Monday, April 20, 2009

A *Green* Challenge

The Etsy Team I have been hoping to become a member of is having a green challenge this month. We had to make something out of an empty ribbon spool .

I don't usually hang on to this kind of thing, but luckly I had one that was almost empty. So, I was able to play.

First, let me say, I am not an *outside the box* thinker. I like things neat, straight, lined up, etc. When someone shows me a circle punch, I see a circle. When someone shows me an empty ribbon spool, I see garbage. You know what I'm saying. I just can't envisions. So, to come up with an idea was a challenge in itself for me.

At first I thought I would do some kind of fold out album, but as I started working with this, I wondered if a circle card wouldn't be better. (Or maybe I just go lazy, and the card was easier.) :)

I covered both sides of the spool cardboard with designer paper, scored a fold line along the edges, and *sealed* them together with lilac brads. Then to add a cuteness factor (because I love cuteness), I added the ribbon.

The inside has a little field of flowers going on, to match the outside paper, and says "celebrating you." Wouldn't this be a fun card to give for a birthday or just because?

Well, guess what, I'm giving it away. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and at the end of the week, I'll either send it to the one lonely poster, or if there are multiple posts, I'll do a drawing. Also, in your comment, let me know if you plan to mail this to someone. It fits a standard A2 envelope (but barely). If you are going to mail it, you won't have to add extra postage with an A2 though. If you aren't going to mail it, I'll send you a larger envelope.


Chrystal S said...

It's fantastic! Great job! :)

Kelly said...

I love this card! I'll have to remember this when I empty a spool. I'd probably keep this as a sample. Thanks for sharing.

K is for Calligraphy said...

This is crazy cool! Wow! Great work!
happy Earth Day!