Friday, May 3, 2013

Recycling Old Cards

Today I would like to share a card with you that uses a recycled element. I don't know about you but I hate throwing greeting cards away, even the (gasp!) store-bought kind. Compound that with a mother in law that loves sending multiple cards for every holiday and happy occasion and it results in a huge basket with a few years worth of Hallmark greetings. About a year ago, I started combing through the older ones and cutting out cute sayings, embellishments, and cute characters (like Mickey Mouse, Snoopy, etc) and saving them in a zip-loc bag for use on my cards. However, that's where they sat. Until Today! Anyone for Anya has a great challenge right now - Recycled!  This was just the perfect opportunity for me to reach into my stash and find something fun.

The card I made using Miss Anya Lounge. I love, love the Miss Anyas! They are so stinking cute! I'm not sure if this set is retired or not but I couldn't find it on The Greeting Farm's website - really glad I already have it.

The recycled element is the Happy Birthday sentiment. I took it from a fun Snoopy card where he is riding a motorcycle. Don't worry, I also cut Snoopy out and plan to use him someday on another card. The rest of that card went into the recycling bin. :)

For Miss Anya, I wanted to play with my new blue copics - B32, B34, B28, and B37. I had to add some sparkle to her headband, her eyeshadow, and her number on the jersey - used the copic spica glitter pen.


The sentiment comes from the TGF Anya Lifts stamp set. Circles were cut using the Sizzix Framelits.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:


  1. Wonderful card! Great colours:) Thank you for playing at Anyone for Anya.

  2. Great way of recycling those "store bought" cards! Thanks for sharing at Anyone for Anya!

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