Monday, December 31, 2012

Waiting to Ring in the New Year?

Every year about this time I look at the Christmas cards we’ve received and I think there must be something useful to do with all the lovely images.

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At some point while perusing Pinterest over the past few months, I pinned this idea from another blog. So ingenious!

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I told myself if I could just remember to do this after Christmas, I could preserve some of those lovely images and colors from our Christmas cards for a little while – maybe even a long while.

So, while awaiting the New Year, I gathered all my cards and sorted through them.

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I created my own template. It’s not a house shape like hers but I might try that next. I still have lots of cards to play with.

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I traced and cut the first of twelve.

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When I had all twelve cut out,

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I scored them right down the middle and folded them.

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Then I matched and glued them together. (Well, perhaps I took a short cut from the instructions and used my Xyron machine, but really, that’s neither here nor there is it?)

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When I finished, I had this lovely (better than I expected) ornament looking object.

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I used two shiny beads and some baker’s twine to finish it off with a hanger.

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Finally, I tried it out on my tree and decided that I hadn’t wasted my time after all.

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Now as I watch and wait for the ball to drop way up in Times Square so I can say a personal hello to 2013, I might be making a couple more of these – maybe even in another shape.

Happy New Year, everyone!

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20 comments:

  1. What a great idea, Ginger! I love it! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs, Janice

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    1. Hi Janice,

      I thought it was a good idea too when I saw it - so I don't mind passing along the ones I try myself. Gald you enjoyed seeing it!

      ~ginger

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  2. Such a great idea and the shape to the hanging is so pretty!

    Happy New Year to you, Sebastian and all at home!

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    1. Hi Val,

      I agree the shape did turn out pretty nicely - an unexpected pleasant surprise.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      ~ginger

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  3. Hi Ginger,

    What a wonderful idea, thank you for the tutorial. This is a must make.

    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    Hugs

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    1. Hi The Bear's Blog,

      I hope you give it a try. It's very easy and fun to do. A nice way to preserve bits of the Christmas cards you receive. Thanks!

      ~ginger

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    1. Happy New Year to you МамаФиалка!

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  5. What a lovely idea!

    Have a wonderful and creative Happy New Year!

    hugs
    Claudia

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    1. Hi Claudia,

      Thanks and the same right back to you!

      ~ginger

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  6. Fabulous idea, they'll make for a very pretty tree next year :o)

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    1. Hi Katy,

      So does that make me ahead for next year or behind for this one??

      Thanks very much!
      ~ginger

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  7. Oh, and PS, the hug says you need bear shaped ones...

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    1. Hi again,

      I did give that some thought - and am still thinking!

      :-)
      ~ginger

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  8. What a clever idea. I've been looking for something to do with all of those beautiful cards and this seems like the perfect way of recycling them into something to use year after year. Happy New Year!

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    1. Hi maddyrose,

      I give the originator of the idea all the credit - and appreciate her generosity in sharing her directions. I think you'll enjoy making them.

      ~ginger

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  9. Pretty!!! I wish you a very Happy New Year and may all your inspirations and dreams become goals that you reach! Love and light for 2013!!!!
    Hugs,
    Mags
    xxxx

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    1. Hello Mags!

      Happy New Year to you too! Best of luck in the New Year!

      ~ginger

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  10. Bom dia !
    Belo trabalho e maravilhoso blog. Parabéns, já estou seguindo

    Abraços,
    RioSul

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    1. Hi RioSul,

      Thanks so much! And a very warm welcome to you!

      ~ginger

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