I made this adorable card yesterday for my little 1 year old friend's birthday (he's practically famous, actually, starring in Daddy's Little Miracle).
|Happy Birthday little fella!|
The elephant body is from scraps of Christmas cards I made a few years ago, and the sparkly elephant ear is leftover shelf liner I bought for a bedside table I found on the side of the road . . . wow, I am a greenie . . .
Even before I was super green I loved making my own cards, a trait I picked up from my paternal grandmother, but today they all tend to have a reuse/recycle element. I use new blank cards and envelopes (I bought a pack from a craft store a few years ago, $5 for 50 cards and envelopes), but the embellishments are all created by yours truly. I save every piece of card, paper, ribbon and gift wrap that I receive and store it in my 'craft drawer' for later use on personalised cards or gift wrap.
|The work in progress. . .|