WOYWW – Be Merry Christmas Card

Be Merry Christmas Card

Happy WOYWW to you, dear friends! Can you believe another week has come and gone? Christmas will be here before we know it…

This week I’ve been working on getting rid of “stuff”. You know – stuff that you love but don’t need – stuff that you love but don’t have space for – stuff that you really don’t love or need but feel obligated to hang on to – and just plain junk that you’ve been too lazy to dig through and get rid of!

One of the things I’ve discovered is that I have probably kept every Christmas card ever sent to me! Now, of course, there are special ones you MUST keep – those with heartfelt notes or those created out of love – but I found cards from professionals I no longer see – people I no longer remember – people whose signatures I can’t even read – and people who didn’t even bother to sign their cards!

So, one of this year’s tasks will be to go through all of the old memory boxes to try to keep only those things that are really important and store them in a more meaningful way – but in the meantime – here’s a card that incorporates a lovely sentiment from one of those recycled but no longer essential cards!

The card is designed using the peaceful colors wintery colors of blue, green and white – lovely new ribbon and gold star embellishments from WholePort – and ribbon scraps and a few sparkly red dew drops straight out of my stash box!

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Have a wonderful week and hope to see you on the WOYWW trail!

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  1. Roberta says:

    Well I love your post.. and getting rid of stuff.. wo wee I have been trying to do that but Im not getting any place non to fast as they say. But Im still working on that. lol I’m going to go check out you cat stuff now.. tee hee sounds fun to me. Anyway Thanks for the peek and bright blessings to you and yours. Roberta #6

  2. I purge my craft room at once a year. I’m always so surprised at the amount of stuff I get rid of.

  3. Joyce
    Twitter: Joyce_Lansky

    Nice card.

  4. Sara Jansen says:

    You have crafted not only a lovely Christmas card, but the perfect description of all types of STUFF. We moved last year and I am still sorting. If I don’t have a place for it in the new, smaller house, it has to go away (mostly…it’s the mostly part that is a little off the mark). Any way, I’m copying it and printing it out! Thanks.
    Hope you have a great week ahead.
    Sara j #20

  5. DeDe says:

    I think all crafters have a similar problem, I have bits and pieces tucked away, I know I don’t need them or will use them but I love em…LOL You are not alone.. Hope you have a wonderful week and happy WOYWW DeDe #5

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      I have BAGS filled of scraps that I just can’t seem to part with!
      I actually DID make myself sort through some of them – “good bags”, “bad bags” – and kept the ones I really wanted to use!
      I enjoy creating out of the scrap piles – but it doesn’t help my hoarding habit! 🙂

  6. Donna Nuce says:

    Great idea to use recycled products on your card. I love the stars on it. Thanks for joining us at the House of Cards.

    • Create With Joy
      Twitter: CreateWithJoy1

      Thanks Donna – I love those stars too! I actually had originally done the card with little blue flowers where the stars were but then came across the stars (which I had forgotten I had) and decided they would be perfect – so ended up pulling it apart and re-doing it in the version that you now see!

  7. Helen says:

    I applaud you for your turnout – I need to do something similar! The card looks fabulous. Happy WOYWW Helen 24

  8. Mynnette :) says:

    Fabulous card! LOVE those stars–the red gems really POP! Thanks for joining us at HOC for our blog hop! Good luck! 🙂 Mynn xx

  9. CraftyGirl says:

    I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  10. Marianne says:

    Oh, I know what you mean…and you’ve created a wonderful card. Sometimes I’ve used parts of a card someone gave to me and created a ‘new’ card with it to send to them. It was fun to see if they recognized their card.

    Blessings for creative days,

  11. Pretty little kitten, and a lovely card. I too am a keeper, but also went thru boxes of cards, mostly now donated to repurpose, kept the family ones and treasuring the ones who’s no longer here to send another. I liked a saying someone once said on American Pickers,
    “it’s time to pass it on…someone can better put it to use and give it new life” it helps me donate a lot more. BUT I still have so much to go thru. Enjoy the week, time’s a ticking.

  12. Christine says:

    Love that description of stuff – turns out most of mine is junk!!! but I will use it one day ….

    Bishopsmate #73

  13. A Quiet Corner
    Twitter: IamjpJP

    It is a good feeling when you clean house and give it to others in need…:)JP

  14. Jan Ltc says:

    Great workspace TFS xx Jan (87)

  15. Alexandra says:

    Your little card is so cute! 🙂 And I know what you mean by having to get rid of things…especially items you love but you know you haven’t used it in 6 months or more….but you still try to justify keeping it. lol 🙂

  16. Just a quick “hello” and thank you for linking up on my Bloglovin’ Hop this week (and many prior weeks!).

    Take care,

  17. Hazel says:

    Thanks for sharing this lovely card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 75: signs of Christmas – Hazel, DT – you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for December – I’d love to see it there too. x

  18. Francesca says:

    Delightful card, thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie

    Francesca x

  19. Asha says:

    Gorgeous card, fabulous colours and very festive! Thanks for joining our Christmas challenge.
    Asha – Tuesday Throwdown DT

  20. Nan G says:

    A lovely card. Sadly I’m one who can’t recycle cards not even bits from the card I receive. I also don’t save cards…off to see what the kitties are up to. WOYWW hugs! Nan G #69

  21. Michelle says:

    Cute card thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Diva’s

  22. Hello! I just finished dumping a bunch of stuff when we moved here to Arkansas. STILL I’m finding things to toss! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your cute card with us.

    HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

  23. Daen'Ys says:

    Everything on this card is wonderful! I would never thought that you used scraps!!
    Thanks for joining at HOC for our blog hop.
    Good luck! Rosi x

  24. What a great idea! I love how you were able to reuse your cards. Now if I could just get you to come to my house to “get rid of stuff!” I need that in my life! Thanks for posting on The Four Seasons Blog Hop! Sandra

  25. Dionne says:

    I think your obsession with hoarding is on a par with my own, only I do not have the courage to throw out all of the ‘stuff’ I do not use. Well done.

    I love the colours you have used in this card, they have a lovely cool, modern feel. Thank you for joining in the Christmas fun at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  26. Jessica says:

    What a great way to give those cards new life! Thanks for joining in our final challenge at Use It Tuesday.

  27. mamapia says:

    Great stars, thanks for joining paperminutes this week.

  28. Dips says:

    Fabulous recycling – thanks for joining us for our Winter challenge at an Oldie But A Goodie, sounds like you’re going to be busy using up all that old stash!

  29. Kathy Salido says:

    Such a pretty card. I love the colors, and love the sweet picture of your kitty 🙂
    Thanks for linking up at Craftin Desert Divas!!

    Craftin Desert Divas Design Team

  30. Hazel says:

    Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December – hope to see you again soon. x

  31. Love your background. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad.

  32. Vannessa says:

    Great card and a fab idea to recycle some old cards. Thanks for joining in our December blog hop challenge at HOC.

    Hugs, Vannessa

  33. Melissa @ My Recent Favorite books
    Twitter: RecentBooks

    Such a pretty card! I keep all of the cards that I receive, its too hard for me to throw them away. =)


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    Good Ring

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