A Christmas card that was made from old Christmas card scraps - my December 6th festive contribution December 06 2016, 0 Comments

I've been doing pretty good with my daily December blog about something that I've made festive each day. So far, I've added a blog a day as hoped. Today I made this "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" card. Funny thing is, it's made up entirely of old Christmas card scraps. Less the ivory cardstock, that is.

A couple of pop-dots let the banner sit up off the card and gives it dimension. It's edged in Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink to give it an antique/aged look. The phrase came from inside a Christmas card I had from a prior year that someone sent me. This is truly a fun and rewarding way to reuse and upcycle your old cards. You can do this with any holiday...just save your cards.

The little bird window is just the right size and color for what I was looking for to fill in this corner. I added some Wink of Stella glitter pen to the bird's belly. It makes it shimmer.

I also put some on the white snow that is lightly on top of the branches. You can see it in the close-up above.

A music sheet Washi tape runs the length of the card and is transparent so that the images and colors below it shows through. The black was really needed in my eye when I designed this card and went so well with the color palette I was working with. I thought it made it look complete. I just love the glittery red and gold berries and ornament background. And if you can believe this...I just got it in the mail today. It was from my local car dealership and I had no ties to the business to prefer to display it at home over making it into my own awesome Christmas card. 

So you don't need to do any fancy drawing, painting or adding expensive art mediums to your Christmas cards. Just grab some scrap paper, old Christmas cards, your favorite tape and a pair of scissors. You'll be on your way to making your own cards in no time.

Thank you for reading my blog. Enjoy your day.

Written by Jennifer Quilty for Tamm's Marketplace on 12/6/16.