06 April, 2011

Cricut Circle Monthly Challenge - Reuse, Recylce, Repurpose

APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!

In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) we would like you to recycle, reuse or repurpose 3 items on your project. For example, cut a shape from junk mail found in your trash can. Reuse something found in a junk drawer, or whatever! Use your creativity! Create a layout, card, altered project, etc. 

Hello everyone in the Blogosphere if you came here on purpose congrats, if you are here by accident I hope you find something that peaks your interest.

So I decided I might as well go all in if I am going to do a Challenge why not do them both?
This post is going to be graphic heavy **sorry about that**

I thought about this challenge all night and then when my Loris Garden Cartridge came today, it all fell into place after looking at the images.. I love mushrooms, eating them deco mushrooms etc.. so I had to choose these mushrooms..

I opened my Loris Garden and decided to reuse the plastic that the Cartridge was wrapped in so I cut it down to 2 strips and put them aside..

I went into my cabinet searching for a snack and as luck would have it my daughter did not throw away the empty popcorn box so I decided to recycle this on my card. I cut it down to 2 flat pieces but still kept the strips I wasn't using.

I put it on my Imagine mat and chose print & cut the mushrooms at 4" then I used the second piece from the popcorn box and chose print & cut 4" mushroom layers but only the middle layers **the small mushroom and the pink mushroom**

I then took some CTMH Colonial White Cardstock and printed some paper using the print only feature

I painted the plastic (the one from the cartridge) with Tim Holtz Distress Paint China Blue and let it dry, then I ran it through my Cuttlebug using a Tim Holtz Damask embossing folder

I tried just placing this on my card as a background but I didn't like it, then I decided my Mushrooms needed something else, what goes well with mushrooms besides fairies? Butterflies, I used a Stampin Up Butterfly Die and cut the painted embossed plastic..

I then took a strip of left over popcorn box cut it down to fit the card and punched it with a Fiskars punch

I chose a sentiment from {ippity} Quotes a La Happy.
I popped the layers of the mushroom with CTMH 3D Adhesive Foam
I grunged them up and the paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
The sentiment was punch using a Marvy Punch
Stamped with CTMH Cocoa Ink
The bow was string I just had laying around
The butterfly was adhered with a Glue Dot


  1. how awesome!
    I never thought to use these kinds of things:)

    I have been inspired:)

  2. Love the card. Great use of recycled objects. TFS

  3. I am so impressed by your recycling talent!!! Awesome! And the card is absolutely adorable!!!!!

  4. Oh WOW! That looks AWESOME! LOVE how your card turned out! Now tell me how you're able to cut from the Gypsy side? Cause I can't figure that out? Maybe I'm a big dork? Let me know... Thanks! :o)

  5. WOW that is amazing! I love the colors they are great! Now I have to get my project done for this challenge!
    I'm a new follower!
    Hug, Lisa

  6. Heather, this card is AMAZING!!! I am so scared now that my projects will not live up to your talent! I am just a newbie, but trying hard! I love mushrooms, too, and need to find a good cart or sizzix die that will give me cute images!

  7. I just love this card ... am a new follower through the Link the Love party ... great blog.


  8. That is so beautiful!!! I love it, you did an amazing job. I'll send you my email and you can just send it to me ok?

  9. Do you people have a facebook fan page? I looked for one on twitter but could not discover one, I would really like to become a fan!


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