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6/09/2018

Christmas Card Club - Challenge 12 Anything But A Square

Hello and welcome to another Christmas Card Club Challenge - No 12 for 2018. Our team member Sylvie  selected this week's theme as "Anything But A Square". I was pressed for time as we had a first cousin pass away Thursday (although she had been ill for a few months, it was one of those 'improve some' 'regress again' kind of things). We had a 3 hour drive to our hometown with my 2 brothers; other mishaps ensued over the day, but finally we reversed the 3 hr drive, and arrived home safely about 8pm Saturday evening. Call us Tired.

 I made this card last night (Friday) after  discovering a recycled card from  years ago. I decided it would look cute to  cut a circle with the Hero Arts Infinity Circles, put some UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel) on it, and turn it into an ornament. When you see it, you'll know exactly why the card got saved.




- Cut the part of the card desired into a circle; applied DI Chipped Sapphire round the edges; before applying the UTEE, another circle was cut and glued to the backing, to add some stability to the original cut..  Did one more UTEE coat. It looks very glossy  and quite like a 'for real' ornament surface. Next 2 larger size circles in that set  cut some lightweight red glitter paper for a frame.

Adhered the skinny red frame to another circle backing, thenlaid the UTEE embossed circle on the frame.  This backing had Chipped Sapphire sponged so that no white would show between the frame and image. Fitted the birds piece into the frame.

An S/B Delite set that had a coffee cup, with one of those holders (so you don't burn your hands) was used to cut the metal top. It's hard to see, but there are grooves cut into the silver (3 layers of  snippet silver that had been lying on my desk for who knows how long).  Just the right size to cut 3 pieces, with a more sturdy white c/s behind to stabilize.  Used a piece of gold cording to make the hanger, and there you go.

Please check the right sidebar for links to my team members and if you have time, see what they've shared in the Anything But a Square Challenge this week.

Hugs & Blessings; Have a great Sunday. Come again when you have time.


33 comments:

  1. Leaving a comment hoping it will trigger the email notices to return to their usual behavior. Thanks for visiting, and trying to get back to see what my visitors are doing. Behind again, trying to catch up! Hugs

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  2. Mary, I love your beautiful ornament card. Those birds are adorable :)

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  3. Hi Mary, Sorry to hear about your cousin. Glad despite some mishaps you made it there and back.

    Love your Bauble card.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Hope you have a nice day. Sue

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  4. It’s beautiful Mary...love the bright bird image it makes a great ornament card....xxxx

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  5. What a sweet ornament Mary, and I can see why you kept the original card :-). What a day you had of it by the sounds of things - hope you have recovered now.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. Beautiful Christmas Bauble card Mary. I did think Bauble too. Hope you're both well. Hugs Rita xxx

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  7. Such a pretty shape Mary and I can see why you saved this lovely image and the sapphire ink and glazing and silver cap with the cord hanger gives this the look of a wonderful bauble, and you could hang it too. x

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  8. Sorry for your loss. Sending prayers. Beautiful card
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  9. Wow Mary!!!This seems a real ornament, and so beautiful!! Love it! Great recycling and such great idea using the UTEE for giving the glass effect! Amazing work!!! The image is so cute and bright and make me happy!
    Big hugs, have a lovely Sunday!

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  10. Must admit never thought to cut a circle from a used card to make an ornament with. Now there's an idea! Love your resulting ornament. Such a lot of detailing has gone into this . Sorry to hear about your cousin. Hugs Mrs A.

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  11. WOW brilliant recycling love the image and looks brilliant as an arnament--Sorry to hear of your loss and mishaps but glad to hear you returned home safely
    Carol x

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  12. This is fabulous! I love those adorable little birds and the scene you created to go along with them! I'm sure this took you a long time to create, but it's so worth it to see the final result! Sorry for the loss of your family member too - life it just too short isn't it?

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  13. So, so pretty! Love your little bird scene in this ornament. Very nicely done. Great idea.

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  14. This is so gorgeous, Mary!! What a creative idea to save the card and turn it into an ornament!! I love it!! So clever and beautiful!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Love this Mary, what a fabulous image and I love the bauble shape, lovely bright colours, Kate x

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  16. this is beautiful Mary, I can see why this card was saved, such a lovely sweet image. Having no email notifications when a comment is received is very annoying, I hope it gets fixed soon.
    Lorraine

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  17. Mary, I'm so sorry to hear about your cousin! That really sounds like a hard drive so I'm glad you're home safe and sound now. Rest up.
    I love your gorgeous card! I can see why you'd recycle that too. Beautiful!
    Lynn

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  18. I am so sorry to hear that your cousin passed Momma Mary, even though they are ill we always pray for one of those "good" times to turned into a recovery. Even when you know it is coming, it is still not easy in any way to lose a loved one. My prayers are with you and your family. This card is simply adorable! I can see why you keep the card to recycle and you have recycled it beautifully! Turning it into an ornament was genius! Those little birdies are just to cute. Hugs, Brenda

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  19. That recycled card makes into a gorgeous ornament. That is such a cute little scene.

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  20. I'm sorry to hear of your first cousins passing. That is a long day and no wonder you are tired. I'm so glad you were able to make this card. It is a keeper for sure. I love the idea of turning a card into an ornament. It is such a cute image and the shine makes it look like a perfect Christmas ball. You could decorate the whole tree with Christmas cards and change them out year to year to keep those memories of friends and loved ones.

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  21. Clever card Mary and making it into an ornament is a great idea. TFS Zoe x

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  22. Sad news and a long trip is enough to make anyone tired, It's awful to have one's family decreasing around you! I don't mean to sound morbid. I hope you're feeling a little less tired today Mary.
    Your ornament is just wonderful, love the scene, the shape and the shine, it will look wonderful on the tree.
    Hugs
    Faith
    x

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  23. Clever take on the challenge and what a unique and wonderful ornament Mary...loving the gloss and the adorable image. So sorry to hear the sad news x

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  24. Such a cute image and sweet scene! Sorry for your loss.

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  25. So sorry to hear your sad news Mary and I hope you have had the chance to rest up after your journey. I love this darling bauble...So cute xx

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  26. Such a great idea to turn one card into an ornament card, it looks beautiful Mary. Sorry to hear about the death in the family though.... sad times. Hugs, Anne xx

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  27. This is really gorgeous Mary and too right to re-use it, love it.
    Sorry to hear your sad news.

    Kath x

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  28. Your ornament shaped Christmas card is darling! I love the cute little birds and the bright colors!
    Hugs,
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  29. These cute birds make a delightful ornament, Mary! I'll bet that UTEE makes it look just like a real ornament! Sorry you had to go home for a funeral. It's good that you and your brothers could go.

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  30. Cute ornament you made there. Looks like lots of work went into it. What is UTEE? Guess I have heard of it, but not sure what it does. Sorry for your loss, always sad to see someone leave us.

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  31. A super Christmas ornament Mary, such a lovely winter scene and cute birds.
    I'm sorry to hear your sad news, I hope you are now rested and less tired.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  32. This is so cute Mary, love how you've transformed it into a bauble. Carol x

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