Saturday, February 20, 2016


Good Saturday morning!  I hope all is well, wherever you are!  Here is another Christmas card for my stash this year:
I am trying this year to be more conscious about recycling used Christmas cards, so here is one of them.  I even had a couple of my coworkers ask me if I wanted their old cards...couldn't pass that up!  I thought this image of the Holy Family was just so pretty in blue, and perfect to re-use.  The dp is from my favorite 12x12 pad, K & Co's Winter Wonderland.  This paper was the whole reason I got two of these pads several years ago.  I backed every layer with the darkest blue Recollections cardstock I have, and used the Lacey Circles Spellbinders to mat my image and the Papertrey Ink Signature Christmas sentiment.  The "Noel" was stamped in one of my newest Distress Ink acquisitions, Chipped Sapphire, and I edged the white circle with it too.
The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #14:  Anything goes OR optional Winter Wonderland theme
The Glory of Christmas #78:  Anything goes OR Angel or Fairy
CHNC #269:  Cute OR anything goes Christmas  (missed the blue one!)
Holly Jolly #65:  Emboss it   (light blue layer embossed with Darice Vine Pattern folder)
A Snowflake's Promise #16:  Anything goes OR optional Love
Crafty Calendar:  Love is in the air  (this may be a stretch, but what greater gift of love is there?)
Creative Card Crew #106:  Love  (again, this may be a stretch)
CHN Patterned Paper:  Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday:  Recycle/Upcycle
Create and Inspire #39:  Anything goes
Crafting with Friends #14:  Anything goes
Word Art Wednesday #220:  Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs:  Let's get Sentimental
I guess that covers it!  Thanks for stopping by...Enjoy your weekend, and may God richly bless you!  :)
~Marie B~


  1. Beautiful card!! I've saved some cards to recycle, too, so I hope mine look as great as this!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!
    Debbie (TMS DT)
    Debbie's Dash of This and That

  2. Stunning card, love the strip of embossed card and the colour combo. Thanks for joining us over at Holly Jolly Challenge, good luck and hope to see you again.
    Denise DT

  3. Lovely card and a wonderful piece of recycling! Thank you so much for sharing your project and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

  4. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at 12 months of Christmas cards link up and The Glory of Christmas. Hope to see you again next time,

  5. Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting With Friends

  6. fab card
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  7. Fabulous card Maria. Love your design and how you recycled a Christmas card. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

  8. This is beautiful! You remind me I haven't made any Christmas cards yet this month and I promised myself I would.

  9. I save all my old cards too - they are great for just this purpose! It seems such a shame to throw them away when you can recycle them and make a beautiful card like this! Well done!

  10. Another Fabulous Christmas card - you'll have tons made up by the time the Holiday starts up - So Pretty! Have a great Weekend! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  11. What a gorgeous card, Marie. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. I'm SO grateful and blessed to have you share your talents with us.
    Karen Letchworth
    Word Art Wednesday

  12. Great card! Thanks for joining us at CHNPP xx Jan dt

  13. This card is a beauty. So blessed you joined our last Challenge and hope you join us again in our current Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Leaving you with the encouragement only the Word of God can provide in James 1:12 which tells us, "Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him." Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN



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