Saturday, March 11, 2017

Recycling Old Christmas Cards #2

Hello, everyone! Today I'm sharing a couple more cards I made by recycling old Christmas cards/tags. You can see my first batch here if you missed them. I've been inspired by Crafting Vicky, who has a YouTube series on recycling Christmas cards. I make cards for charities so I like to start early with the holiday cards!  All products used are listed below.

Card 1
  • Image:  Recycled Christmas tag
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (Momenta)
  • Dies:  Pierced Fancy Nesting Label (Gina Marie Designs), Mini Snowflake (Lawn Fawn)
  • Embossing folder: Cuttlebug Christmas Set
  • Patterned paper:  Forever in Time
  • Other: Holly leaves from my old Dollarama stash

I was inspired by the sketch at Mojo Monday 487:



Card 2
This card cracks me up! The cat looks so dapper, like he was posing for a portrait!

  • Image: Recycled Christmas card, fussy-cut
  • Dies: Scalloped Stitched Oval Frame (Gina Marie Designs), oval (Lawn Fawn), corner (Cheery Lynn), bow (Paper Smooches), snowflakes (Lawn Fawn)
  • Patterned paper: Doodlebug

I was inspired by the sketch at Tuesday Morning Sketches 393:



I would also like to support these fun challenges: Crafty Catz AG Twist Mainly Green (Card 1) 1/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Christmas UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra March UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green (Card 1) UE; Cut it Up Think Green (Card 1) 1E; Die Cut Divas Love of Animals 4/4; DL.ART March Linky AG UE 1/d; Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG Christmas 1/2; Unicorn Challenge Go Green (Card 1) UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk2 2/5


Note to my followers:  I might not be around for a week or two - I've started to do some organizing/reorganizing in my craftroom and I want to continue!  I spent 3 hours catching up on blog visiting/commenting this morning and I'm still not finished!  I started having to prove I'm not a robot so I'll eventually get around to all I missed! 


Thank you for looking at my cards! Wishing you a joyful day!

67 comments:

Debi said...

Love both cards. Organizing is the pits! Making cards is much more fun. And if you are unorganized, you often find treasures in the chaos.

jimlynn said...

Both are wonderful. Love the happy penguin and that cat is a hoot! Great recycling and love them both.
Have fun re-organizing!
Lynn

cotnob said...

Super cards Kitty, lovely recycled images.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Valerija said...

Very cute cards. Love them both!

Andrea W said...

Fantastic idea to recycle old Christmas cards! Both cards are wonderful but the cat one... well, he is darling and the blue background was the perfect choice.

Janette said...

Love your cards and thanks for sharing them with us at CraftyCatz this week.x

scrAPpamondo said...

I have a lot of commercial Christmas cards to recycle, I have to CASEing your goal! LOL These two are so lovely and the second one cracked me up too, this supercute and fun cat seems my Rosso! :D Great interpretations of the sketches!

vinita jain said...

Both of your card are absolutely adorable, beautifully recycling Kitty!

Carol S86303 said...

I never thought of using recycled Christmas cards this way, and how great that you do it for charitable purposes! I think you've inspired me!

Pia S said...

I've kept cards for recycling too but I haven't done any yet. My favorite is the cat face one, I just love his face and how you gave him new life. Two great cards!

Dee said...

Super cute cards! Great way to recycle!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great recycling to create wonderful Christmas cards.

Hetty said...

Great recycling and I love that video you had for inspiration. Great ideas.
Good luck with your reorganizing! Take a picture of the before and after.

KandA said...

Both fabulous fun cards and such great recycling xx

terrie said...

Great cards with your recycling the Christmas cards....I think I might have that penguin too and what a great image of the cat...well done!
Oh Kitty I understand about re-doing a craft room...I've been working on mine for months but Vince is almost finish with the shelving BUT the big problem is brining everything from upstairs to downstairs...I do so much each day and it's coming along and getting everything sorted takes a long time....take care my friend

Wanda said...

