Every year before I recycle my Christmas cards, I recycle my Christmas cards! Meaning: I cut out what I can use and make new cards for the next year. I did that this morning while watching TV. Using the cards I received this past Christmas and some paper scraps and twine, I made 16 cards to add to my 2014 stash. Several were just perfect on their own, so I just cut out the image on the front and taped it down onto a new card base:
Some I cut just small images and re-mounted them:
These two were made using a leftover print and cut Hello Kitty, some leftover paper and vellum, the back of one of my Christmas cards, and some bling:
And this last one used just the sentiment from one of the cards:
I was happy with how they turned out. I probably have enough cards to send this year, but my goal was 100 and I only have 70. So I do have a ways to go, but I enjoyed my card making session this morning! Good use of resources I had on hand and good use of my time!