Monday, June 8, 2015

Makeover Monday - From Christmas to Birthday

Let me start today's post with a confession - I keep TONS of cards that I receive.  It doesn't matter if it was a swap card from 4 years ago or a card someone sent me in the mail yesterday.  I have a hard time purging my cards.  Are you the same way?  I have no trouble at all letting go of retired stamp sets, punches, etc. but for whatever reason, cards tend to pile up in boxes in my closet.  And, I know that they're doing no good in a box in a closet.

Ok.  I digress.  So, I came across a Christmas card in one of those previously mentioned boxes that was created by Maggie Patterson and there's just something about the layout that I really like.  Maybe it's the simplicity of the design.  Whatever it was, I knew I had to make it into a Makeover Monday card.  

Here's her pretty Christmas card:

And below are the cards I created based on this initial design:

I'm really excited with the way these birthday cards turned out.

Well, with my BOGO Sale and Catalog Kick Off coming up, I'm thinking it's time to purge most of the cards I have stashed in my closet.  But, I know I'll want to keep some that catch my eye so they can be brought back into the light as a future Makeover Monday cards. 

Now it's your turn!  Go through some of your card stashes and find old cards that need to be revived and refreshed.  
The inspiration is there in those old cards!

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  1. Hello,
    I would like to know if you have the old key tag punch and are you willing to sell it? Thanks for sharing your cards. Have a nice day.If you do, I will contact you by email. Just leave a comment to this response. I will check back later.
    Lesa M.

    1. Lesa -
      Thanks for asking me but, unfortunately, I don't have that one. If I did, I'd be willing to sell it! (I don't usually hold onto retired products too long.). If there's anything else you're looking for, just ask. Thanks!