This is one of the cards I received. It's from an Anna Griffin set. The front has a faux ribbon running from top to bottom and a real ribbon bow. The background is also layered.
I didn't want to just toss the card because it's made from quality cardstock. Instead, I recycled it! I recreated the same look by dismantling the ribbon bow and running it across the faux ribbon on the card. I had enough left to add the ribbon tab to the sentiment. I also pop dotted the sentiment onto the background paper, inked the background paper and added a red cardstock layer.
I was actually able to create two cards from the one! I double layered the background paper onto olive and red cardstock. I added ribbon to the bottom and the poinsettia flowers I had from my stash. Lastly, I pop dotted the sentiment onto the ribbon once I removed it from the inside of the card.
Voila, I gave new life to a card that would otherwise be tossed AND I have a jump start on next year's Christmas cards!
This is also a great way to recycle and reuse the beautiful handmade Christmas tags you made and used this past year: