Monday, December 10, 2012

Postage Stamp Christmas Tree

Here is another one of my famous Recycled Greetings.

I cut out the Christmas tree and matted it on a gold scalloped die cut (Spellbinder's).  I raised it a little with pop dots and added it to the card.  The gold paper is even a piece of recycled Christmas card.

I was inspired by the color challenge over at Paper Secrets.

Thanks for visiting.  I hope this inspires you to recycle the Christmas cards you receive.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Advent Trees

I thought it would be fun to make some Advent Calendars this year.  
I found an online tutorial for making little boxes out of old greeting cards and I just happen to have plenty of those.  I really enjoyed making all of the little boxes.
I arranged the boxes into a tree shape and then cut a tree out of a large piece of cardboard.
Then I covered the cardboard and adhered the boxes on with foam tape.

This is the tree I made for Todd.  

And this is my tree (where Todd or the dogs put my little gifts).

These will be entered in the Go Fish Challenge #30.

Todd's idea was to start from the bottom and work our way up.  I'm glad I didn't number the boxes.

If you were one of the generous people that sent me your Christmas cards last year (or in past years), you might see some of your cards here.

These boxes are addicting to make, I could make a million more, but I don't know what I'd do with them.  Leave me a comment if you have any ideas for me.