Saturday, January 9, 2010

Hello everyone! It's my first posting here.....

Hello! My name is Jennifer and this is my first post as a member of the card DT here at Create it Green! I was over the top thrilled when Deanne let me know that I was allowed to come play in the proverbial sandbox with y'all. I had already decided that I wanted to do more recycling, re-purposing, & re-using of things in regards to my crafting. So what an ideal opportunity! Thank you, Deanne, and I hope I don't disappoint.

I have several cards that I would like to show you, so let's get on with the show! :)

My first card uses a coffee sleeve that I had saved from a trip to my local coffee house. I never know when inspiration is going to hit and in what way, but in this case, I decided to punch leaves. I also save the drawstring twine from the huge 20# dog food bags we buy every week for our 2 labs. I use this twine to tie buttons, etc. on my projects. It is the perfect size, as you can see here.

The second card uses some saved packing material. As soon as the package arrived in the mail, I knew I had to save this wonderful stuff! It was even pre-crinkled for me! how cool is THAT??!?!? I think I was more excited about the packing than whatever came in the box, as I don't even remember what was inside....... grins! anyhow, I snipped off a few bits, tied them up with this cute turquoise baker's twine, added a button, and it made the cutest little embellie! it has received quite a few comments already and spurred people to try this out themselves! now that is what recycling is all about, kiddos! wink wink wink!

My final project goes to show you that just because you repurpose something, it does not have to look plain or all 'naturey'. I am really fond of the vintage/shabby look. that is probably what most people would say would be my true style of crafting if given the choice to go crazy. On this card I used a tea tag that I had saved. I love saving these little babies! if I don't use the tags, then the twine is great because it is already tea stained! perfect for vintage crafting!!! I also love to use vintage buttons. this is another wonderful example of re-purposing something that might not otherwise be used.

I look forward to sharing more with you in the future! Everyone here has such fun ideas! Enjoy your weekend!

love ya! Jennifer


  1. Those are all such awesome cards Jennifer!

    Nifty ideas, hope to see more of your work!

  2. So nice to meet you Jennifer! Your cards are great! Can't wait to see more of your personality!

  3. Awesome cards, Jennifer!!! You go girl!!!

  4. Amazing post and explanations! Lovely samples and lots of mfun repurposing. Thanks Jennifer!

  5. Beautiful card. I would have never known that they were made using recycled materials.

  6. So cute!! Great ideaS for recycling!
    I especially like the idea of the tea bags already being stained!!TFS!