Monday, July 15, 2013

Going Green

Simon Says is having a “green” week.  I chose the Green of using up cycled materials.  My chipboard frame and canvas are up cycled packaging materials.  My bow is even a very very thin piece of cardstock that I trimmed off something yesterday.  It came off all curly and I thought this would make a cute bow.  It did.  It looks like twine. The rest of the card pieces are scraps.  Before I throw away a scrap I check to see if I can make a die cut banner out of it or a butterfly punch or heart or if I can use it to paper piece something, like this bird.   I put those pieces all in bags and go to them when I need embellishments.  I love to stamp GREEN.

Stamp is Mark’s Finest Papers May Release Marsh Birds.  Inside says:  From one old bird to another.  With a bird stamped beside the sentiment. 

This turned out so cute I am going to make another right now for a friend whose 60th birthday party we will be going to on Friday.  (she’s just a youngster, three years behind me. )  Open-mouthed smile Birthday cake

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1 comment:

  1. Your "birdday" card is so cute. I love how you've taken recycled materials to create something so cute and will bring a smile to someone's face! Your embossed front is pretty and I really like the bird in the frame as your focal point. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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