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Bird wreath Christmas card in 3D decoupage

Personalized Papermania Bellissima Christmas card kit with vintage sheet music, by Paperesse.

I picked up this Papermania Bellissima Christmas card kit on sale a while back. I thought the design was so pretty. When I went to make it up, however, I discovered a problem. I didn't like the open aperture in the center of the card, allowing whatever I wrote inside to show through – not pretty.

So I decided to do my own thing with it (I like taking a card kit and giving it my own special touch, like this vintage look birthday dress form card). I cut the card in the fold and trimmed back the front. I constructed the 3D card front – 46 pieces and a few hours later! – and centered it on vintage sheet music. I then glued this to plain cardstock. Some simple red twine tied at the side dresses it up.

I used the back of the card and an extra sheet given with the kit, inside the card, meaning no part of the original kit card went to waste.

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, docrafts Papermania 6" x 6" Bellissima Christmas card kit
Embellishments – twine, buttons

I'm linking up with: Crafting with an Attitude #9 – Anything Goes, Crafty Girls Creations #9 – Always Anything Goes, Scrap & Craft #15 – Shabby Chic or Vintage, Crafting with Friends #11 – Always Anything Goes and Simply Papercraft #18 – Always Anything Goes.


  1. Wow. You are tenacious! I looks gorgeous though. I love the sheet music.


  2. I'm glad you gave this card your own special touch!!! The sheet of music is perfect! Love all the dimension. Totally fabulous card!

  3. Whaouuuu Shaniii!! Un travail de PRO, beaucoup de patience mais aussi des mains de maître... Ta carte est une petite oeuvre d'art... Bravo!! Tu es touché par la magie de Noël ;o)

  4. I so adore the colour combination - another lovely looking card x

  5. A beautiful take on the card kit Shani. I love the colours of this collection. Clare x

  6. 46 pieces, that's a lot of glue! I love this card, it's so vibrant it just jumped off my screen! A lovely design, especially with your added touches!


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