for the rest of 2011, jingle belles will debut a new christmas card prompt each friday morning; but the symbolism of starting our project on the first day of a new month, of a new year, just seemed too wonderful to resist! (plus, we're so excited, we couldn't wait another six days to get going!)
so without further ado, the prompt for CARD ONE is:
make a holiday card using one of your favorite old products and one of the cool new things you've just been given for christmas and cannot wait to tear into ...OR... recycle one of the holiday cards you received in 2010 by combining it with something new you've been hoarding (yeah, we all do that) ...OR... combine vintage found items with a funky modern style! ...OR... well, go any direction you like, but combine OLD AND NEW in an interesting way on a holiday card!
here's what we did:
for old i've got a poem and illustration from a vintage "ideals" magazine, plus a bit of vintage sheet music; for new i have some fancy recollections' christmas tree stickers, a super-cool fabric brad, and some of my very favorite may arts leaf ribbon--of which my darling stef gave me AN ENTIRE ROLL for christmas!!! everything else is of medium age from my stash: prima poinsettias & holly, doodlebug brads, oriental trading bling snowflakes, and patterned paper strips i have edge-punched into submission!
and now it's time to show us what you can do for CARD ONE: something old, something new. link up here by 6pm EST on wednesday, jan 5th (use keyword JB01 if you upload to our Flickr Gallery or any other on-line gallery) and then tune in next friday, jan 7th for another prompt.
remember there's a bit of a prize pack up for grabs this month: each comment you leave us during the month of january gets you ONE chance in the random draw; each new card you make and link up, snags you TWO additional chances! you can read the details HERE!