It's the first Saturday in April with a new Stampendous team challenge for you. In honor of Earth Day, we are challenging ourselves (and you) to make something that uses product(s) that are recycled, repurposed, or reused in some way. The possibilities are endless! Snazz up a household item and turn it into something beautiful, use something unexpected on your card, or even just use up some scraps you've had in your stash forever. We are opening the doors wide open on this challenge. So much that it could be called Anything Goes with Green Purpose" Challenge!
This month's challenge is really in line with what I've been collecting for a potential scrapbook project, but it's not my idea. It came from a mini album project I've seen everywhere using coffee drink sleeves. I've been collecting quite a few of these which I stash a few in my purse for those times when my drink is way too hot, but the extras come from when I see a friend getting ready to toss the whole latte, well I just grab it by the sleeve to save it. Oh the laughter...sorry. I wrapped my card with a scrap of one sleeve, yep it's already been re-purposed once, that I cut in half.
The second part of my challenge is to use the window of a business envelope. Again, not my idea, I saw it in the latest Art Journaling magazine. I brayer rolled the white windowed envelope with Ranger Faded Denim ink. I was surprised it looked like the grunge style paper that one would pay almost $1 to get while mine was nearly free! I cut out the window and used it as a frame for an awesome new stamp that is hitting the stores as we speak! Meet Phone Lady. (I love the detail that is on this image. Love it..) She's sending a message from another new set called Friendly Phrases. Keep an eye out for these at your local craft store or later this month on the Stampendous shop!
So, are you ready to see some more? Here is the whole list of my fantastic teammates, who are sharing some fabulous inspiration with you today:
Don't forget - we want YOU to play along with is! You have until Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 11:59 PM EST to add your direct link to our collection at the end of this post (or on the Stampendous blog). You do not have to use Stampendous products, but we sure love it when you do! As an extra incentive for playing along, one lucky crafter (drawn at random) will receive this fabulous Mother's Love Perfectly Clear Stamp Set. Available in stores now, it will be on the website for purchase soon!
Due to shipping restrictions, the winner must have a US address. We hope you have a chance to play along with us (you an enter as many times as you'd like!) this month...Happy Crafting!
Stamps: Phone Lady and Friendly Phrases (Stampendous)
Paper: Papyrus (WorldWin Treasures), kraft cardstock, business window envelope, latte cup sleeve
Ink: Walnut Ink Stain and Faded Blue Denim (Ranger Ink)
Accessories: Steel Blue and Bronze Glass Glitter (Stampendous), edge scraper (MM), Zip Dry glue