I don't really know why but I just haven't found the time to make cards over the last month or so. But I decided to sit down and get Jingling along with the girls over at Jingle Belles. I did actually make a few more back in January that I didn't get around to sharing so the pile is not too bad but at this rate, I definitely won't have enough by the end of the year so I better keep playing!
This week's challenge is all about being kind to our planet with "Let There Be Peace on Earth (Day)" and make our cards using re-cycled, up-cycled or re-used items.
I can do that.
I managed 5 cards which has boosted my rather small pile of holiday cards and proved to me that these do not have to be works of art. Simple is good.
My first card is über-simple, die cutting the central motif from a lovely card that I'd kept from last year. All I did was mount it on red cardstock with a length of ribbon saved (probably) from a Tiffany gift. I also included three small fussy-cut sleighs inside the card just to make sure I used them all up.
Card number two also features a fussy-cut element - the mittens - from a saved card. Then I die-cut the white stars and the sentiment from the same card and added some silver sequins. The white tag was part of an advent exchange gift. All simply mounted on red card. Both these cards were done in about 20 mins. Simple!
This card features items from two different cards. The gold wreath in the background, which I've mounted on gold glitter cardstock, was cut from one card and then the tag, snowflake and sentiment was salvaged from a gorgeous hand-made card I received. Mounted onto white card with some gold mist splats. Simple, simple!
And the last two feature central elements cut from a few tags that I've had hanging (pun intended) around in my Christmas drawer for about 5 years. Double mounted with a small sentiment and a bunch of messy thread. Again, it's all about the simple.
Nothing majorly complicated or time consuming but enough to get me back into the feeling that I really should be making my cards on a regular basis. Jingle Belles is fun and at the end of the year, it feels so good to have that pile ready to go.
Won't you play along too? New prompts up every second Friday. Looking forward to the next one now. Let's see if I can keep it up.