Friday, April 20, 2012

Peace on EARTH(DAY)

if you played along with us in 2011, you've probably already guessed what we're doing this week, haven't you? yes indeed, in honor of this sunday being EARTH DAY, we're "recycling" one of our favorite prompts from last year, and asking you to create a holiday card which re-uses, re-purposes, re-cycles, up-cycles, or in some way "rescues" a bit of... well, SOMETHING... which you'd've either thrown away, or perhaps just overlooked in terms of card-making?

this can be as simple as just gathering up all those scraps from your last project and using them instead of tossing them away; grabbing a bit of the pretty packaging craft manufacturers seem to be sending our way lately; or maybe you'll employ a bit of ribbon saved from a gift you received, or a pretty image from a magazine or advert? if you need some inspiration this thread in the two peas gallery has some clever (and beautiful) ideas to get you going; this page at squidoo has loads of fun options; and of course martha has some VERY elegant thoughts on the matter! and then there's our own lovely BELLES' efforts from last year, which are hard to beat in terms of crafty creativity!

plus we've got a couple of cards to show you, too:

Stephanie says, "Yes, I'm one of those people who recycles wrapping paper ...
especially when it's very cool Wood Grain Recycled Wrapping Paper 
in all it's krafty goodness (thanks Lauren). 
I decided it was the perfect recycled backdrop for my Gothic Snow Couple."



Lauren's Card
Lauren says, "i save gift wrap, too; also any pretty store-bought xmas cards i'm sent, so i knew i wanted to punch and re-use an image of the earth i remembered from last christmas; i also wanted to re-use this technique from the pixie dust paperie blog, for making die-cut chipboard alphabets with re-cycled cardboard (the "peace" letters are made from a 100 calorie pack cookie box!); plus the green panel of my card is from some florals that i'd saved. i serendipitously found kimber mcgray's cardmaking sketch challenge just as I was playing around with my chosen elements. of course, the irony is that after two failed attempts at minimalism during our awesome sketch prompt last fortnight, i guess amy's and stef's lovely examples  FINALLY rubbed off on me... in a TIMED RELEASE sort of way!"


so now it's time to see what ♥YOU♥ will do, in the interests of PEACE ON EARTH(DAY)! sort through your holiday supplies, your treasured scraps, and maybe even your waste paper basket??! then come along and link up with us between now and 6pm (EST) on wednesday, may 2nd. keyword for galleries and the flickr group is JB12-09.

12 comments:

Eveline said...

Great challenge! And great cards too.
Eveline.

Marianne said...

Great cards! I'm always saving wrapping paper, too. Love the woodgrain on Stepahnie's card and the minimalist (!) design of Lauren's card.
I'll take a dive in my recycle box AND visit the recommended webpages for more inspiration. It's a good thing we've got 2 weeks LOL.

Leslie Hanna said...

Lauren - you okay? :)

I loved this challenge lat year, and I already have an idea for this year's card. Thanks!!!!

Cyndie said...

What a fun challenge! Your clever card designs are giving me some ideas. I'll dive into the recycling bin and sort through last year's xmas cards!

Rose said...

fab cards girls :)

*can i just "re use" my card from last year??? lol

Debbie said...

Great cards!! I have so many leftovers, I should be able to make a few for this! :)

snailzpace said...

awesome cards! i had fun rummaging through old christmas cards - thanks! and i'm glad i'm not the only one to save kleenex boxes. :)
linda

Danielle Hunter said...

Oh, I loved this challenge!! About a week before you posted it, I had purchased several vintage cards that I planned on using for my Jingle Belles cards...the timing was perfect!!!

Lisa said...

I enjoyed this challenge so much coming on the back of Danielle's (comment above mine!) blog hop for Earth Day and some other green crafting I got done in the week. Thanks so much for a great challenge and some beautiful inspiration cards!

Eveline said...

I was late as usual with my card, I uploaded mine this afternoon and found out that I still had 7 hours. So I made a second one.
Eveline.

Lorraine said...

I love this challenge and I love your cards. You guys are so inspirational!

Linda said...

Although I was too late to add my cards to the link this time I still managed to complete my usual quota of six cards for the challenge which as always is very inspiring. Thanks for a great challenge each fortnight girls.