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Stamp Connection #11

Hi Everyone,

Connected through our love for card making, blogging and being from Germany we (Tanja from Little Art Cottage and I) decided to create a monthly project within predefined requirements. We are going to show you the result every 3rd Sunday of the month and this is our eleventh transatlantic get-together!

This time it was my turn to pick the requirements:

I picked recycling.

If you wondered what I recycled here - I always put paper in my spray carton and have been saving it for some occasion - it always looks so pretty. So I finally found a reason to recycle that paper into a card. It would be a pity to throw it out, right? And this is one quick background you don't have to make. It makes itself....


The butterflies are by Poppy Stamps and Martha Stewart. the happy is by Winnie & Walter. I also added some of the die cut dots from the large butterfly to the card and an enamel dot.

Linking up with:
Poppy Stamps March challenge - spring (spring colors and butterflies)
Craft Stamper Magazine - take a stamp (little birthday stamp)
Kim's birthday party over at Kylies' blog - how cool my colors fit perfectly :)
Winnie & Walter - join in to win


Lets check out  Tanja's artwork!

Happy Stamping!


Tanja said…
oh wie schön - der Schmetterling ist ja fabulös - mein Post ist jetzt auch da ... ich hatte aus Versehen schon auf 18 Uhr geplant ... muss am schönen Wetter liegen
Susanne Vargas said…
Das wäre jammerschade gewesen, diesen Hintergrund wegzuwerfen! Viel besser, ihn in eine so tolle Karte umzuwandeln!
conil said…
How could anyone throw away that background. Certainly not a crafter, that's for sure. What an amazing card this made. Your eye for design is just phenomonal.
shirley-bee said…
I can't believe it. Even your scrap paper is clean, neat and graphic! Mine isn't fit for anything. Love the (neat) layers of colour, and the black makes them all pop.
Loll said…
How cool is this?? Great recycling Cornelia!! Love that ideas of using the paper from your spray box. I'm going to start lining my spray box now. :) xx
Mac Mable said…
Great recycling and also using the dots form the fall away from the butterfly die. Very contemporaneity card with the black die cuts really popping against the background.
Darnell said…
I think this is a sensational idea, Cornelia! So unique and extraordinary and it certainly worked perfectly for this very special occasion to celebrate the lovely Kim's birthday! Hugs, Darnell
Nora Noll said…
It is so funny that you say this because when I was at a crop a couple weeks ago, my friends were telling me I should use my paper that I had shaded on. I just threw it away! I LOVE what you did with it, though. Stunning design!!
MaryH said…
Love this unique design, with the way you've done the stenciling, the bright happy colors, bold sentiment combined with the smaller one, and the delicious butterflies singing a happy birthday to Kim! Really love this one. TFS
Suchi said…
WHat a gorgeous card Cornelia!! I loved the spring-y feeling is gives! :)
Suchi xx
Ashwini Rao said…
Awesome idea! I need to try that!! :D
Shirley said…
Great idea and neat all the colors.
!neke said…
This is a great idee and a marvelous idee !
Ineke X
Marybeth said…
What a beautiful card for Kim! Isn't it amazing to be connected to friends from all over the world through this craft we love! Great idea,too!
SonjaK said…
Tolle Farben! Ich hätte nie gedacht, dass man mit schwarzen Schmetterlingen eine so geniale Wirkung erzielen kann.
Shawna said…
I saw this card in my inbox and wanted to comment on how beautiful it is! I was wondering how you made that amazing background... and come to find out it made itself!!! Wow what a great idea! The different colors blend in perfectly! it looks like you took painstaking time masking and spraying but it is not the case.. I think what makes it work are the black accents. Without it would not be as beautiful, gorgeous, and I say genius Cornelia!! This would be good for HOC as well... Maybe it already is.. take care!!
cyber hugs,
pam said…
Gorgeous card Cornelia, beautiful colours and design.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x
Kim Heggins said…
Cornelia...this is one fabulous and fun card! I love your wonderful design and all the black butterflies and spots too. Thank you so much for making my birthday so fun!
Linda said…
This is fab .... I love how you've used your scrap paper. Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge. Linda xx
Sue McRae said…
Love the clever use of your overspray papers! They make a fabulous background with all your black elements. Thanks for joining us at Poppystamps this month!
cm said…
Talk about finding treasures in your spray box! A whole new definition for 'designer paper', indeed. You've created a gorgeous canvas for the butterflies...swooning!
Monika Reeck said…
Oh Kim must be so happy to get this beautiful and fantastic card
I adore that butterflyyour spritz on the bg and the big happy all in here is super
and I just look a challenge for KIM´s bday
I will join soon many thanks for sharing Cornelia
hugs hugs
PS: You always make adorable card my friend no doubt!!
Jeanne J. said…
That background is amazing .. and those butterflies in black? Wow! They just jump off the page - great contrast!
Bobby said…
I love a background that makes itself, Cornelia, and this one is terrific.

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