Paper crafting is works of heart

Paper crafting is works of heart!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

AHB February CAS challenge and LRW go green challenge


Happy Birthday...keeping it clean and simple in styling for my patriotic-loving 2nd year law school nephew

The plaid background cardstock was cut using a Folk Art Decorative Icon stencil from Plaid. The red cake and 'hb' letters were traced from old stencils onto recycled packaging insert. The patriotic vignette scene is from a seals/stickers sheet received from the DAV

The inside panel has a sentiment found from internet searching with a banner traced onto a different plaid designer paper from The Paper Studio.

And the side view:

This easy to make birthday card is going out in tonight's mail to find it's way to bless my oldest nephew. Happy #25!

This is being linked to the February challenge at Always Happy Birthday:

And it is also being linked to Little Red Wagon's Go Green challenge posted on February 21:

Still crafting in the crazy weather of the Midwest,


  1. Wonderful upcycle, who would have known part of this great card was bound for the trash heap? Thanks so much for playing along with us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    1. I appreciate that you took time to look at my post. I don't know if it is my rural farming background or being a certified FACS teacher that has made me in some ways a frugal crafter. Maybe it's just being resourceful?!?!! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Billie A: thanks for stopping by, especially being such a busy crafter! I needed something quick and flat to save postage and using recycled packaging cardstock was an easy-peasy resource. So a win-win. :)


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