Sunday, March 18, 2018

Christmas Flowers

I have absolutely no idea where the past two weeks have gone to but it is time for the girls in the Christmas Card Club to show our next makes. The theme was set by Rachel and was to make cards with Christmas Flowers. 
I only had one used card front in my card stash but after a quick look in my Christmas Design Paper box I found several sheets with Poinsettias on so I was good to go.

The first card uses the old card front which I trimmed slightly to neaten up and then attached to green card stock. I used a piece of one sheet of poinsettia design paper which I glued to cardboard and then attached to my gold cardstock base card with 3D tape to give a bit of height. Lastly adhering the card front on top.

Second card uses some of the other poinsettia design papers which were all freebies from Making Cards Magazine Christmas Edition 2015.


 I made a cardbase from dark green cardstock and adhered a piece of green poinsettia paper to the front. There was a matching sheet with a white background that I adhered to cardboard and then distressed round the  edges with my edge chomper. Repeated the process with a smaller piece of the green paper and attached the two together.  The wreath  was part of the freebie  papers and came as a set of 6 different designs on the one sheet. I chose the one that matched the green paper. The wreath was glued to cardboard before being die cut using my Sizzix scallop circles 657552 and then attached to the green paper with 3D tape for dimension. Before assembling the card I wound green thread several times round the bottom and tied off in a bow. finally I attached to the card front using more of the 3D tape. Nearly forgot, I added the gold sticker sentiment from my stash.  



22 comments:

dutchess said...

Hello Valery from a very snowy North Yorkshire ...two beautiful cards ...marvellous recycling xxxx

Kath said...

Beautiful cards and great upcycling.
Kath x

scrAPpamondo said...

Two beautiful cards, great recycling in the first one and such lovely layering of the free papers on the second one!
Happy Sunday!

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A your Christmas cards are stunning I love them both. It seems so appropriate to see Christmas cards with all this snow around. I do like how you recycle old cards I like doing that too. Stay safe and warm. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Donna said...

Two stunning cards, elegant looking with the gold on the first one and like all the poinsettias on the second!

Mac Mable said...

Love these two traditional and fabulous cards. Great how you re cycle and great how you use those very pretty papers x

Mac Mable said...

Meant to say Wow to that snow and poor Norm has to do the shovelling or was that leaning on the shovel??!!!

scrappymo! said...

Two fabulous upcycled cards, /nrs A.
The first one looks elegant with the gilt wording and the beautiful gilded accents.

The second one is so pretty with the varying layers you made with the design paper.

Rita said...

Two beautiful cards Valery. Upcycled or not they will be loved by whoever receives them. Hugs Rita xxxx

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Valery, two beautiful cards, great bit of upcycling on your first creation, your papers are gorgeous and lovely embellishments.
Our snow flurries didn't come to anything, seems though down Glasgow way it's not good, keep cosy, Kate x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Two great cards, I have these magazine papers too which you have just reminded me of.
Lorraine

rachel said...

two great cards Valery - really lovely! Hugs rachel x

Cara said...

Two fabulous cards x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two gorgeous cards Valery, great recycling that card front is far to pretty to discard.

Sue xx

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful cards, love the recycled toppers
Hugs Kaz xx

Mia said...

Awesome cards, Valery. I love that you used recycled papers. Kisses, my friend.

Mary said...

Valery two beautiful cards. It’s fun to give cards and papers a second life. Good job!

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning post, love this.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Christine Harrop said...

Beautiful traditional cards Mrs A. Love them both. Christine x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Valery, what beautiful cards! Love the glorious colours. The first one is so elegant too. Hugs, Shaz XxX

MaryH said...

I always anticipate just what you are going to find out of your stash of saved cards. Really like how you handled #1, and it's lovely. Also #2 is just delightful, made me think of the 3-layered cards that were so popular a while back. Good work on meeting this challenge. Glad to see your phone line appears to be working properly! TFS & Hugs. Stay cozy.

Carol said...

Two beautiful cards Mrs A and great use of your stash. Carol x