Friday, August 18, 2017

Recycled Christmas card

Good morning fellow crafters.  It's my turn today to share a card on the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog. I'm slowly, slowly building up my Christmas card stash to avoid a mad rush in November :-) So without further ado, let me show you my card.

Here is a quick pictorial of how I made this card.

I decided to do a little recycling and use one of the many charity cards I receive in the mail. To begin,
 I used a circle die from Spellbinders to cut out the portion of the image I wanted to use on my card.

As you can see I had to take a pair of scissors and cut a sliver around the circle so that it would fit nicely behind the Ice Crystal frame I used from Amy Designs.

Next I cut the Santa's Sleigh & Reindeer by Cheery Lynn Designs and using foam tape to give it a little dimension, I adhered it to the top of my card.

For the floral accent at the bottom, I cut and embossed three holly branches from the Sue Wilson's Christmas Rose die and stamp set.

I used another 3rd holly branch on the inside of my card to bring it all together.

Now for a quick recap of all the dies I used and where you can find them at the DRU store ...

Spellbinders - Circles (Large)

I hope I was able to inspire you to use your dies to recycle some old Christmas cards you have or those that you receive from the various organizations.  All you need to do now, is to create a project and come play along at the Dies R Us Challenge Blog for your chance to win a gift voucher to the Dies R Us Store.  A new challenge begins on the first and fifteenth of every month.  Be sure to Follow Us on Facebook too. 

Till next time,


  1. A beautiful card! I do the same..recycling my cards. I love it.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Crafting with Creative M

  2. This is so gorgeous!! I love how you recycled the image and then framed it!! The details you added are perfect!! Love it!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. How beautiful!! You turned the original card into something so much more special!

  4. Stunning card Lena! I'm so late getting started with my Christmas cards this year. Haven't made one yet - but have ordered the dies. Eek!

  5. Love how you've recycled an older card. That circle wreath is gorgeous and highlights the focal point beautifully.

  6. Wow what a great card.
    Love all the details.


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