Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Fly Away!

Hello and thank you for dropping by.

My card today was made some time ago although it was never posted.

I recycled the front of a shop bought card for the background and used the now sadly retired Stampin' Up bird punch and a Marianne die for the cage.

I added the sentiment and a bow to finish the card.

I have used this idea several times using old card fronts with flowers for the background.  The punched and die cut elements were all snippets of scrap card.

I am joining in again with the challenge at
Pixies Snippets Playground Weeks 285 & 286.

My apologies for being absent for several challenges as I do like to join in with all the playmates.

38 comments:

Aquarius said...

Great idea for using up snippets. I have that punch and also the birdcage - what a good idea to use up pretty card fronts as backgrounds too. Hope you are getting on OK with your 3d folders, hopefully you found the list of 'sandwiches' for various machines but if not I've printed it off and can let you know which you need for your machine(s).

Cara said...

What a fab idea to upcycle cards as backgrounds! Love that bird, what a shame they retired him x

Jenny L said...

Hi Barb,
what a very super use of snipptes on this gorgeous card and design.
Love the brid cage and the bird is super.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Babs Watson said...

Your card is beautiful Barb , and such a sweet bird die,

Hugs Babs x

meg said...

Love the shape of the birdcage there is I think an oriental feel to it, love the backing card and bird, beautiful card

Janice said...

What a great idea Barb, a lovely card! I still have my birthday cards from last month, just wanting to copy the verses for my files, so may look at the card fronts with different eyes.....thanks for the tip!
Janice x

cotnob said...

This is pretty Barb, a brilliant idea to use old card fronts as a background - a fabulous card.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Carole said...

Great upcycling Barb.....I'm not around much either at present...missing the playground, but hope to catch up soon like you.

cuilliesocks said...

A beautiful card Barb and a very clever idea to use a pretty shop bought card as a background, it all comes together beautifully, Kate x

rachel said...

this is so very pretty Barb - I adore this. Clever recycling too! Well done you! Hugs rachel x

Veerle said...

How clever of you to recycle Barb. Your card is so lovely.
Hugs Veerle x

Kathleen said...

A really lovely creation, very pretty papers and great dies, super design.

Kath x

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful card Barb, I love the punch that you've used for the bird, it's one of my favourites.

Sue xx

Liz said...

Great recycling, Barb, a super card. I love the SU bird punch, I didn't realise that it has been discontinued. Luckily I have one I can borrow. xx

Carol L said...

What a pretty recycling project this turned out to be! Loving the bird in the cage :)

aussie aNNie said...

Great card Barb, good to read you used a 'received' card for the background. Most times they are way too pretty to 'throw' out. Love the design.xxx [aNNie]

Gerrina said...

Think it looks so much better as the ready-shopcard! Hugs, Gerrina

Maxine D said...

What a wonderful way to recycle commercial cards Barb -a beautiful result.
Blessings
Maxine

scrappymo! said...

Great upcycling and great use of snippets!

SARN said...

Excellent recycling! xxx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful card with the pretty upcicledbackground and LOVE the bird out the gage! :)

Rainey's Craft Room said...

What a super idea to recycle these shop cards for your backgrounds, it works beautifully with your die cut elements.
Lorraine

Sylviahobbycards said...

Beautiful card,Barb.Love the recycling background.Clever idea.Lovely birdcage with the bird.

Gr,Sylvia x

Mia said...

Brilliant!

LesleyG said...

What a lovely idea for recycling pretty cards, and your bird looks very happy perched there xxx

hazel said...

A beautiful card and a great idea to recycle cards for the backgrounds.
xxx Hazel.

Di said...

Lovely card Barb! I carefully save all the Christmas cards I think can be upcycled but have never thought to do that with Birthday ones. Great idea!

Lovely to see you playing along in the Snippets Playground. We missed you.

Hugs

Di xx

Di said...

Brilliant idea to recycle cards other than just Christmas ones Barb! And such a lovely result - love the birdcage and little bird :)

Lovely to see you playing along in the Snippets Playground. Missed you!!

My very first 'serious' boyfriend went to school in Malta before joining the Wilhelmshaven school. He would have been about 16 or 17 at the time, back in the early to mid 1960s. He loved it there! I also did three years in Malta (Tigne and Sliema) but was just a tot at the time.

Hugs

Di xx

Pat said...

This has worked extremely well Barb and the sweet die cut bird and birdcage look great over the top of the upcycled background card. x

Jules said...

Hi Barb

That back-drop is just perfect for your lovely birdcage and bird. What a great idea!

Love the finished look.

Love Jules xx

Lillianb said...

Hello Barb,

Love the idea of using old cards and it worked lovely card

Lilian x

Cobnut Crafter said...

Lovely card Barb - what a shame the bird punch has been retired as it is such a pretty die and the perfect addition to the cage die you have used. Hope you are well, x Anne

Donna said...

This is just fabulous, great idea to use a card front and built on it, I will be looking at all my cards differently now. Stampin Up retired a lot of things that surprised me, this is one of them.

KandA said...

Beautiful card Barb, super recycling and use of snippets xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh, this is so pretty Barb! Stunning background paper, fabulous bow, cute bird and everything put together so beautifully! Luv & Hugs. Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The bird punch and the owl punch--two shockers to see retire from Stampin' Up. Good to see that you've kept hold of your bird. Lovely card. I like how you used a recycled background.

Greta said...

Wonderful recycling, Barb--beautiful background for that lovely birdcage!

Donna said...

Beautiful. Like you I save any and everything that can be repurposed for craft use.
This is exceptionally lovely. x