January 03, 2013

Another way to use ...

Hi Everybody...

I told you the story about the late Spellbinders I have only just got ...  and of course it is far too late to use the Holiday Tree on my Christmas cards.

Not to be outdone I have used it anyway.

I am always encouraging you to think outside the use for which a die is intended and this one is no different.

So I have cut it out .....
... and the turned it on it's side and added it to the corner of the card.

I then trimmed the edges to fit and glued it in place.

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I have added in a double layer of Gingham and some Organza ribbon and a  Gingham bow.

The tiny red rose in the centre is from
Wild Orchid Crafts.

My topper is a stamp from Crafters Companion
coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens.

Not bad eh ???

Hugs xx

14 comments:

  1. Fabulous Christina - and now you get to use it all year long!! TFS

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  2. So cute and a very clever idea. xxx

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  3. Such a cute card!!! Very creative!!

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  4. Because of one thing and another I didn't get to use my tree die either so I'm over the moon with another way to use them all year round Thank you Christina xXx

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  5. Great idea - I have this die and love it but....it's a real pain to glue down ;)

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    1. I adhere the paper to double sided tape/JAX paper and then cut it out. It gives a raised effect to the cut piece. This works very well when you cut out letters (they are a real pain to glue down).
      Have a Happy Healthy New Year

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  6. So creative and clever, Christina!! This is fabulous!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  7. Very cute -- it's not just for Christmas anymore!!!!

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  8. This is gorgeous. What a great use for the die.

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  9. Wow! what a fantastic idea, love, love, love it.
    I put my tree die away, I am off to get it out again and use it throughout the year as a "CORNER" clever lady.
    Thank you for that tip.
    Have a Great Day

    Patricia xx

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  10. Love your "can do" attitude, Christina. Simply gorgeous work, as usual. :) You are a real inspiration!
    Blessings,
    Melinda Smith (USA)

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  11. Hi Christina!
    How cleaver are you! It seeth to amaze me of your talents! You can do anything! Take a Xmas Tree Die and convert it to a card. AMAZING!
    Please continue to do what you do, and don't leave!
    You are such an inspiration to me Big Time!
    Excited to see what you come with next!
    Hugs,
    Vicki

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  12. Hi Christina!
    Me again! I think I might of linked my name twice on your blog, Sorry! I don't know if either one went through. I did write a comment!
    Thanks,
    Vicki

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  13. It helps to think outside the square. Another name for lateral thinking. Well done as per usual.
    Enjoy the new year.

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