The cards I am showing you today are my entries for the St.Luke’s Charity Card’s Challenge which, this month, is to use ‘something destined for the bin’. Now most of the stuff that goes into my bin you would certainly not want to see displayed on a card so the first challenge for me was to think of something to use! Then it came to me – as an SU Demonstrator I get copious amounts of brown paper which the company use as packing in the boxes of SU goodies, so after a bit of experimenting these are what I came up with.
For the first card I took a piece of the brown paper, ran it through the Square Lattice Embossing folder and then folded it to give three pleats. This was then matted onto a piece of Early Espresso cardstock and placed onto a Naturals Ivory card blank. I glued some of the brown paper onto a thin piece of cardstock, stamped the Triple Treat Flower stamp three times and punched out with Fancy Flower, 5-Petal Flower and ½” circle punches. This was then assembled using dimensionals before adding to the card. I threaded some ‘recycled’ ribbon through some holes which I had punched along the bottom of the card and tied in a bow (the ribbon is some of those annoying loops they seem to put in every jumper/t-shirt to stop them falling off a hanger and which I ALWAYS cut out!!). To finish the card I stamped a sentiment from Sincere Salutations in Early Espresso.
I was now on a bit of a ‘recycling’ roll so the second card was made using the same brown paper and ribbon. This time I put a piece of the paper through the crimper and tore the top edge before glueing to a white card blank. A knot of ribbon was placed across the card and a sentiment (now retired) added underneath. The flower was made, with the same brown paper, by punching 6 Scallop Circles which was then screwed up, unfolded, and laid on top of each other before fixing in the centre with one of the lovely Vintage Brads.
I do hope you've all 'weathered the storm' without too much damage as I know some parts of the country have been hit really badly. I am fortunate enough to live in an area which never sees the extremes but some of the sights I have seen recently on the news have been horrendous and my heart goes out to those people who have been affected. Take care and keep safe x