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Thursday, September 6, 2012

MCT Designer Challenge: Recycle It!


Hey there! Veronica here from VK Create. Welcome to My Creative Time! On today's schedule is the BRAND spankin' new MCT Designer Challenge!

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - the three "R"s. "Being green" is important - but that doesn't mean it can't be cute! For today's MCT Designer Challenge, I'm challenging you to create a fabulous project using at least one recycled item.

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Your recycled item doesn't have to be something that was bound for the trash bin. It just has to be something that you're re-using. Perhaps you re-use part of an old project for a new one. Or maybe use the cellophane from packaging on your project! The possibilities are endless!My recycle project is a birthday card I made for my mother-in-law. I had found this adorable cupcake gift bag at my local Debbie's Dollar store and LOVED the colors and style of the cupcakes. Originally, the plan was to use the MCT Celebrate Good Times cupcake die for the front of the card, but then I noticed that the gift bag had a matching cupcake gift tag hanging on the handle. After un-knotting the ribbon handle, I slide the gift tag off and re-attached the ribbon to the bag.

In my card stock stash, I found a piece of purple card stock that had already been scored and folded into a gate-style card. Perfect! I cut all of my layering pieces from left-over scrap card stock (more recycling!) and adhered/pop-dotted them to the card panels. The top white layers were stamped with the sprinkle stamp from Celebrate Good Times in several fun colors.
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After cutting the large banner from Fly Away With Me Sentiments, I stamped the sentiment using two stamps from Celebrate Good Times ("Birthday", "wishes!")Since I wanted the layered effect, but the sentiment I was using was too big to stamp onto the smaller banner from that set, I simply cut another large banner in pink and moved it down a tad behind the white banner. You can see that I stamped the "Birthday" sentiment again on the pink layer so that the tail of the "y" wasn't cut off too much.

The sentiment banner was then popped up onto the cupcake tag (along with the cherry cut using the die from Celebrate Good Times). I glittered the candies on the cupcake using Star Dust Stickles (my fave) and popped the cupcake onto the left panel of the card. Hint: Be sure to adhere your focal point to only ONE side of the gate-fold card so it will still open! *giggle*


On the inside of the card, I used the "Enjoy your special day!" and "XOXO" sentiments from Celebrate Good Times.

This card was a BIG HIT with my mother-in-law!

Check out what our other Design Team members did with this challenge!





Supplies used:
~Recycled Jumbo wooden clothespins
~"Camera Shy" stamp set
~Glasses Die "What's Growing On" stamp set
~.05 Yellow Hemp -Liz's Paper Loft Boutique
~All Paper from my stash

Here is my video showing how I put these together!;)

CLICK ON EACH NAME TO VISIT DESIGN TEAM'S BLOGS FOR MORE DETAILS!









Fabulous, right?

Want to play along with the MCT Designer Challenge? Start creating and link up your project at the bottom of this post. Deadline for entry is Tuesday, September 18th @ midnight!

Thanks for stopping by today - I can't wait to see what recycled project you come up with for this challenge!

I hope you were inspired!

- Veronica






32 comments:

  1. what an adorable project Emma!!! Love the clothes pin and love how you altered it!!
    Awesome new challenge! TFS your's and your DT's projects!
    Have a GREAT day!!!

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  2. What a great challenge idea! I hope to play along this time around! The projects are awesome!!
    Ginascreativeplace.blogspot.com

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  3. Emma, Just love the new banner tags you've done for your new weekly 'stuff' looks great. --C

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  4. I adore your project it is so stinkin' cute and I must add a very unique idea for a recycle....love it...luv it!! Your design team is extremely talented!

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  5. Veronica, this is such an awesome challenge! You guys all rocked it!!!

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  6. Super adorable cupcake gate card. Will have to put on my thinking cap and try this one.
    Ogdendoll@gmail. com

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  7. I want that stamp and die set so bad, but they are out of stock. I can hardly wait until you get more in. I just love how you use the glasses and mustaches on your projects. TFS
    Sherry

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  8. Wow...you guys always inspire! Lee-Ann :)

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  9. Great repurposing projects. I love the oversized clothespins.

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  10. Emma ~ Oh these are simply too CUTE!! LOVE the big paper clip idea for the boys school pictures! Of course the details simply ROCK!!! LOVE how that face fits on that pencil with those ADORBS glasses ~ too CUTE!!! Miss Veronica ~ this is such a FABULOUS challenge! SO oten we seem to toss things out but not anymore! AMAZING job ladies and gent!!!

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  11. WOW! These are some GREAT Projects. I definitely have a lot that I can RRR. Thanks for the challenge. Smooches...

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  12. WOW, every project is AMAZING. What a fun challenge and what awesome inspiration!!!! hugs - Glora

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  13. I love this Emma!! I can see me stealing this idea. The recycle projects are FABULOUS!!!!!!! I hope lots of peeps will join us for this rockin' challenge!

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  14. Awww Emma... what an adorable picture holder! Love love love that PKS Face! What an awesome way to use your glasses die. Outstanding Work!
    Many Sweet Creations...
    www.sweetdelightspapernmore.blogspot.com

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  15. Everyone did a great job on the recycle project challenge...Great idea V! So many great ideas.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  16. Hi Emma,Your big paper clip project idea is just ADORABLE my friend!I will have to try this one,TOO CUTE!!!GREAT challenge idea for Veronica!All the projects today are FANTASTIC as always!!!!:)

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  17. Wow that was fun, took me all day but got it done. Enjoyed all the projects as always.

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  18. No more My Favorite Stamp of the Month? :(

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  19. Emma, I loved this idea. OMG! The glasses and the PK face are so adorbs! I had to go and order that Boy Mate set! Too cute!

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  20. Great idea! I love all the new ideas on your blog. Great projects, DT. I love all the inspiration here!!
    Dawn
    DeeGeeScraps

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  21. These are some wonderful projects. Your DT always does such a great job. Thanks for the inspiration

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  22. Great Job DT members. Fun Challenge.

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  23. What a great challenge Veronica! Thanks to the wonderful MCT Design Team for sharing your awesome talent!
    Deb.

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  24. Love your projects. what a fun challenge. thanks for the inspiration... new follower. http://merritt-vergaray-connection.blogspot.com/2012/09/cards-and-challenges.html

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  25. Thanks for the fun challenge. I had a blast doing it.

    marg0006 at verizon dot net

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  26. I am so happy that my stamps and dies came today. I couldn't wait to use them. It was fun recycling a box that I saved for the perfect project.

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  27. I love your project!! Such a cute idea with the eyes...I think this is genius!! Received my Piles of Smiles stamp set and I love using it for all of my fall card projects....you rock Emma! Hugs Cathie

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  28. Thanks for another awesome challenge. Good luck everyone.

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  29. Great challenge and DT and you did a great job, very creative!!
    Kristan

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  30. I had a great time making my projects for this challenge, thanks Emma!!!

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  31. Fabulous challenge Veronica! All the DT members did an awesome job!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Liz

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  32. Thanks for another great challenge!

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