Believe: Recycled Christmas Challenge

Believe Christmas Card
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!

I created Believe in response to Bah Humbug’s first Christmas card challenge, Recycling. My task was simple: breathe new life into old Christmas items instead of discarding them!

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!

4 Responses to “Believe: Recycled Christmas Challenge”

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  1. Irene says:

    Hello Ramona

    Wow your Christmas card is stunning, I love your Christmas tree.

    Thank you so much for your suppport in entering our first challange at Bah! Humbug! and hope you will join us again. Good luck in the prize draw.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

  2. Max says:

    Absolutely fabulous!
    Thank you for supporting our 1st challenge at Bah!Humbug! and I hope you will become a regular visitor to our challenges over the coming weeks.

    Luv'n'Stuff
    Max
    xx

  3. Ann says:

    What a fabulous card and I so love your thoughts about keeping the Christmas spirit alive throughout the year. Thank you for joining us at Bah! Humbug! this week. Good luck in the draw and i do hope we'll see you again over the coming months.
    Ann xxx

  4. christina d says:

    I love the name Bah Humbug! One of my fav sayings, although I do love Christmas. Your card came out so pretty, I love how you used someone else's discards to make a beauty!

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