Friday, April 27, 2012

down to earth(day)!

hello, belles! just a reminder that although the official earth day holiday has come and gone, we're still looking through our scraps, our off-cuts, and even our *trash* to come up with a few more ideas for you:

Stef says, "Yes, I'm that person that walks around the office and says ... 
will you save that Kleenex box for me when it's empty ... 
because I think it might make a rather dashing Christmas tree.
And yes, that person did save the box ... and it did make a marvelous
holiday tree ... especially adorned with pearl flourishes."

Lauren's Other Card(s)
Lauren says, "the good news: i have TWO cards completed for this idea, and they each use TWO recycled bits--the woodgrain giftwrap and some genuine denim from a discarded pair of jeans, which i xyroned on to cardstock and diecut. the bad news: i'm not all that keen on either of these, and not just because i accidentally turned the frame the wrong way on the left hand one and the text is upside down on the right (DUH!); but my FAVORITE thing about making one holiday card per week is that i know i've still got a lot more chances to try out new ideas. some weeks i'll love the finished product, and other weeks i'll settle for loving the things i learned--in this case that a sizzix die will cut cardstock-backed denim like butter, whereas a nestie needs multiple passes and an assist from the scissors; that woodgrain paper makes for an AWESOME reindeer; and that--IMO-- denim blue, cerise and kraft look pretty darned fab together!" 

you still have nearly another week in which to wow us with your re-cycling, upcycling, and re-purposing skills! scroll down to the main post to link up your masterpiece(s)!

4 comments:

Bonnie said...

Tissue boxes are a great idea! What a fun challenge.

jrksiddha said...

Life is not merely to be alive, but to be well g7capsules ):

Annette said...

awesome cards...love how you added the pearls to that christmas tree...

Lisa said...

these are both such great cards - you girls set the bar pretty high!