I have a little box on my craft desk where I keep random bits of stuff I collect that I think I could recycle into a card design. Tags, ribbons, swatches of canvas, cool paper...anything that catches my eye. I was glad for an opportunity to use them. Here's what I used on my card today:
I don't even remember where it came from but it's a cool piece of window sheet-like material with a printed design. I thought the color was close to Crushed Curry and turned to some of my new Sale-a-Bration and Occasions Catalog goodies to make a balloon shaker card:
I used the Balloon Framelit dies to cut a piece of Best Year Ever designer paper (Sale-a-Bration) and assembled my shaker with the recycled window sheet and some In Color designer sequins and bits from the Gold Sequin Trim. I stamped the piece of Whisper White under the shaker with a sentiment from the coordinating Celebrate Today set (available bundled with the Balloon Framelits) as well as the balloon tails and trim. How 'bout that Calypso Coral pom-pom trim? Cutest ever, right?!
And speaking of cute...how about the new Bow Builder Punch I used here? Oh my goodness is it sweet. That's more Best Year Ever DSP to make the box and notice how well the Crushed Curry in the DSP coordinates with the recycled window sheet? Looks like it came right from SU, doesn't it?!
Not to be outdone by the front of the card, the inside got a little stamping too with more images from the Celebrate Today set. Love how the sentiment creates the negative space on the "happy" balloon.
I hope you liked today's card using recycled items. Why not look around your craft space and see what bits and bats you have lying around that could be recycled into a gorgeous design? Take a look at all the inspring creations from the rest of the Design Team. Consider joining in the fun before the challenge closes on Friday, January 9th at Noon (PST). Thanks for stopping by today, friends!
The Paper Players Design Team