Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Recycled Stampin' Up! Materials Card & Blog Hop

I loved the challenge the PALS April blog hop presented (see below for a list of PALS Earth Day projects). As a crafter, I enjoy "upcycling" by looking at everyday objects and creating ways to repurpose them.

As I looked through my craft room I came upon my Daydream Medallions Clear-Mount Stamp Set. I noticed there was a large portion of rubber that was being unused. So my mind started working...

After some thought I decided that I would put it through my Big Shot and make a "new" stamp from one of my favorite flower die cuts, Blossom Party Stampin' Up! Originals Die

See that big piece of rubber just waiting to be repurposed?!
I positioned the rubber on the die and ran it through the Big Shot.

And voila! After peeling it away from the other rubber, I placed it on my clear mount and added ink.

I picked Daffodil Delight for the main card color because I thought it was perfect for spring. I stamped my "new" flower stamp on Whisper White cardstock several times to create the card's backgound. I cut two more flowers from the same die cut with Melon Mambo cardstock, glued them together and added a button with linen thread as the center of the flower. I topped the card off with Daffodil Delight grosgrain ribbon and the "thinking of you" sentiment from the Curly Cute stamp set.

Blossom Party Originals Die
Big Shot
Curly Cute stamp set
Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Daffodil Delight
Card stock in Whisper White, Daffodil Delight &Melon Mambo
Brights Designer Buttons
Whisper White envelope

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Blog Hop Line Up List
Click on the links to see more great projects:
    1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
    2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
    3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
    4. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
    5. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
    6. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought...Cards by Amy
    7. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
    8. Kathleen Law at Craft With Kathleen
    9. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
    10. Kerry Willard Bray at stampgoodness
    11. Debbie Mageed at Scrappin' and Stampin'
    12. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
    13. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
    14. Barbara Furlong at The Love of Stamping
    15. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
    16. Linda Callahan at Stampin' Seasons
    17. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
    18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
    19. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
    20. Kim Czenszak at LiveLoveStamp
    21. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
    22. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
    23. Max Conrad at Stamp to the MAX!
    24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts


    1. What a great idea! And the card is bright and beautiful!

    2. WOW!! this is just amazing!! I never thougth of using this great pieces of left over rubber this way. I keep them, I figure I would use them sometime and this is it!! I know I have a few that would make great recycled stamps. Thank you so much for sharing this great tip.

    3. Such a cool idea! Thanks for sharing!

    4. Kathleen, this is genius! Thank you for posting it. Now I wish I had saved more of the rubber from sets in the past. Your card is darling and it's so great that everything coordinates as well as it does now that you have the matching stamp!

    5. I knew I needed to save my rubber and soon I'd find something to do with it. thanks for sharing this GREAT idea!!!!!!!!

    6. Wow!!! Wow! What an amazing idea.

    7. You made your own stamp?!?!? Genius! And beautiful results!

    8. Genius! Definitely giving this a try. Thanks for sharing this fabulous idea!

    9. You captured the essence of Earth Day perfectly - and your card is beautiful! We will all be looking at the left over rubber from our stamp sets in a brand new way!

    10. As the others have said before me, Genius! I always figured there was something you could do with the extra rubber . . .

    11. Genius! Thanks so much for sharing!

    12. Amazing idea! Hmmm... off to see what kind of rubber I have....

    13. What a great idea, Kathleen! And I love the card - so bright and yummy! TFS xo

    14. DUH, why did I not think of this!!! I see from the many comments that I was not the only one, LOL! BRILLIANT idea, Kathleen! And my first thought when seeing the finished card was that you had incorporated the actual rubber stamp onto your card. Realizing that you had not, it still gave me an idea to do so when wanting to provide the little extra to a stamping buddy! Best idea of the hop (although I should be careful saying that since I have not finished the rounds, LOL!)

    15. Wow! Now that's what makes Mother Earth happy. How many of us have thought of that? Not me. I use my "negative" sheet to hold my stamps in place in the case. However, I may have to use some to make stamps. TFS!

    16. Wow, Kathleen! What a great idea AND a beautiful card! You are so creative!

    17. So glad you posted this wonderful idea! I kept mine for years, thinking that someday I would use them (which I have as dimensionals). This is truly outstanding!!!

    18. SUPER clever! I love your new image and the DSP you created with it! The possibilities are endless!

    19. Wow! This is a fantastic idea!! Love it and love the card! TFS!!

    20. Fantastic idea! Beautiful card!!

    21. You are a stampin' genius! Thanks for the idea!

    22. Wow the best idea! Thanks for sharing your pretty card and recycle idea

    23. WOW wow, I need to do more of this too...thanks for the reminder....

    24. You are truly an artist!!! Love it!

    25. amazing! would you please share this on the Pals facebook page?
      hugs, m

    26. What a fabulous idea!!! Genius!!! I will definitely have to follow your lead on this and case it!! What a fun way to up cycle things!!!


    27. WOW....how clever and inspiring! Beautiful result in your card!!!!

    28. o wow! this is genius!!! i use that rubber as pop up pieces in place of dots. can't wait to try your idea!!! simply GENIUS!

    29. Great Idea! Just wondering...what sandwich did you use? I would think none given the thickness of the rubber/foam. Thanks for sharing

    30. OK,I new to this. What exactly is the "rubber" you are talking about? Something like the "Plumbers Gasket"?
      Thank you

    31. Gosh looks like I can't spell....I'm new to this.