Tuesday, July 14, 2020

CIJ - Graphic 45 Mailer Upcycle

Hi, Friends......

Do you sometimes receive advertisements in the mail that are just tooooooooooooo pretty to discard???  I feel that way whenever a Graphic 45 mailer arrives.  So out come the scissors and punches to slice and dice the pretty parts for a card.   Here's one I did the other day.  I used the page featuring the G45 Twelve Days of Christmas and my Lots-o'-Dots background idea.  I embellished it by cutting up a Zva swirl that had been in my stash for quite awhile. 

I was glad I remembered my trick of using Press 'n' Seal for applying my swirls.  You might recall I often have trouble getting my swirls separated from their backing and onto the card without losing some of the gems.  So I cut the swirl to the desired size, smooth a piece of Press 'n' Seal firmly over the top of the jewels, then gently remove the acetate backing of the swirl to expose its adhesive.  I can easily see thru the film to position the embellishment properly.  I press the swirl down firmly onto the card and remove the piece of wrap. Easy peasy and I don't lose any gems!!

Some background stamping along the margins of the candy cane print and inking on the edges of the circles and panel completed the vintage look.

Supplies used include:
Graphic 45 Mailer
EK Success - Circle Punch (1" diameter)
DCWV Patterned paper
Holly on margins of background - Stamper's Anonymous - TH Collection 2016 Stamptember Holiday stamp set (retired)
Simon Says Stamp - Khaki ink
Zva Swirl

Hope you liked my upcycled card.  Thank you so much for joining me in my Christmas in July series!  Stay cool and craft on!!!




  1. Wonderful card design. I keep my G45 mailers too--thanks for this idea.

  2. Gorgeous card! Love the press and seal idea, genius! Take care and stay safe! xxxxx

  3. Love the vintage feel, so many lovely elements! So glad you joined us at CCC!

  4. Ooh, love the reds, especially the rhinestone flourishes. This one has me humming along. Thanks so much for embracing our Christmas in July challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Challenge Blog!

  5. What a wonderful festive card Janis. This surely would brighten any festive display. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique blog xx

  6. Lovely design! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge. Good luck!

  7. Lots of great details on this card! I like the swirled gems. Thank you for joining us at Christmas Craft Creations - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

  8. Beautiful card! Very creative.
    Carol - CCC DT

  9. Wonderful card ...love the swirls of gems and the colors ...thanks for joining us at Christmas craft challenges...wish to see you soon
    Lady CCC DT


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