Sunday, February 12, 2012

From Zero to Hero!

One of the best things about card-making is to turn the a piece of "waste" into something that you can actually use again! Case in point, I had these envelopes left from previous project (see here)
 I still have quite a few left on my craft desk...what to do? I turn one into a pocket card!
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EVERYTHING will almost always look good when you pluck a butterfly on it....?
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Not sure if this fits the theme of Moxie Fab World Challenge (see Around The House  challenge), but I am entering it just for the fun of it. Anyhow I hope this will make you look at the everyday household items with a different perspective!

edited: I thought this card is such a ho hum ordinary project and that no one is going to notice! However, with all the wonderfully positive feedback and responses, I am overwhelmed and I will now try to come up with more ways to use. those. envelopes!  So please stay tuned!

39 comments:

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I have all sorts of goodies I want to use, but you know they're lying in pieces on my messy desk.... fabulous card.

Joy said...

Virgina, you amaze me girl, in awe and in love with what you created here using what was left over...I just had to go tweet about it...Hugs

rcwidow (Linda) said...

The card is beautiful and I love how you used the envelopes. so creative.

Barb said...

Well, here I am once again, using the word, "clever" for one of your cards. Love the way your creative mind works, Virginia! This card is just so much fun! Great idea using part of the envelope for a pocket! Love your pretty butterfly too! I've missed visiting you, and am so glad to be back doing it again! Hugs to you! :)

chrystinanoel.com said...

I've got bunches of paper bags that I want to figure out what to do with. I should probably do something like this... this looks great!!

Tina said...

How clever, I would never guess! Totally love how it turned out.

Dawn said...

too clever Virginia. This is a beautiful card. Clever use of the envelopes.

CinnamonSally said...

This is fabulous Virginia, great piece of recycling. I love your stunning butterfly!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous and clever all in one!

Heather Maria said...

What a clever and creative use of envelopes, Virginia! Love your design and the butterfly looks fab!

Tammy said...

Cleverly creative as always Virginia! A lot nicer than what normally comes in those kraft Canada gov't envelopes--lol!
And yes, butterflies make everything better!

Lynn said...

What a way to use the things you have around the house! Love how you created the little window for the hello...and the butterfly is gorgeous!

Barb said...

your creativity floors me! beautiful card and great take on the challenge...love how you see different uses for the things around you :)

Karen B. said...

You are so very clever! What a cute card.

onecraftymama said...

Butterflies make everything better :) Love the liquid pearls & gems!

Lin said...

Holey moley, V, you continually amaze me! LOVE this!

Christina said...

So very clever, Virginia! That is one gorgeous butterfly!

cnelson said...

Perfectly CLEVER and FABULOUS!

Romaine said...

Of course a butterfly makes it a card! :0) I think this idea is brilliant; and you have made use of the window! Hmmm, maybe I will start to saw some of my junk envies too!

Agata said...

I do agree, everything is better with a butterfly! :) Lovely card, this pop of yellow/orange is just perfect!

AnitaRex said...

Oh Virginia I love this! What a great idea to do with the dreading mail from the gov't! Love that butterfly too! :>

Karen from MI said...

OK, Virginia!! ANOTHER favorite to add to my collection! I LOVE your design, NOT to mention, YOUR CREATIVENESS!! LOVE your butterfly!! STUNNING!!!
Love, Karen xo

Annette said...

wow this card could not be prettier...it is so amazing...LOVE IT...

Simone said...

Virginia your creativity never stops amazing me! Such a fun and gorgeous idea! So unique too :)

Marlena M. said...

I say it fits! It's stunning too! That butterfly just POPS against the envelope. Love this.

Linda R said...

WOW!! I just love this.. You are so creative. That butterfly is beautiful.. Awesome job my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Kathy (krolski) said...

How awesome is this!! Fantastic idea! Love the butterfly too.

Elizabeth Allan said...

As the saying goes: Waste not, want not. However, I WANT to see MORE of your waste ideas!!

Cindy C. said...

Wow another clever way to use those envelopes! You are one smart cookie! Thanks for sharing Virginia.

MarcyK924 said...

OMIGOSH - Dr. John was correct! You do make magic! That butterfly is one of my favorite stamps and I LOVE how you pieced it! Gorgeous colors. SO creative - you ARE an inspiration, V!! XO

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Wow what a stunning butterfly!!! And the use of the envelope is ingenious!!!
Lisa

Tiffany said...

Absolutely fantastic use of the recycled envelope! Wow, I would have never thought of using an envelope that way! Love the tag inserted inside.

BabyBokChoy said...

This is absolutely heroic!! Beautiful card!

Lindsey said...

Virginia, you just DON'T make ho hum projects! This one is no exception! And you're right, a big, beautiful butterfly never hurts. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

FANTASTIC Virginia!

donna mikasa said...

Genius. Pure. Genius.

Alice Wertz said...

this is fabulous! love the pocket card idea. you are a genius, girl!

Lisa Arana said...

It is a genius idea and it turned out amazing. That butterfly is gorgeous!

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS project, Virginia!!!! And way to go upcycling those envelopes!!! Creative brilliance at its best!!!!