Reuse, Recycle, Reconstruct: A Card

I participated in an international Secret Santa exchange this year. With the help of the Elfster website, each participant “drew” a name and we each sent an ornament representing our country to that person.

While I don’t want to give away which ornament I sent (the exchange isn’t over yet), I will share with you this card I made to accompany it:

Paris Christmas Card

I found the image on ‚?? of all places ‚?? the side of a box of Kleenex tissues. The scene is the Place des Vosges in the Marais. I just cut out the image, cut a piece of nice resum√©-style paper to size, then taped it to the back (I had misplaced my glue stick, which would have been better than tape).

The little Eiffel Tower pendant is a key chain I picked up for 50 centimes from a tacky souvenir shop on the Ile de la Cité. I love it! I just poked two holes in the card (before attaching the paper backing), and looped some ribbon through.

I’m sure to be able to make many more, since the cold season has only just begun!

2 thoughts on “Reuse, Recycle, Reconstruct: A Card

  1. So cute!!! But since you bought the key chain, what does that mean for your Handmade Only pledge?

  2. Haha, good point! I have been really, really good about only using stuff I have on hand (see a post about beaded snowflakes coming up…), but this is the eternal dilemma when crafting. You just never seem to be able to use up your stash, yet you also seem to be missing something to make a project just right. Like all things at this time of the year, it’s the thought that counts!

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