Tuesday, June 28, 2011

'Upcycling' works for cards too!

I went to a craft fair at the weekend and it was all about 'upcycling' - taking something old and with a little crafting making it into something new and useful.  So: old woollen blankets become trendy cushion covers, teeshirts become baby leggings, broken crockery becomes brooches, vintage buttons become jewellery, the list goes on and on - it was great seeing so many different ideas under the one roof.

Anyway, remember my post from yesterday?  I told you my sour cream container contained a chocolate bar - so I got hungry!  Rather than simply removing the bar and disposing of the container I decided to have a go at 'upcycling' myself and this is the result!  The DSP was of course double sided, so now I'm featuring the other side of it, a lovely Regal Rose print, which I ran through with the Top Note die to give me a background for the tag and a couple of leaves.

What I used:

Card:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Rose Red, Old Olive, Sew Suite DSP, Kiwi Kiss (retired)

Ink:  Regal Rose, Old Olive

Stamp Set:  You're a Gem

Tools and other fun stuff:  Top Note die, Little Leaves Embosslits die, Fancy Flower Extra Large punch, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Square Lattice embossing folder, button (sneak peak for July Special).


  1. Love it Frances, even more because I know how it started off.

  2. oh lovely olours again...love your simple Su style