Yes, another Christmas card. I resolved to make one a week over 2011 so this is the first of many. However, it is a Christmas card with a difference - the trim is recycled.
The holly border and the strip of gold embossed card underneath it are from cards sent to us this year. I've always thought it is such a pity that when the occasion (whether it be Christmas, birthday, Mother's Day, Valentine, etc.) is over we either put the cards away never to be seen again or, worse still, bin them. I have given some to charity in the past but I keep most because I can't bear to part with them. So I thought this year I would do my bit to save the planet and recycle. This week, instead of just watching TV, I've been multi-tasking by gutting cards at the same time and saving the best bits to use on other cards where I think appropriate, as I have on this one.
- white scalloped base card
- Christmas tree embossing folder
- Versamark & Perfect Pearls in Forever Green
- recycled holly leaf border & gold embossed border strip
- adhesive tape & fine gold glitter
- sentiment stamp
- Adirondack Cranberry ink pad
- red & yellow gems
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Week 1
Snoflakes Christmas Card Challenge Week 1 at Docrafts
Recycled Card Challenge also at Docrafts
In my last post I mentioned that I was following one of Barbara Grey's tutorials for a Thank You card using a corner stamp and with window insert but that I'd messed it up on my first attempt. Well, I tried again and here is the resultant card.
Insert showing window
Insert showing detail inside window
The outer 'sleeve' or front of the card
- Clarity Stamp corner stamp
- Big & Juicy Mountain Meadow ink pad
- white card for window insert
- tan coloured card for card sleeve
- topper from stash
The postman delivered a couple of seriously delayed packages today - I shall be so pleased when the post gets back to normal - and I will reveal the contents tomorrow when I've taken the photographs.
In the meantime I'm off to do something about dinner and then plan to sneak back here for a quick crafting session before the new gardening programme, Life in The Cottage Garden with Carol Klein, starts on BBC 2 at 8pm tonight.
Bye for now,