Recycle at Connie Can Crop

It’s time for a new challenge at Connie Can Crop.  This month the challenge is, “recycle”; to create a project using something recycled or reused.  I had two ideas in mind and was so torn as to which one to make.  This is the card that won the toss-up:

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I recycled newspaper for this card.  There’s no shortage of newspaper in this house, so using it popped into my head immediately.  I had to think a bit more about just how.

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I used a the Congrats Shaped Card cut file from The Cutting Cafe and cut it from Bazzill 12″ x 12″ card stock.  I made the card larger than its intended size of 9″ x 3 1/2″.  It’s almost 12″ wide…that’s BIG.  The file also includes two mats; so I cut one from Basic Black and the other from the newsprint.

And to play off the news paper and the size of the card, I typed the sentiment using the Times New Roman font in black.

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If I get the chance during the month, I’ll made the second card of which I was thinking.   It involves something else there’s plenty of around here…bubble wrap.

Now it’s your turn to enter the challenge.  One winner, picked at random will win a $20 gift certificate to this month’s sponsor, Paper Crafting World.

To enter the challenge or for more information, just click here


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  1. Denise Sayers says:

    Love using recycled items and the newspaper is perfect. I recycle mine, but could certainly pull one out to use. I can’t wait to see what you do with the bubble wrap.

  2. Sue says:

    WOW!!! Wonderful card, perfect use of old newspapers.


  3. Love your card! Great use of the newspaper!

  4. vicky tovar says:

    such a great idea for reusing newspapers. I love the result. Great Job Kim. TFS

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