Sunday, April 26, 2009

Earth Day Card


Last Wednesday, April 22, was Earth Day.  I decided to
take note of the day by making a "recycled" card.  Over the years I have saved nearly every greeting card, mostly Christmas cards, and my aunt recently sent me card fronts she had been saving.  So I took one of those older cards and made this simple all occasion card.  The card front with the branch and beautiful red bird was actually larger than my typical 5 x 7 size, so I trimmed it just a bit.  I placed it on a striped DP and attached that to Bazzill CS.  To highlight the pretty little bird I cut an opening in vellum with my Nesties and folded a margin around to the side and attached it to the back of the card. 

On the inside is a quote I found in a collection of Vellum Sentiments.

All was very simple and, best of all, reused a wonderful old card.

9 comments:

~JulieH~ said...

oh how beautiful Barb and the quote fits the design perfectly!

Juliexx

Lynette Neus said...

What a great idea! I've got to do this some time soon!

Chrissie said...

What a lovely card and a lovely idea too Barb!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOVE the window cut into the vellum to showcase the pretty picture behind it. Beautifully done!

helen said...

fabulous idea barb and so eco friendly ....inspiring
hugs
helen x

Amy Sheffer said...

Beautiful and what a great idea!

papercraftsbyrach said...

a wonderful design. hugs rachxx

Myrt said...

.....lovely design Barb, good idea and very eco-friendly.....

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Wow! That is really nice. Thank you for sharing this.