Love your idea to re-cycle Christmas tags and cards! Really enjoy both versions of cards but must say the cat is my favorite. Good luck with your continuing craft room cleaning. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lisa said...

These are both so fun and fabulous!! I love the images you used and the designs!! They are so beautiful!! Thanks so much for playing along at DL.ART!! Good luck with the craft room cleaning. Want to come over and do mine when you're finished?? It's a disaster area at the moment ;) Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Bunny said...

These are cute recycles. You go girl on the organizing. I love organization. It makes it so much easier to find your "schtuff".

Chi Cr said...

Oh, I LOVE these cards! They are awesome! Thank you for the kind words on my blog; so appreciate your encouragement! Love how you are using your creativity and recycling! :)

Lena's Creations said...

Lovely way to recycle old Christmas cards. I have a box full and think this is something I should be doing :-) Thanks for the inspiration, Kitty. Have a wonderful Sunday and week. Hugs~Lena

Loose Stitches said...

Adorable cards! Thank you for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges!
~DT Sherry x

Jackie C said...

I do this too! I love the challenge of it! Thank you for sharing at Creatalicious - Jackie DT member xx

Michelle said...

Fantastic recyclying Kitty - they are both lovely but the cat one is hilarious - I love it! Michelle x

Barbara Godden said...

Both cards are super cute, great job of the recycling. Awesome use of both sketches too.

Donna said...

These are so cute Kitty, I showed my hubby these and your last batch, we sit and have coffee and read email on the weekend, and he thought this was a great idea!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two fantastic recycled cards Kitty. Enjoy your reorganising.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

SugarShine Designs said...

Hi there Kitty. I saw your winning card on Connie Can Crop for #55. Here's the link
https://conniecancrop.blogspot.ca/2017/03/winner-wednesday.html
It's for the cute CottageCutz squirrel and mail box card. Congrats!

Barb said...

They're great Kitty. That cat really made me smile. Thanks for sharing the link to Vicky's blog. I watched after reading your earlier post and was amazed what she did in 30 mins - really inspiring! Barbxx

Arlene said...

Very cute. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Lori Kobular said...

Great cards and the fact that they are recycled is awesome!

Fiki said...

hello my friend!
those cards are so pretty!
lots of hugs

Monika Reeck said...

Cute cute both Kitty
I love all DIES you have
and I follow you now I bought from Ch*** for my DIES its ceapher yayyy...thanks for the TIP sweet friend
and I love that tiny Holly leaves on the first card and the snowflakes on the second card is great added
andddd I used the one from you too on this card
hope you like to visit me I say thanks to you Kitty
and I am sorry I did not visiting any Blog..I was busy with my kids and Job Application (again) yeah :(
See you here Kitty (see link please)
Big hugs
Monika

http://creativewithmonika.blogspot.de/2017/03/sunday-stamps-148-winter-card-with.html

Debbie said...

These are both wonderful! Yay for recycling!!
(FYI you don't have to check the box proving you're not a robot... it still works without doing that.)
Thanks for playing along at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
Debbie
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

super cute cards :) love the sweet images, adorable!
hugs
preeti

crafty-stamper said...

Great cards and brilliant idea recycling Christmas cards love the cat in the hat lol-I have recycled them before but only to make Christmas tags will have to look at them in a different light
Carol x

Melissa Craig said...

I love the idea of repurposing old cards. This card is so cute! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lisa Lynn said...

Great cards using the recycled projects. You are wonderful at doing these. Good luck with the cleaning - I know what that is like and it is very time consuming!!!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I love recycling pieces of old Christmas cards. I try to do it every year. Some of them are too pretty to throw away!

Great job! Thanks for joining us for our Think Green challenge at Cut it Up!

Evelyn
http://mylittlecraftblog.wordpress.com

Chris said...

