Sunday, January 4, 2015

Season's Greetings - card #1

New Year's resolutions - one of mine is to get organized for Christmas earlier this year! Since I definitely do not want to give up on making and sending homemade cards and making as many homemade gifts as possible, I think I am going to make a written plan with deadlines to try to keep it fun and keep myself on track. 

Fall is my favourite time of year, but it seems always to be my busiest, personally and at work (can you say LOTS of travel?) I often seem to be in denial about this, perhaps because I hate the feeling of "facing it" when the calendar turns to September. However, the denial leads to other problems that may be relieved with more detailed advanced planning. I am still milling over the rest of the plan, but part of it is to try my best to play along with the bi-weekly challenge at Jingle Belles - this should help in the card department! This year's first prompt is "No time like the presents" - to use leftover bits of wrapping paper, ribbons, tags, tissue paper etc. from gifts! Well, that I can do - my family makes fun of me for unwrapping so slowly! It's because I am always trying to figure out what I can re-use!

I would also like to share my card at:

The Paper Players where the challenge is to create a project using something that has been re-purposed or recycled
Christmas Card Challenges - colour challenge - most of the colours are there, with a few additions

Thanks so much for visiting!
Shanna :)

What I used:
recycled wrapping paper from Target
recycled Christmas Cracker remnants
Pink Paislee "Snow Village"
CTMH - B1455 "Be Jolly"
sewing machine
MME Indie Chic lace
Prima poinsettia


  1. wow - what an *awesome* recycled/reused card - I ♥love♥ the colors, the music staffs, and most of all, that the inside *left side* is fully decorated!

  2. This is a spectacular card. I love the inside as much as the outside. I also love the colors, the paper selection and the bit of stitching around the edge on the front of the card.

  3. Beautifully embellished is this fabulous Christmas card . Well done with the recycling .
    Thanks for sharing on Christmas card Challenges Blog

  4. Beautiful card! I love the way you used the color challenge! Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! - Jessica CCC DT

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the stitching and the variety of textures. Plus, the inside is just as pretty as the outside. You did a wonderful job reusing bits and pieces. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week!

  6. I totally LOVE this stunning vintage card! The layering is perfect and all your patterns look amazing together! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I've started a new holiday card making challenge and I'd love for you to come play along! We've got blog candy up! It's called CASE-ing Christmas--hope you join me there soon! HUGS! :)

  7. This card is absolutely stunning! Love the inside, too! Good luck with the "get ready for Christmas schedule"... Maybe I should sit down and put some thought into this as well!

  8. I really like the vintage feel this card has Shanna. Fab work .x

  9. This truly is gorgeous and well worth the painstaking unwrapping. Happy New Year!

  10. Fabulous! Very vintage-feeling and great layering (I'm always jealous of those who can pull it off so brilliantly).

  11. Wonderful vintage feeling card

  12. AWESOME resolutions, i especially love the part where you'll be hangin' out with us at JINGLE BELLES all year! yahoooooo!!! :) love, love, love this gorgeous card... but i have to say those cracker wrappings are making me SO JEALOUS!!! :)

  13. Your card is beautiful! The use of all the recycled items is fabulous! Isn't it amazing what we find all around us every day! The inside is just as pretty as the front of the card! Thank you very much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  14. Beautiful card! I love all the layering and the great textures.

  15. What a beautiful combination of elements ... such an elegant holiday design ... so very glad you're starting 2015 with us at Jingle Belles.

  16. Such a pretty card and I love that you put so much work into the inside too. I share your resolution to get my cards done throughout the year and you are welcome to join us anytime.
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Carol x

  17. I love all of the embellishments and details you have added!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges!
    Margo (CCC DT)


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