Friday, December 31, 2010

Last Card of 2010

My heart doesn't want to let go of Christmas cards just yet...so I made one more today, the last day of 2010.

As a holiday gift, we received a package of milk chocolates from England.  Each small bar was wrapped with a different vintage Christmas image, such as the one above.  I carefully removed the wrappers before doling them out to my family.  Here, I matted it on a piece of black cardstock for stability and definition.  The gold snowflakes and swirls are joined on one large acetate die-cut from K & Company's Brenda Walton collection.  The gold ribbon is repurposed after receiving it on a gift this year.  What a quick, easy card! 



I feel I could keep going with the holiday cards for a little while longer, but I'm sure many folks are just plain old tired of them.  So while I can't promise this is the last Christmas card for me this winter, it definitely is for this year.  :)

Happy New Year!

Colleen

Paper:  kraft, Basic Black
Other:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder (SU), gold ribbon from a package, acetate die-cut from K & Company Brenda Walton collection, dimensionals, candy wrapper

10 comments:

iriseyes said...

Such a beautiful card, Colleen! And the bonus is ...it smells of chocolate! Who wouldn't love it?

TFS!!

Tracey said...

SO BEAUTIFUL!!! I know what you mean about the Christmas cards ....I don't want to stop them either!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, what an awesome thing to re-purpose: vintage style chocolate wrappers!!! Fantastic!! I love the great look of this pretty card. :)

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous!! Such a yummy idea to re-purpose those chocolate wrappers!! I think as long as there is snow on the ground or in the forecast Christmas cards can still be made ;) Happy New Year!

Karen W said...

Wow what a wonderful idea, beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Way to re-purpose! As a former science teacher, I love that you are re-using! Woo hoo! And what a fabulous card, too! I love the way that you cut the acetate so that it extended onto the ribbon. Gorgeous!

Tammy said...

I don't blame you! I am not ready to let it go either! What a great idea too! Stunning as always!

Benzi said...

So gorgeous, Colleen! And, such a great idea to use that wonderful vintage image. Love the swirls and snowflakes. I don't want to quit making Chrismtas card, either.

Bonnie said...

How smart to carefully unwrap the chocolate and reuse the adorable image! What a beautiful Christmas card! I think Christmas cards are like Christmas music, I never tire of them!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday card! Wonderful use of the candy wrapper, love the acetate overlay!

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