Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Christmas Cards SMASH entry & GIU Winners

For the past 3 years I have put the Christmas cards I received in my SMASH books. This is the K&Company Eco Green SMASH folio. I couldn't find a pocket in my stash to put my cards in so I improvised! I used an envelope that I received one of my Christmas cards in, cut off one end, and glued the flap shut to make the pocket. :) The paper I added is from Recollections Rainbow Jingle 8.5 x 11" Cardstock. I put the cards that were bought from a store and sent by my friends in the pocket. I wrote 2015 in the corner with Creative Memories Round Basic Red Marker, I added American Crafts Green & Red Dots and Red Stripes Washi tape on the sides of the pocket. All the stickers I used are Sticko Christmas Ornament stickers.

On this side of the two page spread I put the 3 handmade cards I received and attached them with brads. The ornament border at the bottom I made using my EK SUCCESS ornament border punch and used my Xyron 1.5" Create A Sticker to attach it- I found it in my SMASH book from last year.  I moved the cards so you could see the background paper that is part of the book and to make sure the brads will hold the cards.

Now it's time to announce my winners from my Growing in Unity week from last week.
The winners are:
Denise Bryant
Sue Downey/Sue D

Please leave me your e-mail address in the comments ladies and I will get back with you. Congrats! TFL and I welcome comments from everyone about the SMASH entry! Have a great day! :)


ionabunny said...

Lovely idea to save your cards like this. Congrats to the lucky winners. Thanks for sharing your lovely projects. Hugz

Denise Bryant said...

Thanks so much, Amanda! It was a fun GIU week and I am delighted that I was one of your winners! My email is

Nice way to keep your Christmas cards... I save mine too, but hate to say I just stash them in a cupboard! Too pretty to throw them away. One of these days, I'll do something with them!

Aimee Phillips said...

Congrats to the lucky winners!!!. Enjoy your new treasures :).

Sue D said...

Great way to keep your cards--I may use this idea. I am so excited to have won. congrats to Denise too.
Here is my email: slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Janis said...

Congrats to my crafty friends, Sue and Denise!!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Jeanne J said...

What a great way to keep these special notes from friends! I love looking back at mine too and appreciate the idea for ways to get them organized in one place. I bet this is a delight to look back on.