So with our first challenge we honor Earth Day . . the challenge was to use something 'recycled' on a layout or project. I took this a little too seriously and used 4 recycled items on my layout, YES . . a LAYOUT, not a card!!! Excited? LMAO!
First up I used a leftover peice of packaging from an order I placed a LONG time ago . made the PERFECT backpiece for my layout!
Then I used part of the plastic packaging from yep . . another order, who knew you could actually get so many scrapbook supplies just from ordering more stuff? LOL!
Here you can see the recycled plastic packaging cut w/ the Stampin' Up! Top Note Die Cut . . . distressed a bit to make it show up better.
My other 2 items were a rubber band I had in my desk drawer at work, it was HUGE . . came in with a HUGE package we got and I just liked it b/c it was so big, it had been sitting in my desk forever - so off to home it went w/ me. Then I spotted a washer dh had left laying around the house, oops . . mine now! Hope it didn't go to something important! Hee!
Here you see the rubber band I stole from work and the 'washer' I stole from dh! LOL! Not like he will miss it! Hee!
And the final product! See? You can do a good layout (at least I hope you think it is good) with recycled items around your home (and CHEAP), I still have enough paper left from the scraps to make at least 3 cards! I apologize for the bad lighting in this picture, I finished this late last night! LOL!
So now that you have seen my project for Earth Day . . hop on over to Andrea's Blog, then to the next (look for our Blog Hop Button like the one below!!). We hope you get some GREAT ideas for recycling items for your scrapbooking projects to use yourself! Happy Earth Day!