Recycle and Retirement

I started with the sketch design and the idea of using something recycled, then added the challenge for it to be a guy card using brads. I was lost in trying to use a flaming silver Harley Davidson scrap of paper with bolt brads for a little while, before I found the Key to recycle. I decided on the car stamp and the retirement quote and found the wood background paper to finish off with a vintage vibe.

Try it on Tuesday: Go Green or Recycle something: Old envelope & Key.

Cards4Guyz#238: Guy Card using Brads.

Joy of Card Making Book: recipe #3 (my own personal challenge to complete all 90+ sketches in this book)

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Hello! I'm a 50 something wife and mother of two girls ~ I started Blogging in March of 2011 on Blogger and just converted to WordPress in Dec 2019. I started paper crafting in 1995 when I first tried embossing with powder, I was so excited and couldn't believe it was so easy to make something so beautiful. Creativeseconds was started as a way of selling secondhand craft supplies and cards on Ebay and Etsy. You will find creative cards, tags, and paper crafting projects here as well as craft room organizational ideas. Follow along with me and comments are welcomed and appreciated.

6 thoughts on “Recycle and Retirement

  1. Wonderful to see you again today, Karen. So glad you joined this recycle challenge. Your embossed image is awesome, and I thought the background was a real wood block before I read how it was made using paper. This is simply a perfect “recycled” card and a great addition to Try It On Tuesday’s recycling theme.


  2. Ooh, I thought this was a block of wood – nice paper. Great idea to recycle the key. I have lots of those but never use them… Nice retirement card and a great bit of ‘going green’ for our challenge at Try it on Tuesday. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Cath x


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