Monday, September 14, 2009

Clean & Simple Recycled

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My niece is getting married next month and I had saved her reception card from the invitation because I thought it would be cool to recycle it into their wedding card. Today's CAS challenge #32 at SCS was to make a wedding card! No time like the present!

Here is what the reception card looked like:

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A cool pierced floral design on the right side of the card! I tried to stamp something and lay it over the printing, but I couldn't get it to cover all the words exactly, so I flipped it over:

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It had an interesting, subtle little shading on the underside of the piercing (which you can barely see here). I stamped a sentiment from God's Blessings in Chocolate Chip and die cut it with a Labels One nestie from Very Vanilla. Another layer in Close to Cocoa, mounted it on layers of Brushed Gold and Chocolate Chip and the whole shebang went on a Naturals Ivory card. I also added some beautiful satin Chocolate Chip ribbon (also recycled--I received it on a gift) and my card was finished:

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It took me less than 15 minutes to make this, once I decided on my strategy!! I hope they like it! Thanks for visiting today!!

  • Stamps: God's Blessings
  • Paper: Naturals Ivory, Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Brushed Gold
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip
  • Acc: Nesties, Sating Ribbon, Dimensionals

15 comments:

  1. What a great card, I like how you recycled their invitation. I am sure they will cherish this card.

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  2. ohhhh, I LOVE this!! That gorgeous piercing is beautiful, and I love that you recycled the ribbon! Fantastic card, she's going to LOVE it I'm sure!!

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  3. OMGosh, LeAnne, what a fantastic idea to recylce!!! Your Wedding card came out GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors and everything about it!!! Thanks for sharing such a cool idea ;D. Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

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  4. Wow!!! She will treasure that card forever. What an elegant, thoughtful creation!

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  5. Beautiful LeAnne! I love how you used her invitation!

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  6. What a great idea. There is so much recycling on this beautiful card. You knocked it out of the park!

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  7. I'm sure that they will treasure not only the card but the fact that you took something from their invitation to make it!!

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  8. I'm sure they are going to love it! This is gorgeous!!!

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  9. Excellent idea and it's turned out so well.

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  10. What a BEAUTIFUL wedding card! They are going to LOVE it! Great idea!

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  11. Very creative LeAnne! That's amazing 15 min! :) TFS

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  12. Oh how beautiful LeAnne! I love recycling bits from an invitation to make it a custom card. This weekend I went to a wedding and my DH moved the invitation so I couldnt' find it when it was time to make the card...I hope to share what I came up with anyway, but it's not as fabulous as this.

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  13. Beautiful card, LeAnne and what a FABULOUS idea!!! Your niece will LOVE this!

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  14. LeAnne, this is just gorgeous! What a thoughtful thing to do--they will cherish this!

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