Wednesday 13 May 2020

Recycled Die Cut Christmas

      You may think making Christmas cards this early is a bit daft, but when we get let out of lockdown will you really want to be indoors making cards? I know I won't!
      With limited supplies I decided to raid my stash of old Christmas cards and see what I could recycle. I found several rather nice ones that would work well in John Next Door's Square Scene Box.
     Using some dark blue pearl card I cut out my scene box and added the Oakham Lattice for the aperture. I had to trim the old card to fit within the square but thankfully only a little.
     As the old card had lots of trees I decided to die cut some more and pop them at the front, just behind the latticework. I cut them in pearl white to help lift the colouring of the whole card, having a dark blue foreground and background could be a bit too much.
     There is a little sparkle on the old card so I didn't feel the need to add any more, the pearl effect is enough.
     On the back I have added a white card square to cover the dark blue  edges and give somewhere to write.
     To make it stand up I have cut a small white card stand and glued it in the middle, it will fold flat for posting.
      I'm quite enjoying recycling old cards as some of them are so nice, with a little new work added they have a chance to carry festive cheer again.
      Come on over to Christmas Craft Creations to see what other DT inspiration you can find.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
CraftyHazelnut's Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly and Ivy - Anything Christmas Goes
Crimbo Crackers - Die Cuts
Merry Little Christmas - Anything Christmas Goes


  1. What a good use of your time in lockdown. I like that you added die-cuts to extend the tree theme. Thank you for joining the Include A Tree or More Challenge at CHNC.

  2. This is FABulous! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog's May Anything Christmas Goes challenge! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  3. This is gorgeous, Rocky! There's so much detail in your card.


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