We just undecorated the tree on Sunday. So glad that it takes a lot less time undecorating than decorating. We have mostly what I call "directional" ornaments which take time placing just so so that they face outward on the branches. And we have a lot of ornaments collected over the years so the decorating process is both fun and lengthy. It's all packed up now. But that doesn't really put an end to Christmas because there is a transition right into Christmas for 2019 in the form of the Jingle Belles Blog Christmas card challenges.
As you might be able to tell from the title, the theme this fortnight is "presents" in the form of gift wrap or tags - used or new.
For my first card I chose to use something used. This double-sided gift wrap lent itself well to be repurposed into a card. I rescued a portion of the striped side for my background and found one of the deer motifs that was not wrinkled and easily isolated.
The card base is white and the deer is framed in white also. I found a scrap of white to add the sentiment to. The deer pattern is ghosting through the white parts of the wrapping paper, but I actually think it looks a little cool.
Okay, so I've saved a few more bits of Christmas wrapping that I hope to get to before then end of this challenge. Until then, you can always check out what's been shared already at the Jingle Belles blog by clicking here.