Sunday, January 18, 2015

Upcycled Christmas

  This fancy gold foil ornament and red tag were attached to a gift we got from my SIL. I set it aside for potential upcycling for a card, and this is what I came up with. I used a couple of snippets of patterened paper cut on a diagonal behind it, and added a card stock sticker for a sentiment.

I wanted to give a shout-out to Di, owner of Pixie's Snippet Playground, for showcasing all her lovely upcycled Christmas cards. Since I've become a follower of her blog, I have really started to see the possibilities of upcycling.  I did a bunch of upcycling in November when I was churning out all those cards for Vera Ling's card drive, but I was in such a hurry to produce I didn't get around to photographing any.

Also, this card is a trifecta for Craftyhazelnut's challenges, managing to qualify for her weekly Christmas challenge, monthly Christmas challenge, and her monthly patterned paper all in one fell swoop. I think that's a first for me.

I'm playing in these challenges:

CHNC Christmas #212 -- Upcycled or recylcled
CHNC Christmas Extra/Janurary -- Anything Christmas
CHNC Patterned Paper/January -- must use patterened paper
CRAFT #294 -- Christmas
Pixie's Snippet Playground #160 -- snippets


  1. Wow, this is an upcycle deluxe! You have inspired me to take a look at the cards I received. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CRAFT Challenge!

  2. Gorgeous upcycling Sandy! And thank you so much for the shout out :)


    Di xx

  3. Super card. Thanks for entering all of my Craftyhazelnut's challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  4. Brilliant bit of recycling that ornament looks so ornate, love the papers and card design, thank you for joining our challenge at CHNC Extra
    lorraine x

  5. I think Di is influencing a lot of people these days! I've seen a lot of upcycled/recycled Christmas cards lately. I'm thinking about breaking out the cards I received in 2013 but I have so many other things I should be doing.

  6. A really great card - love the paper cut into triangles.

    Thanks for joining us at the CRAFT challenge.

    Helen x

  7. Great upcycled items, Sandy, creating a very colourful and fun card. Like Di, I'm really into recycling/upcycling mainly because I hate to toss all those lovely cards my friends and family take the trouble to send to me. Elizabeth xx


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