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2/27/2017

Recycling for February Rudolph Day

Good afternoon. Welcome to February's Rudolph Day Challenge, which opens on the 25th of each month and ends on the last day of that month.

My card today is one that has been made up for a couple of weeks. Sorting through the cards received this past Christmas were some that I thought had 'recycle' possibilities. A Memory Box Oval Master frame that had come in an order, made me think one card would work fine with that die.

 
 
- Covered a white card base with Paper Studio plaid pattern.
 
- Die cut the original Christmas card with the MB Oval Master Frame die. This die also cuts a thin oval frame, which was used on this card. If you look closely at the oval in this card, you'll see part of the picture image from the ornament.
 
- Another scallop, stitched oval die had been used to cut a frame using the back of this same original Christmas card, and thought it looked pretty good with the ornament motif. However, that red frame had something showing that I didn't want on the card, so -- Martha Stewart poinsettia punch to the rescue. Used some cream c/stock to punch out several layers, shaped and formed some poinsettias to tuck around, hide part of an image that I didn't want visible. Added some gold seed beads to create the stamens of the poinsettias. Some of the flowers were colored and cut apart to form leaves. Thought these rather complimented those flowers in the printed image.
 
- DieVersions die cut sentiment from a snippet of gold mirror paper. Aside from the plaid background, pretty much this entire card is snippets I guess! We received another card with what I thought was this same ornament, and had thought to fussy cut and add over the top with some tape to create dimension. However, once I had the idea, found the other card, nah, it has a pretty poinsettia image, rather than an ornament. The rest of the card is identical though - to the one I recycled here. Same design except for the switch of the ornament to a poinsettia!
 
Do pop over to Scraps of Life to join in with February's Rudolph Day Challenge. Maureen always has some lovely prizes! Thanks for joining me this afternoon. Big Hugs
 
 

45 comments:

Barb said...

A really lovely card Mary and very clever recycling. I really like the way you,ve done the centres of the poinsettias. Barbxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous recycling, Mary! I have a big box full of commercial christmas cards that I would reuse, but I would have a full year to recycle all them LOL
Love the scallop frame and the wonderful poisettias!! You covered the unwanted part of the frame perfectly!
Hugs

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! I love that you recycle cards...I need to do that, too!! The flowers are so beautiful!! Love this!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pat said...

This is a really pretty card Mary and a great upcycling of the original card. I love the red scalloped frame and the plaid paper in the background goes beautifully, and those white poinsettias are great embellishments and match in perfectly with the white flowers on the topper itself. x

Birgit said...

This is a great way to recycle and I love it from the ornament to the scalloped frame...really pretty

Shona Erlenborn said...

Great upcycling Mary! Love the plaid of course and the gorgeous flowers!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Ooh so pretty this is Mary...love the flowers, the way you framed the image and the perfectly matching background paper
Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
Rudolph Days Challenge DT
Dr Sonia

jimlynn said...

I don't know why I can't think to get my Christmas cards out like this and recycle them. (Mainly because I don't know where they are right now probably!). Love your card Mary! The ornament looks so pretty framed out that way and the poinsettia's are just the best. Great idea and they're beautiful!
Lynn

Carol L said...

First and foremost - I LOVE the plaid paper! I'm always drawn to plaid designs, but the colors here are wonderful! You did a fabulous job of recycling here and those white flowers make everything so festive and fun! Well done!

Valerija said...

Oh, this is so beautiful. I love it.
Valerija xx

dutchess said...

Lovely bit of recycling Mary,you have made that look very special,and expensive with the gold and the pretty flowers...amazing card xxxx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love the card.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A fantastic re-cycled card the image looks great against the tartan background paper and those beautiful flowers.

Sue xx

Pam said...

This is such a pretty Christmas card Mary, I love the beautiful flowers framing the image!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Megan J said...

Hi Mary, a stunning country style Christmas card, the ornament looks superb framed out, I love a good embellishment to cover whoopsies and errors. Happy Rudolph Day, have a wonderful week... Megan

Sheila H said...

