Saturday, 31 July 2010


I had never heard the term 'upcycling' before, but it turns out that it means to recycle something and turn it into something better. I already do this quite a lot so when I saw that the card challenge on the 'Lets capture our memories' blog was to make a card by upcycling I thought I should definitely have a go.

My card is for Jonathan and I'm calling it 'pizza and diet coke' (two of his favourite things) - because it's made from pizza box cardboard and cut out bits of a diet coke can...

I used the 'Tim Holtz grungepaper flowers' idea that I learned from Jill at the last Trip down memory lane retreat plus flowers of my own design. What's amazing is that I didn't cut myself on the can once!

Anyway - I hope you like my upcycled card...


  1. I just love this! Very creative and gorgeous!

  2. WOW! This is fantastic!! I didn't know the punches would go through metal like that. I hope you didn't cut yourself on the metal (I would have, ha ha!).

    Thanks for playing along with us this week!

  3. Wow--Great job on this challenge!! Thanks for playing at LCOM this week!

  4. This is absolutely amazing!!! You won the challenge over at LCOM this week. Please contact me at to let me know if you are interested in being our Guest Designer next week or if you would like the Nikki Sivils 6X6 pattern paper and stamp set sent to you. Congrats!!! Hugs, Sandi xoxoxo


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