Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Upcycled Christmas card - Going Round In Circles

The current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #170 is 'Going Round in Circles'. Lots of scope there, but in the end I settled for a card to upcycle from those we were sent for Christmas 2013:
I used:

- 6" x 6" square white card blank

- the front of a Christmas card  that I wanted to upcycle. Now, there wasn't much choice because of the design of the card - but, when I measured, it the width was about half an inch greater than the height which meant I could fit it onto a coloured square of card if it was carefully sliced diagonally to part the sentiment from the baubles

- the two part of the already glittered upcycled card were glued onto a square of SU's 'Melon Mambo' card, from the snippets folder, which in turn was glued to the white card blank

- the bottom part looked a bit stark so I added matt pink and matt turquoise Josy Rose nail heads at 2cm intervals

Another one for the box, and the result is a bit different to just slapping the whole almost square card front onto a piece of backing card and then onto the card blank. I bet you might have a few cards of a similar layout you could try this trick with - you DID save some to upcycle didn't you? :)

Di
x

24 comments:

vicki said...

Hi Di oh this is so sweet I'm loving the paper :) the baubles look fab and the pink and blue dots finish off the card well, I've gotta say that SU card is gorgeous!
Hugs
Vic x

scrappymo! said...

This looks fabulous! The design is wonderful and the nail heads are so perfect.

You know we have talked about those nail heads and you will be pleased to hear that I finally located our equivalent of this tool and a bunch of different jewels. Now I just have to remember where I put the tool..hahahah

debby4000 said...

Fabulous Christmas card Di.
luv
Debby

SARN said...

Totally BRILLIANT!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sarah said...

Another simple idea that has passed me by Di!! Chopping the card that is...it looks fabulous and the nail heads are the prefect finishing touch xx

Pippa said...

A great upcycle Di!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love that strong diagonal design Di and it's a great idea for using up snippets of designer paper too! Vicky x

Dragon said...

Contemporary but unmistakably festive, brill, love the colours.

Carol Willis said...

Such a pretty card Di, love it.
Hugs
Caz x

Hettie said...

Very clever Miss. Pretty too. Surprisingly PINK! You know the expression If you can't beat 'em..... Hmmmn!
Hugs
xx

Liz said...

Good thought there!! Lovely card.

Sandra H said...

Beautiful card Di nice papers too x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hello Di, ooh, how I wish I had a Sainsburys near me, but the pulled pork was from Tesco (their hickory BBQ pulled pork).
My hubby is not usually a fan of 'salad', but even he agreed this combo was delicious.

Love your card - such a clever way to recycle it.
Caroline xxx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Hey! I like this. You done did good on this card. I'm impressed your metallic nail heads match the ornaments on your card so well. This is very nicely done.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is gorgeous, Di, and a brilliant design tip to angle it and give it a nice modern twist! I can see why you would save this one to upcycle; well done!! Hugs, Darnell

mamapez5 said...

Yes Di I did! And I haven't used as many of them as I had hoped to by now. I love what you have done with yours. A very clever idea. I do like those nail heads too. I haven't seen them on any of my usual sites, but I must keep a look out for some. Kate x

Kathleen said...

Yes Miss I did and I really must get those sorted very soon, especially after seeing what you have done with this one, looks fabulous,love the pink. Mine will probably be just slapped on as a square though.

Kath x

Diane said...

Wonderful card design.

Hugs diane

Anonymous said...

Pretty, very pretty. I thought at first you'd added a strip of paper or ribbon on the diagonal, nice touch either way. I saw your Top3 at SnS just a minute ago, well done!

Hugs
Brenda

MagsB said...

Oh how clever to 'cut and paste' your old card to fit the new one! I am utterly hopeless at measuring things like that! And the nail heads are a fab addition, too!

love Mags B x

Mrs A. said...

Very nifty idea Miss but can you please stop knocking em out at the pace of knots cos every time I match yer total yer gone and made sum more!!
Hugs Mrs A.

Hazel said...

I love the colours, Di. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 170 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for April - I'd love to see it there too. x

Juls said...

fabby!!! Loving the funky colours!!! Hugs Juls

Greta said...

You are absolutely the best at upcycling Christmas cards, Di! Love this one!