Saturday, January 17

Recycling cards?

I had to create a congratulations card for a challenge on my group. Boy did I struggle with it. I wasn't really in need of a congrats card at the moment so all the typical themes (grad, baby, wedding, etc) just didn't jump out at me. I decided to go with a generic congrats and started rifling through my ziploc of old cards that I save to 'recycle.'

That's exactly what I did here. The original card front was the striped pattern with the blue flower and foil embossed outline front and center. I cut out the flower and turned it sideways so the stripes would be going in a different direction. I glued a blue Skittle to the center of the flower for depth. I used a portion of the original card as the top and plain white cardstock embossed using my Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder. A simple Threading Water punch in metallic silver to bring out the silver foil in the stripes and flower outline and voila......recycled into something new!!! I also used light blue ink to stamp the word 'congratulations' on the botton since this IS a congrats card. I don't like it one bit though. I've come to the conclusion that stamping is NOT for me.


  1. So pretty! Love the softness of this card!


  2. I saw your comment on my daughter's blog..(The Country Scrapper...Amber)..and just dropped in to say hello. You do great work, I adore the cards that I have looked thru.

  3. PS...
    I adore your header, looks great on your blog.

  4. Oh, this is so pretty! Love the soft colors and Swiss Dots!

  5. Wow, Christina, how cool is this?! You did an excellent recycling job! I like how you turned the striped flower panel...very cool!
    Blessings, Maria

  6. Great idea! I have TONS of cards!

    I posted an award for you on my blog - stop at to check it out :)


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