Happy Earth Day! I know. It doesn't LOOK very green, but really it is. It's not much of a challenge for me to actually have "stuff" to recycle, it's more of a challenge for me to actually do it. Thanks to the Jingle Belles this week, I can put some of my hoarded stash to good use.
What you see on this card is actually the front of a Godiva chocolate box that I received at Christmas. I loved the pattern and the glitter and they use boxes that are very nicely made. I was able to slit this part away from the logo and gently peel it off the box. There is no cardboard attached to it now.
The little snowflakes were a bit of trial and error. I have a slew of that foam packing wrap in all different weights. I also had a new snowflake wreath die. I wanted to see if I used the die and snipped the wreath if it would be able to be used as a straight line and it did. The other part of the trial and error was finding the right foam thickness. Kind of like Goldilocks, I needed to find the one that was "just right!". Below that little border, well actually what I first put down on the red cardstock was a piece of red shiny fabric-like paper. The bow is from my scrap bag and most likely came from a Christmas package at some time.
I had a piece of white glitter foam and I traced the letters J and Y on the backing and carefully cut them out (looks like I still might need a little trim here or there) and instead of knocking myself out trying to cut an O, I used a glitter sticky dot.
I don't think you can really get the effect of all the sparkles, but I knew that that box was too pretty to put in the trash. Oh, and since I peeled the top off and left the cardboard, I still have a box to use. Just need to replace the paper!
I really do feel good when I can reuse something and goodness knows that I have enough stuff stashed away that has possibilities.
If you'd like to see what the other Jingle Belles have done this week with their recyclables click here.