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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Ahhhhh Summer! Enjoy!

Hey Hey Hey! It's time for a new challenge at Shelly's Images! Today, we want to see you make a project with something you've recycled or reused. It's so important in today's world to recycle as much as we can, and help save the earth. Go green!

For my project, I've made a card that is also a gift card Holder. The flap with the button opens up to reveal a gift card insert. (Sorry, no pic of the inside.. I forgot to take one! LOL)

My project uses Happy Hour Strawberry from Shelly's Images. The image is colored with Promarkers and sparkle added with a clear star gelly roll pen. The flowers are rubber stamps and are stamped using dauber paints. The flowers have been cut out and pop dotted for dimension. The sentiment, Enjoy, is a rubber stamp and has been stamped on canvas. (Something new I tried and I love it!) The button is recycled from an old shirt I threw away. (TIP: Want to use a button on your project, but don't have one to match? Use Adirondack paints or markers to color your button to the color you need!) I painted the button with Adirondack paint dauber, to match my project. The flap with the button is secured with velcro to open and close the card. I used gems from my stash as the flower centers.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Challenge #61 Summer at Alota Rubber Stamps
Spotty Dotty at Just Some Lines
Make Your Own Backing paper ( i used stamps and paint) at Creative Crafts
Challenge #57 Summertime (drinks by the pool) at Wags 'n Whiskers
Summer at Fairy Knoll
Challenge #61 Make It Sparkle at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #72 Include Flowers at I Love Promarkers
The Letter G (Glitter) at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #26 Going Round In Circles at Pile It On
Show Us your Flowers at Hooked On Crafts
Challenge #117 Flower Power at Digital Tuesday
Challenge #40 T is For (Two Flowers and my post includes a tip) at Top Tip Tuesday
Challenge #2 Flowers at Deep Ocean
Challenge #31 Food or Drink at Aud Sentiments
Challenge #9 No (Manufactured) DP (I Made my own with a paint and a background stamp) at The Stamping Boutique
Challenge #12 Something Old (button), Something New (Flower Stamps) at My Mum's Craft Shop
Challenge #20 Anything Goes at The Paper Shelter
Challenge #26 Ice Cream Colors (Lime sherbert, raspberry, and chocolate)at Charisma Cardz
Challenge #11 Favorite Things (Frozen Drinks, sparkle, Strawberries, Flowers) at Stampin' For The Weekend
Challenge #109 Gardening (Flowers) at C.R.A.F.T
Challenge #65 Anything Goes at Digi Doodle Shop's Best
Embellish It (flowers, gems) at AI Factory
Challenge #44 Circle Frenzy at Sarah Hurley


  1. What a delicious creation. It looks cool, refreshing, and simply marvelous. What a Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's the Cat Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!terrific card full of summer fun.

  2. Such a great idea for a gift card holder!! So pretty!!

  3. Wow this is so cool. You have a wonderful blog. It looks like you post everyday. I love this card. It is really cool.
    You have a really cool blog. I love the header.
    Thanks for giving me your blog address.

  4. Beautiful card! I want that drink now!! Thanks for joining us at Alota Rubberstamps challenge!


  5. Cute card! Thanks for playing along in Alota Rubber Stamps challenge!

  6. Thanks for joining us this week at Pile It On.

  7. This is a fun gift card holder. I like the idea of using recycle materials.
    Thanks for joining us in the Just Some Lines Saturday Challenge.

  8. Oh, this card make me want to go to the islands,sit on the beach and have a wonderful drink! Just love this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

  9. Fantastic recycling techniques used in this card. Your tip was spot on for thinking outside of the box.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for out "T" challenge with your yummy gift card holder and creative ideas!
    Happy stamping...
    Lisa xx

  10. Mmm I could just do with that drink, lovely card,thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers this week
    Ruth x

  11. fantastic hun thanks for joinig us at creative craft challenges and good luck
    hugs sandra ccc dt

  12. What a lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  13. Very nice, indeed. Thanks for sharing with us at The Stamping Boutique.

  14. Gorgeous card, love your design. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  15. The drink looks like it's nice and cool for a hot summer day. Love the sparkle. Glad you joined us for the Favorite Embellishment challenge at AiFactory this week.

  16. gorgeous card Sammi, very pretty
    thanks for joining the stamping boutique challenge this week

  17. This is lovely, thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.

  18. Great card sweetie. Thank you for sharing with us at DDSC this week.


  19. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  20. Fab card, Thanks for joining in with us this week at The Paper Shelter.
    Kevin xx

  21. So refreshing!

    Thanks for joining the fun at Top Tip Tuesday and for your tip:0)


  22. Hey there girl! Gr8 job on your recycle theme card! :) I see that you made time to join us at Aud Sentiments, AIFactory, and Pile it On to boot! FANTASTIC! We are always delighted to have you and hope you will be back again to play along soon! :) MWAH!

  23. Gorgeous card and great use of used things! I just LOVE to recycle on my cards :) Thanks for the Top Tip on matching buttons to your project too ;)

    Thanks for joining in with our 'T is for...' challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday this week :)

    Carol x

  24. Beautiful gift card holder...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked On Crafts...
    Mandy x

  25. xx thank you for joining in our 'favourite things' challenge over at SFTW xx karen

  26. xx thank you for joining in our 'favourite things' challenge over at SFTW xx karen

  27. Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

    Julie W x

  28. Great project Sam, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  29. Great card Sammi love the image hoe your keeping well thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week.
    Jenny x

  30. Great sunner card! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week and good luck, love Jacky x

  31. Fabulous card, love the colour combo. Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
    xx Vee

  32. Very cute, love the drink and sentiment. :)
    Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings. I hope you come back for our next challenge.

    Hugs, Mindy