Thursday, April 23, 2009

Day 54 - Recycled Elements

Did you do anything in honor of Earth Day yesterday? If not, then here is your chance, because I challenge you to recycle at least one thing by adding it to your card. I'm not just talking about dipping into your stash and using something that's been there for a few years. Look around and see if you can find something that might not ordinarily be used on a card.

You've just got to see what Amy came up with - check it out:







She took a small tin, added some beads on the bottom to create "feet", dressed it up with some fun patterned paper and made some gift tags to match that fit inside -- super cool, thanks Amy!!
This one is definitely going to be a challenge for me, and I'm looking forward to giving it a try. I just have a feeling that we're all going to have some fun with this one. So let's get to it, shall we?



19 comments:

Chrissy's Creations said...

What a great project.

PaulaM said...

Oh, Wow! I will have to sleep on this one - I don't even know where to start with this one!! Thanks for the challenge.

Hannah said...

What a cute idea! Love the box ;-)

Bex said...

Ooooh, I was sorting out one of the hundreds of drawers of junk last weekend and found a watch tin (that I don't even have the watch for anymore!) and I kept it thinking I will eventually do something with that, excellent challenge, and very cool box amy!

AUsome mom said...

Hmmmm....this one may be a REAL challenge! If I had just taken the elastic from my own panties for my card the other day, that would have fit this challenge perfectly! Hmmmmm, wonder about those underwire thingies....
Back later.....
:)

AUsome mom said...

Back again......just wanted to thank all of you for your comments about my broken light bulb. I too have an Ott light - the desktop kind and I use it next to my paper trimmer so I can SEE. I'd really like to replace my bulb for my studio light, but if I can't find a replacement, I may have to improvise. Thanks again. :)

Terrie B x said...

This is simply
`Amazing` Amy is such a beautiful creator..TFS:)♥

Bobbi said...

OH My, this is a great challenge. This one is going to give me something to think about. I save everything, but, I'm not at home this week!! - oh well.... I would also like to say thanks for all the comments I have received on my cards. You ladies have so much talent, I enjoy lurking in all of your blogs.... I haven't left comments on many; just want to let you all know they are all WONDERFUL.

Gloria Stengel said...

Very cool Amy!

I posted two projects that I made a while ago, one in Jan. and one last Nov. Both use trash, basically. I love to keep tins, boxes, and other containers to alter for gift boxes and such. Very cool challenge!

PaulaM said...

Ok, I got my project done. It was a stretch for me as I have never used this item for crafting, but have wanted too. Thanks again for a GREAT challenge.

Rose said...

I don't normaly combine 2 challenges into 1 but as I started graveyard last nigtht I am to tired to make something today. So thanks AUsomeMom for the suggestion to do so :-)
I feel as if I cheated!! LOL

Nancy Sanders said...

Fun, great challenge. I love your tin remake Amy...absolutely adorable. I see you are using your Amy Butler paper again.you are so talented. Thanks for the challenge.

Fran said...

I am looking forward to tomorrow. Daughter and I are having fun doing the challenge each day with you on our retreat. Thanks.

Anthonette said...

Great job, Amy! I bought those same green tea mints from Trader Joe's just for the tin. The mints were good, but I wanted the cute tin. I haven't altered yet, so thanks for the inspiration!

Tracey said...

how cool is that little tin!!! i used beer bottle caps! all linked up! thanks for the challenge!

Linda said...

I really love recycling things on my cards. For this one I used old tissue paper, packaging from some stickers and the foil from yogurt. Thanks for the challenge.

my5bratz said...

posted today :0)

my5bratz said...

just posted :0)

Hazel said...

At last I've done something for this x