Friday, April 17, 2015

the bad news is we're out of band aids...

...the good news is i recycled the box to make some pretty washi flowers for this week's ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ card in celebration of earth day. want to see?

recycled elements: band aid box used as a base for the poinsettias, red heart earring used in place of a brad; patterned paper: echo park, my mind's eye, studio calico; journal card: echo park; poinsettia die: bosskut; washi tapes: october afternoon, my mind's eye, recollections, heidi swapp, martha stewart, love my tapes; ink: colorbox; glossy white cardstock: paper accents; adhesives: elmers brand gluetape, 3m foam tape, sewing machine

i covered the inside of the flattened box-- which is nice thin white chipboard-- with strips of all my pretty red washi tapes, then used my bosskut poinsettia die:

i've also up-cycled a garage-sale earring, to use in place of a brad; jeff bent the back over for me, so it would hold the flower together:

i used the sketch and flowery elements of kirsty vittetoe's awesome card, the CASE-ing of which is this week's challenge at city crafter:

this is a pretty restrained card, for me, but i love the bright colors and i'm pretty excited to have at least one greeting which will be mail-able with just *one* postage stamp, lol!

meanwhile, stephanie has also made another lovely card for your inspiration, why not jump on over to ♥JINGLE BELLES♥ and see that right now?!


  1. Restrained maybe, but gorgeous all the same. Loving these colours!

  2. What a beautiful, fabulous card, good to see you here at CCCB!

  3. Hello Miss Lauren!! Oh it's so good to see you playing along with us at CCCB and with another outstanding card! Love your pretty poinsettia ... great idea ... Thanks so much for joining us this week ... hugs!

  4. an're awesome...I never thought of that! Your washi bloom, awesome! card...triple awesome.

  5. You are the Queen of recycling! Bandaid box flowers, earring brads ... what a smart and earth friendly card maker you are!

  6. Lauren your take on Kirsty's car dis brilliant. I love a christmas card in non traditional colors and that idea to repurpose a box for that gorgoeus poinsettia is fab! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB! Good to see you!


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