Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge

I thought it would be fun to participate in Papertrey’s December Blog Hop. The challenge this month was to create a paper crafting project using scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycled gift tags or bits of ribbon. We received a standard “Hallmark” type card (although I am not sure if it truly was a Hallmark card) that had some nice patterns on it. So, I cut it up and created this Christmas thank you card. I just have to make sure I don’t send this thank you card to the family that gave us the original Christmas card. LOL!
There’s not much to explain about how I made the card as it is pretty simple. I am having fun making accordion flowers lately so I had to add one to this card. I used CTMH Colonial White cardstock as the base and the original card pieces for the rest. The sentiment is Papertrey’s Signature Greetings stamped with CTMH’s Cocoa ink. The button is from Papertrey’s White & Cream Mix with a small piece of CTMH Chocolate Waxy Flax threaded through the middle. I sponged some Chocolate ink around the edges to finish it off.
This is what the original card looked like before I had at it with my scissors and paper trimmer. LOL!

23 comments:

  1. These are so pretty!!! I love that folded flower!

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  2. Great cards!

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  3. LOVE that accordian flower! This card is just STUNNING!

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  4. You did a beautiful job! Your flower is fantastic!

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  5. Oh your layout is fantastic with the scraps from that card...I like it even more than the original :) Love that folded flower, so cute!

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  6. i like your version much better than the original. gorgeous colors. and even if you did send it to the original sender i don't think they'd even recognize it!!

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  7. Pretty card! Your accordian flower is awesome!

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  8. I like yours beter than the original, lol, and you still have that pretty Santa to use!

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  9. Those ARE nice patterns! I can see why you chose it, your re-creations are pretty.

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  10. Looks like someone made the card you repurposed! But, I must say it does look MUCH better now! ;)

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  11. Oh, your creation is my FAV of the two!!!

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  12. oh, that's a great card make-over! love your version!

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  13. Gotta try me one of those accordion flowers....very creative use for recycling that card!

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  14. wow, did you ever improve THAT Christmas card. yours is so elegant. i adore it, great work!!

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  15. Good job recycling the original card; I like everything about it. Very nice. :)

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  16. I think your card is just lovely. The colors you used work beautifully together. Great job on the challenge with this one!

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  17. Wow, Lisa, that's GREAT re-use of the card! I love it!

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  18. Love what you did - your new card is FABULOUS!!!

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  19. This is beautiful! Love how you used the original card, the shape of it and the accordian flower! Very cute!

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  20. Great transformation of the original card. (Maybe you improved on it!) Great card layout and design. Love the accordian flower!

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