Friday, March 19, 2010

Creative Recycling

My second post for today is about recycling and having some fun with my two youngest kids yesterday. We didn't have any big plans and I wanted to try a tutorial about making these flowers.

I went out and picked up the mail out of the box after lunch and it was junk so I came in and tossed it in my trash beside where I work at the table. The kids were playing with my SU scalloped circle punch cutting up the grocery ad they'd been using as a drop cloth to paint on. I thought hmm, they've got a cool idea! I wonder what the flower would look like if I used the grocery ad. It was easy to work with and looked good!

For some reason that shiny Kohls ad I'd thrown in the trash beside me was calling to me. It had kids in Easter clothes on the front and bright kids clothing through out. I started punching scalloped circles and made the first flower, it was even better out of the shiny paper, then I punched some leaves out of the front cover using Quickutz dies and my Cuttlebug.

I had to do something with the flower so I checked out Splitcoaststampers sketch challenge 272 again and saw how I could possibly use it. I also used a photo from the ad as a panel in the sketch.

Pictured below are my card, what the table looked like when we were done, my youngest with his flower and the kids on to the next thing.


Corie said...

So adorable -- your card and the kids too :o)

GrannyCharlotte said...

What a great way to recycle:) Thanks for sharing. Love your son's flower also. Happy Easter!

Tassie said...

Was here on the blog hop and saw this card... what a great way to recycle... I am DEFINITELY going to try that!!! Thanks