Sunday, 8 February 2015

Simple sunday.

Happy Sunday!

Don't for get Sue Wilson is back on Create and Craft today with her weekender some fantastic bundles and some new embossing folders I haven't even seen as yet!  I had a wonderful day in Carlisle yesterday and met some really lovely ladies I hope those of you who attended enjoyed yourselves as much as I did and like me you learnt a few things! lol

Back to today and sorry for the late posting I kind of miscalculated the time it would take me to get home yesterday, with the fog rolling in up north it took over 5 hours and so I went straight to bed when I got home!  Today's card is another example of how you can effectively use your waste from die cutting and make two cards at the same time!

The main piece is simply the waste from where I cut the Camilla die in coconut white card.  when I cut these flowers for another card (that will be shown on Friday) I placed the dies along the edge of the card and cut and embossed them as normal.  I was careful in the placement and cut the three different sizes as if they were tumbling along the edge.  Next I added a piece of double sided adhesive film onto a piece of periwinkle card and added the white waste piece over the top.  I then added summer blue mica into the spaces to give a lovely shine which can't be seen in the pictures as well as in real life.  The centres were studded with large stick on pearls and I added a few layers of the blue and white.

To create the finished card I made an A5 card blank in white, added a layer of blue and a final layer of white onto which I scored a series of lines using my scorepal.  Finally I ran a strip of blue seem binding across the bottom, added a simple bow and a sentiment stamped on Blue before foam mounting the flower panel with foam tape onto the left hand edge.

A quick and simple card which I made at the same time as a more complex one using the bits left over.  I know I have said it before, many times, but I really believe its worth looking at the card you cut shapes from and thinking what could I do with that before it goes in the recycling bin!

Ingredients:
Creative Expressions Craft dies for Sue Wilson Camila open petals
Coconut white & Periwinkle foundation card
blue seam binding
stick on pearls

Enjoy...

39 comments:

  1. Love this card John, clean and fresh!
    Glad you had a good day and a safe trip home,
    XxRuth

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  2. Good morning John this is a gorgeous card I love how you have created something so beautiful from the waste. It sounds like you had fun yesterday. Enjoy today. Hugs Jackie

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  3. Hi John, love the card, so pretty, I am getting better now using my wasre bits. Glad you had a good day yesterday, pity about such a long drive home. Have a relaxing day today. Bx

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  4. Hi John
    Lovely card! Clean and elegant. So pretty.
    Best wishes, Anne O

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  5. Beautiful card -love the clean & simple look. Thankfully the thick fog we had last night has cleared, just looks dull out now.

    Michele

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  6. Hi John, love your card pretty yet elegant and good use of leftover card of which I have lots. Take care Jane B.

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  7. Morning John,
    A lovely elegant if simple card, love it. It's surprising what can be achieved using the waste.
    Lydia
    X

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  8. Lovely John, you know me, I always try to use the waste, !!!!xxx

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  9. Hi John. What a gorgeous card. I must stop and think more before cutting so that I can use the "waste". I usually just try and use as much of the card as possible, but this is such a good idea. Sorry to hear that you had such a long journey home yesterday, driving in fog is no fun is it! I hoe you can relax today. Take care.

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  10. A very elegant card
    Cheers
    Janice W

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  11. Hi John. Brilliant use of "waste"' I hadn't considered this before. I throw away so much stuff I should probably be using elsewhere. This card is very pretty and as it is simple to make I shall be making one later for a friend's upcoming birthday. Thank you for the inspiration, you are often a life saver when I have to make a unexpected card. x

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  12. I love this card I'm a real fan of CAS cards (so are my recipients - their choice not mine!) After you mentioning about looking at the waste I try to position my dies more carefully now Doesn't always work and I do forget sometimes So thanks for the reminder

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  13. Eh up John
    Sounds like you could've done with staying over last night too.
    Very elegant CAS creation and a lovely shade of blue.
    Have a restful day today.
    Ang x

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  14. Made from waste it may be, but this is just simply beautiful.
    Lynne x

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  15. Hi John, Loving your cards especially what you did with Noble frames and periwinkle card two of my favourites. Great idea for waste, new blogger, June (Cumbria)

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  16. A simple, elegant card. Thanks for the tip about placing dies so you can use the 'waste' on another card.

