Friday, December 26, 2008

Blog Hop




One of the reasons I started a blog was so I could participate in Papertrey Ink's Blog Hops.


Nichole says, "'Tis the season to recycle! Your challenge this month is to repurpose leftover holiday trimmings such as Christmas cards or gift wrap and create something all-new! Not only will this be fun, but also budget & earth friendly at the same time!"


When I began the card, I knew I wanted to use the "HoHoHo" card front. Originally I was going for this weeks SCS card sketch. However, I never could find a panel for section two that did not totally clash. I'll save that layout for another day.


Thanks to my Aunt Glenda for sending the Christmas card that I was able to repurpose into a new card. Santa was on the inside of the original card...he was all in gray, so I used Bic Mark-it pens to add some color. Inkssentials pen added some white to the fur trim of Santa's hat & coat. A touch of Icicle Stickles was popped onto the hat puff ball (hmm, if I owned Fun Flock, that would have looked cool on the white parts). Ribbon is from Target $1 Spot. The sentiment and kraft card base are both from Papertrey.

Happy crafting!
Sharon

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for Aunt Glenda! Ha Ha

*Sally* said...

This is delightful! What lovely recycling!

Kerry said...

Super cute! I am going to have to think about recycling card fronts from this year...thanks for the idea!

Jackie said...

This is too cute! great job with the challenges!!!

my5bratz said...

too cute...tfs

Marge said...

Absolutelly adorable! I love those $1 bargains; I used one on my card tonight too!!!

Latisha said...

what a fun card
great job on your project

Sara Paschal said...

Very nice, great job!

Susan said...

How cool that you re-purposed a card you were sent and dressed it up. I have so many cards that I have saved but aren't really that special. Now I have an idea of what to do with them.

Jen Caputo said...

love how you recycled the card, it turned out so cute!

Lori said...

Isn't this cute! Love the changes you made--the little details are what makes it so nice.

Jen said...

Cute card!

Babies- Beth said...

I think you should send it back to Aunt Glenda next year! Lovely!

Tessa said...

Congrats on your first time participating! Super cute card!

verna said...

Super jobQ

Regan said...

great you joined us..the card is awesome

Ravengirl said...

Now you have a head start on next year's Christmas cards! Looks great!

Chris said...

very nice!!

calliezant said...

great job!

Radiogirl said...

This is quite cute. Thanks for sharing.

Deanna said...

Super cute card... love your blog background!

Ann said...

Very cute! I have a bunch of things from this Christmas that I plan to recycle for next year! :D

Donelda said...

Yeah, it's about time you started playing :-) Yeah!! And I really like your creation!! That is an awesome background to use!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Very cute card! Thanks for the Target ribbon info. I never think to look for supplies there! Will have to look around next time I go in.

Vicki said...

Super cute!!!

Tina said...

Your card is awsome! way to re-cycle!

Chickadee said...

What a darling card!

Ronnie said...

I love that you recycled this card! The colors and Santa are awesome.

Joanne Travis said...

Totally fun, festive, and fabulous!!
Hope you are enjoying your holiday season :)