Friday, February 7, 2014

Christ the Savior Is Born

Today I wanted to post a card that goes a little "out of the box." Recently my daughter and son-in-law moved, and her dad, sister and I helped her unpack and get things organized. Her sister did a great job of putting down shelf liner in the pantry and had some left over. She was going to pitch it, but I saw potential in the scraps. You can see in the picture below that it is clear, ribbed plastic shelf liner, and it adds a striped textured element to the card. 

This is a Christmas card. Last year I got a little loopy trying to make all my cards for an early mail-out. I started in August, and should have started sooner. I am thankful for those sites that encourage us to make our Christmas cards all year long so that we don't get more last-minute pressure to get them all done when we have so many other issues to deal with. So here is my Christmas card for today...

Starting with white cardstock, I laid down a black layer, then a black and white glittery paper, then the shelf liner. The sentiment is printed from my computer and framed with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Ovals dies. Glitter is around the edges and also on the surface of the white sentiment. The white bow finishes the Christmas card:

Here is a closeup of the "ribbing" created by the shelf liner:

 Glittery sentiment:

I am entering this card in the following challenges ending:

Feb 08 613 Avenue Create - ATG UE
Feb 08 Eclectic Ellapu - Texture UE

Feb 10 Through the Craft Room Door - ATG 2E #1
Feb 11 Word Art Wednesday - ATG 5E #1
Feb 12 Crimbo-Crackers - Christmas UE
Feb 12 Crafty Ribbons Challenge - ATG with Ribbons U
Feb 13 Christmas Blog Challenge - No Stamping 3E #1
Feb 20 4 Krafty Girlz - ATG 3E #1
Feb 28 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge - Christmas UE 

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always appreciate your visits. As always, God's highest and best to you today and every day.
Many rich blessings,

Ginny B.

Romans 10:9-11
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved. NLT  


  1. SO sweet, Ginny. What a gorgeous and perfect card for our challenge this week. I love that you've taken the time to create and play along with us.
    God bless you today and always!
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Hi Ginny...what an awesome re-purpose idea! Love the look! And I say every year I should start "early" on Christamas cards LOL...never seems to happen :) Thanks for always playing with us in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

  3. a great take on our no stamping allowed at the Winter Wonderland, thanks for joining us
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have new release candy if you are interested :)

  4. Kate, what is the link where I can find your candy?

    Hugs, Ginny

  5. Beautiful Christmas card! Great idea starting early with your Christmas cards so it doesn't turn into a stressful situation when Christmas arrives. Fab ribbon ad bow.
    Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create.

  6. What a stunning card, love the wording and the monochrome look. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge at Crafty Ribbons this time.
    Dawn xx

  7. Fabulous - Thank you for sharing over at EE this week - hope to see you in future challenges
    Elaine aka Ellapu

  8. sign of a true crafter don't bin anything till inspected lol made a great background and love the gorgeous bow-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
    Carol DT x

  9. What a great idea to Up-cycle the shelf liner. It looks very pretty on your card. Your ribbon and bow are beautiful! Thanks for joining us this month as Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.
    Maureen aka Scrappymo!

  10. A fabulous bit of upcycling! Super card.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons Challenge

  11. Great use of the shelf liner! Thanks for joining the Crafty Girls Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

    Victoria DT

  12. Great card - thanks for joining our first challenge of 2014 at Eclectic Ellapu!

    Elaine (DT) xx

  13. Thanks for participating in Crafty Ribbons Challenges with your elegant card and welcome back for a new challenge on Thursday!

    La Vikinga / Crafty Ribbons

  14. Very pretty! Black and White is such an elegant color combo and when you add in some sparkly flourishes it says "fabulous" to me! And what a great idea to use that shelf liner. I don't think I would have thought of that, but it definitely gives a unique look. Thanks for playing with us at CHNC2.

  15. Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon x


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