Trash to Treasure

Trash to Treasure

TCP Summer cards


Good day and happy summer, TCP Fans!  It's Jen today, sharing some graduation and road trip cards.  What better way to start the summer?  You know how much I love the Card Templates section of the shop.  I am famously fun-fold challenged and these cut files take all the measuring, scoring, and thinking out of the equation.  I almost feel like I'm cheating!  Today I decided to use the Tri-Shutter Card Cutable, and it did not disappoint.  I just love how it easily cuts all the mats that you need as well.

Tri-Shutter Grad


For starters, I needed a graduation card.  I grabbed this all-time favorite (but retired) graduation clear stamp set.  I didn't want all my mats to be the same color, so I cut two sets of mats.  And since I cut two sets of mats, I also cut two card bases.  Why make one card when you can make two?

Travelin Tri-Shutter


My second card uses the Travelin' Man Digis, with my own computer generated sentiments.  When I was making this card, I noticed that the challenge on Splitcoaststampers was to reuse some old packaging.  That's one of my favorite challenges, because I can't resist pretty packaging and have a drawer full of little treasures.  Can you spot the packaging on my cards?  

The tissue paper that I reused is a little bit wrinkly in spots, but I think it adds some interesting texture.  When your internet order comes wrapped in tissue paper that is covered with gold stars, you just have to put it on a card.  Speaking of gold--when another internet order comes in a shiny gold bubble mailer, you can't throw that out either.  I die cut stars from it and they are nice and puffy on my card.  You should have heard the bubbles pop in my Big Shot!  I also die cut stars from a Starbucks coffee cup sleeve.  I love the corrugated back of those.  One last thing from my treasure drawer is a bit of netting to add that finishing touch to the graduation card.  Isn't recycling fun?

Here are the products that I used:


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