We all have special people in our lives that we exchange birthday or Christmas gifts with. This Christmas I received wonderful gifts wrapped in very pretty papers and ribbons. Well, you know me. I was not going to toss these nice gift wrappings away. I was going to give them new life!
A monkey bread pan and baking mix was wrapped in this snowflake foil paper I received from a friend. I knew right away that I would recycle this paper to make her thank you card.
I cut out a piece of the foil paper to cover the front of the card. The silver snowflake die cut has been in my stash for awhile, so I was happy to use it to add some dimension to the card. I also added tiny silver sticker dots, which were blue in the center and added a bit more sparkle! I outlined the edges of the paper with a small strip of silver stickers, and popped a “Thank You” stamped greeting to complete the front of this handmade thank you card.
When I finished the outside of the card, I remembered a Clear Dollar Stamp I have of this cute little monkey. It was perfect! It added a bit of playfulness and tied in with the monkey bread gift kit, even though it was a stark contrast to the front of the card. I colored the stamp in shades of blues to keep the color scheme of the handmade card.
I hope my friends appreciate seeing a part of their gift recycled and returned to them in a creative way. When I include the gift wrap or ribbon on the thank you cards I send them, it lets them know how much I appreciate their thoughtfulness and friendship. I also feel better recycling wonderful papers and ribbons!
Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! I would love to hear your comments on how you recycle papers in your craft projects!
Enjoy your Creative Time!