Sunday, April 22, 2012

Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop in Honor of Earth Day

Happy Earth Day! 

Welcome to the Recycle, Reuse & Re-Purpose Blog Hop in Honor of Earth Day! Every year, The United States and over 100 different countries join together in the celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd. Earth Day is the largest, most celebrated environmental event worldwide. On Earth Day, we remember to appreciate nature and learn ways to protect our environment. Find ways that you can help keep the planet clean and help protect our environment! Today our Hop is Hosted by Tina from Crafty and Green. She Loves to Craft Green!! What a Great Way to Share our Love of the Earth by having a Fun Blog Hop! You should have hippity hopped along from (Fill In Person & Link Before You), but if you just stopped by my blog to visit today, I don't want you to miss a single thing!! Please start at the beginning which is HERE.

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Now, Onto My Project: A distressed gift card holder. 

This was a quick project that i have been looking forward to making for a while now.  The cut for this cute little box is a Sizzix Die, as is the flower.  

I used a saved cereal box covered with a sheet of green paper.  I was a little disappointed after I cut the box and started to fold it.  I used a sheet of white core paper, and when  I folded it, the white shows.  While disappointed, I realized, this was okay and I grabbed my fine grit sand paper and distressed all of the edges so it really does not show that much.  And because the item is to be recycled, it makes it looks a little more fitting for this category. 

The beautiful paper for the flower is recycled paper that my Sister In Law Lisa made and sent to me. She sent me three colors, the two shown and a pretty yellow.  However, I chose to use a button and some bakers twine to complete my design. 

I have had this die for a few months and tried once to cover it with fabric and I was unsuccessful, however, this time, I am pleased with the complete project.  Even if it is super simple.  

Thank you so much for joining me today to celebrate Earth Day. 

Amanda -
Lisa W.- 
Gill - 
Amy - 
Lori - 
Ann Marie- 
Cheryl - 
Kimberly ~ 



  1. very cute & very creative!!thx. for sharin...

  2. Love it, especially the distressing!
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  3. Don't you just love happy accidents? I love how you distressed it even more ~ looks great!

  4. Very cute and I love the distressing I think it adds wonderful dimention and texture to your project.

  5. Great Project Lady! I Love it!! Thank you so much for joining us for this hop!

    Many Blessings,

  6. Very cute. I love the distressed look the white core paper gave you, its perfect. New Follower!


  7. Kimberly, I love this!!!!!! it turned out so well. Great way to recycle a cereal box!

  8. Fabulous project, love it!! Thanks for sharing! New follower! I'd love for you to visit me....
    Nancy K

  9. this is cute! I would love the pattern!!

  10. This is gorgeous and really fits in well with the recycled projects. Thank you for sharing.

    Linda xxxx

  11. Love how this turned out!! The paper for the flowers is amazing! So love it =) Great job and thanks for sharing!

  12. This is very cute! I love the flowers, and I think the white edges look like they were meant to be! Thanks Kimberly.

  13. I can't believe you made that from a piece of cereal box!!! I would love to see the inside! And I love the layered flowers!

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  14. Wow a cute project thanks for sharing.

  15. I think your project turned out beautifully!!
    I love the distressed look!!

  16. I love that you had an oopsy and turned it into something wonderful! What a great idea!

  17. Beautiful!TFS

  18. So cool!! Love your project! Happy to be a new follower! :)

  19. Wonderful book cover- love the distressed look.

  20. What a cute gift card...I thought the white was suppose to show like that...hehe...that is great and not a problem but a distress look like you wanted it to be...good job! :)

  21. Love your upcycled cereal box folder - the white edges give it a lovely shabby chic feel. Maybe dry brush white paint over the green, too - that would give it a whole different look. Thanks for participating in such a wonderful bloghop & Happy Earth Day : )

  22. very cute. had a nice time with this hop and got some great ideas. i'm already a follower and facebook freind of tinas, and a new follower to you.

  23. cool love the distressed look of this. great job


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