The Jingle Belles prompt this week was 'No Time Like The Presents' and here's what they said:
'Before you put away your wrapping supplies, pull out some of your favorites and make a card featuring wrapping paper or gift tags.'
Coincidentally, Our Creative Corner had issued a challenge to use up our 'Christmas Leftovers' to create a project and here's what they said about their challenge:
'With the holidays merely a shadow behind us, my guess is you still have bits of Christmas leftovers stashed everywhere, not to mention bags of Christmas bits meant for the recycle bin .... Let's put those bits to good use this month .... and recycle your Christmas scraps.'
So I decided to combine these two challenges and dug through my left over wrapping paper, gift bags, tissue and ribbon and scoured the recyling bin and ended up making this card.
The central angel image was from a torn and well used gift bag that was in the recycle bin, so I cut her out, along with the 'Joy to the World' sentiment that was also on the bag and mounted them both onto some white cardstock for strength. The gold snowflake tissue paper in the background was also a Christmas remnant, as was the red gold-edged ribbon, so I decided to incorporate those as well. The tissue paper was crinkled and then modge podged onto a kraft coloured card (all I had left after Christmas!) and when it was dry, I added the red ribbon with more modge podge. I coloured a scrap of white lace with some gold rub and glued it to the top of the card and then cut out a piece of left over textured cardstock, with decorative edge scissors, to back the 'Joy to the World' sentiment. The white snowflake on the left was one I had die cut for Christmas and not used and the white snowflake embellishment on the right was still in my stash of Christmas craft supplies so I added it as well.
So there we go, I now have one card made in preparation for next Christmas. Only another 50 or so to go LOL! I realize now that I am going to have to make some kind of box or accordion file to keep all of these cards in one place or I will most assuredly forget where I have put them by the end of the year. Think I remember seeing a You-Tube video on how to make a card keeper, will have to go take a look at my saved videos and see if I can find it. If you have a link to a good tutorial, let me know in your comment so I can check it out.
Thanks to Jingle Belles and Our Creative Corner for their prompts that inspired this card. Off to finish up my fan blade for our Mixed Media Studio fan blade swap, I'll be back soon with more pictures (she says hopefully!) Have a lovely hump day everyone!