Can anyone else identify with this poor lady below? I know I sure can! As much as I love the holiday season, the day after Christmas usually involves a strong desire for rest and a lot of cleanup.
Just the day before, beautifully wrapped packages filled the room and were a sight to behold! Under the branches of the tree sat brightly colored boxes and shimmery gift bags. It seems like such a shame to just throw it all away.
Save a few of your favorite scraps of packaging to use for the next holidays on the calendar!
For this card, I trimmed a section of a beat-up gift bag to use in lieu of patterned paper. Although I couldn’t use the bag in the traditional sense because of its condition, a small enough section was salvageable and made the perfect backdrop for this New Years Card.
This awesome red paper is actually tissue paper from one of my packages! I cut a heart from cardstock and backed it with this shimmery tissue to create a Valentine’s Day card with pizazz.
So the next time you’re too nervous to open a package because the paper is so pretty, remember that you can always save a small portion of it for your card making or paper crafting! Do you have any great ideas for recycling gift wrap or packaging supplies? I’d love to hear about them! Leave a comment below and I’ll chose someone to win the new Countdown stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.
Just leave your comment by Friday, December 28th at 5 pm MST.
Julie Campbell, Paper Crafts Go-to Gal