Monday, March 6, 2017

Recycling Old Christmas Cards

Hello, everyone! This is my second post today!  I have been inspired by the YouTube series by Crafting Vicky on recycling old Christmas cards.  Today I'm sharing three of the cards I made out of old cards that I've been saving.

I make a lot of cards for charities so I like to start early!  There are usually strict rules about no glitter, no embellishments, etc., so I've kept these guidelines in mind.  The children receiving the cards may have varying religious beliefs so these cards reflect that as well.


I'll share each card separately.  Products used are shown below.

Card #1
  • Image:  Recycled Christmas card
  • Clear stamp:  Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Ink:  Ancient Page Cardinal
  • Dies:  Nellie's Multiframe Circles, Gina Marie Designs Stitched Circles and Scalloped Stitched Circles
  • Embossing folder: Die'sire Embossalicious Let it Snow

Card #2
  • Image:  Recycled Christmas card
  • Clear stamp: Sentiment (unmarked)
  • Embossing folder:  Taylored Expressions Winter Flurry

Card #3
  • Image: Recycled Christmas tag
  • Clear stamps: Snowflake background (unmarked)
  • Rubber stamp:  Sentiment (Inkadinkado)
  • Ink:  Ancient Page Henna, Avery Elle Pure White
  • Die:  Poppystamps Stitched Landscapes
  • Other:  WRMK Corner Chomper

I would also like to support these fun challenges: Cards in Envy Keep it Simple 1/3; Clique Kits March AG 3/3; Come and Get It Cards for Kids 2/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas AG Optinal Vintage UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra March UE; Creatalicious AG Optional Green UE; Cute Card Thursday AG UE; Lil Patch of Craofty Friends AG 3/3;Pammie's Inky Pinkies AG 2/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday MakeYour Own Background 1/5 (Card #3); Sweet Stampin' Christmas AG Christmas 1/2; The Outlawz Festive Friday Anything Christmas 1/3; Tuesday Throwdown Things with Wings 3/3; Word Art Wednesday AG w uplifting sentiment Wk1 4/5

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

44 comments:

Barb said...

They,re three lovely cards Kitty. Great recycling. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Great recycling Kitty, these cute images well deserved another chance! Love expecially the two first cards, their images are really very sweet and they pop out very well from the embossed panels!! Surely the kids will love them!

cotnob said...

Lovely Christmas cards Kitty, adorable recycled toppers.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lori Kobular said...

What a great way to recycle old cards! I mean to do that every year and then I forget to put the Christmas cards in my craft room and then my husband winds up throwing them out! Your cards look amazing and nobody would ever guess that they were recycled!

Chi Cr said...

Those are wonderful!!! Great use of Christmas cards! :)

Crafting Vicky said...

Love these cards!!!! They are really amazing! thanks for the shoutout :) So happy you like the series.

Lisa said...

These are so adorable!! I love the images you used!! What a great idea to recycle Christmas cards...I have so many, I need to do this, too!! These will be adored!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy Groh said...

So cute. I love to recycle old cards.

Terri Winske said...

All three of these are adorable....you did a fantastic job at recycling them! I admire you for making cards to donate....such a wonderful thing to do!! So happy you shared this with us at PIP Challenges!

Bunny said...

These are sweet. I really like the deer and the cardinal. What a great job recycling.

Fiki said...

oh your cards are so sweet!
do tell me please where I can send my cards?
hugs

Mrs A. said...

So glad you have joined the bandwagon and recycled. What super cards you have made too. Hugs Mrs A.

Donna Ellis said...

They are wonderful, KT! I love recycling! XOXO

Liz said...

Great recycling, Kitty, super cards. I've got a pile of old Christmas cards I've saved - I just need to remember to recycle them into new cards! xx

Scrapper69 said...

Great idea for Recycling those cards! Wish I got some during the holiday's to actually recycle! LOL LOVE all 3 cards.. super cute!

