Thursday, 26 September 2013

A Christmas Post Box

A good friend collects anything to do with pillar boxes, and we always try to send him a Christmas card with one on it, so 4 or 5 ye4ars ago I was delights to spot this topper sheet while browsing ebay


I bid for it, and won the auction - at just over £2, I thought I'd paid quite a lot for one topper sheet, butt when "it" arrived I found that I'd actually got a real bargain because the lot I'd bid on had been a batch of TWENTY of them! That meant I could make cards for lots of my comping friends too - after all, we're all a little bit obsessed with the postal service.

However with big toppers like this, there's not much scope for creativity, is there? Punch out the die cuts, stick them on a card, job done, Definitely a long way to the "craft" end of the art/craft scale - almost OFF the end. So eventually I lost interest in them and the last few sank to the bottom of my Christmas Crafty Bits box.

And the bottom of that box is where I delved to find the bits for the latest challenge at Use it Tuesdays - use TWO hoarded items where I also found the background paper I used, paper that I've had for so long I have absolutely no recollection where I got it or why I thought black background paper was a good idea for Christmas.

I decided to try to make it look more interesting than just a topper-stuck-on-a-card by adding a punched border and a die-cut branch for the robin to sit on. That sits nicely with Oldie But Goodie's Dies and Punches challenge.

 
 
Now I just need to motivate myself to use up the other three sheets! 

2 comments:

  1. What an absolutely gorgeous card, great use of dies and punches. Thank you so much for entering my challenge theme on an Oldie But A Goodie, and good luck!

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  2. That card is stunning. I'd give more than a couple of bucks to have black Christmas paper! Way to really pull out the stash too, thanks for joining in at Use It Tuesday.

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