Deck the halls with ugly sweaters!

Hi everyone! Happy May 1st! Can you believe it?! As you’ll see by the next several posts later on this morning, I’ve been a busy little bee, lol! I’m proud to share that I’m a guestie over at Your Scrapbook Place this month! I was ecstatic when the lovely Holley contacted me, and of course, I said yes!

Our sponsor this month is Limited Runs Stamps and I chose the most adorable ‘Ugly Sweater Good Snowman’ digital image to create my wobble card. It’s been a while since I used a wobble element and they are so much fun – I just couldn’t resist using one with this sweater! I chopped off the bottom of the front flap of the card base at an angle and covered it with TH Melange Tissue Wrap, then added some torn paper and some burlap. The main sentiment is stamped ‘inside’ the angle.


When I colored the sweater, I tried my hardest to make it look like it was pilled. I added Crystal Clear Sparkle marker and then Glossy Accents on the snowman. Then my hubby threw in his two cents and told me to add as much ‘stuff’ as I could, to make it as ugly as I could, lol! So, on went the snowflake sequins with green flat-back pearls, then the blingy red Dot Sparklers around the neck, sleeves and waist.


You can’t see the wobble element, but it’s there underneath. So much fun to just flick the sweater with your finger and watch it wobble, lol! Did I say how much fun I had making this card?! ;)


For the inside, I stamped a simple cozy sentiment on a piece of white layered on the kraft card base. Despite the ‘ugly’ factor, I’m loving how this turned out! ;)


I’d love to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #43 – Anything Goes
CCC Digi Creations: #72 – Use Pearls
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: April Anything Christmas
Christmas Card Challenges: #11 – Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: Wk 17 – Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: May Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #368 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #340 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends: #56 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner: #120 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge: #331 – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: May Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Designs: Use Something Digital
DigiStamps4Joy: #136 – Anything Goes
Fab ‘n’ Funky: #348 – Christmas
Hiding In My Craft Room: #299 – Freestyle
Inspiration Destination: #127 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1718 – Anything Goes
QKR Stampede: #241 – Wheels or Anything Goes
Scrapping4fun Challenges: #89 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters: The Letter “B” (brown, burlap)
Word Art Wednesday: #280/281 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up! Kraft cardstock, Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock, American Crafts Red Burlap paper, Stampin’ Up! Warmth & Cheer DSP, Stampin’ Up! Under The Tree DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up! Cozy Christmas stamp set
Ink: Spectrum Noir- EB2, EB3, IG2, IG6, DR2, Blender; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Memento Tuxedo Black marker
Dies/Punches: xxxx
Accessories:  Tim Holtz Melange Tissue Wrap, Stampendous Red Dot Sparklers, KaiserCraft green flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will play with us this month! We’d love to see what you create! And be sure to check out all Nikki’s fun digis at Limited Runs Stamps! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

27 thoughts on “Deck the halls with ugly sweaters!”

  1. Your hubby was right is saying to add as much ‘stuff’ as you could. It really is an ugly sweater but boy what a fabulous card. So much detail to look at. Love this ‘awesome card’ Leslie. Such fun!


  2. You sure made an “ugly sweater” look amazing on your card! Excellent! Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges!


  3. I don’t even want to think about winter now but that does not mean that I don’t like your creation, because it’s gorgeous!
    Lia, DT S4F


  4. I don’t know, that’s one pretty good looking ugly sweater! Love the snowflakes and gems and agree with your hubby, the more the better. Big fan of wobblers, just something about them…
    Great card and I”m pretty sure you won’t be offended if I admit to laughing when I saw this.
    So happy you shared with everyone on the PIP challenge this week.


  5. Fabulous….love the colour tones and the design is gorgeous… Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Fab’n’Funky challenge. Good luck . Neva


  6. Beautiful card, it’s a real holiday sweater that you don’t want to be seen in but it looks great on your card. I love the addition of the burlap. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.


  7. Fabulous “ugly sweater” card Leslie! Great coloring and your hubby made a good call for all the add ons! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT


  8. Fantastic! Love the jumper!!! Great use of all the different pattern papers too. It looks awesome!
    Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafty Catz. Good luck! Nick DT


  9. Oh my goodness! This is too cute to be an ugly sweater. Love all the bling. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood’s “The Letter B” challenge.


  10. What a fabulous make, just love all the added details on your ugly sweater!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination, hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs Shell xx


  11. I adore your ugly sweater card, Leslie! Fabulous job on adding all those tiny gems. I’m so tickled that you are playing in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Crafts Galore Encore and I’m wishing you the best of luck in the draw. 😀
    NanaConnie DT


  12. Love this! Such a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Extra Challenge.
    Julie T


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