Friday, December 6, 2013

Repurposing Stamps -- CAS-ual Friday Challenge



I needed to make a card to congratulate my nephew and his family on their new home but I didn't have any stamps for the occasion. So, what's a stamper to do you might ask? Repurpose the stamps you do have. Since this week's CAS-ual Fridays Challenge was to create a project that features a tree, I looked through my Christmas stamps and found the perfect image. Here's my card: 


I covered the front of an A2 card with pattern paper. I cut the blue pattern paper slightly smaller and stamped the Hero Arts branch. I created the birdhouse by covering a Maya Road chipboard house with wood-grain paper. For the opening in the birdhouse, I used a wood veneer heart covered in Stickles. I dab of Glossy Accents held the twine in place. After stamping the sentiment, I used a white gel pen to draw an outline around the image.

I don't think anyone would guess that this was a Christmas stamp. And, the best thing about finding holiday stamps that can pull double duty is that you can usually find holiday stamps on clearance. Wink ;) Wink ;)

Supplies:
Cardstock (not shown): Bazzill Card Shoppe (Marshmallow); 
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper (DIY Shop); blue is from my scrap basket;
Stamps: Hero Arts (K5242 Big Pine Bough);
Ink: Stampin' UP!;
Misc.: Maya Road Chipboard, Studio Calico Wood Veneer; Signo White Gel Pen; Stickles.

12 comments:

Emily Adams said...

This is really cute! Good use of a Christmas stamp too.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a sweet and beautiful card!

hanes132 said...

Looks even cuter in person! :)

lil gik said...

Such a sweet card!

Lindsay said...

This is so so cute, Linda! Thank you for sharing it with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

mandalika-designs.com said...

This is adorable, I love the little birdhouse!

Leslie Miller said...

Your birdhouse is absolutely adorable, and pine branches are great for any season. I love how you stamped on the designer paper. The pine branch image is very crisp. Wonderful repurposing for this occasion!

Tammy said...

Adorable card! Love that you took that stamp and used it in a totally new way. :)

Deb said...

Linda, this is just perfect! Genius! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Susan (rainy) said...

Love it when a stamp can do double duty!! And what a perfect and sweet card for your nephew and his family.

Ange said...

Super cute! Awesome use of a Christmas stamp!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

What a great card!