Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Recycled Christmas Card (JB17)

Hi There! I made this card this afternoon for this week's challenge over at Jingle Belles, and then I went to check out the deadline, and I think I missed it by 20 minutes! Ack! I gotta pay better attention to these things, LOL;) The challenge was to reduce, reuse and recycle, so here's my card: The die cut piece is a cereal box that was die cut and then I brayered ink onto an embossing folder and dry embossed it. The "patterned paper" is the front of the Christmas bulletin from church. The red tulle was off some flowers my hubby brought me in December, it was so cool, I HAD to save it, but this is the first time I've used it. The sentiment label was one I made for another card a while ago and ended up not using because I decided I wanted a different sentiment. and finally the bottle cap is from a soda. I always save those. In the bottle cap I put a punched piece of scrap paper and some dimensional glaze, and I added that little rose. I have no idea where that is from. I found it on the floor of my studio one day, I'm sure it's from an embellishment or button pack, but which one? I haven't a clue! That glittered reindeer is a sticker that was left over from last years Christmas cards. So, I guess this whole post is "DUST IT OFF!" today! I hope you like it & I'll go comment on Jingle Belles and see if I can get anyone from over there to come and see, even though I missed the deadline. Have a great day! :)

-Noelle


4 comments:

lauren bergold said...

well OF COURSE we still want to come and see this MASTERPIECE! especially since it's a brilliant bit of both card-making AND recycling/upcycling ♥MAGIC♥! how totally cool that every single bit of your lovely card is a "dust off" (lovin' that term!) and you've put them together soooooo very seamlessly that i don't think anyone would guess you had an "ulterior motive" in your choices! ♥♥♥AWESOME♥♥♥ miss noelle, and well done you!!! :)

KatheD said...

hi Noelle, Lauren just sent along an email telling me about your gorgeous card, and she wasn't exaggerating even a little - what a great card, brilliant use of all those little bits!

SmilynStef said...

What a magical combination of elements ... love that bottle cap embellishment and the layout really draws your eye in to all of the wonderful details ... so very glad you celebrated Earth Day with the jingle belles.

Lisa said...

Great card!! I love the ribbon and the bottlecap. You used everything together wonderfully!! (and I've done the same thing with the deadline before, oops! Thankfully Stef and Lauren are fantastic about checking out cards no matter when they are submitted!).