Christmas In June – Episode Three – Special Friends & Keeping It Green

At Christmas 2021 I received some beautiful shop bought cards from friends and relatives and was a bit loath to throw them away after the holiday. Instead, I removed the card fronts in the hope that I could reuse/recycle them for the following year’s Christmas makes. I have a couple of very special friends and here are the cards I made them. The first one is using one of the afore mentioned card fronts salvaged from 2021. It was originally an expanding tunnel style card with multiple layers. I kept the layers but used foam pads to maintain the dimensional effect but fix the layers together. I used stitched rectangle dies to cut the mats and layers using gold card to complement the design and die cut the sentiments using the same gold card. The completed topper was then mounted onto a landscape A5 fold back card base. The second card was made for my crafty friend who lives in Ireland. We’ve never met in person but became friends through the Craftworld web site. We meet regularly via whatsapp video and often craft together. Taking it in turns to plan a card/project which we then make together. This was inspired by some ideas we’d seen on Pinterest from though we’d each made our own versions I felt this was the most appropriate one to send to my friend. For details of dies etc used for these two cards follow this link to the Christmas Extra Special gallery and click on the thumbnail pic which should give you the full sized picture with all details beneath it.

Z fold Christmas card made using recycled tunnel Christmas card, Unbranded nesting rectangle dies and Britannia sentiment dies. -
Christmas card inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest by made using various dies including:- Spellbinders Borderabilities Curved borders, Spellbinders - Shapeabilities - Layered Poinsettia, Bright Rosa Sprigs and foliage dies, Pretty Quick Holly dies from Wreath making set, Sue Wilson Mini Expressions Stacked Merry Christmas Craft Die, unbranded nesting stitched rectangle dies and Crafters Companion Hessian embossing folder. -

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