Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sugar Creek Hollow - Save a Tree

This is the first challenge of 2012 at Sugar Creek Hollow. This week, the design team's challenge is for us to save a few trees and what a great way to start off the new year. So, for this challenge we need to repurpose paper towels, toilet paper or coffee filters. Instead of buying more supplies for your project think outside the box...just grab one of the above items and transform it to incorporate into your vintage, shabby chic or primitive card or other paper-crafted project.

After giving this a bit of thought, I created this card.

I took a stack of coffee filters and ran them through my Big Shot using the Nesties round/scallop dies in three sizes. Then I wasn't crazy about the size I had created and trimmed the outer petals down drastically. The petals are tinted with a light touch of SU's Blush Blossom ink and the flower is held together with a small pink brad. The end result really reminded me of the Peony's that bloom every Spring in my garden and I wish I had a picture to share with you. The color is spot-on! The poster is repurposed from a Paris 2010 calendar given to me by my good friend, Sally. I just couldn't part with these pics when the year was up. The print on the chipboard scroll is from an old Webster's Elementary Dictionary... circa 1962.

For our prize this week, one random winner will receive a digi selected by Sugar Creek Hollow and a winner's badge for their blog. In addition, the Design Team will choose one project as Card of the Week and the lucky creator will receive a badge and will be in the running for a Guest Designer spot.

Our new Design Team is in place and they've got some great inspiration for you this week. All details on their re-purposed projects are on their blogs... so I hope you will take a look and leave them a little love. I do hope that you will join us in this fun challenge this week.

Here's the rest of the talented ladies of the Sugar Creek Hollow Design Team

I'm also entering this in these challenges:

CardMakin' Mamas -  Something New - new technique
Fairy Tale - Something New - new technique
Fashionista Friday -  Use up Stash
Fun with Shapes& More - Die cut or punch and no Black Lines
Jellypark Challenges - Something Old & Something New
Simply CreateToo - More than 2 Layers

See you later this week.. and in the meantime, have a fantastic day!


Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

Peggy, welcome to the team. This is absolutely beautiful. You're does look like a peony. I can't wait for spring when mine will be in bloom again. I look forward to seeing more of your creations.

Debbie said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic... It really does look like a peony. As for all your recycling..You Done Good Girl!!! I think you save a few trees..


marsha said...

Peggy, this is just gorgeous! I love the vintage look - congrats on being on the SCH team!

Betty Benton said...

Your coffee filter flower is so pretty -- love it with that flourish!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Wow your coffee filter flower is beautiful and really looks like a peony .Also like how you distressed the edges of the flourish . Great challenge

Dorcas said...

It's gorgeous Peggy!

Payne Holler Cards said...

lovin your flower and that distressed flourish! beautiful...and I smiled at circa 1962 (I was 12 !) LOL

Jennifer Scull said...

beautiful card, Peggy! love that chipboard flourish.
thanks for joining our 'old year/new year' challenge at Jellypark Friends. :)

Bianca said...

Your card is so very fab! I love the shabby look! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Patti P. said...

Peggy, welcome to SCH and we are so lucky to have you. This is a stunningly gorgeous card. Love how you have repuposed not only the filters but two other items. My fave is that chipboard!! Love peonies and this does look just like that. Tfs and looking forward to working with you.

Jenn Borjeson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Jellypark! :)

Tracy Vinson said...

What a lovely card you have produced. The colors are just FAB and so vintage. So happy to have you join us.

June Nelson said...

Wow Peggy this is brilliant I dore that great big flower it looks so real, its lovely xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Joann Burton said...

All I can say is WOW...I think you could make a card out of anything. Let's see gonna look in my trash, ok here we go, got some used tea bags, oh you will love this another coffee filter, chicken bones and lol....Peggy so nice, when you told me about what you were going to do I had no idea it would turn out this nice. What an imagination...You go Girl...joann

Cec said...

This is so pretty and the flower looks like a peony to me as well. The calendar image is such perfect vintage and I love the flourish. It is so nice to have you with us on the SCH team.

Ciska said...

Great card Peggy, thanks for sharing with us at Card Makin'Mamas! :)

Becky said...

what a lovely card you made. thank you for joining us at fairy tale challenge.

hugs, becky

Jen Leeflang said...

YOu have done an awesome job of recycling! Thanks for joining our challenge at Jelly Park Friends. I can't wait to see what you create for the next challenge!
Jen Leeflang

Nela said...

Gorgeous creation in beautiful colours and nice details!
Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
Hugs Nela

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