Thursday, 2 February 2012

A recycling challenge...

Does the cost of fancy papers put you off cardmaking? Never fear. If you have a few paper punches in your arsenal, it is possible to produce cards relatively cheaply. Here I have issued myself a challenge. Decorate a card using packaging material.
I received this sweet little body wash set for my birthday in January. I have started using it, but instead of putting the card packaging in my recycle bin, I am going to use it to decorate a greetings card.
I'm not going to allow myself anything else for embellishing the card.

A few dabs of  Craft Tacky Glue later...

OK, so it won't win any design awards, but I knocked this up pretty quick. I even had enough of the packaging left over for another card.
It was relatively thin card, but it did punch really easily with the Tonic Studios Simplicity Geared punches. Now I have a couple of cheap and cheerful cards to add to the collection !

Do you think I should send the thankyou card to the person who gave me the shower gel to see if they notice what it was made from?

Tonic Studio Tools used...
Simplicity geared punch classics
Petal pairs box set 2 and Petal Pairs petite 1
Craft Tacky Glue
Shape mates

Over at Blog Tonic I have the same post but have also included a little challenge to YOU to make a recycled packaging card. Come on over and join us.


  1. Hiya, these made me smile...they are really cheerful and springlike. I must admit that I hadn't thought of using packaging like this...except for cadbury's chocolate wrappers.

  2. What a fantastic idea and these cards are so pretty. Lee x

  3. what a fabulous challenge!! i LOVE it!! and i think the person who gave you the gift would love this card, too!! great idea! xox

  4. Yes, that's a good idea! It would be fun to see if that person notices. These are great cards and a great idea!

  5. Its amazing what you can do isnt it! Sweet paper wrappers can be effective too!

    Old wrapping paper, old buttons, loads and loads of things can be recycled. Put an old zip on a card and see the effect you get:)

    Thanks for your follow!!
    michelle x

  6. Really bright & cheerful - nice job!
    I especially like the get well one :-)
    Helen x

  7. Now that is a recycling job for sure. Thanks for following on my blog, Doda. I was already following on Blog Tonic so now I'm following here as well.
    Hope your weekend is blessed,
    Coleen in Ukraine


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