Sunday, November 27, 2011

Yes, I recycled my hubbys shirt for this years Christmas Cards

Being the thrifty scrapper that I am means recycling is a GOOD thing!  My hubby had on a shirt, a green plaid, and griped that he had a hole in the elbow.  He was ready to rip it off and toss it when I said "wait, throw that in the washer".  You should have seen the look I got.  

After that puppy was washed, I ripped it into thin strips and those green plaid strips are across this years Christmas Card.  I guess I'm gonna have to scrap that

My daily wander over to Amazing Paper Grace gave me the inspiration for this year.  It always takes me a bit to find a stamp I like, and paper that yells "me me", but once I saw this beauty I made my decision right away.  Becca's creations are always so lovely but I need to make 65 of these so I had to adjust my scraplift accordingly.

Here's my version
 The stamps are from Waltzingmouse Stamps and are available here.  Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornament Die and Lacey Squares Dies were used.  The papers are all bazzill, with the exception of the kraft paper.  I like the way the linen texture looks with the heat embossing on it.  The gold swirls are Aleenes Paper Glaze with Recollections Gold Glitter and I just free handed the swirls.  My ornament is hanging with a paper clip that I cut and bent.


  1. wow those swirls are amazing and I Love that fabric strip! Beautiful card!

  2. Gorgeous Beverly!!! Thank you for showing me!!!

  3. Beverly this is absolutely fabulous! I love the fabric from your hubby's shirt!! 65 of those? My goodness you are one crafting dynamo!!

  4. Hi Beverly! I LOVE your Christmas card, and I love how you used your husband's shirt for it!! Beautiful job ...


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