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Paper Players Challenge #41 - Recycling

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday night.

Y'all know that Saturday night means?  Yep, it's my Paper Players challenge card reveal.  This week the talented LeAnne is our host and she has a fabulous challenge lined up for you. 

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So, go rifling through your mail, magazines, old cards, presents, wrapping paper, tin cans...and find something that you can add on to your card.  We can't wait to see what you come up with.  As always, the design team have excelled themselves with the goodies they have for you.

I found this challenge a little... well.. challenging.... The reason for that?  I recycle everything that comes into the house the minute it comes into the house!  So, finding things to add to the card was pretty tough. 

My recycled elements:

  • I found an old piece of ribbon I had stashed away. 
  • I then went through my stash of wrapping paper, etc. and found a couple of plastic bags I had with the Easter bunny and accompanying eggs.  I thought the eggs would be ideal with the ribbon I had found.  
  • I then remembered that I had some old buttons

Here's what I came up with.  Don't forget to pop along to the paperplayers and join our challenge this week.

  Recycled easter (1)

The hardest part of this card was a) cutting out the Easter eggs and b) using my snips to make that fine grass!  My finger is still not back to normal, and cutting is pretty tough.  However, I persevered and got it done!  Finally, I made a card.  It felt good just having designed a card and finishing it.

Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
  • Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Ribbon:  unknown - recycled.  Eggs: plastic Easter Bunny treat bag - recycled
  • Buttons:  retired Stampin' Up! - recycled
  • Tools:  Paper snips, Lattice Embossing Folder, Snail, Stampin' Dimensionals

On a personal note:  spring has arrived.  Oh, yeah!  It was the most glorious, gorgeous, sunny day.  Tomorrow the furniture is coming out of storage and onto the deck!  Then, I really insist that we visit the nursery to see if we can get some flowering bulbs.  I just love this time of year.  I always tell my English friends that you don't really appreciate spring until you have lived through a mid-west winter. 

Prayers tonight for those of you who need a lift or a warm hug.  I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday.