Saturday, January 14, 2012

Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Welcome to Day One of and’s first Blog Hop of 2012!  Our theme is:  “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue!” 

If you have arrived here from Linda’s blog Linda's Creativity you’re in the right place!  If you’re joining us mid-hop, head on over to see Melin at and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the wonderful projects the Designers have created!

Our Designers had to use something old from their craft stash, something new (a recent purchase or new technique), something borrowed (an element from a Cricut cut or from a cutting file or digi stamp) and of course, something blue.

I L.O.V.E. Christmas Cards! I rush out to the mailbox to see what cards have arrived during the month of December.  

When the Christmas season is over I get so sad to take the Christmas cards down. I normally take them down and file them in a box.   NOT THIS YEAR!  Jamielyn from I heart naptime came up with an idea to put the cards onto an 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper and then put them in a binder using protective sheets....just what I needed, quick simple, and DONE!  

Here is the cover I designed:

So I went back and  started with 2006.  I have all the cards in the book and I divide the years with a printable I got from eighteen 25's blog . The printable on the cover is the same as the year dividers.

I just have to share a picture of my son in my parents' Christmas card this year.  I think he looks like a child from the show Little Rascals or a Norman Rockwell child.  I can't decide...he cracks me up!

I used:
Something old-Christmas Cards
Something new- laminator
Something borrowed-idea from Jamilyn at I heart naptime and printable from eighteen 25's blog
Something Blue- blue color on printable

The cricut cartridge I used was Straight from the Nest (the green border and the corner shape)

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One special person will be getting the cartridge Wild Card.
All you have to do is leave a comment below! 

Now head on over to Larelyn’s blog, Handmade From My Heart and see what she’s created! 

Make sure you check in tomorrow at and see what the Day Two Designers have cooked up!  Thanks for stopping by and hopping with us!

Also, check out CWC shop called Papercrafting World. They have cutting files and digital files! There are some very cute designs.


In case you get lost here's the list:


  1. What a great idea!! Now you can enjoy your Christmas cards all year long!!

  2. It's never to early to start on Christmas cards again. That way you aren't frantic when December rolls around...darlin' the glitter reindeer

  3. Jill,
    This is such a wonderful idea. I hae all my christmas cards in a box. I need to do this. The photo of your son is sooooooooooocute. And yes, he does remind me of the Little Rascals ir a Norman Rockwell print. So glad you shared it.
    CWC DT

  4. HA! I LOVE the picture of your son....too cute!! I saw this idea too and I LOVE it. Your take on it is so pretty!! Have fun looking back on the cards!


  5. Too cute, Jill! What a neat idea! I usually only save photo Christmas cards -- it is always fun to go back and see how much kids have grown and people have changed from year to year.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  6. I hate to throw out Christmas cards, too. They're all so pretty! I usually "recycle" them by taking them apart and making new cards for next year, but I like your idea of saving them intact, too! Thanks for sharing such a great project!

  7. Great idea with the Christmas cards. Like the photo with your cute son. Thanks for giveaway chance.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  8. I just downloaded Google Chrome and was allowed to comment - woohoo! I love your idea. I keep my cards and then never know what to do with them. Thanks for a great project.

  9. Love the idea for Christmas Cards. I receive alot of special homemade home designed Christmas cards and this is the idea I need to organize them and be able to continue to enjoy them. Thanks

  10. I too save all my Christmas cards! This is such a wonderful idea!! Thank you for sharing it with us. =)

  11. Kenzie was so sweet and emailed me because she was having problems commenting

    "I so love the idea of holding all your important cards in one place, and the card of your family is truly heart warming, i love the idea!
    And what a cutie your son is in his little suit, a true gentleman.
    Thanks for sharing this fantastic ideas, and i am now a follower.."
    Kenzie xx

  12. This is a great idea. I made an album of cards when my son was born and his first several birthdays. I have moved several times in the last 32 years but hope it is still in good shape. Thank you for the opportunity to win a great Cricut Cartridge!!

  13. wow! great idea for the Christmas cards....I can't bear to throw them out! Thanks for the great idea!

  14. That really is a great idea for Christmas cards! They are so cute and its so hard to throw them away. Its a great idea to use them on something else.


  15. Wow what an awesome idea. Love it.
    I am a new followr. Great prize that I'd love to win. Thanks for the chance.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  16. Jill what an awesome idea! I love it. TFS.

    Debbie B.


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