Wednesday 16 January 2019

Recycled CAS Cards

Hello, the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is: recycle something.
The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is: CAS, showcasing Hero Arts Products.

I recycled one of the shop bought Christmas cards I got last year (not last Christmas, they're still on display :-D).

Anyway I would never touch those beautiful handmade ones and they have they're own keep safe container.

For the first  card I had an option of 4, almost went with the gold bird, but that was actually too pretty .

So I chose this windowed one, and cut our a circle, trying to include the sentiment, but it didn't fit completely so I just chopped off the edge and placed the circle off centre for more interest.

But first I used the Simon Says Stamp retro Deer die to cut out a silhouette.
For the Hero Arts bit I stamped the Classic Christmas Borders with Memento Sky Blue ink in the bottom, this instead of Merry Christmas and there's a sentiment already, albeit a Dutch one.

For the second card I used the Retro Deer I now have left over. I glued him onto a stitched circle  I diecut from Craft card.
Mounted the circle with foam tape.

The sentiment is from Hero Arts' Color Layered Deer. I found out I'm not very good at lining those up ;-). I've used Distress Oxides Iced Spruce to stamp the sentiment onto a grey/green card base. Added a red rhinestone for a pop of color and I know Rudolph is not a deer, but hey .artistic freedom? haha.

For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, see this.
For more information on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, see this.


  1. This is actually very creative! Love the idea of recycling store bought cards. Your design is beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Maaike.xx Ankita

  2. very cool and great idea to recycle your old Christmas cards, thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, hugs kath xxx