Upcycled Thank You Card


This card was made with hand cut hexagons from some Market Basket quick sale produce styrofoam (blueberries, mmm…). The hexagons were “blinged out” with salt, arranged to look like jewels, and glued to a layered assortment of patterned papers.  The sentiment was put on understated textured paper so it wouldn’t detract from the eye candy on top or the peaks of yellow.  The bright yellow is so fun in real life, I wish I had a fancy pants camera to show how much it pops!


The book in the background is the amazing How to Cook Everything by Bittman.  I thought the cherry red accents looked pretty with the aqua blue in the card.  And it was already sitting on the table.  Brian and I use it ALL THE TIME.

The fun challenges that inspired this card:

Color Scheme: The Play Date Cafe

Hero Artist Inspiration (The lovely and talented Lisa Spangler, for her fearless color and pattern combinations): A Blog Named Hero

Use of SALT as BLING: Stampin’ Sisters in Christ

Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.  You can find that blog here.

These challenges are fun! Play along!

Most importantly, thank you Melissa for all you do!


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9 responses to “Upcycled Thank You Card

  1. LOVE that you used a product one normally wouldn’t think to use… at least not me… and you rocked it, too ;)! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Love your styrofoam and “salty” hexagons – so creative! Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe.

  3. How clever of you to use styrofoam from the market! You’re so green! The design looks so neat – fresh and modern. Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe this week. 🙂

  4. WOW! This is super clever! LOVE your use of that styrofoam! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

  5. Cool! I like the layout of the hexagons on your card!

  6. I NEVER would have thought to use styrofoam OR salt on a card and you did it wonderfully!! Thank you so much for joining us at ABNH 🙂

  7. Very creative! I love it and the papers to go with it are perfect! Thanks for joining us at SSIC this week. I hope to see you again!

  8. Hey Joy! Thanks for linking this up to the Hooked on Hexagons Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I’m so glad you joined in on all the fun! 🙂

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