Beautiful Card Designs Made Easy

November 10, 2021

Desk Top Finds

Hi Everybody,

Todays cards have been created in the same way, using the same products for each one. From the back ground to the finish and all could be found on my desk top from previous projects.

The backgrounds are from embossing folders, some  of them are from Altenew, that I have added ink to and then run through the machine

I have trimmed the panel, to fit onto a matching mat, and then wrapped it with lace and ribbon before adding to the top folded, white base card.

Each one has a different sentiment and die cut topper on the front.

They are all 6x6 and I created eight in total from the bits and pieces I had lying around.  

They are all different colours too.

These flowers have been glittered before adding to the card and then I have added pearl in strategic pace on them, and the butterflies.

Its surprising what can be achieved from left over die cuts that can be found on ones desk top.

For this one I have used lots of left over flowers that are in plain white. 

But once they are layered up and a pearl centre added they can look so pretty. 

The lace is the same on each card but the ribbon is different. 

It was most definitely playtime and I spent a pleasant hour or two creating these cards.  Not a lot of work was involved in creating these as most of the stuff was there  all ready to use.

Just a bit of glue and some foam pads are all it took.

On this card I used a little die cut house that was created from a magazine freebie I got a long time ago. 

But it just seemed to fit with this New Home card, and I am sure that some one moving into their own home would really appreciate this card.

I also had some Card Stands left over too and so they were added to the matching card.

I added them with an envelope and placed them inside a cellophane bag, and they are now in my Charity Shop box ready to go the the shop.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. So many lovely cards made with what you found on your desk.


  2. Great selection of cards. I must say you seem to have better items lying around on your desk than are on mine 😀😀

  3. Beautiful cards Christina all so different but equally stunning


  4. I've started using up bits and pieces that I have - I seem to have loads ! Your idea is catching.
    Lovely cards as always xx

  5. Hi Christina
    Lovely cards made with your surplus die cuts. Great idea
    Hugs and best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  6. Sometimes it is good to have a clean up like this as we are all guilty of useful bits lying around in the craft room, I have loads so definitely need to look at doing this...great cards made here using some of yours Christina...luv Ursula xx

  7. Love the variety and all are so very pretty.
    Sherry Hay

  8. They are all so beautiful, love the fancy stands too!

  9. Hello Christina - just love how you clear up the desktop with your charity card making - such lovely ideas too. My extra die cutting etc just seems to get me in a muddle and I can never find what I know I have spares of!!!
    Thank you - you are so inspiring. Kind regards Ethne

  10. Beautiful cards, l don’t think I could make anything near that with what I find laying around on my craft table xx 🤣🤣

  11. Good Afternoon Christina. What a fabulous collection Today. I love what you have done. My desk top is a mess but I would never have things on it that will make lovely cards like this. Thankyou Christina.
    Sending hugs 🤗 and best wishes to everyone.
    Kind regards Ann Toppcards in Leeds.

  12. Wow such beautiful cards really love the lace you have used ❤

  13. Beautiful cards, Christina. Thank you for sharing how you created them and for giving us more ideas on how to use the remaining pieces that we all certainly have.
    Stay safe and healthy.

  14. Stunning cards Christina, I love the variety you inspire us everyday. Thank you love Anne Owens


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