Friday, 25 March 2016

Recycled Robin

Happy Rudolph Day!

As it's 25th of the month it's time again to join in with a Christmas card with Mo on her Scraps of Life blog for her Rudolph Day Challenge.

I've decided recycle old Christmas cards to try to get ahead this year.

I embossed this dear little robin image through my Cuttlebug then rubbed over the raised areas with a sanding block.

I matted onto the red card which was die cut with a Tonic matting die, added the ribbon and a punched snowflake.

The 5 inch card was made with Centura Pearl.

Unfortunately I wasn't able to take a photo without reflection.

41 comments:

  1. So cool Barb, lovely upcycling, thanks for entering this over at Scraps of Life's Rudolph Day challenge

    Kathyk
    Guest Design Team Member - Rudolph Day challenge

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  2. Great recycling Barb robins are my favourite Christmas bird, love it

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  3. Aw what a cute little Robin very cute card, love the other elements too, Barb well done. Shaz in Oz.x

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  4. I love the embossing on this gorgeous recycled card. This image was far to nice to discard.

    Sue xx

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  5. Great idea that embossing and sanding a recycled card, this robin pop out so well!

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  6. Great card Barb! I like recycling too but don't think I've ever thought to emboss the image - clever idea. And you've reminded me that I really must make a Rudolph Day card asap :) Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend. Elizabeth xx

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  7. Very good use of a recycled card. I wouldn't have thought to emboss it. Kate x

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  8. This is another card Barb where you've thought out of the box. I quite often recycle old Christmas cards but I've never thought to run them through an embossing folder. You are full of great ideas and a great inspiration x

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  9. I'd never have thought to emboss over an image like that, but it looks wonderful. You are the queen of recycling! Cara x

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  10. It's nice to see upcycled projects! I used to do this a lot . . . I need to start again . . . costs little and helps save the planet . . . win/win in my book! Have a very lovely Easter my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  11. Hah! Snap . . . I recycled a robin card too! Love your version.
    Happy Rudolph Day xxx

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  12. A great job recycling Barb. You'll have your Christmas cards sorted in no time.

    Hugs Erika. X

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  13. Clever idea, to emboss the printed image, I must try that. Gives a really snowy finish to the scene
    Jane

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  14. Lovely upcycle card, Barb!

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  15. What a great idea to emboss that upcycled topper, Barb! This is a super cute card. Geez, the 25th? I totally forgot about Rudy this month! Too much running around getting ready for Easter. Speaking of, I wish you and your family a Happy Easter!! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. What a great idea to emboss the robin through the snowflake folder Barb, I love your card.
    Janice x

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  17. You can't beat a Robin for Christmas Barb and your card is lovely and what a great job you've made of upcycling, love it, Kate x

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  18. What a good idea to emboss the whole image and recycle - must try that.
    Lx

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  19. Wonderful up cycling Barb! Love that robin. Happy Easter to you and yours.

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  20. great recycling Barb - this looks great xx

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  21. Wow this is fabulous. love the use of the embossing folder on the gorgeous image.

    Kath x

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  22. This is a wonderful upcycling project. I have never embossed the upcycled image be...never thought of it. But I am now going to try it myself!
    Thanks for taking part in the March Rudolph Days Challenge.

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  23. Fab up cycled card, and the reflection just shows how shiny it is . Happy holidays xxx

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  24. It´s so beautiful. Love the embossing. Such a great Christmas Card and recycling.
    Hugs Lisa

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  25. Great card Barb love the embossing :), I love to upcycle received cards where I can...I always pull off bows, buttons or sentiments if I can. Always takes me back to being a child using mums pinking shears to cut up the xmas cards to make tags for the following year. Great memories !
    Hugs, Kaz x

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  26. A great bit of recycling with this robin image.

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  27. This is beautiful, Barb! Much better to repurpose than to toss away!

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  28. Such a beautiful card!! Love the robin image you have recycled. Nice idea to recycle old cards. Thank you for sharing with us at the Rudolph days challenge.
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie
    Rudolph Days Challenge GDT

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  29. Great upcycling Barb, the robin is so sweet.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  30. Such a super card Barb and fabulous upcycling with the embossing xx

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  31. A lovely and effective technique using the gorgeous robin image. A fantastic Christmas card.
    Happy Easter!
    Lorraine

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  32. Great card well thought out and good idea

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  33. Great card well thought out and good idea

    crafty hugs Pen x

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  34. Lovely card Barb and great upcycling, love the sanded embossing.

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  35. This is a sweet card and a nifty idea. What a great way to recycle Christmas cards!

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  36. What a clever idea to emboss the Christmas card image and repurpose it! I am going to keep this in mind!

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  37. Brilliant inspiration! I love this! Hugs, Chrisx

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  38. Hi Barb,
    playing catch up with my comments yet again.
    Super Rudolf card, and what a very fab design.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

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  39. Recycling is always a fab way to make new cards...I love robins, this is scrumptious! xx

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  40. Stunning effect... and what a fantastic idea, Barb. x

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