Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Let It Snow- New to Me Challenges

Still trying to make enough cards for the friends I'll be meeting up with this weekend. This card is for several challenges. First up I found out from Amy's blog about Jingle Belles, a new challenge blog designed to help build up Christmas card stashes throughout the year. Since I'm still working on the cards for this past Christmas this seems perfect for me. The first challenge is to use something old and something new (old stash plus something new like a Christmas present). So I used my new Cricut and BoBunny Winter Joy papers combined with an old tag and old ribbon. Also this is for the Fantabulous Cricut challenge of Snowy Delights. The snowflake strip was cut from my Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I figure the best way to make sure I use my new Cricut is to join challenges.

While at Micheal's looking at after Christmas bargains I was found this large recipe box for $1 and thought it would be a perfect place to collect a stash of Christmas cards especially because it even holds large 5x5 cards. The other box I have for my cards is usually pretty crowded so I figured having a second one for Christmas cards wouldn't be a bad idea. Plus it would be a personal challenge to fill up the box with cards for next year. I altered it just a touch to cover the recipes label and then labeled some dividers inside to keep Christmas and Winter cards separate.




15 comments :

  1. LOVE the card...sooooooo fabbie!!!!

    what a great altered box!

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  2. Hiya Jess!

    Fabulous card hun and I just LOVE the idea of the boxes!! Must see if I can get some here in the UK :o)

    Hugs Vicky xx

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  3. This card is fantastic Jess congrats on owning a Cricut how fun for you!

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  4. ok, i LOVE the card...all those fun cheerful snowy patterns...that great ribbon....and what a cool tag! but also you've made me realize: I TOTALLY NEED A SPECIAL BOX for my jingle belle cards!!! (how did i not SEE THAT before??! thank you!!!) :) :) :)

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  5. This is a lovely card. I'm glad to see another Christmas challenge blog beginning. I too have started Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge blog - please feel free to add your card if you'd like to - challenge 1 is open until 22:00 UK time Friday 7 January. x

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  6. What to go on filling up that box ... I actually do keep two myself (one for planned-upcoming events & misc and another for holiday). It's fun to watch it fill up during the year. Love those magical snowflakes ... thanks so much for joining our Jingle Belle fun.

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  7. pretty card, the card box is a great idea! Thanks for playing with us at FCCB

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  8. Great stuff! Thanks for playing along with us at FCCB this week.

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  9. SUPER CUTE! I love the colors and patterns together!

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  10. Beautiful card with great colors! Thanks for joining us at FCCB!

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  11. Love the card and box idea! Great job!

    Olivia
    ojdorman.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, I've totally overlooked that snowflake border on SYI. Your card is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Fantabulous Cricut!

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  13. Great card! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at FCCB!

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  14. So cute, and such beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at FCCB

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  15. What a pretty card, and a super idea to hold cards in!! Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

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