Monday, September 7, 2009

Hello Kitty Vellum Shaker Card


I was just about to throw away the packaging that the Hello Kitty Sizzix embossing folders came in, when it occured to me that I could use the plastic bubble windows to make shaker cards. Since I had tested the embossing folders on some scrap vellum, I decided to use a yellow piece behind the plastic window. Before sealing the edges with Merikan tape, I added some punched out flowers (using Martha Stewart's 3 piece hydrangeas punch). The green cardstock came from the DCWV Garden Party stack and the pink flowered scalloped piece was punched from Doodlebug paper. The ribbon is a Sanrio design from an Offray roll. Besides being happy to recycle the packaging, I am pleased with the way the vellum allows the light to show through the card, sort of like a stained glass window. For an extra handmade touch I lined the envelope with matching paper. (To see an enlargement, click on the photo.) Thank you for visiting this site and I hope that you learned another recycling idea.

1 comment:

Kris said...

Wonderful idea reusing the plastic packaging from the embossing folders Lynn! plus it's thin so it's not that bulky... TFS!