Every so often a piece of advertising mail arrives at my house and I can't resist "upcycling" it into a project. Instead of being annoyed at receiving "junk mail" I look forward to finding new items to repurpose!
This postcard arrived last month from Vera Bradley for my birthday. I think it had a coupon or special offer on the back that I never got around to using...
However, I did put it in my pile of "interesting" things and it wound up on my craft table. With a bit of calculated trimming I was able to make a card front for an A2 card and also salvage seven of the eight remaining cupcakes for embellishing other projects (one cupcake suffered a terminal smudge in the mailing process).
(Watch out to see these cupcakes show up in another project...)
I cut a contrasting pink mat for the navy blue card (I had to go with the preppy colors) and then found some sheer sparkle ribbon to tie up the package.
I cut two lengths of ribbon and wrapped them to the back - then taped them down before adhering the pink mat to the card.
When the ribboned cupcakes were attached to the card I cut another short length of ribbon to tie a bow at the intersection.
The simple card needed just a bit more sparkle and shine...so I pulled out the Stickles glitter glue.
In this close view you can see the difference when you add a bit of bling!
Sweet, simple and a good way to keep another piece of paper out of the recycling bin. This card would be perfect for giving a Vera Bradley gift card to a friend.
We are having a great weekend enjoying a mini family reunion and wedding celebration. I hope you are enjoying the last few days of the summer season.
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