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Mon 22

Recycle It on an Earth Day Card

Hi, Jean Okimoto here - with  a project featuring up-cycled items that would normally be tossed into the recycling bin for Monday's garbage collection.  Like those darn subscription cards that fall out of magazines,  a cardboard box and a sparkling water can.

Scroll down to see the beautiful gift boxes Anne Thompson created using Memory Box Dies, recycled papers and scraps from her stash.  They're so pretty...perfect for a very special person celebrating a very special day.

And - taking the Earth Week concept a bit further - I wanted to feature Made-in-the-USA products - like Memory Box dies and papers and Clearsnap Inkpads.  Less shipping, less fuel.


Diecut Grand Oak Tree from cardboard packaging.  Ink the leaves and upper branches with Grass Pigment Ink and heat-set it.  Diecut Vintage Bicycle from a sparkling water can (I used LaCroix).  

Diecut Tiny Village from different sections of magazine subscription cards.  Ink them with Arctic Deep, Candied Yam and Guacamole Chalk Inks.  Cut Tiny Village again from cardboard to create mirror-image pieces of the little houses and attach them to the inked houses to resemble a roofline and shadowed areas for the windows and doors. 

Cut, score and fold a 5.5" square card of Dill Cardstock.  Cut a 3" x 5" strip of Key Lime Cardstock. Assemble the card.

Memory Box Products

  • Grand Oak Tree Die 98462
  • Tiny Village Die 98533
  • Vintage Bicycle 98484
  • Dill and Key Lime Cardstock

Clearsnap Products

  • ColorBox Grass Limited Edition Pigment Inkpad
  • ColorBox Arctic Deep, Candied Yam and Guacamole Cat's Eyes Inkpads

Take a few minutes (OK, more than a few minutes) to go thru your recycle bins and paperscraps stash. Then pull out your collection of Memory Box and Poppystamps dies and start creating!




Thank you for sharing your beautiful and inspiring card. I just love it! And I love the idea of using so many recycled products in such a clever way. Happy Earth Day!

Jean - inspiring card and especially like the tips on using recycled mail! Now, if they'll just come out with a German Shepherd and Doxie dies!

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