Buffy’s Going Green!

Oh, ok – more like "green-ish."  I'm all for using common sense to conserve natural resources.  And anything that will save or make me money is a great thing!  For example, my kids recycle aluminum cans because they found out they can make a few dollars.  (The twitch in my eye because of bags and bags of cans in the garage doesn't seem to bother them.)  And I'm excited about using alternative energy sources to heat and power our homes, because the wind and sun are free and renewable resources.  (Although I'm sure someone will find a way to tax them.  But enough of that….I'm going to need a lot of stamp therapy and chocolate to get through the next few days – so no political talk here! Back to my happy place…..)

You've already seen my recycled dryer sheets.  Today I salvaged a Fresca can from the trash and used it with my "Birds & Blooms" Sizzlet die-cut.  WOW!  It went through like butter.  Here are two of my "saved from the trash cards."

Metal_bird
This was inspired by a card I saw on Linda Heller's blog.  The card was designed by Phyllis Shepherd.  I used  –
Stamp Set:  Upsy Daisy
Ink:  Basic Gray
Paper:  Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Sizzlits die, Top Note die, Scallop border punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Fresca can

This is recycling two ways.  Not only did I reuse the aluminum can, but I also used a scrap from a Top Note cut out.  (It's the striped DSP at the top, and it's left over from the Stamp-a-stack last week.  I rarely throw scraps away.)  I thought it would make a cute scallop at the top.
This was really fun – and really easy and quick. 

Here's the second one.

Metal_daisies
I got the idea for this one from the Stampin' Up!® demonstrator web site.  It was full of Big
Shot ideas.  This card uses –

Stamp sets:  Upsy Daisy, Enjoy Every Moment
Ink:  Basic Gray, VersaMark, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze card stock
Accessories:  Hodgepodge hardware – styled silver, 1 3/4" circle punch, Accents & Elements Flower Fusion Too, Crafter's Tool Kit (I punched the dots around the circle in "enjoy."), 1/16" handheld circle punch, stampin' dimensionals, Birds & Blooms Sizzlet die, Big Shot

Again, it's really easy & quick!  The size for this one is 3×6" – so you need to cut a 6×6" piece of card stock and score at 3" on one side. These fit in the small, open end envelopes.  Just click on my web site, go to "Shop Now" and search for "Envelopes."

So there you go.  Fun stuff!!  And – if you have an aluminum scraps left over, punch through them a few times to sharpen your punches.  

Have a great weekend!

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Buffy’s Going Green!

  1. Sandy Moriarty says:

    These are cool! I like the aluminum. Close the garage door to help with that twitch. Or save a couple cans and send the boys off with the rest to trade them in before that twitch gets any worse — after all it won’t be long before they will need some $$ to get you a Christmas present, right?

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