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!



  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

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

  3. Excellent! Thrifty and lovely.


  4. 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

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

  6. 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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