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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.




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Jen Mitchell

Nothing like seeing some pastel Easter eggs to get me in a spring-time mood! What a great idea to use plastic bags to make the eggs. They're perfect! And I can't believe that you cut the grass with your snips! It must have taken forever!

Lynn Hayes

Very cute AND creative! Alot of pretty little eggs....and it makes a great card!

Nance Leedy (Canopy Crafts)

Such a sweet Easter card and a great use of the treat bag. LOVE the hand snipped grass and so glad your finger is feeling somewhat better!

Anne Marie Hile

Jaydee, this came out beautifully! You really made it look easy to whip up a perfect Easter card. Gift wrap was just added to my list of cool things to repurpose for crafting. Such a great idea! The grass is a perfect touch, too. Have a wonderful day today! Big hugs! :)

Beth Rigden

Very creative use of the Easter egg bag! This card is really cute!


Fabulous creation Jaydee! Love those eggs! How clever! You made this challenge look so easy!!

Ann Schach

Way too cute! You made a challenge that I found difficult look easy! Great job, Jaydee!


I just love the fun colors and creative way you recycled those bags, Jaydee! Awesome take on the challenge! Cute grass, too!


Oh, how sweet is this? I love it!

Our trip to IKEA was quite successful, and my new stamping space is up and ready to go. In fact, I got two cards made this evening! :o) Yay! But...when I was redoing everything this afternoon, I tossed all sorts of bits and pieces away--you know, stuff that would work well for this week's challenge. Crud!

I LOVED your photos from last night's post. Thank you so much for the virtual tour. :o)

I can't WAIT to see the lovelies you bring home from the nursery. Welcome spring! :o)


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