Time for the annual "Christmas leftovers" hop with Papertrey Ink! The challenge was to find leftover items from the holiday, whether pieces of wrapping paper, cards, envelopes, ribbons, gift bags, etc. and make something new with them!
Even though I tend to get photo cards from most of my friends each Christmas, I still get some lovely "store-bought" cards, too...many of them are spectacularly flocked, or glittered, or embossed!
This morning (not feeling as guilty since Christmas is over), I went at them with my scissors (yikes!)...
I didn't know what to do with them until today. I took out some dies, mainly the ones from the Love Lives Here:Holiday set and cut some trees, stockings, and mittens!
His glittery white beard was too good to pass up...
I came to a sad realization yesterday. I could spend an hour making a gift tag, but for the most part...it's going to get swept away with the wrapping paper! Birthday tags, or ones for other special days during the year, may stand a chance. But not the Christmas ones! My New Year's resolution is to make simple Christmas tags for next year. On this one I used the Love Lives Here: Holiday tree (cut from Santa's beard above), Tag Sale #5, and a sentiment from Merry Little Christmas. The patterned paper is by Jillibean Soup.
On this one, the sweet embossed holly is from a Precious Moments card that I received. Used the same dies and stamp set, and some October Afternoon Holiday Style patterned paper. I also had enough to cut a mitten and stocking with the same pattern!
Can't wait to see all of the recycled projects tonight! I have been sneaking peeks throughout the day, but there were toys to be played with and fights from cranky (overwhelmed) children to break up! Thanks for stopping by!