Monday 9 June 2014

Christmas card for a child

..... or a grown-up for that matter :) I think Forever Friends bears are suitable for either so when I spotted Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge theme for this week is 'For a Child' I whipped a card out of the 'upcycling' box and this is the end result:
I used:

- 7" x 5" white card blank

- the front of a 6" square Christmas card sent to us in 2013, just trimmed to shape by using a Spellbinders Labels 8 die, even the sentiment was included within the die outline - easy peasy

- SU's 'Real Red' card stock to add backing to the patterned card - which is Kanban's 'Festive Holly - Blue' - I liked that it's pale blue as is the image upper background, plus the holly leaves aren't dissimilar to the one on the sentiment

- the image was then layered onto a surround cut using SU's 'Real Red' and a Spellbinders 'Labels 8 Decorative die'

Again, used the new Spellbinders Tool 'n One gadget to remove the little pieces of waste card from the decorative die - becoming one of my favourite little helpers.

And this is also for Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June of course.



  1. This is a great use of up-cycling that card. It looks fab!

    What a gerat image to being a smile to a child!

  2. Love Forever Friends bears! Very cute Christmas card Di.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  3. Fabulous card
    I love this bears
    hugs Tamara

  4. Fabulous upcycling Di. I love the Forever Friends ted xx

  5. Me again...thanks for the flourish tips. That is what I try to do but even then, sometimes I tangle the top portion before I adhere it. The dreaded flourish is a great name.

    The consumables freeze I am on is stretching me a bit to use up the things I usually avoid. Even going to start trying the little teensy flourishes...perfect for butterfly trails...but so old that they are hard to get off the backing! lol

  6. Beautiful Christmas card. Love the die cut frame.

  7. Simply gorgeous is your card Di so beautifully presented too!and with the use of recycling xx

  8. So very, very cute! Those bears are perfect for the youngsters too Karen xx

  9. Very cute card there Miss Di. Clever clogs!!

  10. adorable :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month

  11. Gorgeous card, Di. The upcycled Forever Friends is perfect for the challenge. Like the patterned paper too - very pretty. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  12. Sweet card, Di. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges and our Completely Christmas 15 with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x


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