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April 22, 2009

A load of old rubbish?

I set myself and my friend Sue a challenge this week to make a card out of something you'd normally throw away or recycle, but nothing from our craft rooms as that would be too easy!

I was about to make something with bottle tops when I found this in my hand.....One of my little lads Easter egg boxes, contents of which I happily helped him to eat. Actually no that's an outright lie - I ate it for him! OK he got a few bites too, I'm not totally mean! I have to limit his chocolate intake, he's only 16 months old.

And here's the card I made out of it:

Chocolate egg box, Cuttlebug emboss folder, Nestabilities, Fiskars punch

I cut out the main bird shape as half had already been done on the box anyway and then got the smallest Nestabilitie circle I had and cut out the 'splats' and birdies. I quite enjoyed the Magnolia sketch challenge the other day so figured it would be a good idea to create myself a background and then see how everything fitted on top.

Got to use my new Fiskars punch (three arrived today - yippee) and used papers to match the colours on the box. I would never normally use brown and mustard yellow but hey, I like it!

I even decorated the inside with some left over bits to match



  1. Amazing card made from rubbish!!!! Thanks for all your kind comments on my blog so appreciate them hugs Pascale

  2. This is fantastic....I love this card!

  3. Thats fantastic hun, you've done a great job, I love the colours ...well done you!! x x

  4. That card and the colour scheme are lovely.It's great when manufacturers pick the colours for you and better still when they provide the embellies. Love Betty

  5. Oh my god ! This card is fantastic ! I'm still struggling to find something that I can recycle and now I've seen your card I'm really worried !

  6. Best bit of recycling I have ever seen!

  7. Last year I used a Green & Blacks Easter Egg Box for loads of cards... but yours are just fabby! Brillaint.

  8. Brilliant card - love the colours and that border punch. You've given me an idea of what to do with my son's Thornton's easter bunny box...

  9. Wow this is gorgeous! Lovely colours and layout.
    Jen x

  10. hi, just stumbled across your blog and i really love it, you have a lovely unique style, i know, we really don't pay enough attention to what we throw away, but yet we all love to spend so much on craft stuff, i usually clock up about 40 quid a month, shhh tell my hubby :) those little punchies were really great! well done!

    anne :)

  11. This is a fantastic card Victoria and what a fab colour inspiration, the end result is amazing :) Donna x


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