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Friday, September 1, 2017

Christmas '17; Recycled

This year I have planned to be on a bit of a mission when it comes to making my Christmas cards.  I have been saving cards for a while, and a couple of friends have given me cards - all intended for recycling.  It is time to get to it!  One of the biggest challenges is to find a shape to work with sketches - since I prefer to start with a sketch challenge.  Also, I want to make the card look finished.  I may scout around to find some good recycling ideas!  I purchased a pack of these green card bases with envelopes at a Christmas clearance last year - they are 5x6.5.   For this card the shabby, vintage look leafy wreath and circle are recycled from one card..  I added Washi tape and a gold cord.  I will find a meaningful verse to add to the inside.  BTW, thanks to Ts. Morning for a great sketch to work with!
Sketch:   Tuesday Morning Sketches
Use leaves:   Christmas Cards all Year Round
Altered:   Vintage Journey
Any:    Simon Says Stamp Wednesday


Debbie said...

What a wonderful card!! I try to recycle my old cards, but don't seem to have much luck... yours is awesome!!
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Sara Barker said...

Great recycling idea! Your card design is fabulous! Great to get started on your Christmas cards so early! Thank you for sharing your card in our Altered Art challenge at A Vintage Journey! Hugs! Sara Emily

Jenée said...

Beautiful card. I really like what you've done. I am a big fan of recycling, so I applaud your mission. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card and your lovely idea with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Melissa Craig said...

This is a pretty card! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Gayatri said...

Such a beautiful card. Love it. Thank you so much for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Gayatri xx

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for CCAYR September challenge, Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for September - I'd love to see it there too x

Deanne Saunders said...

Lovely card!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!! *If this comment is late I apologize! I’m having major issues lately trying to leave comments due to the stupid ROBOT silliness!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Planetsusie said...

Love this card - I do like a bit of recycling meself if I'm honest and I think this Christmas wreath is wonderful. Thank you so much for entering the Christmas Cards All Year Round (Use Leaves) Challenge this month, lots of luck to you and come back again soon!! Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

Lucy said...

Very pretty card. I love that you recycled it and made such a wonderful card.

butterfly said...

So great to recycle those cards - a lovely redesign with the old elements. Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
Alison x