Friday, April 10, 2020

Peace on EARTH Day

Those of you who have followed us over the years know that we have a special place in our hearts for EARTH DAY.

So our EARTH DAY prompt each year has been all about RECYCLING ... and we'd like you to create a holiday card that features re-cycled, re-used or up-cycled elements.  You know you've got that stash of things that you saved because they were just too pretty to throw away ... break them out and create with them.

In the past we've used everything from Kleenex Boxes & Soda Cans to Gift Wrap and we *always* have a lot of fun making our own cards and admiring yours!

Here is what we recycled this year.

Stephanie's Card

Stephanie says, "We've been numbering our quarantine days by rolls of toilet paper used at our home, so I thought it would be fun to recycle one of those cardboard toilet paper centers and use it to paint the background of my card on a scrap of kraft cardstock ... and I used advice from my mother-in-law and used a cereal bag as my work surface (so all that painty mess was on the recycled plastic). A Taylored Expressions Big Grumpy seemed like the only reasonable choice for a such a background paired with a Simon Says Stamp Ho Ho Postage Sentiment (because doesn't he just scream cheer).  I finished with a few enamel stickers to complete the sign."

Lauren says, "I'm the kind of person who saves the pop art tissue box or flowery tag off her new jeans, so if a papercrafting product comes in pretty packaging, OF COURSE I'm going to re-use it! In this case, the beautiful backers from Prima flowers (green ledger) and Little Birdie chipboard (small woodgrain) were used as my interior background and tiny deer, respectively. Some old paint chips became funky fab trees and the clear plastic from a salad bar container serves as the window in my shaker card, which I've filled with super-fun new Eyelet Outlet Snowflake Sequins"

Link your Earth-friendly creations right here by 6pm (EST) on Wednesday, April 22nd aka Earth Day! Keyword for galleries and Flickr is JB:20:08.

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Marianne said...

it's been a long long long time since I have visited. I feel a need to be a part of something and this something has been calling to me. But...I do not blog anymore. How can I play along?

Lorraine said...

I am always inspired by your creations but this challenge is one of my favorites and you have not disappointed me with those fantastic samples.