Friday, October 28, 2011

FM30 Recycle, Renew, Reuse!

Admit it, once you start crafting, you tend to hold on to things... you know, packaging, string, ribbon, paper, fabric, cardboard... just in case you can use them in a project in the future. While recently on vacation, my daughter has started doing this as well. If there was an extra piece of paper or box left over from a gift or souvenir, or if she found a nice shell, and she would say, "We should save this. We could use it to make a card." And she has several "collections", as she calls them.

So let's use some of those bits and pieces we saved from other products or packages! Today's Friday Mashup challenge is to use the attached sketch, use some recycled material on your project, or do both!

So here is the "Mashup" Challenge :
  1. Make a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Or Make a project using "Recycled / Repurposed Materials or Supplies".
  3. Or "Mash it Up" and create a project "Using The Sketch and Recycled /Repurposed Materials or Supplies".
This is a stamp club card we made this month. Here I used some baker's twine that came with a pastry package. It is actually green, but it matches with Pool Party blue pretty well. Also I had some Early Espresso circles left over from another project. Score!

There is lots of texture on this card, with the curled pennant strip and the large button, and the vertical strip is actually from Spice Cake designer fabric. I hit all the items in the Spice Cake suite. Talk about an easy way to put together a card!

Stamps: Gently Falling, Curly Cute; Paper: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake DSP; Ink: More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Soft Suede marker; Accessories: Spice Cake designer fabric, Spice Cake button, recycled baker's twine, Color Spritzer tool, Circle Scissors Plus, Circle #2 die, Petal Cone die, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!


Shelley Z said...

Great card! Love the bakers twine and this suite.

Mickey Roberts said...

Very pretty and a wonderful way to showcase the product suite.

Yapha said...

Gorgeous card!! I love how you were able to use that huge button!

Holly said...

It came together great!! This is so pretty.. I love the colors. I bet this was a sure hit with your stamp Club.

Kasey said...

Hi Heidi,

This is such a great card, love the pop of that blue button.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Beautiful! I love the balance of the button and the leaves!

Kim P said...

Heidi...this is gorgeous! Love the twine and fabric!

Adriana Benitez said...

Very pretty! I'm still amazed at how pretty the Pool Party color looks with our "fall" colors. Striking and pretty!

Lisa said...

Wonderful challenge this week Heidi!

I really like how you used the big button and the repurposing of the twine!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love that DP and your curled pennant strip.

Paula said...

Fabulous card! But how could you go wrong with the Spice Cake suite. :)

Michele K. said...

Lovely! Spice Cake... best name ever for any product suite! I think I need to get this set now. So pretty! :)