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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crafty Creations Challenges: Recycle It!

This week, the Crafty Creations challenge wants you to create a project with at least one recycled item. What, did they arrange this challenge just for me?




How did I recycle? Let me count the ways...

  1. The bag itself originally held crafting goodies that I bought at The Rubber Stamp Store in St. Catharines. Wasn't it nice of them to give me a bag I could save and reuse? 
  2. The snowflakes are punched from a card that a charity sent out... you know, the "here are some cards, please give us a donation" kind. I recycle them both by cutting out cute parts to incorporate into gift tags, and by using punches, as I did here.
  3. I had two narrow strips of silver pearl paper left over from trimming a sheet for a different project, so they became paper curls. 
  4. The raffia and silver cord are "recycled" out of my Christmas wrapping stash. 
  5. The snowflake background could almost count, too... my buddy Emily didn't want the stamp any more, so she recycled it on to me! 
Not bad, huh? The non-recycled elements include the festive deer from DT member Deena's Etsy store, A Creative Need. By recolouring him before printing him out, I only needed to add the lightest of shading to him, plus some silver and blue gel pen to his pine cone ornament. Here's a closer look at some of the glittery goodness:




Please visit Crafty Creations Challenges to see what the rest of the DT has created, and to add your own project! 


Supplies: kraft gift bag, white & blue cardstock, DCWV Christmas Collection patterned paper, silver pearl paper, Brilliance moonlight white ink, tumbled glass & broken china distress inks, Ranger snowflake embossing tinsel, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Prismacolor pencils, gel pens, Icicle Stickles, raffia, silver cord Pin It Now!

11 comments:

acreativeneed said...

Gorgeous recycled project bag, Lindsey!! I love the shimmer and pretty recycled snowflakes!
smiles,Deena

marilynprestonn said...

Wow you sure went all the way with this beautiful gift bag Lindsey. What talent and eco-conscious one too. BRAVO for the clever idea in coloring and printing! Love the detail snowflakes and ribbon curls and all in blue, my favorite color you know! :)Peggy

Donelda said...

wow, what a wonderful glittery goodness of recycling! Love the end product, especially the punched snowflakes!! And yes, this is a perfect challenge for me LOL!!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Oh, Lindsey! This bag is so sweet! I love how you used so many recycled elements. Love the deer and how you added the glitter to the ornament.

Jen W. said...

Well, Recycling Queen, I think this card rocks! Love those sparkly snowflakes and that deer image is so cute!

Meg said...

My favorite part? Picturing your hoard of 1/2 inch slivers of paper that you will absolutely not throw away in case you ever have a challenge that will involve recycling for which you need some silver paper curls.

My other favorite parts include the glimmery awesomeness that is that snowflake background, your clever pre-printing coloring trick, and your psychedelic snowflakes!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Super beautiful! LOVE the recycled elements--so clever! LOVE that deer too!!

Kary said...

So gorgeous, Lindsey!! Love the colours and the recycled elements.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

so pretty and sweet. love the bit of sparkle.

Angela said...

Whoa, you've had a busy blogging week! I'm with Meg on your amazing abilities to find homes for your scraps, and I just love how glimmery and shimmery this is. Recycling madness pays off big-time for you!

Emily Leiphart said...

Totally cute, Linds! I love all the glitter that surrounds the focus image!