Go Green with H2H!

This week's challenge at Heart 2 Heart Challenges is to Go Green!

What does Go Green mean to you?  Last time I was on the H2H Design Team we had a Go Green challenge and we were challenged to recycle, repurpose or reuse something in our artwork.  This time Heart 2 Heart has decided to let each of us interpret this challenge ourselves.  Being that this is the week of St. Patrick's Day, green is an obvious choice as is a shamrock or a leprechaun.  But I so enjoyed the recycling challenge that I decided to do that again.

I chose to recycle cereal boxes.  Two of our grandkids have just moved in with us and we are going through a lot of cereal.  I love to use cereal boxes to bolster some of my 3D artwork because it is readily available, sturdy, but thin enough to cut with my Cricut.  I used my deep cutting blade for my Cricut and it cut the box just like butter.

Here is the frame I made for this challenge:

The back of my cute little frame is made with a 4" x 4" chipboard coaster like the one you get at a restaurant or bar. I covered it with patterned paper from our Claire Paper Pack (X7166B).  I cut the cereal box and a different Claire patterned paper using our Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge (Z1686), pg 53 at 3.75". 

I adhered the paper to the chipboard and chipboard and inked all of the edges with Outdoor Denim ink.  I just love the ribbon hanger.  It is our new Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon.  I cut 12 inches of the ribbon and then adhered it with my favorite adhesive from my ATG gun and then using foam tape on the sides and bottom of the frame I popped the frame up from the coaster so that it holds the tape in place yet leaves a space to insert a photo or a saying.

Now comes the fun part.  I used two stamp sets, C1538 Girls Rock and the stamp set from the Claire Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go (G1056) to decorate my frame.  I only used 2 ink colors:  Smoothie and Outdoor Denim.  I don't know whether you can see it but I used Stardust Glitter Glitz (Z1313) on the wings of my cupcake as well as on the "love" sentiment.  Also used as embellishments were:  Mocha Opaques (Z1333), Durables Artisan Studs (Z1816), and Green & Blue Epoxy Bubbles (Z1806).

So now it is your turn!  Show us what you can do with our Go Green challenge.  Please go to  heart2heartchallenges.blogspot.com and post a link to your project.  

Here are a few rules:  
*Our challenges are open to everyone!
*To enter, follow the challenge of the week and post your results to your personal blog or other online gallery.
*Be sure to go here and direct link to your challenge post so we can see your artwork! 
*In order to enter a challenge, you must use Close To My Heart products but your project does not have to be 100% CTMH.
*If you use something from another company, please consider including details in your project's description.
* You MUST mention H2H challenges in your blog post (and a link back to us would be appreciated).
*Spread the word about our challenge blog by including our badge on your blog.
*Most importantly, have fun creating - the Close To My Heart way!
Note: Any entries not following the above rules are subject to having their link removed.

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  1. Pretty frame, Melinda! I admit that when I saw your pic I thought it was an oops! Lol...that is only because I went the other way with green. ;) Looks like you will have plenty of cereal boxes to re-purpose for sure! Bless your heart. Thanks for the cool frame idea!

  2. I love everything about this! And cereal boxes is something my house has a TON OF (with 3 boys - 4 if you count my husband)...now only if I could use milk cartons for something other than noise makers...lol. LOVE this frame and although Claire is not one of my favorite, the chevron ribbon with this makes me like it!!!


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