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Friday, April 15, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

This layout is being entered into the Cricut Circle Blog Monthly Contest. In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd) we would like you to recycle, reuse or repurpose 3 items on your project. For example, cut a shape from junk mail found in your trash can. Reuse something found in a junk drawer, or whatever! Use your creativity! Create a layout, card, altered project, etc. The choice is yours ! I had to use at least 3 items that were "recycled" so I went digging in my trash can! I had just thrown some items out from a previous few cuts. The blue border around the page was left over from a design I created on my Gypsy. The title cut was being discarded by another scrapper at a crop and I rescued it, plus 3 more, from the waste bin. Also, the two curls behind the title were pulled from my trash can. The light blue paper I used to mat the photo was 100% recycled paper that I got at an expo. I "think" it was ele-poo paper. The silver medallion was cut from my Everyday Cricut cartridge (a Circle exclusive). Can you guess what I recycled that from? The packaging of a bag of Fig Newtons!!! Once the yummy-ness was gone, I cut the bag open and washed it. Then cut it to fit on my mat for my Cricut. After cutting the image out, I ran it through my Cuttlebug machine with the Morroccan Screen folder. The picture is our Christmas Picture from 2010 with my THREE children - lol. Yes, I have become one of those whose pet is their child. To make the page pop more, I used a silver paint sharpie to outline all the edges, then added bling on the Prima flowers and here and there around the page. Hope you enjoyed and Thanks for looking!

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