Saturday, April 9, 2011

Challenge #41 - Recycling! Winners

Hi everyone! We were blown away by the creative recycled things you incorporated into your cards and projects this week! You really used your noggins and thought "outside the box"!!! So let's see the creations that tickled our design team's fancy! Congratulations to all of our winners!

The Cut Aboves:

Ann's Choice - Elizabeth Price
How cool is this! After drinking your Coke, make a flower from the can. And in the true spirit of recycling, Elizabeth made an envelope from packing paper to go with it. I love the button with the rhinestone brad, as well as the scalloped circle made from a plastic divider sheet. If anyone can make recyclables look classy, Elizabeth can! Congratulations on an awesome job!

Nance's choice: Linda Callahan

...And if anyone can take a mess of recycled stuff from the hubby's stash and make it look clean-and-simple, Linda can! Linda used so many great elements on her card: sandpaper, waffled packing paper and a plastic "thingy" but the all coordinate together with her clean-and-simple layout and natural color choices. She even used a grocery receipt! Congratulations Linda, you're my cut above!

Lesley's Choice: Julie Elak
Julie's bright and cheerful card made me smile! I love the designer papers she used and the way her buttons repeated the designer paper! She used cereal boxes to create the buttons and I think that is a terrific idea! I need to start saving those boxes! Then she cut out the buttons again with designer paper and glued them on top of the cereal button cut the buttons look sturdy and real. I love the fun colours too! Congratulations Julie!

Jaydee's Choice: Rosemary
I was first attracted to the bold color scheme that Rosemary had chosen for her card. I was amazed to find that this was one of the recycled pieces - from her energy utility company! I loved the repetition of stars (i love things in three!). The overall crisp, clean, bold colors and shapes really appealed to me. Clean and simple - and simply stunning! Congratulations, Rosemary.

Anne Marie's Choice: Mary de los Angeles
Mary is my pick for A Cut Above this week with her adorable card. I really liked the way she added so much fabulous detail to that piece of cardboard. The torn edges and scored lines add such great texture and dimension and I just LOVE that cool, woven ribbon treatment. Such a creative way to rescue an old box from the recycle bin! Congratulations, Mary! 

Jen's Choice: Rita

Rita's gorgeous salvaged ribbon really caught my eye! And the way she framed the Watercolor Trio images behind the butterfly is so pretty. With just a hint of Pear Pizzazz showing through those images, it calls to mind a window. A big, beautiful butterfly landed on that window and is highlighted with a wonderful row of pearls. The layers on the card, give it a great sense of dimension and the colors are perfect for spring!

And for the Headliner this week, LeAnne's choice:

Susie Wittwer - Inspired by Nature
What's not to love about Susie's lovely creation? She incorporated lots of lacy, glittery, vintage-ness into her softly-colored, "recycled" card! I particularly loved the beautiful ribbon she used---what a gorgeous shade of coral that is! (You should pop over to her blog to see the fun spool on which it is wound!!!) Anyone would love to receive this Easter card. Congratulations, Susie, on being our Headliner this week!


  1. great choices, ladies! These are all special :)

  2. I am so happy, Thank you Anne marie for choice my card, and congratulatios to all the winners!

  3. goodness!! thanks for picking my card for the "cut above" award! congrats to the "headliner"!!

  4. Thanks so much Nance for the honor of being A Cut Above! I was delighted to get Ann Marie's e-mail! This is great challenge site - such a fun one this week - thanks LeAnne! Thanks too to the rest of the DT - everyon does such beautiful work! And I always enjoy reading everyone's thoughts each week on their picks!

  5. Wow! Thank you so much for choosing my card as this week's Headliner! I'm SO excited!
    Congrats to all of the Cut Above's too...fabulous cards!

  6. Congrats to all of the winners! You created fabulous cards!

  7. Indeed, we have the best Paper Players in blogland! Thanks to all who participated!

  8. I am so appreciative to be a Cut Above. That is a super compliment and just made my day. Thanks a bunch.

  9. OMGosh! These are FANTASTIC. How creative they ALL are and what clever use for recycling trash into treasures. Beautiful job and congratulations to ALL the winners. Hugs


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