Tuesday, 7 January 2014

An Up-Cycled Strike

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I went to Fuzzy Frost Forest to hunt for nullwork demons. We had received word from the teddy clan living in the forest of a recent infestation of the dangerous creatures. The teddys are a peaceful people, making their home in the woods which are enchanted with a perpetual winter. They are defenseless though, and turned to the Crafters Guild for assistance. Being that the nullworks are so large, it was very easy to track them down. We took out the sentries that were guarding the entrance to a massive cave with a couple well aimed arrows and headed in.

These tags were made by reusing an old Christmas card I received. I cut out the cute bears using the Lawn Fawn “Tag, You’re It” die set. Here is what the Christmas card looked like after:
I stamped the fronts with the Lawn Fawn “Winter Gifts” set, framing the images and then stamped some sentiments on them. I attached some twine to the small tag and some pretty red ribbon to the larger one.

On the backs I stamped the outline again with the “Winter Gifts” set. On the top one I only had enough room for a “to and from” because it was small, but the bottom one I managed to fit a sentiment and a little sprig of holly, earning me +39 earth elemental exp points. This was super easy to do, and you can bet I will be making a TON of tags using old Christmas cards throughout the year. 

These tags will cuddle up in the following challenges:

Although the nullworks are large and dangerous, they also have a very low intelligence rating. It was easy to infiltrate their rudimentary hideout and slaughter the remainder of them. It is still unclear as to who released the nullworks into this dimension, as they are not native to the realm and don't have the power to get here on their own. My sister and I headed back to the Guild Hall to begin our investigation.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


downrightcrafty said...

Totally Gorgeous love the image, thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland for our Teddy challenge
Hugs and Happy New Year
Kate xx

Ingrid Mason said...

What lovely Christmas tags and a great way to recycle received Christmas cards Crystal. Good luck in our extended challenge. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

Planetsusie said...

These are so pretty - I have just sorted through my Christmas cards to see what I can use next year! Naturally any handmade ones have been saved - for ever! I love upcycling - so gratifying. Your little tags are perfect.

Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this month, lots of luck.

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx DT member

rachel taylor said...

love how you have made your tags thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

wannabcre8tive said...

Your tags are absolutely adorable. That is a great way to recycle Christmas cards. Thanks, for the idea and for playing the Speedy TV inspiration challenge.

Barbara Thompson said...

Your tags are really great! How adorable! Thank you for playing this week at Simply Create Too!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Crystal: I like this entry too--I love up-cycling Christmas cards and your tags are a perfect example. Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Sarah said...

Fabulous tags Crystal using recycled images! Thank you for joining us at Allsorts this week x

Deborah said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.


Jenny said...

Die Tags sehen toll aus . Gefallen mir gut.Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. LG Jenny

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this lovely tags for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 77: use some ribbon - Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon Thanks also for sharing for my CHNC challenge extra for January x

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Lovely creations...they turned out beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week. Good luck. Hope to see you again.


Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your beautiful card for CCAYR January anything goes challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, CCAYR design team x

verybellemakes said...

Great idea to recycle your Christmas cards - wish I'd thought of doing the same before I put them out for recycling!! Thanks for joining the One Stitch At A Time Challenge, hope to see you again soon.

Victoria DT

nwilliams6 said...

What fun - super idea! Love the images and the story. Fun stuff! Thanks for joining us in the MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge.

Beth F. said...

What a creative way to re purpose that card! Great job!
Thanks for joining us at Parade Your Crafts!
Beth's Beauties

Renate said...

Wat een leuke tag! super leuk gemaakt. Fijn dat je meedoet bij CHCC2.

Groetjes, Renate

Min said...

Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to check out The Bug Blog for our newest Challenge that starts tomorrow! We hope you’ll play along!
Hugs & Happy Days!
~Min: Bugaboo Asst DT Coordinator
Kaymin Kreations

Louise Palser said...

A great creation for our celebrations challenge. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, good luck, Lou DT x

Love crafts forever said...

What a supper idea. Very lovely tags. Thank you so much for playing our challenges at One Stitch At A Time.
DT Nataliya

Sandy Sommerfeld said...

Great idea with the tags from a holiday card.... super re-purposing!

Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays...

Sandy S
~Sentimental Sundays Design Team

Angi MakingMayhem said...

Such a cute way to upcycle last year's Christmas cards! We like to 'dork out' in our house, too! :) Love the blog concept. Thanks for sharing your creation with us for the 'Make It New' (alter something) Challenge on the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog! Good luck! Hope to see you again soon.

Inky hugs,
Making Mayhem | Because Life is Messy

Michele said...

cute tags! thanks for joining the "use some ribbon" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

Rachael Evans said...

What a clever idea - they are so cute, and a great way of recycling! Thanks for joining in at Sentimental Sundays. Rachael x

Karen said...

Love them, what a fantastic idea, one I may steal if you dont mind for next year, thanks for sharing these with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge.

Claudia said...

Great idea! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!



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