Saturday, January 7, 2012

Save Some Trees

Happy New Year and welcome to our first challenge of 2012 at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week we want you to save some trees and RE-PURPOSE PAPER TOWELS, TOILET PAPER OR COFFEE FILTERS. Instead of buying some designer paper for your project, go to your kitchen or bathroom and grab one of the above items and let's see how you can transform it and incorporate it into your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project.

This week one random winner will receive a digi of our choice and a winner's badge to display. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Our new Design Team is in place and everyone has worked hard to create some inspiration for you. If you want details on how they re-purposed the various items, click on their names to go directly to their blogs.

I made the fluffy flower out of a basket style coffee filter and some ink from Tsukineko.  I used a tutorial that I found here.  I worked on a butterfly made out of a paper towel and unfortunately it didn't look very pretty when I finished it so it landed in the circular file marked "G".  Is it just me or does this card look like manic vintage?

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

Inky Impressions - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes

Image:  Graphics Fairy
Card Stock: White (Staples), Purple Metallic (DCWV)
Papers:  Patterned Papers (Wild Rose Studios), Green Vellum (Curry Art Supply Store)
Tools & Embellishments:  Frond Punch, Eyelet Lace Edge Punch & Topiary Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Organza Ribbon (Arton Bead Supply), Pearl Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), Lavendar Brialliance Dew Drop Ink (Tsukineko), Brad (Making Memories), Labels 10 (Spellbinders), Pearl Stickers (Recollections)


  1. Cec, this is just gorgeous! What a fun design and love your colors!

  2. Beautiful colors! Excellent job on the coffee filter flower and your colored image from GF is gorgeous!

  3. Beautiful card love the soft blues in your flower . I think you saved some trees .Great challenge

  4. LOL - not manic!!! you managed to make it feel like we can expect her to twirl right off the card at any moment!!!
    love all the shades of purple and blue!

  5. I don't see manic at all...too hard on yourself. I love the ruffled edges of your flower and the very unique Iris lady...don't you just love Graphic Fairy? Wonderful card and if we don't tell you often enough, thanks for all of your hard work.

  6. This is so lovely CEC!!!! I love the color purple but have such a hard time working with it. You have inspired me to take a whack at it. Love your flower and pretty pearls.

  7. I love being on this team, Cec, (thanks so much for having me) and I love the card you created. The flower is perfect.. and I agree... you are being much too hard on yourself.

  8. I just adore that purple flower. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Annette xx

  9. Beautiful card Cec, the details are gorgeous, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  10. Gorgeous card Cec, the colours, design, flower and image look truly wonderful, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearlymine.
    Lorraine x

  11. That flower is fantastic Cec, love it!!!

  12. What a great idea to make something out of tissue or coffee filters - love your flower :) Sorry to hear your butterfly didn't make it tho :( lol!

    Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday for our 'Anything Goes' Challenge and don't forget we also give a prize to the best Top Tipper - see TTT for details on how to win!

    Carol x


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