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?




2 comments:

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

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  2. Goodness, you're organised!

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