Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Upcycled Friendship Card

The inspiration for this card came from something we all probably have in our homes - a box of tissues.
I cut a panel from the side of the box for the floral panel and an end piece provided the wavy panel for the die cutting. I also used several sewing machine stitches to decorate the card panels.
Two panels of cardstock were adhered to the card base. The floral panel was added along with a ribbon to cover the fold of the box. The die cut panel is the negative piece backed with white and mounted onto a gray mat, decorated with stitching. The panel was backed with foam tape for dimension. The piece of ribbon was tied into a bow. The inside was lined with white cardstock and trimmed with another sewn strip of paper from the box. I decided to leave the inside unstamped to permit space for a personal note.
This card may not qualify as CAS because of the multiple layers but it was so simple to make that I decided it works as CAS for me. I intended to photograph the tissue box before tearing it apart but did not, so here's what is left of the box. Maybe I can get one more card from the scraps!
I am submitting this card to:
1. The Paper Players Theme Challenge #332    (Theme: Use sentiment as focal point.)

2. City Crafter Theme Challenge #350
    (Theme: Add stitching.)

3. Crafty Creations Theme Challenge #335
    (Theme: Anything goes.)

4. Happy Little Stampers February Challenge
    (Theme: Anything goes with dies.)

Techniques: Die cutting, machine stitching, upcycling
Size: A2

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Gray, Pool Party, Lost Lagoon
Patterned Paper: Tissue Box Cardboard
Die: Paper Smooches "Friend Word"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals foam, Bernina sewing machine, ribbon from stash


  1. This is so clever and a brilliantway to repurpose a tissue box. I love the colours and you nailed our theme. A fab card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  2. Such a lovely and creative card for our challenge! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  3. What an awesome use of those pretty tissue box! Love the stitching too. Great layering and design! :)

  4. Love your tissue box inspiration--such a creative take on the challenges. The stitching element is fun and adds so much to the design. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Well stitches were asked for and you certainly have lots of lovely stitches on this pretty card. Thank you so much for playing along this week at CCCB with this beauty.


  6. Well, how smart are you? I'll bet you have enough paper to open a store, like the rest of us, and yet you thought to use a tissue box to make this beautiful card! Amazing. Love the sewing too!

  7. Very creative and sweet! Love the layering. Thank you for sharing your card at Paper Players!

  8. LOVE the "paper' you used! SO clever! Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Players.

  9. Wow, great interpretation of the photo inspiration and you got your sewing machine have almost inspired me to pull mine out of the closet...but no you haven't, I'll stick with the dies. And now I have to go out and buy kleenex too. Great idea and beautiful card.

  10. Wow!! such a pretty card and love your stitching on the card..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies challenge. Hugs xx Deepti

  11. Oh my! Those sweet stitches! Love this card!