Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Recycled Element, (and an ancient stamp)

Welcome

I needed another card in a hurry the other day - the postal service here has done a dive in the last few years and I need to be ahead of the game and get my cards away allowing at least a week for delivery.

I received a gift recently with a wonderful tag on it, and immediately wanted to use it again - ah yes, I am a bit of a pack rat and re-cycler when possible.



I immediately saw that the edge of the tag had a very narrow dark brown edge, and this actually dictated the rest of the card.  


I love cream and brown, and added to that a layer of texture, and a few touches of gold ribbon and voila!  I had a card that I was very happy with.



I stamped the sentiment with one of my original stamps, bought from Kiwistamping - the people who started me on this stamping/card making journey!!

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(My sentiment is one of my original stamps - close on 13 years ago)

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23 comments:

  1. Such a pretty recycled tag - a great idea to use it on your card Maxine - the added texture just makes it POP! I hear you with the mail service - not that great here either!! {{{hugs}}}

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  2. What a cool recycling..even I like the cream and brown combination! Pretty card Maxine! :)
    Suchi xx

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  3. Oh Maxine, this couldn't be more beautiful! Those butterflies paired with the kraft embossed paper - WOW! Such a great and inspiring card! Hugs ~ Autumn <3

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  4. Such a pretty recycling Maxine.. a beautiufl card ist this - LOVELY!

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  5. How cute! I love this card and all the different butterfly colors! Your little bow is sweet as can be and fits great with this card. Thanks for joining us at Craft-Dee BowZ for our October challenge! Hugs, Gail

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  6. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & More

    Jackie

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  7. Your card is great !
    Thank you for joining us at Craft your passion !
    Good Luck and hope to see you again.

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  8. I love your beautiful card! Your recycled tag is so pretty-love the soft colors of the butterflies, and the ribbon is added in such a cool way too- love the dainty bow.
    Blessings

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  9. Gorgeous Maxine. Lovely recycling

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  10. well this is really a great combination, Maxine, you have an unerring eye and thus a great card results - well done, thanks for the inspiration.
    Thanks so much for popping over.
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

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  11. So pretty and love how you recycled :) Beautiful card Maxine!

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  12. Awww - reusing things is one of my favorite things to do, too and the way you've incorporated this postcard is so lovely!

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  13. I love to see the recycling at work, and this one's a beauty too. How perceptive of your eye to see the wonderful possibility towards making a gorgeous card. The cheery colors of each of the butterflies is just so happy in feel with the subtle creams and tans, and the soft embossed texture. TFS & Hugs

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  14. Maxine, this is beautiful! I love the embossed kraft with pretty butterfly paper!

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  15. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'
    Cass xx

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  16. Wonderful card, Maxine. Love the butterflies!

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  17. Great way to recycle! Love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap.

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  18. Lovely card! The embossing is a nice touch behind the beautiful tag. Thank you for joining our challenge at Craft Your Passion. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

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  19. Very pretty I love those butterflies. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and More for our Warm Autumn Colours Challenge.

    Bec

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  20. A lovely card Maxine and great recycling of the gift tag. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

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  21. Very lovely card. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you here again soon. Judy DT

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  22. Delightful springtime butterflies and I love the textured krafty background. Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x

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