Saturday, September 3, 2011

Trash to Vintage Treasure

Welcome to another Sensational Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow and the first monthly  TRASH TO VINTAGE TREASURE challenge.  We want you to make a project incorporating paper that turns throw-away items into a vintage treasure.

For this challenge, off-cuts or scraps in your craft room do not qualify - you can use them as part of the project but they are not to be considered the throw-away items.  Instead we want you to take everyday items that you would normally throw in the garbage or in your recycling bin and turn them into something fabulous.  This is the time to do your part for the environment and show us how green you can be. By the way, please include photos of your throw-away items before they are transformed in your blog post so we can see what your treasure looked like when it was still trash.

Please remember that we are a vintage challenge blog so your final product must be of a vintage style.

We will be choosing a random winner who will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display on her blog.  In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week (or shall we say Project of the Week) and the creator will receive a badge to display on her blog and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Our designers have created some wonderful projects for your inspiration.  To get details and see what their throw-away items are, just click on their names and you will be taken directly to their blogs.

For trash items I headed to my recycle bin before it went to the curb for pick-up.  I have used cardboard from the shipping box my husbands new shoes came in to make a panel behind the vintage car.  I peeled the top layer off, cleaned it up and then distressed it with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I used a cake mix box to make the gears, which I cut with my Cricut and then painted.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Cards for Men - "G" is for Going Green (as in recycling)

Image: Vintage Car (Graphics Fairy)
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau)
Papers:  Plaid (Raspberry Road), Burgandy (My Stash)
Tools & Embellishments:  Road Map (Ontario Road Maps), Road Sign (The King's Highway), Deco Fan Border Punch (Martha Stewart), Starburst Die (Nellie Snellen), Walnut Stain Distress Ink (Ranger)


  1. Cec,
    The cardboard is perfect behind the great vintage car image, and I just love your papers.

  2. Too cool!!! It adds the perfect 3D effect to your card...however....being on a diet for as long as I have, that cake box looks good enough to eat!

  3. now this is really neat! love SCH - you ladies are awesome - great challenge!
    would never think to use my throw out stuff..hmmmmmm will work on this one!

  4. Yum, carrot cake....where is that??? Love the vintage car and the gears are great!! So much inspiration from this challenge.


  5. Fabulous card - it's amazing what 'trash' can be turned into - great job!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  6. Gorgeous card love the image and your papers are fabulous. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the Challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  7. Fabulous card Cec, love the layers and texture. Thank you for joining us at Cards for Men, good luck with the challenge x

  8. This is great! I love the gears! That was a great idea. The cardboard is a cool masculine touch. I've used it a few times myself. I love the texture it adds!

  9. Super card hun oh I love this !! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this time hope to see you next time too


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