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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Upcycling some Commercial Cards


Hi Everyone,

I upcycled some commercial cards. I always get a lot of cards from organizations I make donations to and I usually don't throw them out, but use them for various things - mostly to try out a card idea, use them as shims, or whatever. But this time I thought I re-purpose them into handmade cards.








My stamp supplies:

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Curious to find out how I did this? Visit the STAMPlorations blog for a full tutorial!

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8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

These are lovely, Cornelia. I like to recycle commercial cards two but never thought to stamp over them - an idea I will be borrowing from you in the future. xx

Mac Mable said...

Fabulous inspiration...Thank you x

Flo said...

Eine Superidee ist das. Ich schmeiße diese Karten einfach weg, denn die sind oftmals dermaßen grottenschlecht, dass man noch nicht mal Teile davon verwerten kann.
Aber hier kann man sehen, dass mit Strukturpaste auch aus doofen fertigen Karten was werden kann.
Liebe Grüße

papierelle said...

Was für eine geniale Idee!!! Ich bekomme auch reichlich kommerzielle Karten und es tut mir immer richtig leid, sie dem Papierkorb anzuvertrauen. Deine Idee ist absolut nachahmenswert. Danke für Tipp und Anleitung!!

Bobby said...

What a great idea, Cornelia. I don't have any printed cards but this would work on some of that "what will I do with this" patterned paper.

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this idea as we get oodles of cards from organizations too and we seldom use any of them. I sometimes tell the kids to pick out some cards from them as they don't make handmade ones but this would work as well. I love what you did with these cards and how you redid them.

conil said...

I am so going to steal this genius idea...oops, did I say steal, I meant CASE. What a great way to use all my stencils.

Pia S said...

I love what you've done here, the cards look awesome!