Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dear Friend

Hello friends, I have a nostalgic card to share with you today - using one of the Spellbinders Christmas Dies differently - I love to find more than one way to use a Die or any product for that matter,

My card base has been cut using the Spellbinders  A-2 Matting Basics A Card Creator Etched Dies And The Platinum 6 Die Cutting and Embossing Machine - 6" Platform.  The A2 Filigree Delight designed for Spellbinders by Licensed Designer Becca Feeken has been cut/embossed using black card stock and adhered to the card base using liquid glue.

The Reindeer from the Shapeabilities Reindeer And Sleigh Etched Dies has had a little makeover and become a deer - just by removing the antlers - love that!!  It has been adhered to recycled corrugated card (from the outside of a coffee cup) using liquid glue.  This has all been layered onto the card base.

A Kaisercraft pre-cut doily has been trimmed and popped under the corrugated card and a Mulberry Paper Rose added. Finishing with a row of beautiful white roses and a Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse.  The sentiment is from a retired set from Layers of Color.

This card is linked to the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks - 3 Punches Or Dies
Simon Says Stamp - More than One Die or Punch
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Any Sentiment Except For Birthday
Craft Rocket Challenges - Make It Feminine
Retarte - Anything Goes
Inky Chicks Flowers - stamped or embellishment
the Crafty Addicts Challenge - Anything Goes - Twist - Add a Sentiment
Come and Get It Anything Goes
The House That Stamps Built - Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy Challenges - Lots of Layers
The Corrosive Challenges - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Always Anything Goes

Take care friends - thank you for your comments and all of the support you give me - you make blogging such an amazing place to be!! Your encouragement is such a blessing for me - it makes my day! God bless you!

{{{Hugs}}} and happy crafting


  1. Great idea to use the die for something other than Xmas, I think it's worked really well :) Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Addicts and Good Luck! :)
    Annabel - Crafty Addicts DT.

  2. What a stunning card, Linda. Thank you so much for stopping by to share your talents with us. I'm always blessed to have you join us.
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. This is so gorgeous!!! I love how you have used the filigree delight die; it really makes a stunning background! And the deer is so elegant! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  4. Gorgeous Linda - love your subtle pun too :-)

  5. very nice. Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges. Good luck.
    Bye,Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  6. Also thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Challenge Blog.
    Bye, Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  7. Love your "altered" deer - and how you make things work out of the box. Mulberry paper love mulberry paper hoping it makes a comeback. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built.

  8. Tibia card is so elegant.
    Thanks for joining with us at Retarte.
    Yaiza, Stampatpapel Dt

  9. Beautiful and detailed card. Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments challenge blog!

  10. Wonderful card! Thank you for entering at the Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    DT Shannon x

  11. Great card I love all the die cutting.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination Good luck!! Michelle(DT)

  12. What a beautiful card, so many great details! Glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built. Donna DT

  13. hello linda! pretty die cut deer, luv the cardboard and flowers! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  14. Very pretty and elegant card,Linda. Sweet deer! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this past week!


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