Monday, September 5, 2011

Christmas Challenge-Something Old - Everything on the cards must be at least a year old - Anything Goes

I can't believe I did the CCAYR so soon! I am actually quite pleased with myself. The card above I had some scrap paper lying around for a few years (don't we all have this:)). I had some sparkly green paper and an ornament sticker from at least 5 years ago and the holly leaves. I cut out the stickers and placed them around the card and the ornament in the centre and I used my good ole stickles in red that I bought at least 6 years ago and finished it off with some glitter border stickers.

This Santa I have had for for 6 years I think and the tissue paper I got from a stamp store(they used it to wrap up the stamp). I stamped my old Santa in apricot brown dye ink and surrounded him in some old braid that has been hanging around for a decade or so and finished it off with border stickers and some red crystals. I found it a challenge to find old stuff and also remember when I bought everything. These I also know (the borders) were at least 2 years old and same with the crystals.

I had this red gloss mirror paper for at least 3 years and the gold ribbon netting was from a wedding I went to 5 years ago(the coated almonds were wrapped in the netting. Does anyone ever eat those almonds?). I wrapped the paper with the netting and then I used basic black card stock (remnant) and stamped the tree in gold and embossed with egyptian gold and highlighted with my border stickers...all over 3 years old.

I had this lovely red soft glitter effect paper for at least a is so pretty I had a hard time to cut it(strange... yes). I used a basic black remnant paper and stamped it in gold and used gold powder for embossing. I then coloured it with twinkling H20's using iridescent red, green and garnet and magneta and sage green and a dark green for all the colouring....Yup highlighted everything with my stash of border stickers. I know I bought my H20's way over 6 years ago and the border stickers are always over a year or more.

The last card I went blue! I used that great mirror blue paper and the picture doesn't do it justice...this paper is so pretty! I had the glitter stickers for, I think 7 years if not more, and I used it as a border. I took creatix paints in iridescent, blue, green, and violet and brushed it on black paper and then...painfully, I might add, I took sticky tape and patiently lifted the remains of an ornament (The actual outline I used a long time ago but this was what was left and it still shows the image of an ornament) from the paper it was on and then transferred it onto the paper I coloured with the creatix paints that I bought a decade ago. I finished it off with a ribbon I bought about 6 years ago. So there is all my old stash but I have so much stash that I could make 20 cards or more with all the old stuff. This was fun! Everyone have a great week and month ahead!


  1. All so pretty but the third one is my fave... so classic. Nonetheless all of them are beauties.
    Saw your card on MIM.

    xxx Monica

  2. Pretty cards - the Christmas tree one is my favorite, hands down!

  3. 5 lovely card and well done for using you old stash! thanks for joining us @ CCAYR. x

  4. Gorgeous, gorgeous Christmas cards! I wish I could click my heels and see snow. :D Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talent with us at Make It Monday.
    Good luck to you...
    Lisa xx
    P.S.. it's okay if the snow holds off for a bit longer though...I'll just come back and look at your cards. I don't have to shovel cards. LOL

  5. You are way a head of me on Christmas cards and man are they all fantastic. Thanks for sharing it at MIM, sure glad I stopped in.

  6. Oh wow, you did all five and how beautiful they are Birgit. Can't wait to see what you have in store for us next month. Thanks for joining us at CCAYR. "Hugs" Carol