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2010-03-21 Something recycled


The name of the swap is “something recycled” I used all the stuff left over from yesterday’s 3 1/2 hour card creation episode. However, I didn’t think that is what was really meant by something recycled. So, I pulled out some plastic lids from yogurt and cool-whip containers and added a flourish die cut.

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Now I must say that this wasn’t the first time I’ve die cut these lids. Here you can see another sample of when I had that inspiration and how I colored the plastic: recycling plastic lid

and here I recycled a clear plastic fruit container: clear plastic recycling

And one more, something that is not die cut…an onion bag recycled

This card only took about 20 minutes because everything was left over from yesterday’s marathon. Some of the flower pieces were stamped, embossed and even colored. All that was needed was to cut them out. The flower bud was totally finished yesterday, it just didn’t fit on that card. I used the same sketch design as yesterday since that was still so fresh in my brain. Although now that I look at it, it does not have a layer under the medallion.

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Here I am showing how I cut apart the main flower and recycled the extra petals to form a bud instead of a whole flower. You can also see that I used a crimper tool on the leaves that were stamped and punched out (coordinating set from Martha Stewart)

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So the run-down on the recycled items:
The left over DSP was reused scraps from yesterday.
The rust colored card stock was the other 1/2 of yesterday’s card.
The stamped flower (large whole flower) were left over extra’s.
The flower bud has recycled petals and was totally left over.
the plastic cool-whip lid was die cut & colored.

I do have to say that I am liking that jumbo boarder punch more and more.
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9 Comments leave one →
  1. 2010/03/21 9:04 am

    What a beautiful card, Bonnie! So very well done. (Hey, we eat the same kind of yogurt! 🙂 )

  2. Mary-Jane permalink
    2010/03/21 6:31 pm

    Bonnie – all of your cards are wonderful – thanks for sharing your talents

  3. 2010/03/21 8:44 pm

    Bonnie, yesterday and today’s card look wonderful!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. 2010/03/21 9:46 pm

    Just love it!! So original, thanks for sharing.,

  5. 2010/03/22 8:49 am

    Beautiful. Well worth the time and effort (:

  6. Robin permalink
    2010/03/22 8:58 pm

    Lovely card!!!! I admire your talent!

  7. 2010/03/24 10:53 am

    Bonnie your cards are wonderful and I love the recycling! Thanks for sharing

  8. may permalink
    2010/05/30 4:04 pm

    This card is really lovely so fresh
    Thank’s for sharing this with us !


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