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Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cuppa

I love recycling -- and here's one of my favorites for this time of year when it is time to put away all that Christmas stuff. Don't discard those beautiful "commercial" greeting cards when you can make a beautiful cuppa like this! Please note that this project is NOT intended for handmades! Run the cards through a shredder (gasp) for uniform strips. Remove the liner from one side of a piece of carpet tape and apply the strips in a pleasing pattern. When you have a piece large enough, remove the other liner to expose the second adhesive side and apply to a piece of card stock -- and then cut out a cup shape. The steam is random cuts from cardstock and the Embossing Arts flower has crystal laquer and was applied with a pop dot. This is a great project for traveling -- very few supplies are needed -- just a baggie of shredded cards, scissors and carpet tape. I had many an entertaining evening in my hotel room when I was working out of town with just these few items. Come on back -- there are more ideas to share!

11 comments:

Sparkle said...

Very pretty!

mueppi said...

I love it!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sandra1968 said...

Wow, this is cute!
Happy New Year!

Kristen said...

I like this, and the recycled idea is AWESOME! I love to repurpose things like this, and your outcome is marvelous!

Sue said...

Really creative and cute! We always use decorative sissors to cut out old cards to use for tags for next year, kids love to see what they can get from a card to use for a tag.

Tammy said...

Wonderful card Martha! Love that you recycled your cards! Happy New Year!

The Mama Monkey said...

What a great idea! You know, it looks like it has a little Asian flair to me! Very cool!

Davi said...

Great card and clever recycling!! We all should do more of it!! )

Marilynn said...

I'm good at shredding; probably not so good at the reassembly phase. Great idea!

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

What a fun idea!

stephanne said...

There are times that I can hardly bare the thought of tossing those cute cards out, the cute ones with the animals frolicking in the glitter-covered snow.... but this is fabulous!!! Love how you placed the layers, great colour contrast and a cute shape!!
Take Care,
Stephanne