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  17. Just stunning xxx I cannot find any other words xxxx

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  18. Clean, crisp and pretty - thank you for sharing John x x x

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  19. Beautiful card, using the waste, love periwinkle. Have a great Sunday

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  20. Good morning John,
    I love the simplicity of this card and the beautiful blue coloured card that you have used to make and layer and make the Camellia die cuts pop. I must admit to jamming into every available space that is on card so as to make maximum use of it(being a tight Scot). Glad you enjoyed your day with all the ladies yesterday and that you got home safe and sound. Mr. D would be worrying about you until you got home as when the fog and mist rolls in down in that region it can be quite a take it really easy kind of a journey and not one for overtaking. Thank you for todays and yesterdays beautiful card which was stunning.
    crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

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  21. this is a brilliant idea John, and the waste card is equally pretty as the original would be. Have to think to use this next time I die-cut.

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  22. Hello John and all

    Very pretty card. As you say what a great way to use your waste and so effective. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

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  23. Hi John, You definitely 'think ahead' with your crafting, a brilliant idea and a very pretty and elegant card, using the leftovers, you are so clever.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  24. Hi John,
    lovely card and another reminder how one can make use of the "waste" (I hate that word as the leftover piece is not waste).
    I must get into the habit of thinking ahead when cutting out.......
    HAGD, Rose

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  25. Love this card, simple but so effective - like most others here I must get into the habit of thinking ahead when die cutting, etc. Will definitely give this a go !!

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  26. Happy Sunday John
    I love looking and continually learning on my crafty journey. I personally believe 3 achieve and every one of us continue to learn regardless of how much we think we know.
    I want to thank you for always showing dies on how to reuse waste. You do it so well.
    simple clean card and love the colour.
    Love
    Jo xx

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  27. Happy Sunday John
    I love looking and continually learning on my crafty journey. I personally believe 3 achieve and every one of us continue to learn regardless of how much we think we know.
    I want to thank you for always showing dies on how to reuse waste. You do it so well.
    simple clean card and love the colour.
    Love
    Jo xx

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  28. We had fog this morning too John, but it's slowly clearing (now 2pm) I got my camellia dies in the week, so I certainly will have to consider the waste too. Spent half of yesterday assembling my Distress ink shelf unit (painted it as I assembled it, otherwise I would never had managed to reach inside and get paint to cover it.

    The big one was put together, and I have the first coat drying on that today. One thing I did before putting them together was to drill a hole (2 actially, one large, then a smaller just above it) in several places so that I could hang it on the wall. On the big one, they are 16in centres to correspond with the studs in my walls.

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  29. HinJohn
    Another stunning card today. I love Sue's Camilla flower dies.

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  30. Hi John a really lovely and thrifty card today it really is good to see how to use up the waste economically. Well we still have the fog up here in Cumbria today so pleased you took it easy going home as the fog around Tebay and Shap can be really bad on the M6.
    Have a restful day and recover today.
    Hugs
    Margaret corgi owner

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  31. Happy Sunday John and glad you enjoyed your day yesterday despite the journey home. Been blessed with a lovely sunny day here today. a lovely fresh looking card and yes, a good reminder to think before we cut! best wishes Jackie

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  32. "Ain't that sweet?" A lovely, simple, economical card that would be so useful in any card maker's stock. Those horizontal score lines to give a little extra texture were a great tip - thank you John.

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  33. Hi John

    Simply stunning I think! Whole card is beautifully designed

    Hugs

    T x

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  34. Wow this is an awesome idea to make to send to the cancer patients. And to the military in Afghanistan. Thank you John, this card idea will mail so easily. Thank you bunches.

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  35. lovely card John ,must try it when all my dies come this week.Laura O

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  36. Hi John, Gorgeous card ,I will if you don't mind do my take on this one, love it
    Thank you Brenda

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  37. Beautiful card John,love how you used the sweet little flowers.
    Have a good Monday tihi see you later
    Maria

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  38. Fab card and even more so cos it's made from 'waste' - love it - wow what s long day for you - hopefully you managed to chill out yesterday xx GailT xx

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