Tuesday, May 17, 2016

More Recycling

Back  to show you some more inspiration for #54 Butterflies  + R is for Recycling an/or Ruby Red.
This paper was the insert to a Birthday card I had received a few years ago. I cut several elements out of the design and created the card below.

Backing papers are from my stash and I used Spellbinder Marvelous Squares and Deckled Rectangles
to die cut the various shapes for the card. Layered up and added pearls and a silver sentiment sticker.

Entering into the following challenges:
Our Crafty Corner #9 Anything goes.
Scrapper's Delights #55 Anything goes.
Bizzy Becs # Anything goes.
Paper Creator's Crafts #47 Anything goes.
Crafting With Friends #20 Anything goes.

This second card uses the covering from a box lid of stationery  (paper and envelopes long since used when it was the norm to write letters and thank you notes.) that I have kept for a very long time because I liked the picture.  Th box got used to hold other items in and got well worn from constant
use over the years so I decided to discard the box and just keep the top in my stash.

I've trimmed it down and die cut using Crafts-Too Square Scalloped Dies and picked a scalloped blank card for the base to match. Red card for the backing and red ribbon from my stash. Iused Britannia word dies to created the sentiment which was die cut 4 times and then glued and layered to create added height. 

There is still time if your quick to play along in the challenge.

Entering into the following challenges:
Card Mania #80 Flowers
Crop Stop #16 Anything goes.
Live and Love Crafts #47 Blossoms and/or butterflies.
Sisters Of Craft # Anything goes.
Scrapping 4 Fun #65 Anything goes.


  1. Hi Mrs A, what fabulous recycling and such pretty images I can see why you kept them xx

  2. Two more lovely cards. I love how you recycled elements of these.

  3. Hi Mrs.A They're lovely cards from you again today. Great recycling as always. Barbxx

  4. So happy to see you're feeling better and designing some pretty butterfly cards. Love your recycling too, some beautiful elements, used in great designs. Especially loved how you added in the 'recycle' bit to the front of this card. Some really pretty butterflies in red on these. TFS & Hugs

  5. I love this card it's so pretty. But you had me at the butterflies, love them. Great recycling, I hate just throwing away old cards.
    Ali xx

  6. Stunning butterfly cards Mrs A - I just can't pick a fave as I love them all - Michelle x

  7. Good golly Miss Molly - you are so clever. The thank you card is my favorite - fantastic -- I think I will steal this idea from you. Bravo!!!!
    Sandy xx

  8. Great idea cutting the parts of the paper of your old birthday card and matches them to an original design! The resulted card looks lovely!
    The image on the old cover of the stationery box is just amazing, you have made so well to keep it!! And with the scalloped border it looks really great! The sentiment has a wonderful dimension and love the design that make the image pop out very well!

  9. Stunning cards Valery, terrific recycling and what marvellous cards you've managed to create, Kate x

  10. Hi Mrs A, 2 fabulous pieces of recycling. Love that pretty box lid card, would have been a shame not to re-use this.
    Avril xx

  11. Two fab cards and your recycling puts me to shame. Cara x

  12. Some received hand-made and store-bought cards are just too pretty to toss! So glad you upcycled them into these masterpieces, Mrs. A! They are pure delight!

    Thanks for joining us in the {Our Crafty Corner Challenge}! Hope to see more of your pretty projects again soon!
    crafty hugs,
    P.S. I'd love for you stop by my personal blog to say hello if you have a chance. Thanks!
    {Creative Smiles}

  13. Wonderful cards Mrs A. Love your cards as they're so full of creative ideas ...full of imagination and love the way you've recycled the lid of a box on the second card... Take care, dear friend.
    Thanks so much for joining in Bizzy Bec's Anything Goes Monthly challenge,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Bizzy Becs DT}
    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

  14. What a fantastic card you made :-))
    Thank you for sharing with us at Scrapping4Fun. Hope to see you again.

  15. Beautiful cards, love the recycling
    Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
    Rachelle DT

  16. Great Card love it thank your for entering into the Scrapper's Delights "Anything Goes" Blog Challenge Hugs Sue DT xx

  17. Great recycling ideas and lovely cards. Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner. Helen DT

  18. Wonderful recycling and such wonderful images. I will have to show my Mum she will love the whole concept.

  19. Lovely! Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge, good luck:)

  20. Beautiful cards! Love the shape! Thank you for joining us at Scrappers Delights, hugs, Mieke DT

  21. Beautiful creations! I love your idea of reycling!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.


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