Do you remember this card that I painstakingly made ??? You can see all about it Here.
Well I absolutely adored that card, so when it came to writing out all my Christmas Cards this year to hand out – well – lets just say that I couldn’t possibly part with this card! It was just too special, too gorgeous and too much work to part with. Still, I wasn’t entirely sure what I was going to do with it!
Then came along my December Daily album where the front needed some special adorning for Christmas. I was stuck this year as to what to decorate it with. I had thought of using the ornaments soon many times – but I wasn’t sure how to quite do it.
Then yesterday it came to me whilst staring at my card….. I wanted that ornament on my album – however I really didn’t want to spend hours making another one – so I set to work using this one without to much fuss at all.
Here’s what I created……
I simply trimmed my card down and used our new ‘Number of Years’ dies with our red foil to create the year. A glittered star and gold cording trim and I was done!!!! And isn’t it wonderful that the ornaments have carried forward into the Occasions Catalogue!
I hope you like it!
Now to complete the pages……………. :-/
I have been trying to choose my favourite item from the 2015 Holiday Catalogue. I have to tell you, I found it pretty tricky to select a favourite! There are so many to choose from! But I had to narrow it down and I have to say – even though this cards took me AGES, and yes by that I mean HOURS, it is still by far one of my most favourite cards I have ever created. So I thought it was most appropriate choice!
I love our red foil paper and our cording trim in Gold or Silver – I can’t get enough of it! But most of all I love our delicate ornament thinlets dies.
I made this ornament by cutting out the same ornament in black card stock, and then in our gold, red and silver foil sheets. I popped out all the black pieces and adhered the bauble to a piece of white card stock. I then painstakingly popped pieces back in from the foil sheets like a jigsaw puzzle. Trust me – this is the ONLY time you don’t want all those little pieces to pop out of the piece you just cut! I adhered them with our new fine tip glue pen – a definite must have for this kind of project and another favourite of mine.
It has then been cut out as a whole by the plain ornament die of the same shape and adhered onto a piece of window sheet.
I have to say that it is absolutely stunning to look at, and looks even more amazing with a small electric candle behind it!
I hope you have enjoyed my project and that it inspires you to get your creative thinking caps on using this bundle. I would love to see what you come up with 🙂