Wednesday 22 June 2016

Christmas blues

I do love blue and white for Christmas cards and was inspired to make this when I stumbled across a card I'd kept to upcycle from last Christmas:
I used:

- 5.75" x 5.75" square white card blank

- a layer of navy card, cut just a little smaller than the card front and glued in place

- topped that with a one eighths of an inch all round smaller piece of patterned card stock - it's called 'Merry Mistletoe' made by Kanban - and is one of my favourite backgrounds although it's not always easy to find blues (apart from navy) that look right with it

- then I chopped the front of the small Waitrose Christmas card into a somewhat smaller square, still leaving a white border all around

- mounted the image panel onto a larger square of the same navy card stock I used for the first layer on the card front

- then glued the complete image topper with navy frame onto the card front

Such an easy card to make and I did think about kidding you that the word 'hope' had been die cut by yours truly :)

I'd like to enter this card into the current challenge over at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 286, where it's 'Cute or anything goes' this week.

Am also linking into Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June, where it's always 'Anything goes'.



  1. I love those blocks of hope! The blue colors really rock this unique design too!

  2. A lovely card and a great bit of upcycling too!
    Kath x

  3. Gorgeous card Di and I Christmas cards rock! xx

  4. LOVE this blue and white Christmas card. Great piece of upcycling/recycling . . .

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. Aaaah simply stunning and what a fabby bit of upcycling too, Luv Sam x

  6. You certainly had me there as I thought you'd been buying behind me back. This looks super duper. Any word on the ducks yet! Hugs Mrs A.

  7. Hi Di,
    what a very super design Christmas card.
    That paper is very fab, and it looks like it took ages to make.
    I really like it.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  8. Very elegant with all those fancy layers with their fabulous patterns and that great die cut (wink) of yours.

  9. A beautiful upcycled card, Di.
    Making cards and saving the planet all at the same time. Yay :)

  10. Gorgeous Di love the colour huggles Sue xx

  11. I think blue is my favourite Christmas card colour and has been for a few years and the blue patterned paper looks so pretty with the upcycled topper and matted with the navy makes it stand out beautifully. x

  12. Wonferful. Love all the blues.


  13. I too love blue and white for Christmas Di, your card is just lovely.
    Janice x

  14. Great bit of recyling there, I wouldn't have known if you hadn't told me. Cara x

  15. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  16. Thanks for playing with us at CraftyHazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra for June!
    Monica - DT


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