Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Recycle Challenge Of Sorts

A swimming friend was cleaning up her house and found an old stamp. She asked me if I wanted it, rather than throw it away. Well, yeah! Turns out to be a PSX stamp, vintage 1988.

I made a little notecard for her as a thank you. I thought this would fit in nicely with the challenge over at Our Creative Corner, Don't Throw that Away, although I didn't quite follow directions with reusing packaging. I saved a stamp, and that's important! I'm also working my way through the SplitCoastStampers Creative Crew challenges, and this one works for Reuse, Recycle, Repackage, and Alter.

This one's a popped-up beautiness!

Stamps: PSX stamp; Paper: Whisper White, Travel Journal DSP; Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Soft Suede; Accessories: Crumb Cake seam binding, 1-3/8" Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch, Blender pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Craft knife & mat, Glue pen, Dimensionals, Glue dot.

Have I joined the ranks making Christmas cards throughout the year? Nah! I still haven't recovered from the Christmas blitz last year.

And, completely unrelated, here's my cat Xena laying in a box full of TWO shoebox swaps, including some 3-Ds. Well, if I didn't love her...

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Vicki B. said...

Just beautiful!! So LOVE that you saved a stamp!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week on the OCC!

Shelley said...

Beautiful card! Way to save a stamp!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Looks like your kitty is recycling a shoe box into a bed - LOL! Your card is totally wonderful. I love browns so it really appeals to me - plus I love vintage. So happy you came to play with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Cindy said...

Awww, come on Heidi, you KNOW you want to join us! And it will save you from being blitzed this Christmas. :-) You already have it designed - just make some more!!!

Tanya Boser said...

Love all the dimension on this card, and way to save a stamp!! She was actually going to throw it away?!!! For shame on her!
BTW so jealous of the green grass, heck jealous of the lack of snow/snirt in your yard! (snirt is a half melted snowbank with dirt covering the top...)

Cheryl said...

LOVE what you did with this! Had to laugh at Xena, looking so content there!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Good thing you saved that stamp! Beautiful! The layers are amazing!

Holly/Rubber Redneck said...

I love your card!! Your cat is too cute!! They just love those boxes no matter what. lol My two are bad about that.

Jen Timko said...

Wasn't that nice of you to put all those comfy cards in the box for Xena??!! You did a beautiful job on that card!! Love the pop-ups!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love the card and the dimension you added is stunning!