Now that the holidays are over, what comes to mind when you think about next Christmas? Do you jump with joy at the prospect of keeping the spirit of Christmas alive? Or, do you dread the thought because no matter how good your intentions are, you’re never prepared when the big day arrives?
This year, I’ve decided to stay festive and focused by working on Christmas projects year-round. So, I’m delighted to announce the addition of several Christmas Challenge blogs to my Links – and share my second Christmas card of the year!
My inspiration for this card came from some recycled Doodlebug Christmas ribbon I received from a PIF group several years ago. If you’re unfamiliar with this concept, there are a number of groups where people recycle their old, unused, leftover, and excess craft supplies by “passing (it) forward” to those who will use them! It’s a wonderful way to share supplies and meet like-minded souls!
The focal element I chose for the card – a piece of beautiful hand-stamped card candy – also came from a PIF group! I knew the moment I saw the tree that it would make the perfect centerpiece for my card. I matted the card candy on red and silver cardstock to pick up the colors from the ribbon and the glitter. I topped the ribbon with a die cut I recycled from an old TLC Christmas kit.
So, is there anyone else who would like to join me in making some Christmas cards (or other projects) this year? It’s a great way to use your stash – and a great excuse for playing with some of those fabulous Christmas clearance finds!