Happy Earth Day

Stampin up beautiful butterflies splitcoast sketch
Rescue those old catalogs and turn colorful pages into beautiful die cuts.  Today's post uses the advertisement below for both color inspiration and a recycled touch.

Stampin up earth day challenge

SC225%20NC Inspiration to use recycled materials is from Our Creative Corner and the sketch is from Splitcoast Stampers SC225.
  • Using a Big Shot Die-Cut Machine and Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (a Stampin' Up! exclusive), crop the magazine page for the technicolor butterfly.  Vavoom!  TIP:  For added strength,  I re-cropped the butterfly in Night of Navy and adhered it to the back.
  • Three pearls from the Pretties Kit create the body.  TIP:  A Mini Glue Dot holds them in place.
  • A 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Elegant Eggplant took a ride through my Big Shot with Stampin' Up!'s Backgrounds I Texturz Plates.
  • Adhere the Butterfly and Elegant Eggplant square over Green Galore (2 3/4" x 2 3/4") using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Slip Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon through the middle (and tie once the remaining layers are in place).
  • Run two 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces of Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot with the same Texturz Plate.
  • Mat on a  3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of Night of Navy card stock, 5" x 3 3/4" piece of Green Galore (TIP:  Remember to tie the ribbon) and finally a Whisper White card base (4 1/4 x 5 1/2", scored on the side).
  • The sentiment (from Chit Chat Rub-Ons) combines Elegant Eggplant and Green Galore Small and Large Oval Punches, adhered with a couple Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • The final touch is a Boho Blossoms flower punch in Night of Navy, topped with a Pretties Kit pearl.
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Paper:  Whisper White (100730), Elegant Eggplant (105126), Night of Navy (100867), Green Galore (101768)
Cool Tools:  Big Shot (113439), Stampin' Up! Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die (114507), Large Oval Punch (107305), Small Oval Punch (107304), Boho Blossoms Punch (110711), Stampin' Up! Backgrounds I Texturz Plates (114512)
The Perfect Touch:  Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (109039),  Pretties Pearls (109114), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Chit Chat Rub-Ons (111804)

Texturz plates


  1. What a clever idea. Color combinations are great.

  2. That is amazing, Mary!! I would never have thought to do that.

  3. Wow, Mary, what an interesting idea! I love it! Very “out of the box” choice of colours, too!

    I just finished working on a “My First Year” baby album. It was time-consuming, but I am very happy with the result! It reminds me a bit of the card box I had done for your blog post. I guess I like projects that cover a year, don’t I? haha! It’s up on my blog, if you want to see 🙂

    Have a great day!

  4. Very pretty Mary! Grapes are my favorite fruit! Love it!!!

  5. Wow…that’s so creative! Thanks!

  6. colleen kramer

    Wonderful idea! And great take on the sketch!

  7. You always come up with new ways to design….very nice….Pat

  8. AWWW – Mary – you clever girl you :)!!! Love your idea!!! Your card rocks, so beautiful!!! The big butterfly with your recycled paper is fabulous!!!

    Thank you for playing the OCCC with us :)!!!
    Hugs ~S~

  9. What a cool idea. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Wonderful Blog!!! your card is gorgeous!

  11. Dear Mary – You always come up with WoW ideas that show off your creativity and elegance in design. Thanks for sharing! Now I’ll be looking at ads in a whole new way. I’ve been cutting up the good pictures for awhile now but I usually turn right past the advertisements.

    Hugs and blessings – Jean

  12. oh my goodness mary!! how fun is that!? i love the colors…oh, i want to try it right now! the whole thing is delicious!! a definate WOW!

  13. Lisa Cardenas

    Hi Mary! Beautiful card. Love love love the idea of recycling magazines for cool papers! Had just one question – the texturz plates; what are their dimensions? I have a bunch of cuttlebug texture plates, and they do a 5.5 x 4.25 texture area… just wondering if these are bigger or not. Thanks!!! 🙂

    Hi Lisa:

    The full dimensions of the plates are approximately 8″ x 6″. However, the potential texture area is 7 3/8″ x 5 3/4 (approximately). This is larger than the cuttlebug folder coverage. Note that the Texturz Plats leave a softer (less definited finish). Still very pretty but a different look.



  14. Barb Hendrickson

    Mary, this is a simply delicious card!! Love the idea and can’t wait to try it!

  15. Love it! The colors are so vibrant. Is there nothing you can’t do? I love the idea of recyling. I hate to throw away magazines and now I have a new use for them. Thanks for the ideas.

  16. You make recycling look so elegant!

  17. SO cool, Mary!

    I love this idea…

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