Thursday, March 25, 2010

Jenn (Jax Bean Stalks) is hosting a recycle challenge on her blog. Turn something you would normally throw away, or in this case put in the recycling bin, into something new.  I used this Coke can to make an element on this card:
If you follow my {ippity}blog, you'd recognize this card.  It was one of my first projects made with {ippity} stamps.  I'm still very proud of this project.  Here's a close-up:
Since I had made this card in the past, I made another project.
I don't know how it is for you, but at work (I'm a teacher) I've earned the reputation of being creative.  The art teacher (who is an artist, not a crafter) was going to throw out this box.  She asked me first if I thought I could use it for something.
I have not idea what came in it, but it turned into a desktop calendar.
Here's the top (outside):
Here is the inside:
Thanks for looking!


  1. Very clever! Love the Ippity card and the calendar!

  2. Both are wonderful. So clever. Love what you did with that box. I had a box similar to that the other day (one I had been saving) and just could not, for the life of me, think what to do with it! Duh! Wish I hadn't thrown it out now!!

  3. Wonderful work on these recycled creations!! How fun is that!!!

  4. What great ideas. I saw tutorial on using a can but never tried it for fear of slicing all my fingers. Great job.

  5. I agree awesome job on both...I too would be afraid i would lose a couple fingers trying that.

  6. Your card is so cool! The box is beautiful, I'm going to have to do one for myself I know I have a bunch of small boxes around here somewhere :)

  7. Great job! Thanks for highlighting my challenge!

  8. This calendar is simply beautiful! I can't wait to get my first order of {ippity} stamps!!


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