Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Deck The Halls

Last year I received a gift in a pretty Christmas toile gift bag, but it got kind of wrinkled during the hustle and bustle of Christmas Day.  I saved it so I could repurpose it for cards (what else?!):

I mounted a piece of the bag on Cherry Cobbler cardstock, then on a kraft base.  I wrapped a piece of gold-thread crochet trim and dark red twine around the layers.

The sentiment is from Tinsel & Twig by Girls' Paperie (found at a deep discount at Tuesday Morning in NC over Thanksgiving).  I stamped it on a Decorative Label Punch (SU), then edged with gold tinsel glitter.  I added a button from my stash and a punched heart.

I'm entering this at Ribbon Carousel, where the challenge is to use twine.  I've got two kinds!

Thanks for looking, and I'll be back tomorrow with a new Play Date Cafe challenge.  I can't wait for you to see my card!


Stamps:  Tinsel & Twig - Girls' Paperie
Paper:  kraft, Cherry Cobbler - SU; repurposed gift bag
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; Frayed Burlap Distress - Ranger
Punch:  Decorative Label, Heart to Heart - SU
Other:  twine; button;  lace; Gold Tinsel Glitter - Martha Stewart


Stella said...

Such an elegant and chic way of recycling!!! I love this Christmas toile. Red is not my forte to work with but I love the warm look of red. This is perfect for Christmas and the lucky recipeit should cherish this gorgeous keepsake. ove it!

Stella said...

I meant recipient :)
And I love it!

Marisa said...

Loving the gold sparkle around the sentiment :) Lovely natural feel to the card.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE red/kraft and GOLD!! Love that tinsel!! Beautiful card--LOVE everything about it, Col!

Lisa Elton said...

Ahhh don't you just love toile. Way to recylcle something so pretty Colleen,marvelous card!

Unknown said...

I Love this.. Such a beautiful card..

Hugs, Linda

~Tammy~ said...

You are such a girl after my own heart! Recycling! However, I have never tried working with wrapping paper! Why, I do not know, but I should give it a whirl!

I would have saved this too! This is one fantastic vintage card! Love the gold tinsel.

Anonymous said...

How fun! Sort of a vintage feel that looks like it came out of an old story book or Dicken's novel! The gold tinsel gives it just that fun little element along with the heart! Great job! I still don't see how you keep producing these great cards! Happy holidaze!

Chris R. from Iowa

Andrea Ewen said...

Darling card, the red with the kraft...a beautiful combination! And I love your "repurposed" word...I prefer to use "cannibalized"...but I guess maybe my word could use a little refinement... :)

Benzi said...

Super card and the Christmas toile is so awesome! I thought I bought some of the Martha Stewart tinsel glitter last year after I saw you use it. But, I can't find it...could be hidden away forever in that craft room. Maybe it will turn up someday.

Emily Keaton said...

How fun, Col!! That must have been a pretty toile gift bag--I love seeing its new life as a card. That tinsel glitter is SO cool-looking, too. :)

Bonnie said...

You put that bag to good use! I love that bit of tinsel. It brings back happy memories of my Grandma's Christmas tree. How she loved tinsel!

Donna B. said...

This card is so pretty and so creative Colleen!! Love that you used the bag for the background and the vintagey sentiment is perfect! I guess I need to go to Tuesday Morning while I'm off this week! Love the gold tinsel glitter - thanks for reminding me I have that stuff and need to use it!!

Shirley said...

How perfectly Santa and the edge for your sentiment is perfect!

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