Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Recycle it!

Happy Wednesday! It's time for a new La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

It's Elena's turn to be our hostess this week!
Since March 17th is St.Patrick's Day, Elena decided to GO GREEN.
It's time for a RECYLE IT Challenge!
 Let's save the world!

Here are some ideas from Elena:
- use a cereal box as a chipboard to create your own embellishment
- use a lace or ribbon or buttons from the old clothes
- old newspaper or book page to make a paper flower
- instead of designer paper, try wrapping paper or wall paper
- use a bubble wrapping paper as a "stamp" to create your own background paper
- create a 3-D project by using an acetate package
- use raffia
- use old / inexpensive jewelry as a charm

The deets on the challenge has changed so please be sure to visit La-La Land Crafts for the new info!

Almost everything on (not inside) the Scallop Envelope Box is recycled!
My tutorial for this box is now up over at Splitcoaststampers!
You can see the step-by-step HERE.
Be sure to let me know what you think!

The box:

I recycled the cardboard that comes with SU Designer Series Paper


You can find my tutorial on SCS!




The flowers are made from a Target ad!



Curl the ends of the petals with the side of your scissors. Be gentle... newsprint tears easily!







Recycled cardboard from the end of a ribbon bobbin.
I punched it to a smaller circle with a 1" punch.


I used a distressing tool and roughed up the edges.


I poked two holes in the set of flowers and the ribbon bobbin cardboard.


I ran twine through the holes and tied a bow to hold everything together.





The box holds Prima flowers.
It's for a friend who LOVES cows and flowers...
and her favorite color is WHITE!



Doesn't Maya look so happy?!
I just love Happy Maya!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

7 comments:

Jenn said...

Love your flower!! Such fun colors in that ad!

1LuvnMama said...

Jane!
Great idea and I never thought about using an ad! Now that I think of it, ads have wonderful, vibrant colors! Great take on the challenge!

Kristine said...

So very CREATIVE and colorful Jane!! LOVE this box too... I will have to go check out your video on SCS! CONGRATS On that!! *Ü*

Jana Weaver said...

You are so brilliant!!! LOVE the flower from the target ad...I need to do that! And yes, Maya looks thrilled to have such an awesome basket to hang out on.

Irina said...

Great take on the challenge!! LOVE both the box and the flower!!

Kim Yu said...

Great idea, Jane and very creative! Very cool box and gorgeous flower!

Elena said...

Oh, Jane you are so creative! I love the beautiful flower! And congratulations on your tutorial at Splitcoaststampers, so proud of you! :)