Monday, April 27


Last week I was inspired to 'go green' for Earth Week. I started to look at everything in my house from a different perspective and constantly asked myself, "How could I use that for my crafts?"

One of the easiest things to 'recycle' for crafting are newspapers and magazines... they are a wealth of 'designer series paper'! For today's quick project I utilized the travel section of our newspaper. They were highlighting a beautiful vacation spot, Costa Rica, and I was instantly inspired. (Not to mention, full of day dreams about sunning myself on the beach, sandy flip flops, and leisurely dinners with my hubby... ya know, the kind where I'm not also shoveling baby food into my darling daughter's mouth whilst also wearing baby food?) The closest I can get at this point though is a Card-cation. ;)

I snipped a few pics from the paper and then zipped them through my Big Shot using the floral die from the Birds and Blooms Sizzlits set. TIP: This is a great idea for scrapbooking... wouldn't it be so cute to do this with pictures? I adhered my blooms to a YoYo Yellow base. TIP: Newspaper is thin and fragile, so take extra care when using your adhesive and be gentle.

The flip flops from the NEW Just Beachy stamp set (part of the Occasions Mini Catalog) were a perfect pairing for this beach themed card. Everything was mounted onto a card base of textured Tangerine Tango measuring 5.5" square. A layer of Tempting Turquoise really makes things pop. My last detail: 3 silver Vintage Brads... because anything shiny is also sassy!

The NEW Just Beachy set is perfect for summer crafts and scrapbooking.

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Stamps: Just Beachy (113796)
Paper: Tangerine Tango - In Color textured 12x12 astd. (111345), Tempting Turquoise (102067), YoYo Yellow (102824), Gable Green (102795) Houston Chronicle
Ink: Tangerine Tango (111834)
Big Shot: Machine (113439), Birds and Blooms Sizzlits 4-Pack (113485)
Sassy Somethings: Vintage Brads (109109)


Mary Fish said...

Looks amazing. I relish your idea about clipping photos with this die for scrapbooking. Very clever! Hugs, Mary

Kim said...

Clever idea Denise! You have me also dreaming of Paradise!

Ann Schach said...

Love the colors! I am going to try your tip of using the Big Shot on some pictures that I need to scrapbook.

~kelly marie~ said...

I love love love this!!! Those flowers are awesome!

Tiffany said...

Great layout Denise and good use of recycling!

Enjoy your day!

Patti said...

Denise, at first I thought your card was a scrapbook page! What a neat way to remember a trip! OR, it would be fun to surprise someone with a card all about a trip you are taking them on! The possibilities are endless! Way cute.

Melissa said...

Refreshing idea!

Kelli said...

Very cute idea! Had to look twice at the flowers, now I might need that set of dies.