No Colored Cardstock? No Problem! Upcycling with the Altenew Peony 3D die


As soon as I received my order of the Altenew Peony 3D die, I just had to start playing with it. The only problem was that my order of assorted colors of cardstock didn’t arrive yet. I guess I could’ve painted or colored some white cardstock but I thought I’d do something different.

I gathered all my old Martha Stewart magazines and cut out pages that were filled with color.

I carefully chose colors that I could use to cut out the layers for the flower and leaves. Magazine paper is quite flimsy so I pasted them into white cardstock scraps using Elmer’s extra strength glue stick. The reason I used a glue stick is that liquid glue might cause the magazine paper to buckle.

Then I proceeded to die cut all the elements of the flowers and leaves. I tore some blue magazine paper and used it on the background alternating between a dark and light blue.

I assembled all my elements and added a sentiment from the Altenew Adore You stamp set. Finished the card off with Nuvo Drops.

I’ve always been an advocate of upcycling. And before I got into card making, I did a lot of projects using scrap materials. I’m happy to come full circle with this card.

Hope this inspires you to try it out.

‘Til next time!


17 thoughts on “No Colored Cardstock? No Problem! Upcycling with the Altenew Peony 3D die”

  1. So happy you could join in the fun at the Altenew Inspiration Challenge this month. That is such a beautiful card! The details and the colors – everything is gorgeous!


  2. Love your creative and original way of using old magazine for your panel and floral elements! Thanks so much for playing Altenew March Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!


  3. Brilliant! I like to do this with flyers I get in the mail; many of them are pretty sturdy, though you don’t usually get such a large swath of color. I call it redeeming junkmail πŸ™‚


  4. gorgeous card! what a fantastic idea. You have inspired me to try some of my magazine pages. thank you so much for your creativity.


  5. I just made a card using your idea (my Earth Day project!), and I appreciate your cleverness. It’s so pretty I plan to make more.


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