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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Re-Cycle / Re-use

Have you ever... [oh, of course you have]... opened a gift and found the ribbon or paper so beautiful you can not throw it out?  I have saved this ribbon for years, never even untied the bow.  I had a concept in my head for a pop-up box card, saw the ribbon and tried it on the box - fit perfectly like it was meant for it!  Chose my papers & colors to match the ribbon and I was off and running.   "The Gnome Lady" is from QKR Stampede - I have had her waiting to be colored for ages.  "Daisy" and "Sunflower" Balloons are from Eureka - the artist has a whole series of animals, flowers, etc all gathered at the bottom and tied off like a balloon.  The sentiment and a space for the message are on the back panel.

Box flattened for
mailing in an envelope.
I created this for the new 613 Ave C challenge... "ATG/ optional Twist: Re-cycle/ Reuse".  You have the month of March to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas - check out the DT inspiration concepts HERE!

The  Gnome lady is sitting on a wonderful mushroom and holding one of the balloons on a string.  All the balloons are supported by a 1/4" acetate strip re-cycled from packaging for a metal die.

Create wildly and color with abandon!  
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always  TOP THREE
Crafting From the Heart -#193 ATG Always
Incy Wincy Designs – Easter
Addicted to Stamps & More -  #281 – ATG
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Simon Says: Stamp Wed Challenge – ATG
Penny's Challenge #369 – ATG
Crafty Creations - #361 – ATG Always
As You Like It – Single or Multiple Layers & WHY [multiple layers: LoVe the depth & intricacies that can be achieved with layers!]
Inspiration Destination #145 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #12 – use Flowers
Oddball Art – ATG Always/optional ”Itsy,Bitsy, Teenie, Weenie”
Crafty Girls Creations – #45 - ATG Always  TOP THREE
Crafty Hazelnut's DP Challenge – Always ATG + DP


  1. beautyful flower card in a box :)
    thanks for joining us at SheepSki Designs Challenges. i hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    DT heike 🙂

  2. colorful card in a box :)
    thanks for joining us at Oddball Challenges. I hope you’ll join us again 🙂
    DT heike 🙂

  3. Wow! Now that's an impressive card, Ginny. I am in awe of the planning (and time!) that went in to making this. Your coloring is stunning, as always. Wonderful choice of papers and that upcycled ribbon was made for this project. Your patience paid off to find the perfect new home for it.

  4. This is amazing!!!! What fun to receive an artistic mixed media creation like this pop-up box! Thanks for sharing your work at another anything goes challenge at PPCC blog! Becca=DT

  5. Nice Pop Up Box...thank you for playing with us this week at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Hope to see you again.
    Jill ~ DT

  6. Hey friend! Thanks for visiting my Blog and leaving a wonderful comment on my up-scaled tags. I was really challenged by your theme and I said to myself, "How could Ginny do this to us?"...LOL But I found one tag and 3 more and I thought, here we go! Glad you like it. I am planning to save the pretty tags now and decorate them with my scraps. I can surely use when gifting. Anyway, I am so impressed with your Pop-Up Box Card. I know that it takes time to make considering all the coloring and layering and measuring. But you did a fabulous job and your coloring is truly wonderful. Great job, dear! Have a blessed week!

    JO ANN

  7. Very pretty pop up box card
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  8. Oh wow such a beautiful coloured pop up card, love it so rich and vibrant.
    Thanks for joining us over at Sheep Ski Designs xx
    Jean xx

  9. Oh what gorgeous vibrant colors - love it!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Crafty Creations Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  10. Wonderful make! Thanks for joining us for Oddball Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Angie DT

  11. Really lovely project! Love all the pretty colours together. Thanks so much for joining us at the As you like it challenge.


  12. Wow fabulous box card. I love the flowers you've added and the little lady at the back!
    Annette - Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for :
    Lili of the Valley,
    Dies to Die For,
    Squirrel's not-so-random Challenge
    As You Like It Challenge.

  13. Great project. Love it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
    Oddball Challenge

  14. Cute project Ginny thank you for joining in our oddball challenge!

  15. Beautiful! So awesome that you found the ribbons home! Thanks for joining us on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge

  16. This is such a beautiful project, and that ribbon is perfect. Thanks for joining us on the Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge.

  17. Stunning card. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenges.
    Hugs, Iwona


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