Monday, August 27, 2012

Recycle It with a Pop of Green

Hello!

**Excited to note that this card was chosen at Little Red Wagon as one of the Featured Upcycle Projects on 8/28/12 Thank you ladies I am Honored and also made Honorable Mention Cup of Tea at The Shabby Tea Room on 9/2/12**

I have a quick share with you today that is all about recycling! Everything on this card was created from my scrap stash including the card base. There are also some repurposed elements as well.
I started with an embossed background leftover from another make. I used the letterpress technique to add the pop of green to the embossed impression. I took the embossed pattern and distressed the edges and curled some corners to give it a worn look. I had a scrap of floral patterned paper laying on my desk and it was the perfect size to add to the center of my card. A length of lace trim and white pom pom's were added to the top and bottom of the floral patterned paper followed by some green baker's twine which was wrapped horizontally around the card front, tied off in a bow and embellished with a pearl. 
As I was cleaning out my closet I realized I had an empty box from my flat iron. (Don't ask me why I had this in my closet still???) As I was headed to the recycle bin, I had an idea to use the corrugated piece on a project. I cut a piece to use and I die-cut a heart and painted it white sanding it up a bit for a worn look. Inspired by Deb Hickman, I used a dress pattern to make my floral focal point. I added a square brad through the layers and glued a fabric button to the top of the brad to dress up the flower.  I die-cut some leaves and added the dress pattern flower to the corrugated heart to complete my focal image.
Finishing touches include two heart stick pins, and a ticket which was stamped creating a sentiment from Inspired by Stamping Little Phrases II.

I am joining along with Our Creative Corner's - Recycle It with a Pop of Green 
I've missed playing in the playground at Pixie's Crafty Snippet Challenge so I am joining in there!!!
The Shabby Tea Room - Summer Cottage
Little Red Wagon - Upcycle (Thanks Jessi)
Catered Crop - No stress to Distress (Thanks Jessi)

I hope you have been inspired to recycle things in your projects!

So excited to share that this card made Top 3 at The Shabby Tea Room Last week! Thank you so much ladies for the shout out! 
Week #128 - Rebecca Deeprose, Tammy, Cathy Mc

Hope you have a great week!
~Tammy~

36 comments:

Mary said...

Tammy, love all the soft colors and your flower...it's so pretty! Lots to look at on your card. I'm sure this one will be cherished by the reciever....

Joanna M. said...

So sweet! and such a great way to recycle your box! I love the colors! I put this up on our FB page! Hugs, Joanna

Di said...

Hi Tammy, welcome back to the snippets playground - you might want to bring your hammer or saw, I think the girls are planning on making a playhouse now :(

I love this card, so much beautiful detail and very clever use of recycled bits - especially the iron box. Super!

Di xx

onecraftymama said...

A big yahoo! for playtime :) I can't believe everything on this came from scraps - that is too darn awesome. You should link it up to little red wagon as well, they're having an 'upcycling' challenge this week. (littleredwagon.blogspot.com)
I especially love the bloom - and the sentiment - and that fab pompom trim!

Kim Price said...

Tammy this is such a gorgeously shabby card and i am so impressed with your recycling efforts. I have a drawer in my desk which I keep a lot of off cuts in as well but sometimes it spills over. I must admit I need to refer there more often. Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week and hope to see you again :-)

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the flower and papers.xxx

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, Tammy !!!!! Your Letterpress technique is fab, I always think it's pattern paper until I read the post, I really must give it a go. Deb x

Mary Pat Siehl said...

sooo pretty! I love the trim and then the twine- simply wonderful

Debbie said...

Super pretty! Love the colors and the shabbiness!

Karen B. said...

Another beautiful creation, hard to believe that it was created with scraps!

Audrey Pettit said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Tammy! I absolutely love the vintage shabby feel to the design and love all the special details. That flower is uh-mazing!
Congrats on your top 3 win at the Tea Room!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors, the pompoms and loveeeeeeeeee that flower!!!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous! I love the dress pattern flower and all the shabby elements you've added to your design this week - wow! Simply beautiful, Tammy ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Kara Lynne said...

Hi Tammy, your card is amazing with all your gorgeous details. I love that they are all scraps - so inspiring!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Really, truly beautiful, Tammy! That flower a la Deb is so gorgeous.

Colleen Dietrich said...

OH, and congrats on being top 3 at TSTR!

Lisa S. said...

So creative Tammy and I love the flower you made out of a dress pattern. This is a very pretty card!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Tammy you once again worked your magic by tranforming these bits and pieces into a spectacular and dreamy card!

Charlene said...

Eeeeek!!!!! So shabbylicious!! Love the pattern flower, every detail gorgeous!!!!

Maria said...

Wow!!! What a shabby gorgeous card! Love all the details! Truly a very lovely card! Take care, hugs!

Mrs A. said...

Super card. At first I thought you had made it from material. Can you make some pictures in frames for the playhouse please? Hugs Mrs A.
p.s. I think we might be having a chicken coup too.

Carol said...

Beautiful card Tammy, love your re-purposing too. Carol x

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Tammy!! I love all the beautiful details and that awesome flower!! It's shabby and fabulous...shabb-ulous :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE all of the GREAT details, especially your recycled heart and that FAB dress pattern flower! GORGEOUS Tammy!

Annette said...

gorgeous...love the white distressed edges...looks vintage...love it

Martha H. said...

LOVE your shabby card, Tammy!
You did an awesome job using your scrap stash!

Lynn said...

You certainly know how to do shabby chic - my tries always look a disaster. Beautiful, and don't you feel good when you can recycle. Lynn x

Jean Martin said...

Wow Tammy! I love your style! This is sooo beautiful! That flower is just amazing! I had a wonderful time perusing your blog! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful, just so beautiful, especially that bloom!!!

Tammy said...

Fabulous recycling embellishments! Love it!
Thanks for playing with us at LRW!!

Sharon said...

Tammy, I just love all the recycling and repurposing! Love the heart, with the tissue paper blossom is outstanding!
Thank you for participating in our green challenge this week! So, glad you joined us!
hugs, sharon w.

Christina Barnes said...

Wow, wow, wow, Tammy, thank you - I am inspired! :) Love the use of the paper pattern for your flower, I have knew I had kept some old and not very healthy patterns for a reason! Love your card, the colours are soft and pretty, and I really like lots of little bits of interest. Very creative. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Our Creative Corner, hope to see more of your gorgeous creations.
Chris

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your card is like a little box of treasures! So many things for the eyes to enjoy, Tammy! And good job on the recycling!!

Rebekah said...

Oh so lovely! Your dress pattern flower is darling
Thanks for playing along with us this week at TSTR!

Lauren said...

Great card. I love that flower and the trims looks great. I would love to invite you to join us at The Lollipop Ladies if you are looking for a new challenge blog - http://thelollipopladies.blogspot.com.au/

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

What a gorgeous snippets/recycled card. Just beautiful. Very in vogue "shabby chic" style. xxx