Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Finding Beauty In Unexpected Places

Good morning!  Lisa here to share with you a couple cards including this one with the beautiful Be A Unicorn Stamps and Fri-die that I made using some upcycled materials!  I don't know about you, but I've been getting some beautiful credit card offer envelopes in the!  I open them and throw the insides into the shred pile and save those envelopes for crafty uses:

For today's cards I used the Heart Board Fri Dies, the Lovely Links Fri-Dies and the 4 Petals Fri Dies and cut them out of some of these envelopes:

So pretty... right??

I started this one by cutting the Bubble Box shapes from black and white cardstock.  I stamped and embossed one of the sentiments from the Be A Unicorn set and then splattered some metallic watercolors over the top and set them aside to dry.

I stamped, embossed, and die cut the Unicorn from the Be A Unicorn sets.  Then I used the metallic watercolors in white, gold and pink to color her in.  Once she was dry, I darkened her eyes and nostrils using a black alcohol marker.

And the flowers and hearts from the pink holographic envelope were perfect to embellish!

I had a small red shiny envelope too and cut a few hearts from that and they were perfect for a quick Valentine card.  This time I cut the Bubble Box from another upcycled material from some paper flower packaging... that pretty burlap looking piece would have otherwise ended up in the garbage!

I used the Love Ya Fri-Die cut from black glitter paper for this one.

And one more look at this one:

So thanks for stopping today!  I hope I've inspired you to take a second look at things before you throw them away and use them in your creations!

Should you decide you just need to have some things from the shop, I have this for you:

And don't forget to check out CAS-ual Fridays at these places!


  1. I love to UPCYCLE too, Your creations are AWESOME!

    1. Thanks so much Lagene!! I'll be over to see what you've been up to soon!


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