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.

Click the photos .... it makes them bigger

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


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

  2. So cute and a very clever idea. xxx

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

  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

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

    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

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

    A Mermaid's Crafts

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

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

  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

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

  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!

  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!

  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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