Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Shaker-Like Window

I've got one more card for the JOY to the EARTH challenge at Jingle Belles. Our challenge is to recycle, re-use, re-purpose or up-cycle when creating a card. For this card, I used a cellophane bag printed with holly leaves. I bought the bags several years ago but found out that not all the bags were actually bags. A few were not sealed along the sides. I set them aside to use for craft projects like this card. I folded a piece of the cellophane in half, glued two of the edges together and added torn tissue paper that had once lined a gift basket. I sealed the last edge and framed my newly created window with a piece of green cardstock. It reminds me of those cards you see with the shaker style window, but my bits of tissue don't move around. I punched out a few holly leaves and berries and added detail with chalk and a gel pen and attached them to the lower corner of the frame. I printed the sentiment on a piece of cardstock, cut it into the banner shape and matted it with green cardstock.  Now I'm wondering what other projects I can create with the remaining printed cellophane.....hmmm...I'll have to give it some more thought.

Supplies: Cardbase: Recollections, Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV, Cellophane bag: ??, Sakura gel pen, Scotch ATG, Spellbinders Die, Emagination Holly Punch, Ek Success circle punch, chalk, Microsoft Word.


  1. I love this card! I also have some of those cellophane bags that aren't bags and will have to try something like this, especially with my fall leaves bags. Thanks for sharing.

  2. what a beautiful "save" of something that could've really been wasted since the bag was NOT a bag. as it turns out, the bag is even PRETTIER as a card, and you've set it off to perfection. thanks for joining our earth day fun with your MEGA-clever (& gorgeous!) ideas at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  3. You are just so stinkin' clever ... love the tissue paper between the layers ... again, so very glad you celebrated Earth Day with us at Jingle Belles.