Thursday, August 18, 2011

Bee Happy to Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse

My sister-in-law Nancy (brother Ed's wife) celebrates her ??th birthday this week.  Nancy, this card is for you! 

And NO, this is not a CardMonkey original. Read on:


This card was stolen almost in its entirety inspired by a very cute note card I received last spring from Cristi Burton, who dedicates her adorable blog to her FIVE little monkeys "cupcakes", Alyssa, Alyvia, Aubrey, Aleczander, and Autumn. 

...in other words, I've "regifted" the card.

Actually, what I did was lifted off the cover and greetings right off the card Cristi made and sent to me. You can read about her original card on Cristi's blog by jumping to http://scrappin5littlecupcakes.blogspot.com/2011/03/my-pink-stamper-pink-alicious-blog-hop.html

I changed up the ribbon, added a bow, mounted it on a blue easel card, and added this "BEE happy" insert inside:


Cristi included the card with the niftiest bunch of paper I won from her during a Blog Hop.  The hop, card and blog-candy paper introduced me to Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker paper that I just love. 

Thanks, Cristi ... I think. I mean, I just neeeeeeeeded another half-ton of paper in my Paper Jungle. You're SUCH an enabler! :-)


4 comments:

Cristi said...

Auhhh, you are so sweet Ellen! I always love being an enabler, lol. I love the way you reused the card too, it looks so cute! I love the ribbon you used and the inside.
Big Hugs
Cristi

Emily said...

Great idea to reuse the card! It is beautiful!

Shawnee said...

I love this idea..Beautiful!!

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