Thursday, April 25, 2013

Peace (and ♥LOVE♥!) on Earth Day

There's a reason the annual "Earth Day Special" is one of our all-time favorite prompts, ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and as long as you keep wow-ing us with your creative ideas and your clever, cunning and crafty re-purposing skills, we're going to keep throwing this challenge at you towards the end of each April! Here are a few cards that really raised the recycling bar in our humble opinion!

Made us smile, and impressed the heck out of us, with a card (and clever blog post!) that is not only flat-out gorgeous AND a brilliant re-use of a very handsome reindeer from an old Christmas card, but also embodies the true spirit of Earth Day in a way we truly ♥LOVE♥ and admire: despite a little mis-hap with some bright red glitter glue on her white cardbase, she just kept going, camouflaged the "boo boo" and ended up with a card that absolutely anyone would be proud to display on their holiday mantle!

Rocked this challenge with multiple fabulous entries ... this card uses recycled plastic from bakery packaging to create a card ... that also includes the gift of a holiday ornament (so the recipient will be recycling too).  Love her think outside the box creativity and beautiful end results.  Make sure you scroll down and check out all of her other entries.

Mandy of Made By Mandy
Who knew the inside of a wrapping paper roll be perfect thing to recycle to create this kraft cutie ... Mandy knew, that's who ... love this all-over gingerbread design.

Kudos and thanks to everyone who linked up with us. If you haven't had a chance to check out the gallery, trust us, you owe yourself that treat! Meanwhile, we'll be back at midnight with a prompt that'll have you flying to your craft room for your favorite holiday ingredients!!! :)


Brenda said...

This has been a fantastic prompt! It's been fun visiting other blogs to see what everyone else is recycling!

Jules said...

Great inspirations Ladies, well done :D

Donna Ellis said...

It is always fun recycling those gorgeous Christmas cards we receive each year. Thank you for featuring this one, and my blog, too. It has been great visiting the other participants' entries, as well, and I have many new ideas! hugs, de