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8/07/2016

Christmas Card Club - Ornaments

Happy Sunday Afternoon. It's time for another Christmas Card Club, and today, Margaret (Dutchess) selected the theme of Baubles (In the States, we say Ornaments!).

For many years, I've saved pretty cards. Decided to take a page from Mrs. A's book, and do a recycle effort. The card used for today is probably about 15 yrs old, and seemed like a good choice to use for this theme. Since it's been quite busy around here, with putting things back in place, it helped to be able to make a rather fast card, once the decision was made to recycle.



 
 
Added 3 strips of Sookwang (double sided adhesive) tape along the bottom, used Ritz Glitter, burnished well.  After trimming a bit off the top & bottom of the recycled card front, used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom edge.
 
M/Box sentiment cut from Sookwang, Ritz Glitter sprinkled over it. Trimmed both sides of the recycled front to fit on a card base. Added strips of Sookwang on each edge of the card base, more Ritz Glitter added. Debated on adding some pearls to trim the ornament, considered the postage that would be required for a more dimensional card, decided to leave as it is.
 
I'm a bit late on posting today's card, so apologies for that. Also quite behind on returning some sweet comment visits over the last few days, but will do my best to catch that up. Just been very busy trying to restore order in the house. So bear with me!
 
I hope you'll take time to visit my fellow Christmas Card Club team members, and you'll find their blog links on the right side bar. And do please have a wonderful afternoon.
 
Thanks for joining me and big hugs coming your way.
 
 


43 comments:

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Just beautiful Mary! I used to upcycle Christmas cards that I had received - I couldn't bear to just throw them out, such a waste - I haven't done it for some time now, I don't know why? I'm going to have to start again! I hope you have had a lovely weekend and will have a great upcoming week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Carol said...

A wonderful piece of recycling Mary...the addition of the gold looks so opulent. Just been catching up with your goings on...your kitchen and bathroom look wonderful, so light and bright.
The weather here is awful...driving rain blowing horizontally in front of my window atm! Carol x

dutchess said...

Love the glitter Mary,great recycling..I can't believe it that old....fabulous card...glad you are eating straight again,how is it every room gets involved in the disruption.....the weather here has been lovely today,just a bit breezy but I have been playing with graphic 45 and Tim Holtz....weeee...enjoy the rest of the weekend xxxxx

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love that ornament and great idea on the recycling too. I think I have all the cards I've received from about 15 years back. Need to get them out and try some of this.
Lynn

scrAPpamondo said...

Great recycling for this card, Mary! Love the idea of the glitter on the adesive strips and the bordet looks great!
Happy new week!

Sammy said...

What a great idea Mary! And such a lovely result too.
I have whole stacks of cards that I've put away after receiving them over the years, and have often wondered what to do with them besides moving from one cupboard to another when they get in the way! Thank you for the idea. x

Pia S said...

I haven't done much recycling myself, but I sure do have supplies for it! Christmas cards, Christmas tags, I've saved so many, can't just throw them away. It's great to see I'm not the only one hoarding' so I can tell hubby that I'm not the only one, I think he thinks I'm too sentimental keeping everything, lol. It's beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Very classy card Mary, love it.

Kath x

Loll said...

Great job with recycling Mary. This is really beautiful, and your special touches with the die-cutting and ritz glitter have really taken it to another level. So pretty and sparkly! xx

Redanne said...

Wonderful recycling Mary. I hope you are not overdoing things too much! Take care. Hugs, Anne xx

Liz said...

Brilliant recycling, Mary. You've turned it into a really classy card. xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A great job with the recycling Mary, the silver and gold look lovely together.
Lorraine

pam said...

great idea Mary, beautiful card you have made,using your recycling.
Pam x

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! What a fabulous recycle!! I love the ornament and the sparkle you added!! I have boxes of saved cards...I need to do this, too!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Gibmiss said...

Stunning card Mary great idea to recycle...
Hugs Sylvie x

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Mary, I like the design
Kevin xx

Birgit said...

Recycling is always great and you put it to such a beautiful use. I love silver and gold together and love the glittery ornament in the centre. We should all sing Silver and Gold with Burl Ives

Pat said...

This is a really pretty recycled creation Mary, and your touches of gold and the beautiful border have given it a whole new and elegant look. Hope you are managing to get straight and not wearing yourself out in the process. x

Bonnie said...

This is such a pretty recycled card! It would have been a shame to throw that pretty ornament away! I love all the gold glittery accents! It sure made a pretty Christmas card!

Carol L said...

I too have been saving and cherishing hand-made cards for years, but I agree- they'll bring more enjoyment if they're recycled and passed on! I really like the silver and gold combo, and the glitter looks so festive with the ornament! WTG for adding another card to your Christmas stash!

Donna Ellis said...

Beautiful! Mary, I so enjoy reusing store bought cards. Yours looks like it was made from scratch! I think it's the new flooring. The tile is so classy and pretty, it can't help but inspire you, right? LOL this silver beauty is spectacular, and so festive! Hugs, de

Pam said...

You have created a lovely card! What a great idea to recycle old cards! We paper crafter's sure make a huge dent in paper use just to be stored in a box in a closet, so when we can recycle, that's a good thing we are doing for the tree population. I love how you did the glitter stripes and the punched edge looks so pretty! We should all recycle. I have recycled sewing projects many times.
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

brenda said...

Morning Mary,

Back from our travels and now playing catch up big time and what better way to start that your elegant Christmas card. The Rose below is also a stunning and fabulous colours.

B x

scrappymo! said...

This is a very elegant card. I like the way you added the gold as it looks wonderful with the silver.
This is a great upcycled card.

Hope things are now going smoothly with the renos...I know you will be glad to have it finished...

Sue said...

Hi Mary, That's a fab card and even better as it's made with previous cards.

Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

Greta said...

Wonderful job of recycling, Mary! Love the silver & gold & the addition of the MS border.

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Mary, beautiful card and fabulous recycling too. You've put your own twist on it by adding the lovely borders. Love the silver and gold together, Kate x

Maxine D said...

Stunning re-cycle Mary - love your treatment of the original card!!
Blessings
Maxine

Daffodil Cards said...

Beautiful card, love the gold and silver. Hope everything is getting good for you
Faith
x

Stampsnob. said...

I have done a bit of upcycling pf cards then tossed them never have they turned out this nice ........Lis

Marilyn said...

Greta idea for recycling cards!! Gorgeous card!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Beautiful card! Love the added glittered strips to this already lovely piece, great idea to recycle it - so pretty in gold and silver.

Diane said...

Morning Mary, love the color combination and holiday design.

Hugs Diane

Christine Harrop said...

Super card Mary and great re-cycling. I collect teh cards but never get round doing anything with them ... lol! Hugs Christine xx

Anita in France said...

Way to go recycling, Mary ... the gold with the silver is fabulous ... so rich and elegant! Hugs, Anita :)

Brenda said...

What a great way to recycle Momma Mary! I love how you have taken this card and made it in to a beautiful homemade card! The gold strips with the Ritz Glitter give it such a rich feel, love the be merry out of it too. It was a clever idea to punch the bottom of the panel as well, I really like that! Yep, you done good on this one Momma Mary and it was fast too, can't ask for more than that! I know it is a lot of trouble to put everything back in it's home, but well worth it now that you can see the light at the end of the tunnel! Hugs, Brenda

Nancy Stislow said...

This one is exquisite Mary! If this is a recycle card you definitely would have fooled me if I hadn't read your description! What a wonderful job you did with this!

Valerija said...

Really beautiful card.
Valerija xx

Donna said...

Mary what a pretty card and how nice to recycle things every once in a while. Love the glitter stripes. The gold and silver just scream Christmas. Wonderful job! Hope things go well for you this week and you'll find more time for crafting. Have a wonderful week!

Sarah said...

What a lovely way to upcycle cards Mary and a fantastic idea with the double sided tape. I should get a move on with festive cards it will be here so nervous than we realise. Already the mornings and nights are beginning to feel chilly...eeeek!!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Good job with the recycling! This is very pretty and shimmery looking. Perfectly festive for the holidays.

crafty-stamper said...

Great recycling the only amazing thing is you kept a card for 15 years!
Carol x

Olga Fink said...

This is very beautiful Mary!
xoxo Olga