Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Recycling

I'm sure I'm not the only one who saves shop bought Christmas cards received, with the intention of recycling  them and turning them into handcrafted cards...... only to still have most of them unused in December!  This year I'm determined to use more of them.  With the February Rudolph Days challenge beginning today and finishing on Saturday, it was the perfect time to recycle some shop bought cards and join in the challenge.

 The first one is a card front trimmed to size, matted on dark green and attached to a card blank.  I added a few tiny white pearls where the larger berries were in the design.

For my second card, I used a Memory Box 'Stitched Rectangle Layers' die to die cut the image.  This is when I had a Senior Moment..... as the card was going through my Big Shot I realised, too late, that it was going to flatten the red pom-pom nose!  So I prised off the flatten nose and replaced it with one punched from red glitter card.  I used the red glitter card for a mat and with a left over piece die cut a scalloped strip using a die from the Memory Box 'Stitched Country Border' set.  The non-shed glitter card is from Hobbycraft and is a beautiful shade of red.

For my last card,  I made a green frame using a die from the MFT 'Stitched Circle Scallop Frames' set to frame the image I'd already cut into a circle.  The background is embossed with a Couture Creations 'Great Zane' embossing folder.  The framed image is raised up on foam pads to add some dimension.

I am joining in the following challenges with this card:


So that's three more Christmas cards finished to add to the box for next Christmas.







34 comments:

  1. Great cards Liz, I commend you on making Christmas cards so soon after Christmas and a nice collection you will have..Gorgeous all of these.x

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  2. Great to recycle card Liz especially Christmas cards, I've got a box which I go through when I start on my Christmas cards...your cards are lovely Liz

    Anne

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  3. Fabulous cards Liz and great recycling too.
    Kath x

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  4. Wonderful recycling Liz three beautiful cards

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  5. Love this collection of cards. They are beautiful. [Bunny]

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  6. Great recycling Liz! Love them. x

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  7. They're all wonderful. Love the recycled card and that Rudolph with his special nose now. Fantastic!
    Lynn

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  8. Great idea to recycle your cards Liz and especially as it is as pretty as this one. Fun second card and great save with the nose! Loving the design and texture on your third card x.

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  9. Lots of great upcycling here Liz and love them all. I have some which I can upcycle too and must make sure I use them this year. x

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  10. What a great idea to recycle those pretty cards! The results are beautiful! I especially like the texture in the last one and of course Rudolf's new nose job!!

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  11. Wonderful recycled creations. All so beautiful!

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  12. They look lovely Liz and far to nice to get rid of. However, I do save mine for so long and then think I am never going to get to do this and recycle them - at least we have that option nowadays.

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  13. Super recycling Liz, and GREAT cards.
    Faith x

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  14. Three great cards, Liz! I love to upcycle cards. I have been making a lot of them lately. Not only does it help reduce waste, it is a good way to use up those items that are saved and waiting to become a card.

    I am trying to do a lot of that this year as I don't have a ;ot of left over space in my craft room!.

    Thanks for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  15. Three lovely recycling, Liz! I smiled about the pompom nose, sometime I too forget important details :) but you solved so well with the glittered circle!

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  16. Well Liz I hate to be the one to tell you that we are still in February, I did panic slightly when I read March R.D. thought it was me but as today was Pancake Day, I knew I was right.
    Two super up-cycled cards, lovely images and designs. I must admit that I do save some cards but then I chicken out of using them.
    Happy Rudolph Day.

    Kath x

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    1. Oops! Another Senior Moment! šŸ¤£ Thanks Kath, I've amended my post. xx

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  17. Three fantastic recycled cards Liz. I always feel that some of the cards we receive are too nice to just throw away. Thank you for taking part in the February Rudolph Days Challenge.

    Sue xx

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  18. Lovely selection of Christmas cards. I applaud you for being an Eco Warrior and recycling. Top marks!

    Happy Rudolph day xxx

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  19. You've done a great job with the recycling of shop bought cards - I usually save some but don't always remember to actually use them.

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  20. Hi Liz,
    Happy Rudolf Days.
    I too have re-cycled a few Christmas cardsIt is so good for the enviroament too.
    I love your wonderful designs you have created out of yours.
    They are all so colourful and gorgeous.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  21. Three fabulous cards Liz and such super recycling xx

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  22. What a lovely wreath ... and adorable little reindeer ... so very glad you shared your RED with us at Jingle Belles.

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  23. three nice ways to make a x-mas card! Hugs, Gerrina

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  24. What a beautiful collection of cards, lovely!

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  25. They are all lovely Liz. I have to use my recycled cards as soon as I can, or else they don't get used, but it is good to re-style when we can. Well done on yours. It all helps to build the stash! Kate x

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  26. for the record all of these are awesome and it's fab there are three new cards in your xmas stash right now! but of course i'm bound to say that gorgeous textural RED one is my fave, right? so pleased you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun with this fortnight! ♥

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  27. Three fab recycled cards. Off to raid my box of cards that I saved from last Christmas. Hugs Mrs A.

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  28. No Liz, you are not alone. I save mine every year, last year I made a few from them, but that is it. I have good intentions, but that is it. I need to get on that myself. Your first and last cards are just beautiful, the second card is just to dang cute! To bad about his nose, but you save it beautifully and won't have to pay extra postage either. lol Hugs, Brenda

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  29. These are so beautiful and festive! Such a sweet little Rudolph and I love the elegance of your cards. I love recyling on cards - that's one of my blog featured series this year, to use up the 'trash'! I have some fun month's planned (now just gotta get them done, lol) Big hugs! x0

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  30. These are all gorgeous, Liz! Good for you for getting so many cards made! I love to recycle cards too and have lots in my stash just waiting for me! Have a great weekend!

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  31. Beautiful cards. Thanks for joining us at Winter Wonderland. Pat K xx

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  32. Great start on those cards! So pretty! And that Rudolph is so cute.

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