April 22, 2012

{SSSC157} Happy Earth Day! Let's Recycle!

Today is Earth Day and in honor of it I have created an "up-cycled" card.   Earlier this week, I was flattening out an empty tissue box to toss into our recycle bin, when I had a light go off in my head.  "Hey!  These flowers are too cool to throw away!  What if I cut them out and use them on a card?!"   Sooo...that's what I did...and here you have it...my recycled tissue box card!  : )  

Are you wondering why I have the main piece tilted?  And are you thinking it should be straight?  LOL   I know.  I have the same problem!  It is a real *challenge* for me to so this, but I had to TRY because it is this week's SWEET SUNDAY SKETCH CHALLENGE!   Karen just loves to throw these tilted panels at us every now and then, darn her anyway!

If you haven't already, please check out all the Sweet Sunday Stamper's cool creations and you'll be inspired to join in the FUN!  My flower card was inspired by one of my favorite stampers...Lynn Put at The Queen's Scene.  She used sunflowers on her card and it is so beautiful!

Other than the tissue box flowers, I've also "recycled" scraps of red and orange cardstock and kiwi kiss twill ribbon.  The card is a 5-1/4" square of kiwi kiss and layered on top is a piece of designer paper from K & Company ~Citronella. 

And the inside...

Do you recycle?  We are much better at it than we ever use to be, but mainly because we have a local waste handling company that is hauling it away now.   We recycle almost all plastics, glass and paper and our bin in the garage fills up fast.  I work for a steel manufacturing company and once a year we host a "Recycle Scrap Day" for the community.  It's held the first Saturday of May and I am always so excited to see all the JUNK that people bring in from all over the area.  The last few years we've had an FFA group bring in 3 livestock trailers FULL of stuff they collected.  The majority is old appliances, computer equipment, televisions, etc.  They get paid for aluminum cans too. 

Thanks so much for stopping by... Happy Earth Day!
Quote for Today ~ (found on Pinterest)


amanda stokes said...

Hi Pam,
Gorgeous card,love the colours :) x

Lynn Put said...

Pam you are such a sweetie, thank you for the wonderful compliment you've made my day! Your card is fabulous! It's so cheerful and pretty and I can't believe the flowers are from a tissue box! It takes a creative mind like yours to be able to take flowers from a tissue box and create a stunning card like this! I love it!

Marisa said...

Way to up-cycle those flowers :) Love the bright colours adn lovely touch with the tabs on the side and crocheted flower. We're big on recycling in our house - have more in our recycle bins that in our garbage can :)

Random Memories said...

I love these colors and the idea of cutting something and re-using it on a card!! Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration!

CreativeMish said...

What a great idea! The card looks great!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh my this card is full of YUMMY color! The banners coming off the side are a wonderful touch!

Me, My Stamps and I said...

simply darling!!!!
love your use of colors!!!!

Crissa said...

Lovely card! Nice post. Thanks for sharing.

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