You recycle cards like a champ, Mary!! All the bits and pieces (snippets) come together beautifully. The plaid background is gorgeous as are the poinsettias. Love this card!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Mary. Great minds think alike. I also recycled for Rudolph Days but I used a tissue box. Love the image and all the embellishments you used. Together they make a stunning card. And plaid is my favorite. Hope you have a wonderful week!

Donna said...

Beautiful card, Mary. Great minds think alike. I also recycled for Rudolph Days but I used a tissue box. Love the image and all the embellishments you used. Together they make a stunning card. And plaid is my favorite. Hope you have a wonderful week!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and great recycling-my grandaughters take all the Christmas cards to school to cut up
Carol x

Brenda in IN said...

This is why we are happy to receive cards from non-cardmakers! You recycled this one so well. The image is so pretty and the red frame is great. I like how you "fixed" it with the flowers. Great save and the card is wonderful. Hope things are well with you and spring is starting to show up there.

Donna Ellis said...

I love seeing recycled store-bought cards, Mary! This one is especially gorgeous with those amazing flowers and the pretty plaid paper background! Lovely! Thanks for the Christmasy inspiration! I have not started on Christmas cards yet!

love,
de

cuilliesocks said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mary, great recycling on your part and I love the tartan papers, Kate x

*Vicki* said...

This is such a clever idea!! I love that you've recycled your cards!! I keep forgetting to do this and I think you've done a brilliant job with your design! Love that plaid especially! Thanks for sharing! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*

Redanne said...

Oh, I really like this one Mary, the tartan background is gorgeous and so are those flowers! Well done for recycling too! Hugs, Anne xx

Kath said...

A beautiful card and great recycling. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph Day challenge.
Kath x

Daffodil Cards said...

Your recycling is getting wonderful results, love the Christmas Rose, with all the die work you have produced a really beautiful card.
Faith
x

Donna Hanley said...

Very pretty card, Mary. Love that plaid paper. Wishing you fun day.

cotnob said...

A super card Mary, lovely plaid papers and beautiful recycled image - your poinsettias match the image perfectly.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob.
x

Jean said...

A good recycling job Mary, I like the way the lovely cut out image shines out from the plaid background.
Jean x

LesleyG said...

lovely recycled card, those flowers look real and perfectly match the printed ones xxx

Kathleen said...

Brilliant re-cycling of this card, fabulous RD card.

Kath x

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, what a gorgeous job you did recycling that beautiful image! You added so much to this! The flowers you added look so dimensional! Beautiful card!

pam said...

Beautiful card Mary, great recycling! wonderful image and tartan paper.
Hugs Pam x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

What a lovely Christmas card. Those dimensional flowers really make it. Great job with the recycling. If only my "trash" looked so good!

Loll said...

Lovely card Mary. Great upcycling! xx

Maxine D said...

What stunning recycling Mary - love the result!!
Blessings
Maxine

Bonnie said...

Your punched flowers match the printed ones perfectly, Mary! I always think I'm going to upcycle some Christmas cards but somehow don't ever get round to it! Seeing this reminds me that I need to look them over!

Team Clark said...

It's so beautiful, Mary! Plaid makes me so happy, especially at Christmastime. Love this! Hugs, Autumn

Sue - said...

A really lovely card Mary!

scrappymo! said...

Great upcycled card. I like the flowers you added. They are so pretty.

The card image looks wonderful in this die shape. You can not even tell it was its own card in a past life!

Thanks for taking part in the Feb. Rudolph Days Challenge.

Petra Swart said...

I really like that plaid paper and all the flowers are beautiful, Mary!!!! Yeah for recycling!!!!! Lovely card, my friend!!!
Hugz

Pippa said...

Lovely card Mary. You are one up on me, every year I save our Christmas cards with every intention of recycling them and every year I fail! Maybe this year you will have inspired me to reach into the cupboard and just go for it! x

Brenda said...

Wow, what a way to recycle bits of a card Momma Mary! This is beautiful! I love that plaid background and I love your scalloped oval. Those flowers are amazing and they match the ones in your image which I just love!! Love the image too, it was perfect to be cut out and placed on a card. Good vision Momma Mary! Hugs, Brenda

Tina Z. said...

this is amazing recycling, great design, I love it.
I am planning to do the same with my Christmas cards, I have so many of them but first I have to recycle my old Easter cards :)