Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Recycling

This is the Mother's Day card that came from my in-laws this year. It had a very wonderful, simple message and I was very touched by it. However, it's almost June now, so it's time to move on.

This card has a wonderful pattern on it in those classic colors of pink and brown. I got to looking at it this afternoon and decided to give it a second life. Coincidentally, my order from SU! arrived just before I got home from work, and among the items was the jumbo wheel that coordinates with the Doodle This stamp set. Appropriately, it's called Doodles. The pattern (if you click on the photo you can see the detail better) and the flowers in the wheel reminded me of each other. A little ink, a little coloring, a little glitter later, and the need for a birthday card and here's what resulted.

I'm pleased that I had this wide grosgrain on hand, as it mimics the band in the original card.
I looped it underneath the patterned paper and it is held in place just by the heft of the paper on top of it. The saying is from Full of Life.

Moral of this little tale: look around for paper, ribbon, and other elements you can incorporate into new creations.

2 comments:

neelam said...

smart!! the card is gorgeous!

also, your room looks great!

Theresa Forseth said...

I love re-purposing and recycling!!

Great card!