Theresa
Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Debi said...

Great inspiration for using the card fronts I've been saving for the last 5 or so years! All your cards are super. Nice work. Thanks so much for playing at Tuesday Throwdown Challenge this week.
Hugs, Debi TT DT

Lisa Lynn said...

Kitty, those are just adorable and it is wonderful that you give them for donations.

vinita jain said...

So adorable cards with recycling idea, creative use, love them all!

Wendy L said...

They are lovely and everyone should do this. xxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Three really cute and gorgeous cards Kitty.
Hugs
Cathy
xxx

Olga Fink said...

Hello Kitty! I am sorry I haven't commented on your posts lately but I have looked at all I have missed and as always your creations are very beautiful and so inspiring!
Thank you for sharing your tips today! I will go and have a look at Crafty Vicky!
xoxo olga

Borqna said...

Lovely Christmas cards Kitty - bravo!

Petra Swart said...

Yeah for recycling and supporting charity with your cards, Kitty!!!! These are all so adorable!!!! The kids will love them!!!!
Hugz

Preeti D. (aka Preety) said...

Superb cards :) v cute.
xxx
preeti

Sandy Trefger said...

Such sweet and adorable Christmas cards! Thank you for sharing with us at Cards in Envy.

CHRISTINA HOR said...

WOW Kitty! You're amazing! I can't believe you're already starting on your Christmas cards. I'm still waiting for Spring to arrive. Haha. Awesome job using the recycle pieces! They all so CUTE and beautiful. I hope you know how incredibly talented you are and what a big inspiration you are to the crafty world Kitty. And of how blessed I am for your friendship. Thanks so much for the list of names! I see one potential on there :) I'm heading out for my classes Thursday afternoon but want to stop by to wish you a lovely rest of your week before I go Kitty. Get some rest and take care. Hugs.

KT Fit Kitty said...

I sent you an email, Fiki!

Donna said...

What a great idea and the cards turned out fabulously adorable Kitty, off to watch the video.

terrie said...

Well done Kitty on your re-cycling your Christmas cards...they all turned out fantastic...
When my sister comes to visit me during the summer she brings me all of her old Christmas cards and they do come in handy....
thanks for sharing your technique.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are very sweet. I've tried recycling Christmas cards but I always feel like I'm cheating on all the stamps and supplies I have. I think you have the perfect mix of tools/supplies and already made card toppers.

Hetty said...

Awesome to use the cards again, way to much is wasted. You did a wonderful job.
They look like new. Who can tell they are reused!

Ann Abrahamson said...

Wonderful use of your recycled cards! They are adorable! Thanks for sharing them with us over at Cards in Envy ~ Annie

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

Stephanie Gold said...

What a fun idea!! Very creative. Thank you for entering the challenge at Clique Kits! <3

Meihsia Liu said...

Your cards are so adorable and beautiful. Love the pretty background and the cute images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

All are fantastic and so cool that you used recycled things to create them.

Birdie said...

Great job of repurposing and if I had to pick...nope, can't do it! Like them all as will the ones receiving. Thanks for sharing on the PIP blog this week.

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute cards, great recycling. it's hard to pick just one. so I won't even try. Fab. job.

marion said...

I think recycling is a wonderfull idea, it is so lovely all cards, hard to pick one I like best, lots of hugs and love, cuddles to your furbabys, xxx, Marion

Lisa said...

These are fantastic! I'm gonna have to take a look at the cards I'm saving....much better than sitting in a box I'd say...

Rae Ann said...

These are so adorable! What a great way to recycle old Christmas cards. I love how these will be used too.

Thank you for joining us at Li’l Patch of Crafty Friends for our challenge.

Marie B. said...

Those are adorable recycled images! I'm jealous of the cute Christmas cards you get...lol! :)

Julie said...

Such cute cards
Thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge extra.
Julie T

Melanie said...

A lovely card!
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…