Friday, December 11, 2009

Sharon Johnson Stamp Simply Challenge/JustRite

Merry Christmas to YOU! This week Sharon has a much needed challenge, for me anyway! It's crunch time, to get those Christmas cards done so we are altering a purchased card and giving it that handmade feel! You can do this by adding a photo, embellishments, a stamped image, whatever you choose!

OR you may take an old card, cut portions of it you like and create a new card. Just get some element that was store bought at one time! That is exactly what I did! I have always recycled our Christmas cards! All the various styles, colors, and designs fascinate me...I love them all! I trim many to use as gift tags, build card houses (will share this 20 year old pattern soon), and create new cards to send. At this point the easier the better to get those cards completed! My card today is a recycled card front that is trimmed down, distressed along the edging using my Making Memories distress tool, and adhered to two pieces of cardstock. I did add this stamped sentiment to the card front. Remember this post HERE? Where I shared a tip when stamping your JustRite images. Always stamp a few extra images, place them in a pocket file to use for this very kind of creation! It's crunch time after all! And this worked perfect...this card was complete in a matter of minutes! The sentiment image is from JustRite's A Merry Little Christmas Set. Using just the center makes it even faster! I have mentioned this before too, but it bears repeating...this set is going to be utilized far into the winter season with the Happy New Year image, the snowflake, pairing the borders with other sets, I could go on and on! But I'll refrain, because I have to get back to those Christmas cards!

We hope you will join us this week! If you upload to Splitcoaststampers use this keyword: ssnotime117. Please let us know if you upload to your blog as well! You may play anytime, as many times you want! Check out the super talented Stamp Simply team designers blogs to see what they have been up to! Sharon Johnson Michelle Woerner (December Guest Designer) Tammy Hershberger Jenny Gropp Barbara Anders Janine Orchard Deb Saaranen AJ Otto (will post mid-day Fri) Jennifer Buck (taking the day off) Julie Koerber (taking the day off) Take good care, please know how much I appreciate you stopping by! Have a great weekend, my friends!

12 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this snowman card -- a GREAT way to reuse those old cards! I, too, have recycled Christmas cards for years and years, mostly for cards and tags. Now your HOUSE has me interested -- please, DO SHARE!!!

AJ said...

IF ONLY I were that organized!! Love it, and you are right, quick and easy and adorable! :)

Janine said...

Hi Barb!! Love what you did here!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Tammy Hershberger said...

That snowman is precious, and your design is wonderful Barb! You've perfectly shown how easy this challenge is and FUN!

Deborah Saaranen said...

So sweet Barb! Love the JustRite addition!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Super duper cute card! Great touches! Hugs,

The Rubber Maid said...

Perfect recycled card. Cute tag which makes the card special. Very nice! Pat

Rose Ann said...

So perfect for the challenge...and so resourceful too! It turned out fabulously, Barb!!

Barbara said...

Wonderful way to recycle a card! Love that snowman and the JustRite sentiment is just right :)

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, your tag is perfect for it!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

wow, this looks grat with the added circle sentiment, lovely...have a wonderful evening!

enjoy *~*

Jenny Gropp said...

Wonderfully done!!! Love JustRite for the ease and lovley designs, perfect use of them on this challenge!