Waste not, want not! I’m dedicated to making things fabulous without spending a lot of cash, as well as upcycling everyday items and using them in artsy endeavors. Most of the stuff I make is for other people. Teachers, friends, parties, baby showers…Giving helps reduce my clutter. It makes someone feel special when YOU make something with your own hands. As I recycle things from the mail and stores, I save a lot of money.
Recycle greeting cards. This layout is super eco-friendly. Do you see why? The insert for this mini album is made entirely from old Christmas cards. I love using old cards. They are free, provide a very rigid background and I take part in recycling when I use them.
Thrifty, festive and cute! I’m frugal, even to the point where I used the hole cut-outs as embellishments on this layout. I wanted extra reinforcement for the holes in the insert so I used a circle punch, then my hole punch, which is useful if you don’t have an eyelet tool handy. Metallic paper adds shine and bling! And did you notice the word art was also from a card?
Supplies: old Christmas cards (with interesting inside panels), old greeting cards (for verse, embellishments, etc.), paper scraps, gold ribbon, gold brads, large circle punch, hole punch, adhesive (double-sided tape, Glue Dots), two photos. Layout is 7 x 5″ (left side) and 5 x 5″ (right side).