Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Paper Blooms Goes Green!

Happy Earth Day! To celebrate, the Paper Blooms DT is going green. We challenge YOU to recycle or repurpose something and use it on your project.

I used the clear packaging from a Papertrey stamp set to create my acetate butterfly. I simply cut off one edge of the box, placed it on top of my Nestie butterfly, and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I finished it off with one of Leah's gorgeous blooms.
So, are you up for our green challenge? Just link up your project on the Paper Blooms blog. You do NOT have to own any Paper Blooms to participate, although if you have some, we'd love to see them. You have until Tuesday night to upload your project. Have fun and go green!
Paper: PTI white, dp (unknown)
Accessories: flower (Paper Blooms), Nestabilites butterflies, word window punch, rub-on (SU), pearl (Kaisercraft), dimensionals, clear acetate box (PTI)

31 comments:

Marie said...

What a GREAT idea for the butterfly!! I can't tell you how many packages like that I've thrown away....what a waste!!!

Deb Neerman said...

Very kewl, Ann! I've been hoarding those boxes too ... perhaps it's time to bust 'em out!

Leah said...

Love the colors on this one Ann. So pretty:)

Cassie said...

How great that you recycled some packaging! I love your butterfly, and the bloom finishes it quite nicely. Awesome job, Ann! ;D

Pauline said...

That's a great idea, Ann. I've been known to use gift wrapping paper in my cardmaking, (if it is beautiful enough :o)
Loving the butterfly!!

stampvamp said...

This is great! I love the flower!! The butterfly is really cool...very soft looking but catches your eye!

AUsome mom said...

Oh, I love recyclying things! I've used several packaging materials on cards and LO's. Hey, check out my Trio Tuesday card. It's got a 'recycled' sort of embellishment. Too funny!

mamia said...

Love it, Green and beautiful!

Martha said...

so pretty

Elena said...

What a great idea! Love your butterfly card!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Very pretty! I love the spring green and pop of the purple flower.

Spyder said...

Love your card, also like the bit:- 'you might like these stories'
Can any blogger do that?? Such a good idea!

((Lyn))

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

absolutely fabulous!!! love this Ann :) ♥

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful Ann! I love the splash of purple against the green!

I save tons of plastic packaging to use in that very same way!

(-: Heidi

Rose said...

Beautiful way to re-use!! :-)

Danni said...

Ohhh, how pretty!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with my challenge!!

Becky Carafa said...

What a great idea to use the PTI boxes! I have uh, a (few) of these, and now I know what to do with them. Gorgeous card!

newenglandstamper said...

This is simple, but so beautiful, Ann. Happy Earth Day! Ali

Jeannie said...

Great card! I too used a bloom that I made on my card. They are very fun to make.

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Angie Tieman said...

Very cute!! Love this challenge, maybe I'll try it, just a day late! lol!

Angie Tieman said...

p.s. Thanks for your advice on my teaching question on my blog today! I appreciate it and you! Hugs!

jacque4u2c said...

Just an awesome job! My daughter and I love it! She is my blogging buddy/assistant tonight.

Nancy said...

Awesome challenge!! I love the butterfly, but I'm a little partial!!

~amy~ said...

Great use of the packaging Ann!!! A butterfly and a bloom on one card...that just screams "goodness"...love it!

Lisa Graves said...

Great idea! Love it!!!

Shirley said...

So very lovely!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Super cool butterfly. I have saved lots of plastic packaging for this same purpose but haven't yet got around to trying to cut it. Good to know that nesties will cut it.

Nicola said...

Beautiful card Ann and great re-cycling - great idea bugging your butterfly, your crochet flower is awesome. -x-

shelly said...

ann this is so pretty :) the bloom looks gorgeous on the b/fly :) and great re-use of packaging. everyone sure did make "garbage" pretty this week :)

cadnileb said...

Love the flower on the butterfly! Cute cute cute!

Stamp and Smile said...

Darling "GREEN" card! Love the acetate butterfly... great idea on recycling! Smiles... :)