Sunday, November 20, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recylce ...

is the theme of this card and just goes to show that reusing and recycling can be gorgeous! 

After making the dazzling Snowflake ornament and card I was inspired to share them at my Stamp-a-Stack this month so with prepping even more for my workshop participants - I had all these wonderful 'tags' left over and needing to think up a creative use for  them ... and thought 'hmmm they kinda look like window panes - so what can I do with that'?  

Than stumbled across this weeks Stamping 411 Challenge and thought PERFECT ...

a layout idea to use up the tags ... so I inverted the sketch and lined up the tags in a grid to stamp a 'scenery image' on them and than create a window with a black back drop for the 'frame' ... what better scenery stamp than the Lovely as a Tree stamp set - one of my all time favorite staples!  

So whatchya think?

I think this would make an awesome Winter Birthday card for either gender or a Holiday wishes card? I just love the Quilted Cherry Cobble ribbon it is so striking in person against the brushed silver cardstock which was embossed with the Snowburst emboss folder! 

I added this card to my Stamp a Stack collection this month and left the top note inside blank so that we can choose its 'theme' when the occasion calls by adding an appropriate sentiment to the occasion!

Happy Stampin'


  1. Your card is so brilliant & beautiful! What you did with the tags is so clever, and I'll bet it looks even more amazing in person with the silver shimmer. Also, thanks for visiting my blog, I appreciate it :). Erika.

  2. What a beautiful idea! I love the way you used the tags!

  3. wow -- what a great idea to use the tag punch for window frames -- awesome! Great job with this week's Stamping 411 Sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us! Blessings, Gretchen

  4. They do look like window panes! This is a fabulous card!