Sunday, April 10, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog: Recycle & Reuse

This week at Heart 2 Heart Challenges Blog, it's all about recycling and reusing.  I had a some major creative block with this challenge... So much so that I ended up dreaming about it one night.  I dreamed that it was taking a very long time to find something to use, I searched all over my house, my neighbors house, my sisters house and NOTHING.  Then I came home and saw a beautiful card with white/clear/sparkly flowers on my work table!  I apparently had already made the card and didn't know it.
So... when I woke up that morning, as I picked up my home a little, I searched for something that would help me make those flowers. It was when I picked up my trash box from my workroom... that I saw this clear bag that I was about to throw out, that I realized.... this clear plastic bag was the perfect thing to make my flowers.
All I did was cut the bag into long strips (1 1/2" wide) and used my favorite new toy (Glubers) to twist and position the plastic strips around the Gluber to make the flower.  After they were done, I applied Liquid Glass and sprinkled Prisma Glitter over them... and Viola!!!  
Flowers wouldn't be complete unless they have leaves, so I also cut out some leaves and also added the details with the liquid glass and Prisma glitter.
Now take a look around YOUR space and see what you can recycle and reuse.  Convert your trash into beautiful artwork that you will be proud to showcase.  Remember to snap a picture of it and link it to Heart 2 Heart Challenges blog and be eligible to win a prize and be part of our "Top 10" for the month of April.
Remember to use Close To My Heart products to be eligible to win.

Take a peek at what the rest of the Design Team created for this challenge and become inspired to create your own:


  1. Oh wow!!!!! FABULOUS reuse! Love it!

  2. Wow the card is amazing. I saw you on facebook and "liked" you. Now I think I will follow your blog:)

  3. You would never guess that those beautiful flowers came from a bag. How clever! Such a pretty card, I loved the colors and the look! Good job!

  4. First of all, thanks for telling me about a Gluber - I hadn't heard of it. Your flower is gorgeous and perfect for your card.

  5. This is gorgeous Corina, fabulous job with those flowers!

  6. Gorgeous card Corina. I adore your re-used materials flowers...

  7. Wow Corina! Those flowers are so cool! Who would have thought that you could make such pretty flowers from a plastic bag? Ok, I have no idea what a Gluber is, but I think I need one! *Ü*

  8. Ah....sleep crafting. I know it well. There's a fine line between hobby and obsession! LOL
    But I never made such pretty flowers in MY sleep!
    I want a Gluber too, just cause it's fun to say.

  9. I knew when I saw your card that I would not be disappointed when I found out how you made your flowers. Glubers, huh? Just what I need, another must have product. Your card is elegant and beautiful.

  10. OMGosh!! Talk about trash to treasure - this is too creative. I love it. TFS :)


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