Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Jingle Belles JB12:01b

Whilst I was attempting to clean-up Christmas around here this past weekend, it occurred to me that the box of Christmas tea that I received from two of the teachers I work with had some lovely vintage holiday images that could be repurposed into cards and the smaller ones, bookmarks.  Then I got busy and almost totally forgot about making my card for the second week in January. 

We are using the same prompt for two weeks, and while I'm sure that it's optional whether to make two cards during that time, I thought that in this case I would.

Here's the large box which contained 9 smaller boxes and all those potential reuses.

I was lucky enough to have received from HWNSNBP the Poppystamps window die that was on my list and was thrilled that the front of the smaller boxes fits perfectly inside the window frame.

The card is on an Always Artichoke base with a layer of Cherry Cobbler and then some dsp that looks like vintage wallpaper to me.  I die cut the window out of textured Creamy Caramel cs and used a dauber with Creamy Caramel ink to bring out the texture in the cardstock.  The greenery was punched out of Always Artichoke and the banner is Cherry Cobbler seam binding. 

There is some stamping also - JOY comes from a stamp I found in the $bin at Michael's.  I colored the letters with my markers to match the cardstock and fussy cut them out.  They are popped up with dimensionals on top of that banner.

I am having the most difficult time this week finding things that I "put away" before or during the holidays. Anyone else out there having that problem?  I know that I need to organize my "stuff" better - a project that will be ongoing for the next several weeks - but this has been really driving me crazy and taking up way too much of my time.  I actually was fearful that my new die and a new stamp set I got as gifts might have been inadvertently thrown out with the recycling or garbage.  Thank goodness I found them!

Well, now I will be meandering over to the Jingle Belles blog to see all the lovely creations for this week. I'm sure I will be delighted.


  1. oooooooooooooooooh! how cool are THOSE??!?! and i absolutely love that the images come from a box of tea??!?!? what a brilliant job of crafting AND of "upcycling"!!! love these, missus! ♥

  2. recycled tea boxes with an awesome window die cut ... how fun is that ... what a lovely holiday card.

  3. I love the images from the box and really like the card you made.

  4. I love how you've recycled those tea boxes which are gorgeous. Your card is wonderful.

  5. BEAUTIFUL reuse of those tea box images Lorraine!!!! The window die cut works perfectly and I love the "joy" letters!!!! I have a feeling my tea boxes are no longer safe :)

  6. Wow! I love this card.


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