Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Die Cuts at Sparkles Christmas

It's December 1st and Christmas is almost here - have you made all your cards yet? This month at Sparkles Christmas Challenge, we are looking for cards that use die cuts.

We have two prizes this month
a $10 voucher from Di's Digis
Di's Digi
this lovely stamp from Crafty Individuals

I've used die cuts to make a festive wreath. To make the basic wreath, I taped two Spellbinders circles to my gold card before cutting, to make sure neither of them slipped. The bow at the top is cut with a Cuttlebug Christmas Baubles die, the pine branches and cones with a Spellbinders die, the poinsettia with a die that was the cover gift on the November issue of Papercraft Essentials and the ivy trails with a Marianne die. I'm afraid I don't store dies in their original packaging so I don't have any record of their names.

To give the card a bit of dimension and movement, I attached the ivy trails and pine boughs just at the ends with 3-d glue, adding a tiny touch further along only in places where  I thought the card might suffer damage in the post if the ends were left too loose.

I am sharing this with

Use die cuts and/or punches at The Crafters Café
Christmas at Dies R Us


  1. Oh WOW what a beautiful wreath card! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘CHRISTMAS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

    P.S. DID YOU KNOW? A friend and I have a new challenge blog beginning in 2016. Please check it out. Double D Challenges

  2. Beautiful card Jane. The die cut wreath is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafter's Cafe in our "Use Die Cuts and/or Punches Challenge" and we hope you will join us again real soon. Hugs, Gale DT