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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Aifoil and Recycle Challenge for Sweet Dreamers Blog Group

Our 2nd challenge for the blog group Sweet Dreamers is to Recycle something and use it on a card. I found an interesting post on a blog written by Melzstampz
For anyone that knows me well, my middle name is Challenge. I thought this looked like an interesting challenge- so I grabbed a cereal box out of the recycling. I made a Cuttlebug folder out of a piece of chipboard that I liked the shape of- spent quite a bit of time cutting out the images- they were too big and dense........, so I started again. I drew stars, and cut them in 1/2 and hollowed them out. Then, I used Gel medium to glue them down- i now have a folder to use over and over. How cool is that?
Ok, I used a new technique called AI foil from the brand spanking new TJ newsletter. I mucked the shiny look of this technique up running the BG through the Cuttlebug 3 times to get a good impression.....but, the crackly appearance of the cardfront is interesting. I used chalk to add a little color to the Soldier stamp.
One more quick thing about me- I send boxes to soldiers each month (mostly in Iraq) and have been for the past 5 years. I am currently sending them to a son of another nurse I work with, but I started out by sending boxes to soldiers I found on
The stamps are from Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Hope you enjoyed my Challenge card- Thanks for looking!



Mary G. said...

Shelly- this is wonderful!! Your are SO creative!

Sande said...

Super card and another great use of something recycled.

Hats off to you for sending boxes to our troops.

Heidi said...

OMG this is awesome, great card.

Paige said...

What a creative way to go about this challenge! Looking great!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Shelly! So interesting and colorful! Great job on the challenge! Blessings to you!

scrappypug said...

wow you do like a challenge.. great job and I admire your creativity!

Cheryl Walker said...

WOW you did an Amazing job on this!!! I love it!!!

Kathy said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! Great and very creative recycling. This card is breathtaking. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us!

Cassie_lu said...

great job on the challenge. The card looks great and I really like the frame around the image.

Wanda H said...

Wonderful card!!! I like the cracks a lot.