Sunday, December 28, 2014

I Love Christmas Cards (OUAS)

Every Christmas I get cool cards from friends all over the world.  Over the years, I've used many different methods for saving the cards in my scrapbooks.  I've tried scrapping all the cards, but that takes more than one page.  I've tried putting all the cards in a clear pocket, but that makes for a bulky page.  Last year, I cut out my friends' signatures from the cards, and that worked really well, making for a fun, interesting, sleek page.  I decided to do something similar this year, cutting out and scrapping bits and pieces from my friends' cards, as well as one complete red envelope.

Supplies: mitten paper & dotted paper from Lawn Fawn; snowflake paper, border sticker, & journaling spot from October Afternoon; alphabet stickers from Imaginisce; rhinestones from Dee's Place; pen from Zig.

To design the page, I used this sketch from Once Upon A Sketch, where the theme for the month is "It's December..."  I substituted the red envelope for the photo (since they're about the same size), and I journaled on the envelope. 

I filled in the rest of the journaling/embellishment area with the bits and pieces trimmed from the cards.  Here you can see Christmas greetings in English, French, Dutch, German, Polish, Russian, and Hungarian.

The pièce de résistance is this paper star, which one of my friends created from folded tea bag wrappers and a pretty button.  She did such a fabulous job on it, I just had to feature it prominently on my page.

Creating an international-themed project seemed especially appropriate this month, to honor OUAS's international team on the occasion of their final challenge.  Thanks for all the great memories, OUAS.  This is not good bye; I'm sure we'll be seeing each other around the Internet.  :)


Denise van Deventer said...

Such a great idea to create a project from received cards....that's really cool! ;-)

Lizzy Hill said...

Oooh! This is waaaaay cool!!! I love the idea, too...I'm the same as you. I have kept cards in the last, but they are really thanks for this:):) and it's wonderful to see you joining in with using our very last challenge sketch......thanks so much for your support of OUAS:):) and I hope you have a fabbo 2015:):)