Thursday, June 4, 2009

Reduce, Reuse, Recyle!





Lindsay challenged us to "go green" this week. I made these two cards using scraps of cardstock, ribbons, a leftover photo, and more pieces of Lindsay's fabulous card kits!


For the photo card, I started with a cream cardstock base and a couple of scraps of rust, black, and cream cardstock. I glued the black scrap in one corner of the base, and the rust scrap in the opposite corner. For the next layer, I glued the swirly paper from Lindsay's Black and White Elegant Card Kit. I trimmed a leftover bird photo and matted that with another scrap of rust cardstock. I punched a small scallop with the last little piece and stamped thanks (inkadinkado) on it. I adhered that to the back of the matted photo, then attached the matted photo to the card. On the inside, I glued a little decorative piece of the card kit in the lower right hand corner.


The second card was made using a leftover scrap of black cardstock, a giant flower, a scrap of ribbon and more of the card kit. I adhered the striped paper to the card front, then glued the ribbon to that. I folded a large flower in half and glued that to the top of the striped paper. I used the "thanks" piece from the school card kit for the flower center and glued a piece of the swirly paper to the inside of the card. Very quick, easy and "green"!



If you are really into going green, shopping at Lindsay's Stamp Stuff is a great way to go. "Shop Handmade" has pledged to protect 25 square feet of rainforest for every purchase made at any of the stores in the network to offset the pollution done by shipping and since there is no shipping with the digistuff (it's all emailed) it's like being extra green!


Also, Lindsay is offering a new deal this month: Spend $10 in her shop and get a card kit of your choice - free! She's uploaded a few new kits, so hurry over and check them out. Just click HERE to go directly to her shop.


One last thing: Lindsay is designing a special stamp for each of us on the design team. On Thursdays, one lucky DT member will have her special stamp available to download free for a whole week. Click on the links below to check out the cool Design Team Blogs and see who has the free stamp this week!

























8 comments:

Kim H. said...

oh ha oh ha...these are awesome! You would never know that recycled!

Lindsay Weirich said...

Hi Tracey, I think these are my favorite projects of yours, so elegant and I agree with Kim H, you would never know that they are recycled!

Kim Nath said...

These are all wonderful and I absolutely love the flower with the stamp center, very cool looking!

Margie said...

I love the sunflower card, and they are all very pretty!

shadoob said...

Gorgeous! I'm glad to see (???) that you are using your pictures as well! Keep them coming!

ljurecek said...

Great way to use the card kit. Love it, Tracey! That flower really adds the punch to this card!

Karen said...

Great card, Tracey!! Lovin' that you, Lindsay, and her team are Green! Funny its recycled since there's a chic-ness to it! :>

Olena said...

Cute cards! LOve it! ~Olena~