Sunday, March 4, 2012

One Stitch at a Time Challenge #103: Reused/recycled

This week's challenge at One Stitch at a Time is to include a reused or recycled item/s on your creation. So I pulled out my bag of recycling and the adorable digi stamp  "The Snowsuit" by Graphics Factory / StitchyBear Stamps to create a snowy card:

Can't wait to see your recycled/reused projects! The design team has some great ideas. One lucky winner will receive 3 Promarkers from Creative Craft World!


example of packaging
I made a shaker card; the plastic and blue background are from the packaging for a Sizzix Textured Impressions Value Kit (see example of the left). I was able to match the pattern and make my own patterned paper with the matching embossing folder. I filled the shaker with clear glass marbles, and edged the plastic with white ribbon.

The blue & white snowflakes on the top left are punched from a junk mail flyer. The other snowflakes are adhesive foamies that I've had in my stash forever.
Here's a close-up of the shaker:

TPE137 rotated 90°
Challenges/Inspiration:
Catch the Bug March Challenge: Anything Goes
The Craft Place Challenge: Anything Goes
Fun with Shapes & More Challenge #104: No Designer Paper + die cuts/punches
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #103: Reused/recycled
PaperCrafting Journey Challenge #4: Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #137: Sketch (rotated 90°)
Scrap It Girl March Challenge: Go Green & Recycle

22 comments:

Hazel said...

Great idea and it looks super. Hazel x

Janet said...

This is so cute--that image is just adorable!

Marjo said...

Adorable CG, love it!

hugs, Marjo one of your OSAAT Teamies

Josephine said...

What a fabulous card - love the blues, and a shaker card is always special.

Erin said...

hahaha its soooo cute i love it
thanks for joining us at
that craft place
erin xx

Christy Beans said...

Great recycling, and love the embossed background. =) Thanks for joining us for the Anything Goes challenge at PCJ! ~Christy

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Super cute!! Love the fun image and your take on this weeks sketch. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant!!
~Sheri

Barbara Colbert said...

Adorable! Cute image!!! Thanks for sharing with Speedy Fox and Friends!

theCraftyDiva Qadirah Gomez said...

Very cute card. Thanks for joining us at StampNDoodle blog.

laney said...

super card ! Thanks for joining us at 'That Craft Place' this time, hope to see you next time too, so nice of you to give us your support
hugs
laney

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

I love shaker cards.. great idea using you package.. Cute image too. Thanks for joining us over at Scrap It Girl

Jennie said...

Fabulous cards and you can't help but smile. Beautiful winter colours too.
Jennie xx

Pat Garvin said...

Adorable card. I love the shaker box. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Rina Gonzales said...

Thank you for entering the Scrap In Girl "Go Green & Recycle" Design Challenge. Your entry is cute and I love all the pieces you managed to re-use!!! For more crafty inspiration follow my FB Page: www.facebook.com/mothershipscrapbookgal
xoxo, Rina (Scrap It Girl Design Team Member)

Becky B. said...

I LOVE the clever ways that you used recycled products on your wonderful shaker card - TOO CUTE! Thanks for joining Scrap-It-Girl's "Go Green" March Challenge. :)

Lisa Fowler Windsor, CO said...

Brilliant! Great way to recycle! Love that you used the packaging for your shaker card. The card is so cute! Thanks for entering Scrap It Girl's "Go Green" Challenge.

Joy said...

What a beautiful wintery card... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Nikki Byrne said...

Ha ha this is so fab, love the shaker effect,

Nikki OSAAT DT

sgc said...

Great card. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Min said...

This turned out just AWESOME! Love the recycled pieces!!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes Challenge" with Bugaboo Stamps! We have a NEW challenge for you beginning Saturday that I hope you’ll join us for!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Maya said...

So clever! It turned out awesome! Thanks for playing along with "Scrap It Girl"

Made by Mandy said...

Great way of recycling that packaging, I love shaker cards :)

Love Mandy xxx