Saturday, 15 September 2012

Lavender Bear - a recycled birthday card

Hi Everyone,

I'm late signing in tonight. I hope you've all had a lovely day and your weekend has begun well.

It's been a busy old day here, lots done but just one card to share.

I needed a quick card again for a friend's birthday this weekend so I dipped into the overflowing box of toppers I now have - the result of the recent stash sort out. This box is proving to be a real blessing at times like these.

The topper is a trimmed down birthday card I received last year ... I thought it was just too pretty to toss. I swiped lavender ink over the already embossed card ... I have a box of that too ... and inked all the raw edges of the card and paper. The little punched butterfly is decorated with glitter glue. A few amethyst coloured gems and the purple ribbon are the only other embellishments.

Inside is decorated with leftover strips of the patterned paper and a peel-off greeting - I have a strip of these which I just need to use up!

Materials used:
Square white deckle-edged card; 
A sheet of Papermania Heather Capsule Collection paper pack; 
A piece  of embossed card trimmed to size and inked with Tim Holtz's Milled Lavender Ink; 
The topper; 
Embellishments: Anita's gems, amethyst; purple satin ribbon; butterfly punch; crystal Stickles; peel-off greeting for inside

That's me done for today ... it's getting past my bedtime.

I hope you all have a lovely Saturday planned.

Happy Crafting,


  1. This is so very pretty. I have boxes of images and toppers too. When little Miss C has time for a card making extravaganza, we have a source of quick inspiration.

  2. A beautiful card, love the pretty colours :o)
    Jackie xx

  3. Beautiful card Elizabeth and such a gorgeous colour.

  4. beautiful card love the colours, do you stick your ribbon to keep the curls

  5. What a beautiful card Elizabeth, I'm sure your friend will be delighted with it too. Hugs Rita xx

  6. Elizabeth your card is gorgeous! great colour and image so nice to recycle,l do like it when you go over embossed folders with a different colour yours looks outstanding and the ribbon is lovely too! great card Elizabeth x

  7. so gorgeous elizabeth.stunning colours and the image is adorable :D

    xx coops xx

  8. Recycling at its best. The finished card is beautiful.xx

  9. That is beyond gorgeous... it is sooo divine. I love purple, it always seems to add some luxury to a card.


    PS - thanks for the lovely comments about the journal, look foward to seeing yours soon!

  10. I love how you decorate the inside of your cards too!

  11. Love your color combo here and the little bear is just so cute. He made such a nice card and like the description you shared about how you used up some snippets! TFS

  12. Wow, Elizabeth, you've taken a sweet little topper and made an amazing card! The embossing, the pretty paper and that ribbon are gorgeous!


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