Happy Earth Day - A Special Card!

Happy Earth Day!

I'm here today with a special post and sneak peek to celebrate.

Little known fact: I have my Bachelor's degree in Biology, and my original plan was to get my Master's in Conservation Biology. Well, I got pregnant (twice), so that got put on the back burner.  I still try to do my part when it comes to helping our environment because it is very near and dear to my heart.

I made a card for Simon Says Stamp that is all about recycling.  How so, you ask?  Well, first of all I recycled one of my old card layouts (because I liked it a lot).  You can see the original card HERE.  Secondly, I recycled one of these babies

Every Thursday the husband and I get chai tea lattes from Starbucks and I save the sleeves. I reuse them for various things, but here is what I did for this particular card

 I unfolded and cut out a portion of the sleeve. I sprayed it with my white Mister Huey's, but that sleeve seriously just sucked it up! I needed something a little thicker to get more coverage so I got out some white acrylic paint. That did the trick!

 And here is another way to save some trees...do you have a jar/bowl/box of scraps like this? (Truth be told I have 3 separate containers with various scraps).  Why not put some of those things to use??  I fished through here and found a few things that would work perfectly.

Here is a sneak peek of my card, to see it in it's entirety head over to the Simon Says Stamp Blog and check it out.  

Let me know if you use any "recycling" in your paper crafts!



  1. What a wonderful way to reuse your scraps - and be "green" at the same time! You go girl!

  2. Great way to use your scraps and the result is terrific. Wonderful card.

  3. Smarty and crafty :) Love your repurposed sleeve!

  4. Your card is SO adorable! I love how much you recycled! I also love that you and your hubby have a Thursday tradition! So fun!

  5. Wow! Such a beautiful card! I love how you used the starbucks sleeve! Such an awesome idea! :)

  6. So beautiful! I love that you reused the Starbucks sleeve, I have a zip bag of scraps too :P


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