Whilst rootling through the box of last year's 'received' Christmas cards, kept to upcycle, I came across one card front with a beautifully made sentiment topper that's been longing for a little makeover. This was the end result of literally ten minutes work:
- 6" x 6" square cream card blank
- a trimmed slightly smaller gold 'flittered' backing sheet from First Edition's 6" x 6" paper pad called 'Gilded Winter'. I love this pad (bought from Hobbycraft recently) as it's 64 sheets, with a lovely mix of papers, some foiled, some glittered, some double sided and some sort of glazed
- the sentiment I already wrote about - I left the existing large sticky pad on the back and just added some narrow strips the same depth on all four sides. Also moved the teeny bow as it was at a bit of an angle and not centred properly, just by a gnat's whisker and re-stuck it using Glossy Accents
Job done, super fast as already said.
I never could have imagined this was a recycled card! It's absolutely gorgeous and I love that it only took minimal time to put together! Well done!ReplyDelete
Now that is a really good idea of yours Miss. I have ruined many doing just that!! This is one gorgeous card. Hugs Mrs A.ReplyDelete
Hi Di, lovely card and more to add to your number well done!!ReplyDelete
I just posted whole lot of Christmas cards and went to go to Sarn's and gates shut early this month .. one time when I happen to remember too not to worry..
I will add them to the snippets as used them as always, Shaz in Oz.x
Perfect recycling! Very pretty results.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sarn xxx
What a great idea Di and this topper goes beautifully with the background. Thanks for the tip for removing from the old card. xReplyDelete
Great bit of recycling there Miss. I learnt that trick the hard way!ReplyDelete
Just fabulous. I would never have guessed any part was recycled. I love the backing paper.
Gorgeous card, and thanks for the tip! xxReplyDelete
Lovely card Di, and a fab recycling job too. The sentiment topper was well worth saving and that tip is definitely one to keep in mind. Hugs, Elizabeth xxReplyDelete
What a great up cycled card, I would never have guessed that topper was taken off another cardReplyDelete
A lovely upcycled card!ReplyDelete
Now that is fabulous and so green too! I think you will already know this, but just in case, trying heating the reverse with your heat gun for a few minutes. It sometimes helps the glue to soften and releases from the card much easier Karen xReplyDelete
what fab creation today, and very lovely way to upcycle.
Thank you so much for the tip too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.
Hi Di! I love this card! You always make the best recycled Christmas cards!! Thank you for that great tip, too, BTW!! I feel like I've been gone forever and I'm sorry for whatever I've missed these last couple of weeks! I hope all is well with you and the Playground!! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
Very stylish Diane, love it.ReplyDelete
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What a beautiful elegant card, the topper is ls lovely and such a nice shape, well worth reusing. I love the background paper it looks fabulous.ReplyDelete
Looks like that First Edition paper was made just for this topper, goes so very well, great card Di.ReplyDelete
This is really lovely Di and thanks for the tip!!! huggles Sue xxxReplyDelete
Oh my word Di, this is a gorgeous card!!! You sure can recycle your cards well. It would look like I was trying to up-cycle my cards if I was trying to do this. But I think I am going to give it a try on cards that I truly love a lot. lol Hugs, BrendaReplyDelete
Such a beautiful card Di!ReplyDelete
Di your card is beautiful and what a great tip too! xReplyDelete
Gorgeous card. I seem to always have a hard time removing pieces from other cards without bending. Thanks for the tip.ReplyDelete
This is Beautiful Di, what a lovely card created by recycling.ReplyDelete
Hugs Mau xx