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.