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Friday, July 31, 2009

Recycle and Reuse

Good Morning Everyone!!! Happy Friday!! Wow this week sure did fly by. I can't believe another week is over and we are just about to hit August.

I decided to do a little project for my daughter for going back to school. You know how girls just love little notes and stuff. If you have left over jewelry boxes from Khol's or somewhere like that, Khol's is where mine came from. They are perfect to recycle and reuse. I covered it and it fits 3x3 note cards perfectly. I made a set of 5 simple note cards to put in it for her. I just got this butterfly set from SU and the new butterfly punch and couldn't wait to use it. Also the butterfly I put in this sweet little girl's hair is from the set too. Hope you enjoy my little project.

Did you notice I have a new watermark?? Woohoo!! My good friend Angie Cortes made it for me and emailed it to me last night. If you get a chance go check out her beautiful BLOG you will see lots of creativity there for sure!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a GREAT FRIDAY!!

Here's the recipe

Note Cards

SU Set Flight of the Butterfly - Inked on the white cardstock on the card and inked again on a separate piece of white cardstock and punched the butterflies out and attached to the image with a pop dot.

Old Olive Ink
Pretty in Pink Ink
Baja Breeze Ink

Old Olive Cardstock
Pretty in Pink Cardstock
Baja Breeze Cardstock

SU Whisper White Ribbon
Paper clips

The Box

I covered the box with Basic Grey Designer Paper - Lemonade
SU Scallop Border Punch for the paper on the sides
Tied SU Baja Breeze Ribbon around the box

Image - The Greeting Farm inked with Momento Ink and colored with copics
Used Baja Breeze Ink for little butterfly in her hair also from SU set Flight of the Butterfly


Penny said...

So cute. That's very sweet of you to make little notecards for your daughter.

And recycling is ALWAYS a good thing!

Amy Johnson said...

What an absolutely sweet and adorable gift card set. And how thoughtful of you to make this for your daughter! Love it!

Denise Young said...

Too cute! The butterfly in her hair is an adorable added touch. I love your color choice. The mini card are great (They are my favorite cards to make). TFS Have a good day!

Elena said...

Very cute set of cards! I love your idea with the butterflies! and really love the cover of the box! So cute!

Julia Aston said...

What a fun recycle project Crystal! I love your sweet Greeting Farm image and the pretty butterfly cards!

Cindy Haffner said...

So precious!!

Jacilynn said...

How cute and what a great idea. My DD loves little cards. I'm gonna have to steal your idea. Super cute Crystal!

Kim Y. said...

Great project, Crystal! You know, great minds think alike. hehe. I have been working a project since last week and part of it is similar to your project! You have got to check my blog tomorrow AM and I used the same stamp!!

Linnie said...

This collection is smashing i love it sooooo cute

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is absolutely beautiful Crystal!! I love your coloring and design. YOur daughter will love it!!

Beth said...

Fantastic gift set Crystal! Love it!

jen said...

great cards & love the new watermark!!

Anonymous said...

OMG!! Crystal, these are just as sweet as can be!! I love the note cards and the colors rock!! :) Have a lovely weekend friend!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

WOW, Crystal! This is awesome, girl! :)

Bev said...

Love it! Gorgeous colours, adorable image and fabulous colouring - just perfect! x

Silke said...

AWWWW - Crystal - the box and the matching little card are tooooooo cute!!! Awesome take on the challenge!!! Hugs ~S~

Jodi said...

This is very cute!! Love your creation and that you recycled it too!
Jodi =)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This little set is adorable! What a sweet gift for your daughter! Aren't you the good Mommie!!!

LOVE your new watermark ... I need to check out your friend ... maybe she'll make one for me???

Have a great weekend .. one day we really need to get together and play ... anytime!!!

Heike said...

Wow Crystal, this is adorable. Love the Image and all the sweet Details...

Have a nice Weekend :-)


Kristyn said...

Love love love the butterflies!!! Can't go wrong with cute TGF images as well ;-)

I'm looking for a great butterfly punch and I'm really liking yours, what kind is it and where did you get it? Thnx :-)

Angie Cortes said...

This too cute Crystal!! I am sure she will love it!! TFS

SMK said...

this is suuuuch a cute set! totally love the pastels :)

Allissa (Lisa) said...

Oh Crystal hun...what a beautiful set! I love it!


raindropecho said...

Wow these are beautiful! Too sweet!

Justine said...

What a perfectly beautiful little set

Deb said...

Way too cute! This set would be so awesome to give to a young lady to write cards/thank you's to her friends! Love the colors!