Thursday, 10 November 2011

Forever Friends Christmas tag card

The other day I posted about buying Christmas tags that have been reduced, right after the 'big event'. As well as buying the Christmas pudding tags, I also got some cute Forever Friends tags - and using the lovely new Nellie's Multi Frame Doily die, sent to me by Dee - I made this (three in fact and I still have another seven tags left to play with):
Fortunately the image wasn't disturbed by the hole and cord at the top of the tag so I just trimmed round the top of the teddy's hat :) That's another thing to look out for - if the image does have a hole in it, can you disguise it or not?

I used:

- 6" x 6" cream card stock

- deep turquoise backing card from Hobbycraft

- backing paper from a paper pack which came free with Quick Cards Made Easy, called 'Cosy Christmas Selection'

- the doily was also cut from a different sheet in the pack - it reminds me of those patterned doilies you can get at Christmas time to put on plates underneath sausage rolls and mince pies :)

- the red foiled sentiment was from my stash. These were not well die cut round the edges so I trimmed the red borders off and mounted them onto snippets of the turquoise card

- turquoise card candi

My in-house critic agreed with me that adding some glitter to the teddy's hat would detract from the very matt effect of the papers - and the sentiment is already foiled anyhow. Another three all done for the box!

Di
x

7 comments:

  1. love it...I have those free papers too, inspired now! Just need to get work out of the way today before I can create!!!! Have a fab day! xx

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  2. Well done you....bet your box is filling fast now....and mine is still empty :-)
    A x

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  3. Great bit of upcycling. I am having a crafty day today and may wll get out my C. fabrics and make a few cards. I am thinking - flowers/ribbons/buttons and stitching - not sure how yet but I guess the ideas will come! x Jo

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  4. Hi Di, This is fabulous :) Sandra H

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  5. Another great idea and a very thrifty card. Must admit, I am not a Forever Friends fan though. Ok once again maybe I should have kept my mouth shut.
    Hope you are having fun in the sun. Red hot here!!!!

    Kath x

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