Monthly Challenge - February 2011 - Let's Recycle

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Post  Lakul on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:45 am

Morning everyone.
Recycling is the name of the game this month. Whenever I look in my recycling box, I'm always shocked by how much packaging we throw away. So this month we are going to create a project using recycled paper materials only (so no off the shelf papers allowed) plus make recycled paper flowers with any Cricut cart. You could use old magazines, leaflets, junk mail, cardboard food packaging etc. In fact anything that will run through your Cricut. Upload your creations here and let us know what packaging you've used and what carts.
If you have any questions, please ask.
Enjoy Very Happy
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Post  Admin on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:53 am

If you are making a card do you want the base to be recycled too?
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Post  Lakul on Tue Feb 01, 2011 1:57 am

Good point Liz. If you can use a recycled base, that would be great, but if you don't have anything suitable, then use whatever card stock or blank you have.
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Post  loopylou on Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:30 am

oooh this sounds like fun kerry, just off to dig through my recycling bin!!!! lol!
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Post  Lesley on Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:10 am

Kerry what a great challenge, Will be back soon with my creation
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Post  Lakul on Sat Feb 05, 2011 1:33 am

Just opened up my copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft and there's an article in there about using newspaper on your cards. Great inspiration.
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Post  Lesley on Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:07 am

This challenge is harder than I thought, I tried to cut some circles out of a pop bottle and fringe the ends, then I used sharpie pens to colour the ends in and it looked terrible Crying or Very sad. Oh well will have another go later
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Post  Admin on Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:41 am

Keep up the efforts Lesley, I am sure you will come up with something!
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Post  Aimitup on Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:45 am

Sounds like a fun challenge! Got me thinking on this one.
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Post  katesacraftybugger on Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:17 am

Great challenge Kerry ,I intend joining in with this one Wink
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Post  Lakul on Sat Feb 12, 2011 5:25 am

Here's my card for the challenge. I used some H&M gift boxes, a button from a shirt and some ribbon from a toiletry set I got for Christmas. I didn't use a recycled card blank as I couldn't find anything suitable. The flower cut came from Create a Critter - Page 62 Accessory.

I'm going to make another card using old envelopes. How are we getting on with the challenge ladies?
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Post  Pam on Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:33 am

Lovely card Kerry, I must get my brain in gear and design one!!!!!!

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Post  Lesley on Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:45 am

Kerry Im going to have another go tomorrow as the first attempt was a disaster. My family think Im mad saving all the boxes I get from perfume, smellies ect.
Your card is great loving the colours, could double up as a Valentines card. Looking forward too seeing your next creation.


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Post  Lakul on Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:51 am

Hi Lesley. I'm sure it was great but we are always critical of our own work. I've been trying to look at other things like bottle tops and plastic, but it's not always as easy as you first think. I've made another card, but it's too dark to photograph it now, but I'm back to card and paper again Very Happy
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Post  Lesley on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:02 am

I have been trying to make a flower out of pop bottles and news paper to put onto a headband, because the pop bottle is shaped it's very difficult to get them to stay flat. will have to think of something else
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Post  Lakul on Sat Feb 12, 2011 10:20 am

Large hammer Very Happy
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Post  loopylou on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:06 pm

kerry its fab hun!i really must get working on mine in a big way. i keep thinking about it but haven't got myself going on it! maybe later tonight when i wake myself up a bit!!!
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Post  Admin on Sat Feb 12, 2011 12:36 pm

Fab Kerry a good source of inspiration to us all.
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Post  Lesley on Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:26 am

A hammer is a great idea at the moment Very Happy , I have tried again and again it has gone in the bin. I think im going to try again tomorrow perhaps on something more easier.
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Post  loopylou on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:23 pm

Ok!!! I am done!!! yey!!! here's mine.......

Now don't laugh but for my recyling I used.......yup a sanitary towel wrapper!!! I loved the pattern!! i kept looking at it and thinking how pretty it was and how I had some ink that would match it!!!! oh the joys of being a girl!!!!
the brown cardstock is a recycled card file folder and i love it, have been using it loads on cards because it reminds me of kraft card!!!!
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Post  Lakul on Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:26 pm

Flippin brilliant Lou, I would never have thought of using those wrappers. I will look at them in a different light from now on Laughing
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Post  Admin on Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:17 am

That's why you have been missing in action! You have been creating a fab project for our little challenge. Absolutley Fab Lou.
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Post  Pam on Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:25 am

Lou, I love your recycled card, I am still looking for ideas.

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Post  Lesley on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 am

Lou what a great idea, I will start to look at things in a different light. Your card is lovely
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Post  Lakul on Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:17 am

Here's another easy card from me using envelopes. The Kraft envelope was sent from France and it seemed a shame to throw it away. The flower comes from George - Page 120 Shadow Blackout.



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