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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

RE-purposing store bought cards...

Hello everyone...
it's been quite  a while since I posted last in here!
Well, summer holidays are now over, work has restarted in full and
routine is (slowly) settling in....
(though I wish I was still in the Mayan Riviera..I sure loved it there!!)

On to the matter at hand: I recently partecipated in an unique swap where Lori, the hostess, was asking partecipants to recycle store bought received cards and make them new again..
Following, are Lori's (mybugandi) own swaps'words:

 (lets recycle our store-bought cards)

"This idea came to me after receiving a very cute quilted Mother’s Day Card from my future MIL (maybe ). I thought, I could cut up the card and use parts as embellishments. I have hoarded several years of cards that I have loved throughout the years. Whether it is the image and/or the sentiment I think it would be fun to recreate our store-bought cards and make them better.I realize that most people do not have 5 identical store-bought cards so your cards do NOT need to be the same. Pick your favorite store-bought cards and redesign, recycle and recreate them into something fantastic for all of us to admire "

Here are my six recycled cards, the inside of each sports a 
re-purposed sentiment as well...
*click on any picture to enlarge*







I love repurposing, recycling ,re-creating....I hope Lori and other recipients will enjoy receiving these cards.....
Thanks for stopping by....God's Bless! ♥



kiwimeskreations said...

Paola these are stunning - I love how you have re-purposed these cards! Very creative!

jimlynn said...

Great idea and all are so pretty! I really need to do this too!

Darlene said...

Paola, my friend, anybody would be thrilled to receive these gems!! They are even more beautiful now that they have your special touch, making them new again! Hugs!!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous recycling, Sweet P! Love it!!!

Margaret said...

Wow! They are all so gorgeous. What a fabulous idea. I recycle my cards to my sis who uses them for various things.

HappyCrafter said...

Great way to recycle and repurpose, and these look lovely.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful recycling challenge projects! I love how you added your personal touch to all of them with punched edges, etc..... Love the pink one and the balloons!