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I am Sarah, a stay at home mom of two wonderful, little boys. In my life before kids I was a fifth grade teacher. I now work with first year teachers, which I love. Creating is one of the ways I stay sane. I become very cranky if I have not stamped or scrapped in a while. Join me on this creative journey.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Papertrey December Blog Hop Challenge


Holiday Leftovers

It's that time again for our annual holiday leftovers challenge! Use scraps of wrapping paper, parts of holiday cards, recycle gift tags or bits of ribbon on a paper crafting project. We all have plenty of it laying around after all the holiday excitement and this is your chance to incorporate some of those pretty little things into an amazing piece of art!

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I was happy to have a chance to work on this challenge. My husband is an assistant principal in an elementary school. During the holidays he gets lots of gift cards. Have you ever noticed how pretty gift card envelopes are? When I give gift cards (probably you as well) I make my own, but I couldn't ignore these all ready made holders. I used my Banner Builder set and my dies to make this card. The sentiment is from Signature Greetings. The banners are made out of Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Cheese Cake Factory, Menchies and Chipotle gift card holders. The red background is made from a gift bag. The stars are also made from the holders. This was such a fun challenge. Enjoy and thanks for stopping by.

34 comments:

Lori said...

What a great idea! Love the fun banner you created!

Leora said...

What a fun card! I love it!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you used giftcard holders to make that FAB banner! CUTE card! Wish I received all of those giftcards! LOL!

Peppermintpatty said...

WOW!! What a cool banner!! Love it!!!

Melissa said...

So clever! I would have never of thought of this. I love the color combination you chose.

Vanessa said...

So creative! Fun banner!

Terri said...

Great idea! Love all the different patterns and colors.

Ryann Salamon said...

Great card - love the mix of patterns and colors. Very fun!

Karen C. said...

This is a great way to use up all those colour gift card holders and the banner die looks perfect for this card.

9kids said...

How creative!

Inkyfingers said...

What fantastic recycling. I love banners - they shout celebrate!
Hugs and Happy Christmas
Carol x

Linda said...

Great idea! Very creative. Love the card.

Stephanie said...

I just love how you recycled so many items for your card. It's just perfect! Love it.

Barbara said...

Oh, my goodness! You really did good recycling those gift cards! What a great idea--I'd have never thought to do that! Cuuuuute card!

Rosanne said...

Fun card, love the banner!

Anne said...

Adorable banner! Great way to reuse that extra packaging:)

Ann said...

Super fun creation, Sarah!

Suzanne said...

Awesome banner!! You did a great job with the challenge~ :)

Babies- Beth said...

What a great banner card. I have been so remiss at using banners on my cards; yours is so inspiring!

Ciacchina said...

mi piace molto, brava!

Kelly S. said...

Oh how FUNNY that all those banners represent all of those different places! Gift cards and their envelopes really are so much cuter these days! What a cheery card!

amber said...

such a cute banner!!!

Dana said...

Fabulous banner card! What a fun way to use those giftcard holders :)

Terri E. said...

What a fun banner.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Krista said...

love that the prints on the gift card holders are perfect sizes to use with these banners. adorable card.

Marge said...

Clever idea; darling card!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful left overs!!

Lee Anne said...

Very clever use of those gift card holders! What a great idea!

Shirlann said...

Fun and creative!

Janelle said...

Great re-use of the gift card holders. Love the card! (And, it sounds like your husband took in quite a Christmas haul!) :)

Jen Carter said...

This is such a fun way to use up the gift card holders! Very cute!

Jessica Griffin said...

Beautiful card! I love the banner set! It's my favorite to date!

kbell said...

fun banner card!

Erin said...

Nice banner! and I love the materials you used. very creative!