"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Friday, April 8, 2011

Goin' "Green" with The Paper Players

So I tried my hand at creating a card using some recycled items... thus the title of my post.  The challenge this week at The Paper Players challenge blog is to use recycled items (envelopes, flyers, etc.) on your card.  To be honest I don't often look at the stuff I recycle as something I could use on my card.  But I decided to give it a go for those lovely gals over at The Paper Players.  



My card follows a sketch I got from the Hero Arts blog (sorry that I don't have the graphic) and uses a recycled envelope I got in a package from Gymboree and part of a mailer (the plaid strip) I received from our local utility company on... yep... recycling, tee hee!!  The card is pretty clean and simple... just how I like it.  I hauled out my Cricut and used it to cut all the shapes used on the card, except the orange star in the center of the big star.  That one is a stamp from the Hero Arts set Galaxy of Stars.  I stamped it on the envelope and then trimmed out.

Thanks for taking a peek... if you have never played with The Paper Players you should!!  And now I need to say a big "Thank You" to The Paper Players for you see last week they picked my entry in their previous challenge as the "Headliner"!!

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI White; SU! Tangerine Tango; Prismatics Kiwi; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; SU! Kiwi Kiss; Cricut; George Basci Shapes cartridge; Stamps:  Hero Arts Galaxy of Stars & Find Joy; Other:  orange envelope & mailer

9 comments:

jaydee said...

Rosemary,
Firstly, thank you for the wonderful words about the Paper Players. It's people like you that make running the challenge sit worthwhile.

Now... I love your recycled elements on this fabulous clean card. I love the bright colors and all that white space makes me happy! Added to that, the beautifully coordinated colors, and the repetition of stars... fabulous!
So glad

LeAnne said...

Aw, this card (and comment) makes me smile! The colors are so fun and what a great way to use those recycled items! Would make a great boy's card!!! Thanks for playing with us!!!

Barb said...

Hi Rosie! Fun card! Love the colors and great recycling! Hope you have a good weekend! :)

Ann Schach said...

I love the clean and simple style of this card! Very classy! And thanks for the sweet comments about The Paper Players!

Nancy said...

What a lovely design, Rosemary! So fun and cheerful!

Jen said...

Gee, my local utility company doesn't send me any cool mailers with awesome plaid strips that I can repurpose! You're very lucky and have created a great CAS card.

Elise said...

You ARE a "player!" LOOK at this stunner! Something to feel positively DREAMY about, that's for sure! LOVE it when you kick RIGHT though the uprights: this card is a WINNER! Yee Haw!

Anne Marie said...

I think it is soooo cool that you recycled a newsletter on recycling! Heehee! Awesome! This is such a fun card. Love the clean design and the great colors. Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with The Paper Players again this week. Congrats again on making headlines, last week! Whoo hoo! :)

Michelle said...

Such a cool card, Rosemary! My little boy would love this!