Saturday, June 22, 2013

Using Cardboard - You Can Make It - Recycle

Hi Bloggers - I have been on a "recycle that cardboard kick" today. I have a ton of cereal boxes, Kleenex boxes, etc. that I have saved, as well as others have saved for me. It is time to start using cardboard in my crafting because my room is overflowing!

Tonight, I created a Christmas card using mostly recycled cardboard and die cuts. My Christmas card was created as a Decorated Package.

Here is my recipe:

Kashi Cereal Cardboard for my mat
White Cardstock for the base of the card
A Scrap of Stripped Paper glued to the cardboard mat
Kashi Cookie Cardboard (the actual cookie shown on the box) for the Gingerbread die cuts by Quickutz
Kashi Cereal box cardboard for the Qickutz Holly, Trees, and Merry Christmas Die cuts
Spectrum Noir Markers to color the Holly and Trees
Recollections Glitter Gems for the Berries
Blue Ribbon I won at a blog challenge
Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy

 I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

June 23  Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge Holiday Treats 2E #2 (gingerbread)

June 26 Winter Wonderland - Christmas Present (I created my card like it is a Christmas present) 3E #1 [If this is not acceptable for the challenge - I am good for that - I have 2 more opportunities to create.]

June 27 All Sorts Outside the Box  Recycled cardboard 3E #3 

June 28 Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Greenery UE 
June 30 Hazelnuts Monthly Christmas Challenge June UE

June 30 DL Art Thankful Thursday Anything Goes UE 

July 2 Crimbo Crackers CH #44 You've Had it how long?All the Quickutz Die Cuts about 8 months - the cardboard about 3 months - the ribbon I won in a challenge last year


  1. Great recycling Gail and really cute Christmas card.

    Thanks so much joining us this week at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. Wonderful way to recycle cardboard. Like the people die cuts. I keep a bag of cardboard and like using it for die cuts or to add sturdiness.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. what a great idea :) thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
    Hugs Kate xx

  4. Gail, my Mom told me about your blog and I am sooooo happy she did! I love this idea and card! TFS

  5. Thanks for joining our out of the box theme at allsorts this week. Tracy x

  6. This is so cool I love the recycle look!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  7. cute
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes June Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  8. Love your card!Great recycling!Very pretty!!!

  9. Great card Gail, and a wonderful way of recycling the cardboard. Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly.

  10. Another great entry Gail. Love the gingerbread men!! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly. Regards Meighan

  11. This is another lovely card for my CHNC challenges - I love seeing your festive crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

  12. Good idea for recycling. Thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland Challenge.

    Deborah A

  13. fab looking card and great use of the cardboard! Thanks for playing at Hazels extra challenge this month and good luck x


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