It’s Your Birthday

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This card has been especially made for the CD Sunday challenge ‘second time around‘.

With this challenge you have to recycle something as well as still using something off a cd.

I have recycled my Marc Jocobs perfume box.

I have used this to make bees and a dragonfly for my card.

The cd that I have used is ‘Redoute’s Les Belles Fleurs, volume one.

You will need:

Redoute’s Les Belles Fleurs, Volume One
7″ by 10″ White Card
White Card
Paper Boutique Dragonflies and Bee Die Collection
Paper Boutique Sentiments Volume V – It’s Your Birthday
Invisible Thread
Wet Glue


Cover the front of the 7″ by 10″ white card with the paper that you choose from the cd.

Cut a circle in the top of the card. I used my scan and cut for this.

Next cut and layer four bees, one dragonfly and one sentiment.

Using invisible thread attach some over the circle hole.
I have hid this on the inside of the card with some flowers.

Next attach two bees together over the invisible thread.
This will then look like the bee is flying.

Then attach the dragonfly, sentiment and the last bee to the front of the card.

To finish off I printed another of the flower papers from the cd and used this for an insert.


Challenges I would like to enter are:

CD Sunday challenge – second time around

Little Red Wagon – To Bee or Not To Bee

Crafting With an Attitude – Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenge 368 – Anything Goes



10 thoughts on “It’s Your Birthday”

  1. Jane Willis says:

    What wonderful recycling, a great use for the perfume box. And that background paper is beautiful, so misty and ethereal. Thank you for sharing at CD Sundays.

  2. Carol says:

    What a fabulous item of recycling. Stunning. Using the empty perfume box reminds me of when my Mother (who was a wonderful needlewoman) used to dress tiny peg dolls for a window display of a local perfumery in clothes to match the colours of the perfume bottles. She would have had fun with this one.
    Whoops sorry to go on.
    Thank you for joining in with my challenge.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  3. Beautiful card, love your recycling idea, great use of your perfume box. Love the bees from it.
    Thank you for joining us
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Wynn says:

    Awww Lisa that box is beautiful . How could you bear to die cut into it!! Glad I am able to comment. Got to your blog via my blogs comments would you believe. I am having lots of probs with Blogger since the data changes. Love your idea of matching the insert. Thank you for joining our challenge at CD Sunday Wynn DT

  5. Pamela says:

    A beautiful card Lisa. I haven’t got around to using my bee dies yet. And I love that backing paper. Thanks for joining in again.
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Wonderful card as always Lisa, that perfume box was a great item to recycle

  7. Lisa says:

    I think that’s a wonderful memory Carol. I can remember dressing peg dolls as a child xx

  8. Pauline says:

    This is fabulous Lisa, such a super idea.
    Pauline – Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Anonymous says:

    Oh wow, what a pretty card. Great recycling.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  10. Kate Dykstra says:

    Such a fabulous way to recycle your perfume box! The pattern is just perfect for your bees!

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

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