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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Recycling and CASing

I was given three smallish bookmarks by my husband this afternoon in passing - they had been in one of the frequent charity begging letters we get here (they seem to pass information between each of the groups or NGO's re names and addresses). I immediately knew what I would do with them and so I cut off the bottom piece which gave information re the roses and the painters, and mounted them on some SU Handsome Hunter, and using some SU Cranberry Crisp as my base card, I placed them on the card as seen below.  I used one of my Spellbinders Shapeabilities Frames, and the HH card scrap to cut a frame and then cut another in SU Cream, and trimmed it to fit into the frame.  I then used the SU set Thanks for Caring for the sentiment and the inside to create a sympathy card. The ink is SU Handsome Hunter. John is always sending out sympathy cards these days, so thought it would be useful - he was chuffed!

The second card is cased from my American magazine, page 12, but while I used the colour scheme and the sketch, the stamp set is from Annabelle 'All Things Grow' and I used one image to stamp the SU Always Artichoke card with SU Handsome Hunter ( it was on the desk!) and then used the Cuttlebug again and some Nestabilities - circles (green scrap) and scalloped circles (in kraft) and another Annabelle image, as well as the sentiment (in SU Poppy Parade)  - I also swiped the circle edges with this. Three Annabelle sprinkles and some Kaiser ribbon, mounted on SU Poppy Parade and then onto a card made from folded SU Kraft. Again, the Annabelle set was used inside the create a male birthday card for a family member, perhaps. 

It was pretty late when I photographed this and a bit dark outside, so it looks a little darked than it is IRL.


Monica said...

This is so pretty and posh... LOVE it. What excellent recycling there.

xxx Monica

Jenny said...

Great cards. What a fabulous idea. I am going to look at things differently from now on. I will ask myself - Can it be used for cardmaking??? A plastic clothes collection bag just arrived in the mail box - nice orange colour hmmmmm. Jenny B x