Wednesday 28 April 2021

Recycled Christmas Cards

The Rudolph Days April Challenge ends in a couple of days, so I made two Christmas cards today to join in the Challenge.  I seem to be behind in my plan to recycle more of the shop bought Christmas cards we received, so today I thought I'd get back on track and recycle a couple more.  Really quick and easy this time.  I trimmed both cards down, layered them on a mat and attached them to a card blank.

On the first card I used a dark silver glitter mat.....

..... and the second card has a black mat.  The silver background was part of the original card.

I am joining in the following challenges:


  1. Two wonderful bits of upcycling Liz and both cards look very pretty. x

  2. Hi Liz

    What great recycling.

    You have created two wonderful Christmas cards. Much better than simply putting old cards into a recycling bin!

    Hope all is well with you.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Wonderful cards, I just love this and suited for any occasion. xxx
    Thanks for well wishes, recovering easily after a tooth extraction under GA but all good.

  4. Great idea to recycle shop bought cards and these two are really nice - better than the original I'd say!!

  5. Great idea to recycle Liz and both cards are wonderful x.

  6. I love these gorgeous recycled cards Liz. Thanks for joining the fun at Rudolph Days this month.

    Sue xx

  7. Great cards Liz, they both look very elegant.
    Katrina x

  8. Great recycling Liz- the cards are gorgeous,

  9. Two beautiful cards from recycling! Well done!

  10. Awesome idea to recycle! Both your cards are so beautiful!

  11. Originally beautiful cards methinks, but you've made them even more so, gorgeous cards Liz.
    Faith x

    1. I'm tempted to send them to the friends who sent us the original cards to see if they notice. 🤣 xx

  12. These are lovely and a wonderful way to recycle. It's a shame not to re-use them.

  13. Two beautiful cards using the recycled cards.

  14. So beautiful, Liz! Love the gorgeous snowflakes! I need to get my Rudolph Day card posted - I'm running out of time!

  15. Beautiful cards - good to get ahead Liz. Shabneez

  16. Hi Liz,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    What fab re-cycling those images are too lovely to throw away.
    Love how you have matted them on your different colour card stock.
    That snowflake is so pretty and the wreath is very unusual and beautiful.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  17. Lovely cards Liz - I have the first one in my 'cards to recycle' box too.
    Kath x

  18. These two upcycled cards look lovely. I like to upcycle is a good feeling to save something from being thrown away! As I am often making cards to donate, I upcucle when I can.
    Thanks for taking part in the Rudolph Days Challenge.

  19. Oooo what a pair of fabby cards and thanks for joining us April's Rudolph Days Challenge, Luv Sam x

  20. Great upcycling! Two very pretty cards!

  21. Your up cycled cards are always so good Liz, I love these.
    Janice x


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