Friday, April 12, 2019

Peace on Earth Day!

If you've played along with us in other years, you'll know that we have a few challenges which are the same theme, at the same time, every year.

For instance, the first challenge of October is always Pink Xmas. And the fortnight which includes Earth Day is always "RE-use, RE-cycle, UP-cycle". That's just the way it is!

Which means... it's time to grab that pretty piece of packaging you saved; or the clear plastic bakery box that could be diecut into shaker card awesomeness; or maybe there's a cereal box in the recycling bin that you could decoupage or paint it to make *free* chipboard embellishments? Don't forget the beautiful store-bought holiday cards we receive each December, or those bits of carefully saved gift wrap... those *totally* count too!

Here are the eco-friendly creations we made this week:

Stephanie says, "I save things all year, so I have a selection of elements to choose from for this challenge ... but unfortunately that stash did not survive the recent flooding of our home due to a frozen pipe.  So instead, I pulled a Kleenex Box out of our Recycle Bin, punched a bunch of Hexagons, and made this holiday card with Hexagon Christmas Stamps from STAMPlorations with inspiration from the If You Give a Crafter a Cookie Challenge."

Lauren says, "In the spirit of full disclosure I will tell you right off: I used two store-bought cards I received this past December, and they did almost all the work for me!!! I had planned to add some diecut trees or reindeer or... something... but honestly nothing I tried out really worked. Eventually, I stumbled across the ancient Doodlebug sentiment sticker, which featured exactly the same shade of purple as the sky behind the trees. So I just added a few skinny wisteria cardstock mats, plus some fun Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Brads and called it a day!"

And keeping with our recycling theme, one lucky participant will receive a selection of lightly used Hero Arts stamps for their Holiday card making stash including:

Christmas Poster Background

Season's Greetings

Chalkboard Happy Holidays

Three Happy Elves

Link your eco-centric creations right here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 24th. Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:19:08.
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Sue Crease said...

Both cards are great. Stephanie yours is so clever to use a tissue box. Hope not everything was lost in the flood. Hugs and thanks for the insperation girls. X

Unknown said...

Fantastic up cycling on both cards. Love you idea of "free" chipboard" since SOS has a chipboard challenge going on now. Love this challenge and great prizes.

Unknown said...

BTW it's Barbara G.not unknown lol.

LeAnne said...

AMAZING cards...and what an amazing lil' prize you got there! Gotta play!

Celeste Goff said...

I love the idea of upcycling to create cards! I've been doing this for years with the cards I receive from others. It helps save the planet and it saves me money too! Win-win!

Suzanne H said...

That is a clever use of a tissue box. I need to start looking at things differently. Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win a great prize!

Lorraine said...

This is always one of my favorites - thank you for the wonderful inspiration.

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