images are fabulous and a gorgeous card Kelly, Kate x

  2. Ah ah ah!!! How fun, Kelly!! Love those puppies and the whole design is adorable!!! And using leftovers and tape, too!! Wow!! Very WELL DONE!!

  3. Brilliant and fun card Kelly and love the design. Great Doggie pictures too.
    We watched the program of your new President, Joe Biden, taking over from the Trump!! He came over as a very nice, caring person. Big hugs and blessings, Carol S.xxxx

  4. Oh. my. goodness. Kelly, your card is cuter than cute! What fun paper - it looks like it was meant to be upcycled onto a card. And the tape - those hearts are fun! Great challenge, my friend, and your masterful way of executing it is awesome!

  5. WOW--what a sweet slimline card. The paper is too cute and it sure is perfect for the 3 panels! Great use of tape too--cute window. Thanks for fun challenge this month!

  6. Cute cute cute card and what a wonderful creative idea for the theme.

  7. Love your card - that was the most unexpected Christmas paper I have seen Kelly, and I love the way you have used it. thanks for the video too..
    Stay safe

  8. Such a creative and fun card! I have some cat wrapping paper scraps so this intrigued me! I enjoyed your video very much! I watched it 3 times but I couldn't find how you used the tape. I did figure out from your blog post that it was behind the hearts but I am wondering if it is sticky on the front of the card, or did you somehow remove the stickiness?

  9. Did I mention... I LOVE your card!

  10. Sooooo adorable. Off to watch your video.