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7.11.2009

Recycle


Hey Everyone! It's the weekend and I'm so thrilled. So today I wanted to share the other not-so-fast card I made the other night. I was inspired by the Moxie Fab World's, It's All Green to Me challenge. You can see the the challenge pool at Flickr here. There are some great eco-friendly cards out there. You don't have to have a 'green' stamp set, just make something up. I used chipboard letters, metal, twine, and patterned paper - all from my 'old' stash!

Yesterday, as I was posting a "Happy B-day" to my high school friend's Facebook wall, I got the idea that it would be nice to 'send' a card. The problem is I do not have her address. The world has reconnected through social networks and so I thought of a way to use it to my advantage to share my cards. I 'sent' her a card by attaching a photo of yesterday's card! I hope she got the idea, but I think that is such a cool eco-friendly way to send cards. (1) You give a card (2) You save postage (3) You can re-use the card to others. Although number (3) may sound like re-gifting, I think for the social networking aspect it can pass the test. You can also do this with Twitter, by attaching a TwitPic. What do you think? Send a card to your friends you social network with via a photo. Is that corny? :)

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim dark chocolate cardstock into an A2 card.
  2. Trim patterned paper to fit card front.
  3. Stamp branch, leaves and bird.
  4. Stamp sentiment, cut, and adhere.
  5. Add key hole and tie twine.
  6. Adhere chipboard.
  7. Ink patterned paper and adhere to card front
:: My Goodies {recycle} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - simple alphabet; Technique Tuesday - fall on me
Ink:
Quick Quotes - amaretto powder puff; ColorBox - chestnut roan; Stampin' Up! - chocolate chip
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate + kraft
Patterned Paper: Anna Griffin - sierra collection
Accessories: Tim Holtz - key hole; Basic Grey - piper milk chocolate micro chip stickers; Heidi Swapp - chipboard letters
Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"

7 comments:

Winter said...

Very cute card! About the bday card, it would be fine, if she didn't send a reply back that she really wanted the card! Hopefully you would still have it! :) I guess it would kind of be like a ecard!

Kathleen said...

Congrats on being in the top 15 Ashley! SO, SO COOL for you! I can't wait to see what you come up with on Monday---great 'green' card--

Janelle said...

Funny, Ashley, but at my monthly Stamp Club meeting today we were talking about the exact same thing (e-mailing photo of card)! And for someone like me who is often doing things at the very last minute, sounds like a great idea.
By the way, I love your cards. Count me as a fan!

Wendy said...

Oh Ash, this is such a great one!

Steph Zerbe said...

very cool. a bit out of the box, i ♥ it!

Deanna said...

Oh love it!

Savitri said...

Awesome recycle card!! I am planning on making one for this challenge. The deadline's still awhile too :)

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