Recycled Project

Hello everyone!  I'm a little late getting my post up today for our Tuesday Throwdown challenge...haven't been feeling all that great so it's been hard getting mobilized :)

This week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is "Recycling".  This could be re-purposing a box, reusing materials, using recycled materials...etc!  So for my project, I chose to re-purpose one of my cricut cartridge boxes.  I have been wanting to do this for so long, but never sat down and took the time to complete this task.  I'm so glad I did it!  I just love the outcome!
I'm not completely done with the box...I still have to add details to the inside, but I totally love the outside!  I cut out some spiral roses and quilled them up with my "poor mans" quilling tool :)  Then I layered them on a different shaped flower and added some foliage.  I took some light blue stickles and swipped it around the tips of the roses so that they glittered.
With my box, I made a card to go inside!  I plan on making a set...but haven't finished them yet :)
The image on the card was provided by our sponsor this week-Meljen's Designs!  It's such a cute image, along with all of their images!  I colored it all in with colored pencils and mounted it on a scallop frame cut from my cricut Lacy Labels cartridge.  I added some dimensional foam to the back to pop it up off the card.  Then I punched out some daisy shapes (actually my husband punched them out for me...I was too weak :) ), glued them together and attached it to the sentiment tag.  The final touch was some blue paint dots covered in tiny beads!
This project is entered in the following challenges:
    Card Patterns Sketch #161
    Craft Your Passion #106-Die Cuts and Punches
    Lexi's Creations #63-Use Your Punches and Dies
    My Craft Spot #52-Make it Pop
    The Corrosive Challenge #147-Hit the Bottle

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to join us this week at Tuesday Throwdown!!


  1. Emily, these are fantastic! I'm so glad you've joined us to guest design this month. :-D Fabulous flowers.

  2. Emily - this is such a wonderful project! I especially love your flowers and your wonderful pink DP. Thanks for joining us for our current challenge at Lexi's Creations. Helen x (DT)

  3. What a sweet little set. I just love the colors here. Very fun. So glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns!

  4. beautiful project, love your sefmade flowers.Thanks for joining us at cardpatterns

  5. What a cute little image and those roses are fabulous! Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

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    Celestial Things