Friday, 22 March 2019

Daring Card Makers - Recycle

It's time for a new Daring Card Makers challenge and the theme for the week is


I tend to keep a lot of the shop bought cards that are sent to us as I know I can recycle and reuse them some day!  Here I've used two cards to cut the X Cut stars and all the letters.  I had to be creative with how I cut some of the words and letters due to the patterns!

The large letter dies are unbranded and I've added glossy accents to the top.  The word happy is also unbranded and I've cut it twice for a shadow effect.

I've also used some offcuts of card for the base - I keep all my scraps as you never know when you'll need them!  Good luck with the challenge!  I'd like to enter the following:

As You Like It:  Dies or Stencils (I have a lot of dies and they are so easy to use)
Watercooler Wednesday:  Masculine
Cardz 4 Guyz:  To Die For
Incy Wincy:  Men and Boys


  1. Great use of the colours and patterns aRuth, this looks fab!

  2. Clever way to repurpose old cards. Love your design and colour scheme. Thanks for joining su at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT.

  3. A brilliant card. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  4. Brilliant! Great use of the die cut letters. Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Sian (DT).

  5. What a special project! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  6. A beautiful card. Love the big letters and colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday this week.
    Dawn ~ DT

  7. What great recycling! Thanks for joining us at Cardz for Guyz

  8. Great idea and a great card

    Hugz Tinz

  9. Ha! That's a great way to use (and in a way appreciate) shop bought cards and turn them into a handmade creation. Lovely idea!

  10. Love how you co-ordinated the recycled greetings cards to make this fabulous card.

    Sylv xx

  11. Great job - and I like the unusual format of your card. The colour combo works perfectly and stars are always a good idea :-)


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