Less is More - Week 34 is a Sketch

I woke up nice and early this morning and one of the first things I do is check my emails. I had a update from Simply Less is More announcing a new challenge for this week. This time suggesting that we follow a sketch. This is a lovely easy one and a great way for me to continue to use up some more of my stash.

 I had several images ready to adhere to a card and as I had several embossed base cards ready to go I decided to use two of my stash and thus not a square card as per the sketch. I hope I still qualify.

As you can see I have an embossed side on the card. It was done so long ago I am not sure what I used on my cuttlebug but I think it was from a Fiskars plate. Nearly all my stamps were once wood mounted and when I unmounted them I didn't take any not of which company they belonged to so I can rarely give the company credit for such. The little Bethlehem square looks like I have saved it from a previous Christmas card & thus I am recycling and reusing. I hate to see things get thrown even into the recycling bin if I can use it I quite often will. It is something I love to do and feel I am helping the environment a tiny bit as well.
Here is a close up where you can see a bit more of the embossing detail as well as Joseph & Mary and the copper gloss card I had layered it on which also came out of my stash.

I feel quite proud of the inroads I have made into my piles of stash. While everyone was still sleeping, I took the opportunity to whittle it down some more. I made 12 all up, but three of them are exactly the same. I will be back after I take some photos of them.
I'll be back real soon within 24 hours I hope, to show these to you!
'til then,


  1. Rectangular is just fine Michelle, and your card is great!
    What a good fortune that you had some things prepared which suited the challenge!
    Thanks so much
    “Less is More”

  2. A lovely Christmas card - and it's so nice to be able to recycle Christmas cards too! It's very pretty!

  3. I like to recycle nice xmas cards, I can see why you saved this one. Lovely idea to emboss the background.

  4. Great card and love the recycling idea :)

  5. I save my old Christmas cards too and try to recycle. Makes an awesome card!!

  6. Lovely Christmas card Michelle
    Thank you very much
    Mandi LIM

  7. Lovely scene and embossing. Great idea for the recycling. x

  8. Lovely card and it always feels good to use up stash, doesn't it!


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