Friday, February 24, 2012


I don't mean to come across as conceited, but I really do like how this card turned out!  When Julie issued a mission last week for me to recycle something, I immediately thought that I'd use a calendar page since I'd just unearthed a 2011 calendar the previous day while cleaning out my inbox.  If you're thinking that my inbox had a year's worth of paper in it, then you're absolutely correct . . . the calendar looked brand new.  For my project, I chose the March picture because the colors screamed at me.  I wasn't sure what to do, but then I decided on the Bargello technique.  Believe it or not, I had every intention of gluing the cut strips into a fun shape . . . until I started gluing them on the scrap card stock which, by the way, was cut to fit a regular A2 card.  I even had the A2 card already scored and folded!  I can't explain how I ended up with a square card--it must have been destiny.  Or my standard MO.  Anyway, after cutting the calendar art into half-inch strips, I shifted each one (higher or lower) as I adhered them to my scrap card stock.  Once I was finished (subconsciously) trimming it down to a square, I adhered my Bargello design to the Whisper White card and proceeded to add the finishing touches.  Stampin' Up! products used to create this card include "Everybunny" and "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp sets, Baker's twine, Eyelet Border punch, Sponge Daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch.  If your inbox is like mine used to be (overflowing), you might find a brand new calendar if you clean it out and then you, too, can put the pretty art to good use!


Nancy Seed said...

Love the way the background turned out. Will definitely have to give this a try.

Julie said...

Incredible! You rocked this week's mission. Makes me wonder what else is in that inbox :)

Jacoline Fitzgerald said...

Love what you did this week Regina. I am going to try it myself. Thanks so much for all the inspiration.