Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Finding Beauty In Unexpected Places with CAS-ual Fridays!

Good morning!  I'm up on the CAS-ual Fridays Blog today and sharing a couple cards including this one with the beautiful Be A Unicorn Stamps and Fri-die that I made using some upcycled materials!  I don't know about you, but I've been getting some beautiful credit card offer envelopes in the!  I open them and throw the insides into the shred pile and save those envelopes for crafty uses:

For today's cards I used the Heart Board Fri Dies, the Lovely Links Fri-Dies and the 4 Petals Fri Dies and cut them out of some of these envelopes:

So pretty... right??

Now for the details:

I started this one by cutting the Bubble Box shapes from black and white cardstock.  I stamped and embossed one of the sentiments from the Be A Unicorn set and then splattered some metallic watercolors over the top and set them aside to dry.

I stamped, embossed, and die cut the Unicorn from the Be A Unicorn sets.  Then I used the metallic watercolors in white, gold and pink to color her in.  Once she was dry, I darkened her eyes and nostrils using a black alcohol marker.

And the flowers and hearts from the pink holographic envelope were perfect to embellish!

I had a small red shiny envelope too and cut a few hearts from that and they were perfect for a quick Valentine card.  This time I cut the Bubble Box from another upcycled material from some paper flower packaging... that pretty burlap looking piece would have otherwise ended up in the garbage!

I used the Love Ya Fri-Die cut from black glitter paper for this one.

And one more look at this one:

So thanks for stopping today!  I hope I've inspired you to take a second look at things before you throw them away and use them in your creations!

I'm playing along over at Simon Says Stamps Wednesday Challenge which is Anything Goes this week!  You should definitely check it out!

And should you decide you just need to have some things from the CAS-ual Fridays shop, I have this for you:

And don't forget to check out CAS-ual Fridays at these places!


Verna Angerhofer said...

You did an awesome upcycling those envelopes. Wish I would get some CC ads like those. They look amazing on your cards. Thanks for sharing and I will have to watch all the junk mail that comes in better now.

Lin said...

Your recycled items are gorgeous, Lisa - you are so smart to use them on your cards - they make a real impact! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Scrapper69 said...

WOW! Lovely cards my friend! LOVE the shimmer and all the hearts!


janwolf said...

Another GORGEOUS unicorn card - you are so incredibly talented with these beautiful designs. They make such an impact! And great use from the recycled envelopes! Thank you for sharing another beautiful creation.