Retrofabulous Christmas Craftabration: Upcycled Holiday Cards

Retrofabulous Upcycled Holiday Cards Copyright 2011 Margot Potter for iLoveToCreate

Christmas Helps 1966-Family Circle
From Christmas Helps 1966-Family Circle

From Christmas Helps 1966-Family Circle
iLoveToCreate Retrofabulous Crafts
Upcycled Holiday Cards
Copyright 2011 Margot Potter 

Today's Retrofabulous Christmas Craft is a simply delightful upcycled card project.  In the original project from Christmas Helps 1966-Family Circle they used tissue paper, but I love using recycled magazine images in my work.  Can you guess what the images are on the Christmas balls and candles?  The trees use some old scrapbook paper scraps and text from a magazine.  You could easily cut up last year's Christmas cards, wrapping paper, ad's truly endless!  Aleene's new paper friendly glues make quick work of these cards.  Have you seen how expensive cards are?!  This saves money and gives a personalized touch to your holiday greetings. 

Cardstock in holiday colors
Recycled magazines
Aleene's Tacky Sticker Sheets
Aleene's Tacky Line Roll
Aleene's Tacky Dot Roll
Tulip Glam-it-up Crystals
Wired tinsel
Fine marker

Bone folder
Paper cutter
Circle punches in graduated sizes

1. Select papers for card. Cut card to size on paper cutter. Fold paper in half and use bone folder to make a sharp edge on card.

2. Cut images into shapes (I used graduated circle punches to make the Christmas balls.)

3. Adhere large images to card using Aleene's sticker sheets.

4. Use Aleene's Tacky Line Roll for wired tinsel and Aleene's Tacky Dot Roll for small embellishments.  I used a fine tip marker to draw the thread on the Christmas balls.

Upcycled Holiday Card Detail

Upcycled Holiday Cards Detail


jafabrit said...

thank you for sharing this wonderful project :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [22 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Holly S. said...

My son and I are already working on the Christmas tree cards lol. Really like using up some of my old scrap paper and will love sending friends and family handmade cards (that are quick and cute)! Thanks for sharing these!

two_girls said...

Cute! A couple years ago, I made some Christmas tree cards with strips of material of various sizes to make up the tree, then used a button for the star. They were a hit!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

These are great, Margot. I loved 'em then and I love your updated versions.

Thanks for the memories ;-)

Punky Prep said...

Love these! Just found your blog from craftgossip, Love it!

Punky Prep said...

Featured this today on my blog. :)

Margot Potter said...

Thank you all for your lovely comments and the Linky Love! Wow!


Aleacia said...

These are lovely cards! I have a linky for homemade cards, I'd love to see these linked up!

~Aleacia @ Dilly-Dali Art