Ugly Sweater Contest!

Have you ever taken part in an Ugly Sweater Contest? Usually they happen in person, but this is NOT a ‘usual’ year. So, Scrap ‘N Stamp is holding an online Ugly Sweater Contest – with a twist! Instead of dressing up in your holiday ugly, create one with your stamps, papers & whatever else you have on hand!


All of the details can be found HERE on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Blog.

Here are the details:

Date: December 7th – December 28th

How to enter: Post your project on Facebook or Instagram and add the hashtag #snsuglysweater2020

Prize: One lucky winner will receive a $75 Gift Certificate to the Scrap ‘N Stamp store! 

Sound easy? That’s because it IS! This contest is open to everyone and anyone – no membership or joining up required. Just remember to use the #snsuglysweater2020 hashtag, so that your entry can be found!


I remember when my oldest son was in high school, they held an ugly sweater contest for the Grads of that year. So, I shopped the thrift store, then we added a few of our own ’embellishments’ – and he won!! I wish I could share a picture, but I think he may have made me delete them all!

That doesn’t stop me from creating my own ‘paper’ ugly sweater, though! Have a look at this baby!

Ugly Sweater Contest!

Is it possible to go overboard when creating an ugly sweater? Nah!! I don’t think so!


Scrap ‘N Stamp even has a template of an ugly sweater that you can download and use! You can find it in the blog post, or just CLICK HERE.  First, trace the sweater outline onto a piece of white cardstock. Next, select a couple of patterns of paper, and trace the sweater again onto them. I cut out the sleeves and sweater trim from one pattern, and the body of the sweater & sleeve trim from another, using the American Crafts 6″ x 6″ Christmas Paper Pad. 

Next, use the Concord & 9th Iconic Christmas Dies and more paper from the same pad, to die cut the Christmas trees and Candy Canes, with your Big Shot. Glue all of the pieces to your cut out sweater, and set aside. Now, create your background using the Concord & 9th Iconic Christmas Turnabout Stamp on another piece of white cardstock. I chose inks in red, green, yellow and light blue.  Trim this down to 4″ x 5 1/4″, and glue onto a red card base. Stamp the sentiment from the Hero Arts Snarky Christmas Messages stamp set in red ink. Attach it to a red cardstock rectangle with foam squares.

Now you can layer your sweater and the sentiment onto your card base. Can you imagine the face of the person receiving this card?! I think the sentiment is pretty spot-on! *laugh*

Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

I have to say – I think I out-uglied the sweater that my son won the contest wearing!


I  hope that you’ll have as much fun creating your ugly sweater as I did, creating mine! Feel free to use the template provided, or use one of your own. All the rest is up to you! Just have fun, and be sure to use the #snsuglysweater2020 hashtag. Good luck – you just may be the lucky winner! (my card is just for fun, as I’m part of the Scrap ‘N Stamp Design Team).

By the way – do you recognize the paper background in my photos? If you’ve recently received an order from Scrap ‘N Stamp, you’ll recognize it, because it’s what my order was wrapped in!!

Ugly Sweater Contest!


If you’d like to re-create my ugly sweater, or something like it, all of the supplies can be found in the links below. If you choose to use my affiliate links, you’ll be helping to support my blog, and creative projects. Thanks in advance!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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