Recycling

Good morning!  I know I've been missing for a little while, but I'm still here.  This is a busy time of year for me and with baseball season and my son's first game is today.  I hope his team does well today.

You may have noticed something a little different about my blog.  I've added tabs along the top and I made a Stampin' Up! Specials & Announcements tab.  I will post any SU news there and I will keep that updated so if you are looking for any SU news simply click on that tab above.

I made this card for my ABC blog challenge and since Earth Day is this week we've decided to go ahead and use something recycled on your card.  There's still time to play along this week some come join us.  The current challenge can be found here.

I was looking through my sewing basket because I had to sew a patch on my son's baseball uniform and I came across some denim patches and I was about to throw them out when it dawned on me that I should try to use one and I did.  My lattice die cut was made from an old denim patch.  I have to tell you I was very surprised at how nicely my big shot and the die cut through the patch.  I never cut anything other than paper so this was a nice surprise.

My white and river rock backgrounds are dry embossed using the perfect polka dots embossing folder.  My flowers were cut out using the blossom party die and the flower centers were punched using a 1/2" circle punch.  I had a small strip of the denim patch left so I cut it and place that towards the bottom of my card.  I have dimensionals under my river rock layer.

I used the ticket punch to punch out my sentiment.  I'll have to create a video showing you how I did that, but basically I stamped my sentiment and then punched it out making sure the words were along the top part of the ticked and then I placed the punch out onto a scrap peice of card stock and I was able to punch it again along the bottom and that is how I was able to make the punched shape more narrow that it really is.

Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and thank you to my new followers.  I promise I will begin posting more often now.  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake- for the sentiment
Card Stock:  White, River Rock, International Bazaar DSP
Ink:  Black Stazon
Supplies:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Lattice Die, Blossom Party Die, 1/2" Circle Punch, Button, Twine, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Ticket Punch
Technique:  Dry Embossing

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18 comments:

Danielle Vincent said...

Oh Patty this is so pretty! Great way to use that denim patch. I just threw away some holy jeans of my daughter's. Now I wish I hadn't :o( Hugs D

Wendy H said...

Beautiful card, Patty. Love the colours on this. Hope your son did well in his first game of the season. Wendy xx

Pia S said...

I like the style of your card, with embossed papers, punched elements and no stamped image. It's a great color combination too and your card design could be used for several occasions.

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty card,Love your flowers!

Jeanne said...

I just love your trellis card. Great work and colors!

Cindy Groh said...

Love that die and good to know it cuts though fabric. Great card-very creative.

Donna Ellis said...

Patty, love the way you recycled that denim patch. I just gave mine away not too long ago, and wish I could CASE your card! It is soooo pretty! Love the textures and colors, and the multiple layers. So pretty! hugs, de

Marlies said...

A beautiful card Patty! A lovely design and a great idea on using the denim patch! hugs, Marlies

PS I mailed you but my mail returned as not received.

Becky said...

What a beautiful design and beautiful card.
I have heard that the idea for these paper cutting machines came from a these time of machines that cut squares for quilts.

Karen Petitt said...

Hi Patty, wanted to say thank you for the lovely comment you left on my ABC entry - thank you so much! Karen x

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Patty! Thank you for so kindly leaving a comment on my blog today. I had actually found my name while doing the FP Monday Winners today! LOL I was doing the happy dance. LOL thank you for the sweet comment, too. I hope to participate much more frequently. hugs, de

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Patty, this card is such a beauty...and your recycling is perfect!

AnnMarie said...

What a pretty card! I just love that the lattice is cut from a denim patch!! How clever are you! Nice job! :)

AnnMarie said...

So pretty! Wonderful color combo! :)

Janet - aka stacky said...

Your card is beautiful I love the design of it and the flowers are so pretty xx

downrightcrafty said...

what a gorgeous card love it
Hugs Kate xx

Bev said...

Patty, I love your recycled card, I must start saving things and make good use of them!!

Your Blog is awesome by the way, and I just adore your flower wreath, I would love to CASE your idea for a present for my Mum if you dont mind?

Bev x

Donna Ellis said...

Lovely floral card, Patty. I especially like your recycled denim patch in the background - looks so pretty! The tabs across the top of your blog look great, and I wish you continued success in your SU ventures - your cards are always so pretty and inspiring. hugs, de