Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sunday Card Challenge

It's a card challenge week at the Studio - and we've got another fun one for you. This week, we challenge you to use a recycled item on your card. Our design team has some great inspiration for you:

I don't know about you but cute packaging gets me every time. For this challenge I decided to recycle some of that cute packaging for an element on my card. Can you see it? It's the neutral grid pattern in the center.
That paper is the backing from a package of  K & Co. embellishments and I used a die cutting machine to cut it into the bracket shape. Here's a close up: 


What looks like kraft paper is actually a paper bag on this card!


My "recycled" card was done using kraft cardstock and the package of prima flowers...its a quick ans easy card to do, not fancy....but i liked the "clean" style of it.

My card uses a clothing label that was on a Wiggles shirt that my son was given a few years ago. Can you tell I don't throw much

To make the flower I used a paper handkerchief.  I took the vintage image from the site "Vintage Papergoods" .....there are fantastic pictures to use in our works!

So now it's your turn!! We'd love to see what you recycle for this fun card challenge.


  1. These are ALL GORGEOUS!! WOW WOW WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. How fun and creative are these! I would love to join this challenge! I am all about recycling, or maybe it is just that I never seem to throw anything away! :)

  3. Recycle, reuse, repurpose!!! Woohoo, Valerie...your card examples are stellar!! I love to incorporate unexpected items into a project. Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. Love all of these. (I've got TONS of clothing tags saved, too!) I'm hoping to find time to play along with you this week!

  5. these are all too much amazing.fantastic work everyone.
    Plastic Card


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