Ways to Use Left Over Design Paper

If you’re anything like me, you have some left over Christmas design papers you want to use up. I didn’t have a great deal left since I made a lot of projects with the double-sided design papers I started with, but I had some off-cuts and scraps from The Gift of Giving Collection.

The first thing I did was cut a piece for the base. This paper originally had Merry Christmas & Happy New Year on it, but I managed to avoid that part. I had some of the beautiful poinsettia paper too.

My aim for this card was to make these decidedly Christmas papers into a card that had nothing to do with the festive season.

I began by foiling the lower edge of the topper. ( I used a set from the Gentleman Crafter I absolutely adore, but I’m not sure it’s still available.) Unfortunately, I didn’t cut the foil carefully enough and ended up with a lot of overfoiling. Instead of trying to fix it, I decided to foil onto some contrasting paper. And you know what? I think it looks even better!

Next I cut an oval out of the centre of the topper. Again, I used an older set, but one I use fairly often – the Oval Card Maker Frames, which are now unavailable, and my Go Press and Foil machine. *I used the Green Foil (Mirror Finish) for all the foiling.

If you look closely, you’ll see there is some overfoiling at the top on either side. I decided to leave it there as it added to the distressed look of the card.

Make sure to keep the piece that cuts out, because you can use it on another card.

Next I foiled the “Love” greeting and the row of hearts that comes with that “Love and Heart Border” Cut, Foil, and Emboss set. Once that is done, I cut out a piece of the poinsettia paper, making it a little larger than the opening. That was then glued to the back, placing the poinsettia itself where it looked the best.

Last of all, I added the row of hearts and the “Love” greeting. The latter I popped up with foam tape.



Products Used for this Project are as follows:

CO727895 – The Gift of Giving 12×12 Collection
C0726722 – Dazzlia Love and Heart Border Cut, Foil & Create Die Set
CO726848 – Hotfoil Stamp – Gentlemans Emporium – Border Collection Set
C0725391 – Green Foil (Mirror Finish) Heat Activated
C0721964 – Double Sided Foam Tape 12mm x 4m
C0726343 – Couture Creations Mini Guillotine
CO726342 – Couture Creations 12×12 Scoring Board
C0726520 – Go Power & Emboss Machine
CO725032 – Go Press & Foil Machine


Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed my creation!














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