Tuesday, July 1

Use a recycled item...

Less is More challenge asked us to use a recycled item. This was a tough one. I use only "new" materials in my cards. Except whne I get a bag from oneof my favorite quilting stores. You  know, the bags that look like newspapers from the early 1900s!

I did go through my recycling container, though, just in case.
For once it was mostly empty. Just a few plastic glasses from Starbucks, we love their ice tea when we're on  the road.

I took a piece of white 12"x12" card stock and folded it in half. Using my paper trimmer I cut down the sides at an angle.
I corner rounded the top and notched out a bit to make it look like a lid. I used my Tim Holtz to shade the cup.

Found some Kraft paper, ran it through my crimper, trimmed it and glued it to the front of my "cup".
I cut the logo from the cup. But it still stayed curved. Experiment time. I warmed it with my heat tool. It softened just enough for me to press it down. I attached it with glue dots.

All done!


Sid said...

Now that is really original recycling !!

Kathyk said...

Splendid recycling project


Skylark said...

We've got a Starbucks opening near us soon. I'll know where to get some more recycling materials. Great card. Stef

Chrissie said...

I can see straight away where you bit of recycling came from!
Terrific card!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Fantastic idea
Simply amazing recycling
Less is more

Sarah Gray said...

How clever - love it! Congrats on being showcased as well - your watercolour card was lovely :)

Anne said...

What a clever idea!
Thanks for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
LIM Designer