April 23, 2015

Waste Not Want Not ...

Hi Everybody,

A few weeks ago I showed you a card that used the negative part from die cutting and this is the bit that usually is tossed in the trash can

I was also asked if I could do a video showing how it was created and so that is what I have done

This card is the negative from cutting out the large  Butterfly from Spellbinders ... and that can be used on another project so nothing is wasted.

And don't forget that if you carefully position any of your dies then you will be able to make use of all the card that you have with some really pretty results.

The video will show you how to get the look you want and this is the second card that was created from those pink butterflies

So two cards for the price of one can't be bad and all it takes from you is a little careful thought about where you place that die

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts  and the diamante trail from both butterflies is from Want2Scrap

The sentiment is the one that was free from Simply Cards and Papercrafts  and is such a useful stamp

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Christina, as usual your tutorials are brilliant and i love the use of the positive and negative, thanks Ann

  2. thanks Christina, that is a very clever idea, thanks for sharing the video as well, you always come upp with such wonderful creations, hugs Lyn xxx

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous. Such a simple idea but so very effective

  4. Clever lady, I hate to throw anything out so now I have ides to use them
    thanks, Kaye

  5. Two beautiful cards, both so pretty.


  6. Hi Christina, two beautiful cards, the colours you have used are lovely, so spring like. This is a really good idea using the waste and what a beautiful card you can produce from it. Thanks again for your brilliant ideas and tutorials, they are much appreciated.
    Regards Liz.

  7. Brilliant idea so as not to waste anything. Both cards turned out really nice. Will have to watch video later.

  8. Morning Christina,
    Two beautiful cards, I love the butterfly.

  9. Good morning Christina,
    Both stunningly beautiful and I just LOVE them
    Have a great day
    Patricia x

  10. Your card is just beautiful , thank you for the video i will watch it later along with a well deserved coffee. { moving house so packing }
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  11. absolutely beautiful and such a great idea.

  12. Fabulous cards Christina, will watch the video later. Pat x

  13. Hi Christina, what a lovely tutorial and beautiful cards they are so pretty love everything about them.
    Kind regards
    Anne Owens

  14. Good Morning Christina :) Beautiful, Beautiful Cards this morning! I could watch your videos all day long….. and on some days, I have. Thank you so much for sharing this video. I had no idea that was how you put the border under the aperture. Very clever. I must try that.

    Well… for the past two days…. it's been snowing!! Ugh! This is sooooo wrong. We had just got it all melted ~ even did some yard work…. and now this. Well… I just got some navy blue card stock in from Amazon yesterday… I'll go think of something. Wishing You and Everyone a Beautiful Snow Free Day :) Big Hugs.

  15. Thank you Christina, these cards are truly beautiful in every detail! I did see this tutorial on you tube the other day, and left a comment, but I think it worthy of another. A brilliant tutorial, and so easy to follow, thanks again for sharing this with us!
    Karen xx

  16. Such a pretty card! In my opinion you can't go wrong with a butterfly on your projects! Thanks for the tutorial video!

  17. Brilliant Christina. Both cards are gorgeous.

  18. Two beautiful cards with the butterfly die cut...
    Thanks for the video
    Well done Christina

  19. Very pretty card Christina. Love the look of the kitty as well. Thanks for showing us the video, I have a couple of flower dies I can try this out. Dianne

  20. So effective! Thanks so much for the video. x

  21. Another lovely card today. Well two cards actually. Must remember not to throw away the waste.

  22. Simple beautiful card, thank you Christina for showing how to do it,x

  23. Hi Christina, What a wonderful idea and I love the 2 very pretty cards you made. Thank you for the great tutorial. Janelle x

  24. Thank you so much for this most informative video Christina, I have often done this, so useful....your cards are simple but oh so beautiful....just shows what can be done in next to no time.....luv Ursula xxx

  25. Very nice and simple card and it's still looks like you took a lot of time making it.Hugs,jan


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