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


9 comments:

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

    I have been inspired:)

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

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

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  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)
    Theresa

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  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

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  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!
    ~Hugs,
    Serina

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

    Cheryl
    www.seeitsnapitscrapit.blogspot.com

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  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?

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  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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