Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Joy to the Earth - Jingle Belles

Well, I am squeaking in just in time for the challenge at Jingle Belles. I finally carved out time to put my card together last night for the current challenge which is to use re-cycled, re-used and up-cycled elements. Had to wait for morning light to photograph my card.

I was at the Thrift Store last week with my youngest son (who LOVES Thrift shopping) and I came across a cute vintage card in the stationary section - it was die cut and used as my focal point. The music notes behind, you may have seen before (here) - it is the wrappings from last year's Christmas crackers!

 The button is from my tin of vintage buttons. The gold foil that was fashioned into a bow was the wrapper from a Ferrero Rocher - ummmm, now I'm thinking about chocolate. Too early for that!

Since I love the font, I die-cut the inside of the vintage card to use as the sentiment on the inside of the new card.

I am pleased as punch to report that as of today, I have 27 Holiday cards ready for next Christmas! 

Thanks so much for your visit!
Shanna :)

What I used:
Nestabilities - labels 28
black and cranberry cardstock

flower - Michael's bargain bin


  1. 27 holiday cards already?! holy wow! you are on a ROLL, missus!!! and this might be my favorite one so far b/c YOWZA those vintage carolers are awesome and WHO KNEW a ferrero roche wrapper would make such an AMAZING bow??! you've done it again... total xmas fabulosity right here! thanks for joining our earth day celebration at JINGLE BELLES! <3

    ps: it never ceases to amaze me how much i have in common with your boys, lol! next time i'm in canada i'm stopping by for a day of thrifting, drawing, and doctor who!!! :) :) :)

  2. This is wonderful. Great way to tie in so many recycled elements. I love the carolers but the use of the candy wrapper for a bow is just so very clever! I'm impressed that you have 27 X-mas cards already. I haven't counted mine in a while. I probably should.

  3. so cute - what a great way to put to use a sweet card!

  4. Okay - a woman after my own heart - a candy wrapper! Wonderful way to recycle and such a beautiful card!


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