Happy Monday Friends!
My husband is a very generous man and makes a lot of contributions to several organizations and of course they always (don't ask me why) send something back in appreciation for his generosity. This time of year it's calendars and Christmas cards.
Of course since I make my own holiday cards, I try to recycle some of these cards (make them my own) as well as give them to my grandkids to send out to family & friends. In fact the little old lady that I have befriended at Bob Evans on Sunday mornings was just saying that she needed to be on the look out for holiday cards and I told her I could 'fix her up' so to save her $$. I have about 30 in a bag to take to her this Sunday lol.
Anyways . . . yesterday I spotted the latest Wednesday challenge over on Simon Says Stamps where the theme is 'Card + Matching Envelope' and thought I would play along. Since there's only a short time left to join in, I opted to recycle one of these contribution holiday cards ... hope you like it.
First, I cut the image from the contribution card (was a large card ... little bigger than 5x7) and decided to create a tri-fold card design. I've used gold metallic paper on the front folded panels to showcase this beautiful image.
I thought the inside sentiment they provided was so pretty, I wanted to reuse it on my card. So I die cut it using a Tutti Designs Scallop Stitched square die and also die cut with the next larger sized die for the gold metallic matting panel.
Lastly was the coordinating envelope.
As I stated, this was a large card and obviously even larger envelope to go with it, but I was able to cut down the size on the image they had on the lower left corner of their envelope, using the next to smallest die from the same TD set. The flap was a little tricky too since I use square flap envelopes in A6 size. But I was able to adhere it in such a manner that it can still be sealed securely and I didn't loose the star.
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I quite happy with the outcome and hope you like it too!
As always ...