Monday, 7 November 2011

After Christmas............

........bet that got you thinking 'Oh no, let's get Christmas over first'!! Once the big guy in the red suit has been and gone, shops are quick off the mark to offload Christmas cards and gift tags at half price or less. I don't go out of my way to search for bargains (shame on me) but I do usually check out what's left in our local supermarket as I do the weekly shop once the main 'bun fight' is over. Last year I found some gift tags and whizzed up a few of these cards:
The tags were straightforward Christmas pudding shapes with funny faces (looking a bit like it's wearing a UK Comic Relief nose!) and also with cord threaded through the printed top berry in the middle of the holly. I just carefully removed the cord and covered the printed holly berries with red gems - covering the hole with a gem at the same time. Then added some googly eyes, embossed squares of gold mirri card with a holly leaves folder and layered the whole lot onto some dark green 4" square cards.

The resulting cards aren't terribly elegant I know, but we do know a few folk with younger families so they might like them!

So, my tip for today is to check what gift tags are around in the bargain shelves right after Christmas, look for potential and, even if you whip up a few quick and easy 'just in case' cards, it could be worthwhile :))


Di
x

11 comments:

Annie said...

What a fun card Di. Great idea.
Hugs,
A x

mamapez5 said...

A good tip Di. It won't happen out here, but I will at least salvage a few bits from the cards that we receive. Kate x

Anonymous said...

HA! Brilliant! What a great idea to use up tags...great fun! xx

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Top tip! Sweet little card too!

xxx

Bernie said...

To Cute and what a great idea!
Hugs
Bernie

Diane's Card Designs said...

This is so sweet. What a great idea thanks for the tip.
Diane xx

Kathleen said...

Really cute fun card, fabulous idea and my Grandsons would certainly appreciate this one.

Kath x

Sandra said...

Hi Di, love your cute card and thanks for the tip :) Sandra H

Jules said...

Hi Di

Sorry I have been AWOL whilst doing all of my wedding fayre prep .. .. you have been being a busy lady!!

Great use of those bargain gift tags. They do look like they belong to a "red nose" sketch.

Is the holly on top held in place with white tac by any chance? If so it is melting a bit!! LOL!!

Love Jules xx

Laura said...

Thanks Di, what a great idea! I will definitely be trying this in the new year! I have been so slow with the christmas card making this year x

Anonymous said...

Fab card huni, love the image and the embossed background
Lindsay xx