Tuesday, December 15, 2009

365 Cards--Days #289 & 290

Okay, super excited today because I won a prize over on the Moxie Fab blog for leaving a comment last week--woot-woot!!  Can't wait to find out what it is!!!

So I have two days of 365 challenges to post today.  I whipped up two cards last night for yesterday's challenge Day #289 Musical Monday: "base your card on a song".  So . . . while listening to some Christmas tunes and skimming through the newspaper flyers and junkmail, I found two junkmail ads that were begging to be repurposed into cards and they each reminded me of a Christmas song.  Since I still hadn't made cards for my parents, I thought I'd repurpose these ads into cards.

The first one is for my mom; the image from an ad to a local florist/nursery reminded me of "The Holly and the Ivy".  I just generated the sentiment on Word and printed it onto vellum.  Glitter cardstock is from My Mind's Eye.

The second one is for my dad; the silvery image from a ReMax ad reminded me of "Silver Bells".  The letters are stickers from an old set I had, but they were too light in colour, so I inked them up with Colorbox Blue Lagoon and then embossed them to add a bit of sparkle. I'm still deciding if I'm going to add a holiday sentiment somewhere.

Day #290 is Tuesday's Trio--we had to use the following 3 items somewhere on our card: Chipboard, Blossom and Button.  I've been really loving Damask prints, and love creating patterned paper with the new TPC Studio set I got, so I stamped that onto the bottom of the card, and then added the Chipboard-Blossom-Button flower.  [Sorry--my flash setting was driving me nuts today]

Gotta run--baby is starting to stir from his nap!  Thanks 4 your time!!


  1. They are all beautiful! Beautiful ornament image, love that card!

  2. Wow, luv your damask stamping! That is a gorgeous card. Luv how you recycled those ads into beautiful cards!

  3. fantastic job on all cards!! :) i luv the one for your mother!! your so clever to reuse ads :)

  4. Your "silver bells" card is great! I really love the way you interpreted it! Congrats on your win - I hope it's something you really enjoy :)

  5. I love the bells card! And check you out recycling! Good on you!

  6. choh, you get quality junk mail where you live! I'm jealous....

    Ours is all mystic tarot cards reading and pizzas. Maybe I could do a pizza card, but it wouldn't come anywhere near the beauty of yours!


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