Friday, August 5, 2011

Recycled Hallmark card piece

If you follow my blog at all, you know that I can't throw anything away!  This especially goes for store bought cards or pieces of them anyway.  You see, I like to recycle as much as possible. 

This time, I couldn't throw away that beautiful strip of flowers on the left of this card or the embossed swiss dots on pale green cardstock.  they were part of a card that my mom sent to me and were soooo pretty!   The pieces from the original card were adhered to a kraft card base.  Then I used my Life stamp set (Papertrey Ink) and matching ink colors to some of the flowers in the strip, I created a matching sentiment focal point.  The sentiment comes from Turning a New Leaf (PTI) but is stamped in sections. 

The strip of colorful flowers ran horizontally across the original card ... which means I only used a part of it for this card.  You KNOW that I couldn't throw the last bit of it away!  That means you will be seeing it on another card some day in the future!!  LOL!!

Enjoy your day.  Thanks for dropping by!


Juanita said...

I just love how you stamped 'matching' flowers on the sentiment panel. Great work on this!

Linda Palmer said...

Great job on using your card pieces. I love how you do that. It turned out beautiful. I love that die too!

Donelda said...

Linda, I'm so glad you love that die ... because if it wern't for you, I wouldn't be the happy owner of it ... again, thanks so much!!!!

Lucy said...

I came via Kristina Werner's FFV and am I glad I did. This is exactly what I'm looking for -- simple, gorgeous cards that make use of everything. I was at the bank this morning and saw a postcard-size announcement with enough bare space around the edge to make a nice green mat in a color you don't usually find. The event was past, so I asked if I could have all 6 of the cards that were left on the counter. They were glad to get rid of them and I was glad to have them. I'm a new follower! Keep the CAS cards coming. Unless you have a blog to show new, fancy techniques and tools and/or products to sell, I really believe a good percentage of us not only like the stunning simplicity and look of a not-too-many-frills card -- and they're what we have time to do.

Imke said...

The flower strip and the flowers on the die looks fabulous. Great CAS Card.

Lindsey said...

Nicely done! I save pieces from the "charity" card sets that sometimes show up in the mail.