Trash to Treasure - Recycling with PDS!

Hi friends!  Another busy week here and it's only Tuesday! I'm working my son's school book fair this week, my girl's have had choral meetings and Open House, and we leave for Disney World on Friday and I'm so not ahead of schedule!  I need a Venti S'Bux latte x4 right about now ...... lol!  

How about some trash turned to treasure in card form?  How cool is that!  The theme this week at Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog  is to recycle.   For my card, I actually used 5  recycled items (there are actually 4, but one was used twice - just turned inside out)  Can you guess what they are?  :)

For today's card, I used the Miss Music digi paired with soft yellow paper and ....... recycled item #1 - a Baby Gap bag!  I used the brown as a backdrop paper for the card/image and then flipped it to use the inside as a DSP.   The matching ribbon is the handle of the bag - pretty neat stuff!  Items #4 are the buttons I found in the bottom of my sewing box and the 5th is a corrugated piece of Starbucks coffee sleeve that I added under my sentiment.  I cut strips of the bag freehand and  left them wonky on purpose and distressed the edges to give it more texture.  This sure was a fun card to make, I'm really pleased with it :)

So here is the bag I started with that became my base (brown) paper - you can't see the inside, but it's the striped paper you see on the card :) 

The inside of my card :)
Close up of Miss Music!

We'd LOVE to see what recycled items you used for your card.  Remember to upload your
cards to the Challenge blog.  I'd also love to tell you that you can find some of PDS's digis on sale right here in the shop! 

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Big hugs,
Bigger Blessings!

Cardstock:  So Saffron, PTI White; Image from Pixie Dust Studio; Bag from Baby Gap to create background paper for image and cardbase;  Ribbon from the Baby Gap bag for accenting; colored with prismacolor markers; buttons from sewing kit; sandpaper for distressing; Cuttlebug, circular nesties; Starbucks coffee sleeve; scissors; tombo, aileens glue.

Entered into:
Phindy's Place - Stripes
Pile it On #37 - Layer it
sukkersott  - Use a digi
Totally Scrumptious - Decorate your card inside


  1. Great! Love the matching ribbon and paper from that bag. So very cute and wonderful job of recycling.

  2. This is so cute! Great way to recycle and love the colors!

  3. I'm completely impressed! What a fancy bag and such a gorgeous card from it. Have a great time at Disney world!

  4. Lovely card, love the colours.

  5. you did great!!!!! I never would of thought to use the bag, how clever, such an adorable card, don't forget to breath so you can enjoy Disney World lol!!!

  6. What a great idea, guess you never know where there is something to use on cards, you picked a winner and did an wonderful job with it. Sounds like you have quite the week going on, hope you get to relax some while at Disneyworld :)

  7. GREAT recycling... this is adorable! I wondered how you matched your ribbon with the paper so perfectly!

  8. Lovely card!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

  9. Oh my goodness she is so cute! she reminds me of one of your girls :)

    Hope you are all doing well
    Sending lots of hugs!


  10. what a super card, thanks for playing along with CRAFT this week, x carol

  11. Love it. Bright, cheery, and fun! Also, can I be just a wee bit jealous that you're off to Disney? :)

  12. Absolutely love it!!! I thought to myself, 'how striking, the stripes are gorgeous', as soon as your post scrolled up. It's a busy week here too, but only 1 daughter so not as busy as yours :D Take it easy and enjoy the weekend. Hugs

  13. I just love how the ribbon matches the DP. We all really need to recycle more often. They really are the best cards!!!

  14. What a lovely card!! Beautiful colors and details:-))
    Thanks for joining us at Sukkersøtt this week. Good luck!!

    Hugs Astrid:-)

  15. Anonymous9/15/2011

    You are a master recycler, Kelly -- wow! This whole card is super cute, but I especially like the piece from your SB cup -- it's so YOU! :-) Praying the busy-ness slows down and that you have a wonderful trip to Disney -- how fun!

  16. You are so thrifty!!

  17. What a great idea - I have loads of those bags! Very cute Kelly!

  18. This is the cutest! I love the paper and matching ribbon and, of course, the buttons!

  19. This is great! My DH always laughs at me when I save bits and pieces of them for 'someday' projects. Thanks for motivating me to use some of them!

  20. Awww...sweet card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

    PS - I have candy on offer on my blog if you're interested :0)

  21. What a cute card Kelly....way to recycle!!! AWESOME

  22. A gorgeous card, great job on recycling everything matches perfectly and I love the inside! Thanks for joining us at Truly Scrumptious.
    hugs, Marlies

  23. Such a CUTE card.. and GREAT job reusing the bag!
    Thanks for joining us at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

  24. lovin that recycled bag!!! perfect to have perfect matching dp and ribbon!
    thanks for entering in Phindy's Place Challenge (-:

  25. What a great stripy card, love the matching ribbon and paper. Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!

  26. This is FANTASTIC!! How clever to use a bag the way you did! And that image... Is that my daughter?!