Thursday, March 1, 2018

Recycled Christmas Cards

Those bits & pieces of last year's Christmas cards that I mentioned in a previous post have all been recycled into new Christmas cards that I've added to this year's stash.

I chose a card base for each piece, then pulled out my tote of scraps, and these cards came together very quickly.

Some of the pieces I simply cut down to fit on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base, adding in a piece or two of cardstock or patterned paper matting or some bits of bling.

It's FUN to see how a different background gives a FRESH look to the recycled card pieces.

I really like the colors in this last card. It started with the gray snowy glittery scene, which I mounted on a dark blue cardstock. I really liked how the colors in the seashell paper looked with it, but now I'm wondering if the beachy paper goes with the snowy scene. What do you think?


Patio Postcards said...

Well done with up-cycling the cards. I chuckled about the mouse stirring ...

Ruth said...

Goodness, you're organised!