Monday, April 21, 2014

Joy to the Earth!

I haven't forgotten my personal pledge to play along in all the jingle belles challenges this year - but being away for the month of March got me so far behind I can see my own rear end! Instead of trying to catch up with the ones I missed now (with Mother's Day breathing down my neck, lol) I figured I would jump back in with the current challenge & work on catching up over the summer. SO, here's my card using a recycled greeting card & some scavenged ribbon from some pajamas! My hubby knows that's my favourite gift - and he even knows to choose the one with pretty ribbon tied around it if he can't decide. What a guy :)


Supplies: recycled card front & ribbon; gold mirror paper; corsage pin & beads


I bent the end of the pin so that I could tuck it into the cardinal panel & tape it to the back to keep the sharp part covered. The birds were even pre-glittered!

xoxo,
Jessi


13 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Cut yourself some slack girl!! So beautiful and so perfect for the holidays!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Holy smokes, Jessi! Fabulous card and way to recycle!

Dana said...

Gorgeous, Gorgeous card!! Awesome that you have him so well trained!!! hehe!!!

jimlynn said...

So beautiful and it didn't need anything other than the corsage pin and ribbon! Gorgeous......bet the jammies are cute too!
Lynn

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I love these upcycled birds. It is a beautiful card!

Barbara Godden said...

Gorgeous card, love those recycled cardinals. You did a fabulous job all the extra sparkle and bling.

Chris D. said...

Way to recycle a card, Jessi! This is gorgeous!

fairyrocks said...

Beautiful Christmas card. I have never seen the red cardinals. But if they are half a beautiful as this, they make my list! Keep smiling and creating,my friend.

Lindsey said...

Gorgeous way to upcycle a Christmas card! I keep all those cards that charities send... I need to start doing this! ;)

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a pretty card! And so earth day friendly. I keep saying I need to get a higher quality of friend, who sends me Christmas cards worthy of recycling like this and not dollar store rejects. LOL! Or could it be that most of the cards I get are homemade?

Greta said...

Wow--what a great use of the beautiful cardinal card, Jessi!

lauren bergold said...

what a beautiful "save" from last year's xmas cards AND pajamas, lol! and you've used them both to perfection--what a gorgeous card. thanks for joining our earth day fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

ps: very clever to forget about catching up and just leap back in... i mean, these are all "extra" cards in a sense; every one you get done before december is a BONUS!!! :)

SmilynStef said...

I'm a PJ lover too ... and the ribbon wrap is an extra bonus ... so very glad you celebrated Earth Day with us at Jingle Belles.