Monday, October 1, 2012

Unstampabelles Challenge #16 - Recycling or Repurposing

Morning everyone, it is the start of a new challenge over at Unstampabelles.  This month we are after Recycled or Repurposed paper creations.  The card above is my Design Team creation.  I liked how Lauren, one of our Design Team members had used a cereal box for her card last month.  So I embossed cardboard from a Cornflakes box for the background.  The base card is SU Cajun Craze.   The flowers are made of paper from a paper bag that I saved from our trip to Japan last year.  Once again I got to use the SU Simply Score board.  Sometimes take me a while but I worked out by the third flower that if I scored every second crease line on one side of the paper and then flip to and score the remaining lines it made folding the flower much easier.  The stems and leaves are made of kitchen twine which I coloured with Copic Pens. 

This is my before shot.  I did have plans to use letters cut from the magazine to create the sentiment but things change.  End result no magazine added twine.

Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  This month we have terrific prize from my favourite online crafting forum - Craftmad.  So be sure to check out Unstampabelles and get all the details. 

I would like to share this card in the following challenges:


  1. WOW!!! This is stunning Merry..LOVE the flowers..Loz

  2. How very effective Merry and great recycling.

    B x

  3. Love the cornflake box background, great texture too!!!

    Love the lollipop flowers!

  4. Love how this turned out with using a cereal box...such a great idea!

  5. Very pretty card!!
    Love that you used a cereal box and love the embossed on the background!

  6. Wow just doesn't cover it all. What agreat card. I love the background and oh the colors are amazing. You are so darn talented!!!!!

  7. That's some amazing recycling! Just love that technique and will have to try it out. Love the embossing with this.

    Thanks for joining us as Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  8. So cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown and hope to see you again this week!

    Susan, TT DT

  9. Those flowers are gorgeous, love all your recycled goodies.

  10. This is beautiful. Lovely colours and embellishments. Everything works so well together. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  11. Oh Merry this is brilliant, those flowers look amazing, terrific card
    lorraine x

  12. Such a pretty card... love the recycled flowers. So beautifully made. the leaves and stems are cool.


  13. This is so pretty and a great use of recycling. I too was impressed with the cereal box idea and yours turned out gorgeous as well. Love it!

  14. So lovely! And you sure rocked the challenge!!


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