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
the Odd Bird Planet Stamp - Plain Perch. I stamped
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)