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Saturday, 28 June 2014

Less is More - Week 178 - recycle an item

 This week our Less is More Challenge is to recycle an item on a CAS card.  I found this quite a challenge, how is this going to reduce my stash mountain lol?!  My first card uses beads from a cheap and cheerful, broken necklace.  I've made the beads into flowers on stems from an Artemio set and added a Clearly Besotted sentiment.  My first idea was to use the oval beads to make fish with fins and tail added but that didn't work...

I get dried dog food delivered by Amazon, which is much cheaper than buying it anywhere else.  Time was, the plastic sack it is sold in had an address label on and it arrived just fine.  These days it is delivered in a huge cardboard box, padded around with yards and yards of brown paper, how wasteful!  I scrunched up some of the paper and used a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die to make a flower.  An old shirt button with gold thread finishes off the centre and I've added a gold embossed Kaiserkraft sentiment and some textured gold card to make a Christmas card, I do like the contrast of kraft and gold.

Looking forward to getting some ideas and inspiration from the LIMettes!  I will be at the Papercrafts @ Portsmouth Show on Sunday with Chrissie, would love to say Hello to any other LIMettes who are going along...



19 comments:

  1. A great way to use up all the brown paper - your card looks lovely. I must give this a try - Stampin' Up send lots of the stuff in their packages too! Gill x

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  2. Have to say that this is my favourite card from the LIM blog this week, could kick myself that I watched my husband put the amazing packaging in the recycling bin this week. Won't happen again;) x

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  3. Two great projects Anne... They are both simply wonderful!
    Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!
    Chrissie x

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  4. Oh,I really like how the crumpled packing paper looks. I have to try that.

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  5. Two fabulous cards Anne and yes it was a struggle this week for me. Glad to see you making use of all that Amazon brown paper ... think I've stashed enough to paper the whole of my house about 3 times over! The broken necklace makes fantastic flower heads too so huge well done. Sarah x

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  6. Anne I just love how you've used the Amazon paper - I too get oodles of it!
    And what a genius idea to use old jewellery xx

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  7. You have ben busy! Two great uses of recycled things. Makes hording worthwhile!!

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  8. Such a great use for the Amazon paper.

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  9. Lovely cards, just love your brown paper flower! Hugs, Lisa x

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  10. Super use of the beads!

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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  11. Hi Anne, Don't they use so much packing now!! All that brown paper, well done for using some of it! Your card is really lovely :D Gay x

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  12. Both your cards make great use of your recycled items. x

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  13. Fabulous cards Anne xx Jan

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  14. Love the rustic and elegant look to your brown paper flower, Anne ... the touch of gold thread is fabulous! The beaded blooms are gorgeous ... what a stunning colour palette! Anita :)

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  15. I love this pretty flower you have created with the brown paper packaging, Anne! That is one of my favorite dies, too.

    Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog; I really appreciate your encouragement! And, you are quite welcome to case the tea bag background - isn't that what we all do?? I do remember seeing someone do it long ago, but can't remember who it was and therefore can't give the proper credit. And, I really don't think it was original to that person either. :)

    Have a great week!

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  16. Loving your recycled cards !!

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  17. I love your recycled flower..so clever!

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  18. Delighted to join the team this week Anne. I've got so many ideas from visiting everyone's blogs. I especially love the flowers you have made from the broken necklace - very pretty. Thank you so much for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Stef

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  19. Fabulous cards and recycling Anne, love them both :) Viv xx

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