Every year I save all Christmas cards that we receive, intending to use the 'good' parts for new cards. Weeks or months pass by, then I sort through them and throw some away, keeping only the cards that have bits suitable for re-using. More time passes, I decide that I probably won't get round to making the new cards, and then I throw them all away.
This year I made the decision to break the habit, to sort out the cards as soon as I took them down in January and to make new ones straight away. Therefore it was rather disheartening to find that there was only one card that had a panel or motif that I wanted to re-use - a gold glittery reindeer die-cut with a big red ribbon bow.
I picked Card Sketch #66 from Sketch-n-Scrap for my new card, planning to use my reindeer in the place of the snowman. I replaced its original red bow with a smaller cream one and decided to use an ancient scrap of snow mesh over navy card for my background. Then I found that the only navy card blank that I had was square, and this lead to a re-design, moving the banner across to the opposite side of the card. I dug out a scrap of glitter paper that was the same gold as the reindeer, and punched three stars to finish off my simple card.