Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Recycled Christmas Cards IV

Hi!  Another recycled Christmas card!  This will be a quick one, I promise!  :o)

I apologize, but I forgot to take a photo of my card before cutting it up.  I hope you can envision what it may have looked like before it became a series of small squares, lol!  I took my cues from the card itself with the window in the background.  I chose my card base from the colors in the card and, with the children featured alongside their little doggy, I decided to make it a lighthearted one at that!  :o)

Before adhering the "window panes" to my card base, I decided to create my own "window frame" by scoring the card into sections using my scoring tool.  I then inked each scoreline with a pale pink ink and added my card squares.  Using my Martha Stewart punch, I cut the snow flakes--some from matte cardstock and some from glittered cardstock.  I cropped the sentiment from the card, added brads from the office supply store (which I glittered myself using Glossy Accents and glass glitter over top), as well as pine sprigs with--you guessed it, my Martha Stewart punch!  Once I was finished, I spritzed the entire card front with iridescent gold Glimmer Mist.  I really like the way it turned out.

The inside of the card is rather plain, but it offers a nice contrast to the busy front.

The sentiment was cropped with my Spellbinders die and inked around the edges.  I further adorned it with more pine sprigs and little "holly berries" from my stash of epoxy stickers.  I love those things!

I then added a few more snowflakes (two matte with rhinestones), and spritzed the inside with Glimmer Mist.  There are a few little droplets where the mist was not so "misty", but I think it adds to the whimsical,  lighthearted charm of the card, don't you think?  :o}

Well, that's it for today!  Thank you for visiting and enjoy the rest of your day!



Cardstock:  Pink and White Cardstock-my stash; White Glitter Cardstock-Best Occasions Glitter Paper Pack
Punches:  Martha Stewart-Pine Sprig and Snowflake 
Embellishments:  Rhinestones-my stash; Epoxy Stickers-Recollections
Ink:  Martha Stewart Create Pigment Ink pads-Pink
Adhesives:  3M Foam Tape; Zots; ATG Gun, Glossy Accents
Other:  Brads-#4 Brass Plated Fasteners-OfficeMax; Emporium Glass Glitter by Wendy Addison-Antique Pink; Glimmer Mist-Iridescent Gold
Tools:  Big Kick; Spellbinders Nestabilities-Classic Rectangles Large; Martha Stewart Scoring Board


  1. Wonderful creations!!! I like your blog very much!!! Kisses & hugs!

  2. Hi Merilee! It was so good to see you pop in to my blog tonight! Your recycled card is just fabulous!!! I love recycling cards... and the window effect is wonderful! Love the sparkle of the inside! Hope your week is going wonderfully!