Wednesday, April 22, 2009

My Earth Day Challenge...Egg Cartons!











What do YOU do with all your old egg cartons? Do you have the styrofoam cartons or the pressed cardboard? I have a few cartons left from all the egg goodies at Easter...I usually just put them into the Recycle Bin...but today I have other ideas for them.




My challenge for Earth Day is to use your egg cartons on cards, altered items or scrapbook pages...in any way that your creative mind finds appealing. Today I'm using the pressed paper egg cartons.....and they're really fun to work with. They take color really well...you can paint them, use Copic Markers on them (My favorite), chalk inks are great to use too! The cartons are easily cut into shapes...or you can use your die cut machine on them. I used my Cuttlebug with my Nestibilities dies for some of my shapes....and hand cut others. The photos show two views of my sample cards for this challenge:
You Are My Sunshine Card - I used one of the Nestibilities dies to cut the mini
quilts on the card; and colored them with Copic
markers. The trees are Odd Bird Planet's Kelly's Tree.
What The Early Bird Gets - The birdie's body shape was made using
onto the egg carton, colored it with Copic Markers
and cut it out. The wings are cut with Nestibilities
dies and cut in half to make wings. Her crest and legs are made with the OBP Long Legged Flo stamp.
These are just two ideas...let me see all of your wonderful new ways to use the egg cartons! Have a great time this Earth Day!
Please post a link to your entry in a comment on this post, before tomorrow, Thursday 11:59 PM PDT. Names of all participants will go in a drawing for an Earth stamp, and for the Grande Prize. (Info in my previous post...and here on Johanna's blog)



13 comments:

Saskia said...

Great cards!!!!!! So cute!

Greetings,
Saskia

Suzy said...

So cheerful and creative, what a fun card! The challenge is quite fun too :)

Perky Nihilist said...

What an innovative use of egg cartons. I love it!

Hope my blog wasn't too strange when you visited - I was making some changes and everything went goofy for a few minutes. Oops.

Dianne said...

I didn't notice anything strange...my computer connection is sometimes so messed up that if I get where I'm going...I'm very happy!

Tracy Durcan said...

Hi Dianne!! Your card are always so wonderful!! I love how you used the trees :)

Beth Norman said...

Now how cool is that!! I haven't seen cardboard cartons in years; they are all plastic around here. Hopefully they are recycled plastic. Great work!!

Sharon said...

You are TOO clever!

We now have clear plastic egg cartons. They are a pain to open because there is a double lid. But you can see of any of the eggs are cracked (even the bottom) without opening it. And they are lade from #1 plastic which is recyclable.

Jan said...

Great challenge and there's so many way to reuse egg cartons..I soaked mine and made my own pulp and made grunge-board and handmade paper. I used the 'grunge-board' and made an album. You can see my post at
http://papercraftpleasures.blogspot.com

Lyn S said...

That's so cute, great job with the recycling!

Lisa Graves said...

Fabulous cards and such a great use of your egg cartons.

Jenn said...

Great cards, your egg carton looks so thin compared to mine, love the bright colors!

Here is my project

http://doublendesigns.blogspot.com/2009/04/odd-bird-planet-earth-day-challenge-3.html

Dianne said...

Jenn...
I used my Cuttlebug and a Nestibilities die to cut out the mini quilts...maybe thats why they look thinner. The egg cartons themselves were actually quite bulky. :):):)

Ann said...

These are absolutely adorable!!! :D

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