Your recycled cards are fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' Christmas.
Chris
x

Donna Ellis said...

both cards tickle my fancy, KT! I love the chubby little penguin surrounded by his brightly colored environs, and the cute little blue ear muffs! Sweet designs, and sweeter still sentiments. hugs, de

marion said...

loving both cards and a great idea to recycle cards. Good luck on organising your craftroom, just been there and it took me several hours, lesser on the internet is more time for organising :) , good you do this, sending you lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, xxx, Marion

Lori said...

Wonderful idea - your cards are so cute using recycled Christmas cards! Love that cat!

Cindy C. said...

Both so cute!!! Love the kitty with the hat! Thanks for playing with us at Die Cut Divas.

Chriss America Real said...

This is a great idea! So cute!

Hugs,
Chriss

Mrs A. said...

Gosh your fussy cutting on the second card is brilliant. Great reuse of the cards. Hugs Mrs A.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, I love both these cute cards and that cat is just the best, hey!!!!! He has me smiling with his pose - love the beautiful blue and the fun little die cuts you added to decorate the card!!!! So sweet!!!! The first card is so fun with the sweet penguin and the fun sentiment - love the happy colours!!!!! Yeah for recycling, my friend!!!!!
I haven't been around in Blogland for a week so I'm also catching up on comments since yesterday - oh and what a pain when you have to do the robot thing, hey!!!!!! Enjoy your reorganizing!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Lisa said...

Hey! Been so long. Too long since I've been here...these are adorable...that cat! So funny...I love it! Great idea to recycle old cards....

Migdalia said...

Oh! I do that too! I love recycling cards!! Your cards are adorable!! The one with the kitty made made laugh!! LOL
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
Crafting with Creative M

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Gail said...

Cute, cute cards. I've started doing similar so that I don't throw away adorable images! These two are fabulous and the layouts are perfect! Enjoy organizing! Thanks for joining us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'! Hugs, Gail

Scrapper69 said...

Hi KT Fit Kitty!!! I'm back from my Spring Break/Vacation and thought I would stop by to say HELLO!!! Your cards are adorable.. That penguin are is too cute as is that kitty... so fun! I also checked out your other post... that Bunny is ADORABLE!!!! LOVE the way it looks flying through the air... CUTENESS!!! Happy to be back to blogging.. Have a great day! :)

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Monica Maier said...

What fun cards, love that you re-used cards. The Christmas version of Cat in the Hat cracks me up! Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's

Marie B. said...

ACK, so cute! :)

Rocky said...

Fab recycle cards, it's never to early for Christmas cards. Thank you for joining us at CHNPPC.

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DTx

Darnell said...

Kitty? Hello, Kitty? Did you get buried under an crapalanche of crafting supplies? Let us know you are okay. Miss you! Hugs, Darnell

Suze said...

Great recycled cards. I haven't managed to create anything after watching Vicky's videos but still intend to try to once I have more time! Hope you got your craft re-organisation all completed. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC for March.

Melanie said...

Great cards!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use lots of green (St. Patrick’s Day)” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

Hugs,
Melanie
(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)


PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

Team Clark said...

These are just amazing! Great combinations, very quirky and festive! Love it! Hugs, Autumn

Lena's Creations said...

Wonderful cards! Great way to recycle cards - very festive!
Life has been a little crazy the last couple of months, in a good way :-), but it has made me late in my commenting. I'm trying to catch up so I'll be around more often.
Hugs,
Lena

Patti said...

Hello sweet friend : ) I see you have not been posting for a while. I hope you are not still organizing! heehee

Whatever you are doing I pray it is fun and that you'll be back with us again soon.

(((Hugs)))
Patti

Diane said...

Love the bold colors and way to recycle cards.

Hugs Diane

Lisa said...

Sigh... crickets chirping.. fingers tapping... I miss your crafty self.... :) Hope all is going well!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi KT! I am dropping by because it has been over 5 months since I heard from you! Hoping you are ok, KT - I miss you and hope that all is well for you both! xx

Lisa said...

Stopping by to say hi friend! Hope all is well!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Hoping you are fine...missing you!!
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Greta said...

Great recycling--cute cards!