Sunday, March 19, 2017

Upcycle card

 * Honorable mention at CASology *
TOP 4 AAA Cards
 Winner ATCAS

Hello everyone, I am back after many days. You might have seen a few scheduled posts in the meantime. I was away to Thailand for a break, thanks to my kiddos.
My daughter is back from her experience week trip, she was at a remote village in Laos, it was a volunteer trip to build houses. She is back very happy and grateful for the modern day lifestyle, which she has! she was with limited electricity, and no running water, and beds. Well...a great experience!!!
My son is still away, he will be back on Tuesday, and the house will return to normal mode.

Ok, lets move to the card now.
I have up-cycled an envelope here, which we got at the hotel in Thailand. I have a few more things to upcycle from there.

The envelops and goodie bag for up cycling

I have used the white envelop with the die cut negative of the coconut/palm leaves, I used the same teal background for it. I added it to my card base and trimmed the excess paper. The sentiment is from Uniko. A white floss on the top, and a few jewels to finish off.

The die cut negative

The resort we stayed was a coconut plantation before it got transformed to a resort, so the hill and the beach was full of coconut palms. SO I am not surprised at the designs on the resort envelops and cards. I just kept my inspiration with the resort theme for this card.
Some pictures to share my inspiration.

Linking this with:

Just Add Ink
Joining in with Leaves
Just add "L"

HLS March CAS Challenge
 A negative die cut here

Joining in with coconut palm leaves

Curtain Call
Joining in with the white and teal cushion design

CAS(E) this Sketch
Flipped the sketch upside down

Addicted to CAS
I am joining with the coconut palm leaves for the code word - seaside

AAA Cards
 Joining in with the negative die cut, I hope it qualifies

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Beautiful take on the inspiration photo and on the sketch!

  2. Rahmat I adore this, so stunning and striking and a fabulous way to use the envelope. I have been enjoying your hols photo on Instagram, looks like you had a lovely time. Thanks for joining AAA

  3. Wow the hotel photos look amazing x Great idea to re-cycle and loving your clean and gorgeous card x

  4. What a neat and ingenious bit of re-cycling there Rahmat and I love the design. A perfect die-cut and a perfect CAS card. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards x

  5. Oh, how pretty! Love how you re-cycled the envelope... the teal color is so pretty. What a lovely place it must have been! Thank you for playing along with us at CCIC.

  6. Wow such a beautiful card, love how you have done this.

  7. So serene, and so beautiful! Loving the simplicity in this card Rahmat! Great recycling! :)
    xx Ashwini

  8. Looks like a fabulous trip Rahmat! It inspired your stunning card. So glad you joined us at CASology this week.

  9. Gorgeous card, Rahmat! I love how the aqua background is peeking through the die pretty, and perfectly CAS! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  10. This is such a pretty card - love the colors and the clean lines - the perfect CAS creation!

  11. Wow is this ever gorgeous! Simply stunning card in every way! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  12. Stunning, Rahmat. I LOVE everything about this card. Thanks for sharing the Thailand pics :) and thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  13. Gorgeous CAS card! Never mind the view you had! Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

  14. WoW such a great card love it. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.

  15. Congrats on your well deserved win at ATCAS, Rahmat! Your card is gorgeous!!!

  16. Gorgeous card! thanks for doing us at AAA Cards and ATCAS