Saturday 25 March 2017

Using up some long lost treasures.....

After all the fun I had with my sister making cards last weekend and, after discovering a sheet of Spring/Easter die cuts that I have had for years and had squirreled away, I decided that I really should make a few more cards.... this time in readiness to send at Easter.

The die cut sheet I had was designed by Debbie Mumm who I followed very closely when I first learned to quilt as she has written many quilting books. (Most of which I have on the bookshelf in my sewing room!)

I ran the card stock through my printer to print the outside greeting and also to add a greeting to the inside of the card.  The designs are very simple and mainly involved cutting and sticking which was easy to do and very therapeutic.  As with quilting/stitching the most difficult part was picking the colours and then positioning the pieces to make them look balanced (some are more successful than others).

There are a few cards which did not use the die cuts but other stickers and bits and pieces which I have had tucked away for a long time!  Surprising what you can find when you look in the right places!!

One of the Easter cards was made from a card I had made last weekend but hadn't felt entirely happy with. I had stamped the image too high on the card, so I cut it out and re-purposed it! I like it better now!  If you are interested in looking at the cards in greater detail there are individual photographs on my handmade card page.


  1. Looks like you had a fun day! They've all turned out very well. I prefer the floral border now. It's always nice to use up some of the bits and pieces you've had hanging round for ages, especially to make something so nice xx

  2. Ganz wunderschön sind deine Karten geworden. Da freuen sich die Empfänger ganz bestimmt!

    Gruß Marion

  3. I love Debbie Mumm! These are so very cute Christine. I picture you and your sister having a cute little shop somewhere selling your goodies. :)

  4. Such pretty cards, great idea cutting one up and making it into something new.

  5. These cards look really fine and delicate, really beautiful! Surely it was lots of fun making them, and specially being able to put into use things stored away waiting for the right moment! Have a nice week! Ariadna.

  6. I love yours cards Christine, so pretty.

  7. Liebe Christine,
    da hast Du aber schöne Karten gebastelt.
    Eine tolle Idee.
    Liebe Grüße

  8. Your cards are just lovely--so pretty and Springy! My sister makes cards and I always have to save them in a special spot. I know I have little bits and bobs for making cards tucked away too--I may have to get them out one of these days!

  9. Nice cards! Not something I do very much of although lately I've done a couple using up some lace scraps.


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