Friday, January 1, 2021

Something Old ... and Something New

The Belles are back for our Eleventh Year of Holiday Mayhem, can you believe we've been doing this for a decade?! We're hoping to see lots of old friends re-joining the fun, and of course we'd love to welcome plenty of new friends, too! Once again we'll be posting a new prompt each fortnight, but there's no obligation to participate every time. We (Stephanie and Lauren) will be making one card per week, which means that by December first we'll each have 48 unique holiday cards! Not quiiiiiite enough to cover our entire lists, but definitely a solid start! 

For our First Prompt of 2021 we're asking you to create a holiday card that features BOTH something OLD and something NEW.  For example, break out an item (or two) that Santa brought you, or something you acquired in those awesome Black Friday sales...  (Alternately you can use NIMBUS items; aka things you've had for a bit, but not used yet) ...and combine your new goodies with something older from your stash. Link up your creations at the bottom of this post. We can't wait to see what you make!

Here are our OLD & NEW creations:

Stephanie says, "I couldn't resist breaking out my new Simon Says Stamp Santa The Man Dies.  I combined Santa with new sentiments from Simon Says Stamp The Man, The Myth.  The OLD in my creation is the Gina K. Designs Double Stitched Circle Die for Santa's Face, the Adhesive Felt for the mustache, beard & cap, and my beloved Puffs with Vicks Tissue Box for the reflective lenses in the Santa's Ray Bans.  The background paper is also new from Honey Bee Farm Fresh Holidays."

Lauren says, "My new stuff consists of a set of American Crafts "Cozy and Bright" washi tape from my friend Gina; plus a sentiment from the terrific Gina K stamp set Stephanie sent me called, "Deck the Halls". My older stuff includes an Authentique journal card, some Echo Park and My Mind's Eye patterned paper, vintage sheet music, and ancient but beautiful piece of fancy diecut K and Co Lace Paper. As is common for me at the beginning of the year, my card is flat and mailable, because the memory of 2020's 'extra postage' costs are very fresh in my mind!


Link your "Old and New" masterpieces here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, January 13th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB-21-01. Remember, if you have an idea for a holiday prompt, just e-mail us at and you could be a Guest Designer with us in 2021.

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Lorraine said...

Happy New Year! Looking forward to another great Jingle Belles year!

Granmargaret said...

Happy New Year. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards.

Marianne said...

Happy New Year! Always a wonderful prompt to get us started in the new year. Looking forward to play along more often than I managed in 2020.
Marianne x

Scrapbookbug said...

After getting my cards out so late, even tho I thought I started early, I'm going to try to play along with with y'all this year.