March 20, 2010

Botanical Cards


Last night while browsing around a book store, I found these botanical cards for $1.99.  I grabbed them as I knew I'd have lots of uses for them.  They are on glossy, sturdy cardstock.
When I woke up this morning -- it was snowing.  So it turned out to be a perfect morning to start altering some of these gorgeous botanic pieces.
I'm the tallest one in that photo above, along with my sister and cousin.


Once I got done playing with a few of the cards, I decided to have a go at the manual that came along with the cards and created this double-sided accordian book.
This is side one.



And this is side two.

20 comments:

Robin said...

You have really done wonders with those botanical cards Louise! Love the idea of making them into a booklet too.....sooo sweet!!

Sarah said...

You turned a $1.99 find into a real treasure! The transformation is amazing!!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous work Louise, love how you transform little treasures into big ones!!

Crafty Dawn said...

Wow very cleaver great buy too!

Love Dawn xx

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Sharon Sams said...

Thanks for sharing your newest creative and delightful artwork. It reminds me that I should always "be alert" to those great finds in the store and what I might transform them into!

Cynthia said...

Yes, really....you turned your 1.99 into a million bucks!!! Stunning!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Don't you just love a good sale! You did positively gorgeous work with these!

Nancy said...

What a charming project you created with your bargain botanical cards...it's a really beautiful work of art. Love the little accordion booklet too! I'm so inspired by your creativity today!

JeanFB said...

Wow, Louise! I never would have thought of doing this. These are just spectacular! You are so very creative - thanks for sharing your ideas with us!

Jann said...

Wow, Louise! These are just beautiful and amazing--you're so creative!

joan said...

wonderful cards ! what a great buy.

ScrappyPam said...

What a find! You did a fabulous job with them!

kathy said...

Louise so lovely -- Have a great weekend - Kathy - ga ♥

Lynn Stevens said...

How wonderfully creative these are, girl you amaze me, I never would have thought to alter them. Then to make a book from the cover! WOW
so sorry to hear of the snow though,ugh. just when you think its over, it rears its ugly head again.

phoebe said...

It's amazing what you've done with these--they are very cute!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

These are just FABulous! Such a creative mind on a snowy day!

Kris Dickinson said...

Totally fabulous art Louise!

Paula said...

oh wow, can totally see why these set of cards have inspired you to create such wonderful pieces - stunning!

debbiek said...

Very clever, Louise and very beautiful too! Love it!!!

Laura said...

These are very beautiful!