Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Repurposing . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
Since it was pretty quiet around here during the New Years weekend, I decided to play around in my cave, just doing what ever came to mind.  We receive so many card sets from companies we make contributions to and even though I do give a lot away to my Mom, her church and a few friends, I still end up with a lot I just feel I need to do something with so I've begun using a lot of the card fronts and repurposing them into my own card designs.

Here's one I made the other day ... (should have photographed the original card ... oops ... next time).


The original card was 'Get Well Soon' ...
After cutting the card front away from the whole card, I die cut the portion of the image that had the Gold Finch & a few of the Dogwood Blossoms, using the Poppystamps #1268 'Stitched Main Street Tag' (the two largest ones).  I didn't like how much space there was between the two panels so I die cut a panel using the largest die again in white and fussy cut a narrow mat around the image before adhering it to the black mat.


I thought using this Penny Black 'Just for You' die sentiment would give this card more flexibility.  I die cut it twice in white, once in black and once in the green.  Then stacked them together for height & dimension.

A Cuttlebug embossing folder was used to add texture to my Stampin' Up 'Pear Pizazz' background.  A little yellow bow at the top of my tag and a few Nuvo white crystal drops and my card is ready to go.


The original card came with a pretty matching envelope so I'll of course be using it.

Challenges to share in:
Love to Craft January Challenge - ATG
 Lemon Shortbread Challenge - ATG
Retarte Challenge #112 - ATG

I hope you've enjoyed what I'm sharing today and have found inspiration in repurposing something you've received in the mail that you just know you don't want to throw away.

Thanks for stopping by ...


11 comments:

Lia said...

This is the best way for recycling! You made a great card from old to new.
Lia xx

Diane said...

A nice breath of Spring which is just what we need and a fabulous recycle!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Great Recycling! Lovely tag!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful! I love the bird and your pretty colored card stock and all of that texture! Happy New Year!

Leslie Miller said...

Soooo gorgeous, and the "just for you" does keep it versatile. Love the font of that die. Such a beautiful envelope for the card, too. You just can't throw something like that away!

Liz said...

Beautiful card, Darlene, lovely image - perfect for recycling. xx

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and topper-love the matching envelope---Thank you for joining us at Love To Craft
Carol DT x

Conniecrafter said...

Love the tag idea with the image and pretty matting of it! The nuvo drops are just perfect, neat offsetting of the letters! Love that it has a matching envelope

Birgit said...

That's such a clever idea! Your card is beautiful Darlene! The coordinating envelope is a sweet bonus!!

Victoria Rowson said...

Fantastic card! It's beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog.

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our LEMON SHORTBREAD challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper