Sunday, February 28, 2010


Here are six cards made from recycled store-bought cards in five minutes or less! Please leave a comment and let me know which one you like best. Here are the deets:

The first thankyou card was simply cut apart and attached to the new cardstock, except that I rounded the top corners on the "thank you" piece. Inside, I cut out the sentiment from the original card, punched a little heart next to it, mounted it with double-stick tape and covered the tape (through the punched heart) with blue glitter.

The baby card was even simpler. At first, I considered coloring the image; but it matched the gray cs I had so well, I decided to keep it gender neutral with the yellow. All I had to do was add the embroidery floss, Hero Arts flower and yellow button.

The birthday card took some SU dimentionals and a striped card from the dollar store. Inside, I used my oval scallop punch to remove the sentiment from the original, and mounted it on red cs inside.

The tulip thankyou was first cut off the front and remounted on kraft cs after adding the gold twine. I colored the tulip with chalks to finish it off.

The green card took the most "work" using my oval punch to start. The flowers from the original card were inserted through a punched flower at the base and tied with sheer ribbon. Another piece of the original was punched for the scalloped edging at the bottom, all of which was mounted to the green on lilac cs. The greeting was stamped at the bottom to balance it out.

Finally, the easiest one of all. After cutting the orchid cardfront to size, I mounted it on light green cs. Amazingly, the orchid color perfectly matched the Rich Razzleberry cs I had just opened the other day! After mounting it on the card front, I added some Stickles to the center of the flower for a little sparkle.

I hope this post will encourage you to get out some of your old cards and recycle them!


Kim said...

They're all nice, Doris, but my 2 faves are the tulip card and the iris card. From here they look stamped! Good job on these!

Shelley Germann said...

Hi Doris, thank you for visiting my blog!

It's really a hard decision but I agree with Kim.. The tulip and the iris cards are nice. I also like the birthday in the top photo. Very bright and cheerful!