Sunday, August 26, 2012

Upcyling cards

Upcycling :verb [with object]
  • reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of higher quality or value than the original
We all have cards that will simply be put into the recycle bin and head for what is termed the down cycle where they are broken up and made into another product. Before you toss that card it into the bin, take a second look at it and see if there is something that you might be able to upcycle.

Supplies: Patterned Papers: Bella Blvd; Cardstock: Bazzill; Cardstock Pooh Bear and Happy sentiment: Hallmark Cards; Cardstock Letter Stickers: Lily Bee Designs
Appeared in SNR Magazine's May 2012 edition article - Inspired By Disney

Here I used an adorable Pooh Bear card and upcycled the image and some of the wording by creating a new card, using some cute Bella Blvd's Sunny Happy Skies patterned papers that coordinated well with the primary colours of the lovable little fellow.

I mean seriously, who can't use a little Pooh Bear to bring a smile to your face and brighten your day.  Truth be told I am a huge Pooh Bear fan.  Even my blog sign off... a tiggerism (tata for now)... stems from my love of all things Pooh related.


1 comment:

Max Macbeth said...

Upcycling – the most enjoyable way to reuse your old stuff! This is also ideal for the youth to practice, so they can learn the importance of recycling and saving the environment in their own little ways. Your sample right there is so cool; this is a must try since everyone has the cartoon character he/she was fond of during his/her childhood. I’m sure readers of this post will have an instant idea of what they are going to upcycle.