Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Papercraft Star Challenge #42

     Earth day and recycling are the order of the day for this weeks challenge at Papercraft Star.  I was a little stumped about making an earth day card but I went searching through my digi collection and found this apple tree from Just Inklined.  I decided to finally give the Prismas on kraft technique a try and I liked it.  Now this was just a simple color job, nothing fancy and really not a good tell of what the technique is capable of, but it's a start.  I printed out a sentiment that pretty much sums up what I think about the earth. :-)  I know I use the word create sometimes to describe projects I've done, but there in only ONE creator.  We simply use what He's created.
     Now as for the recycled part of my project I dug out a bunch of chipboard (i.e. cereal bar boxes) and punched four Nestie die cuts out and glued them together to make a frame.  I cut another layer out of green Bazzill paper, cut the middle part out and placed the image underneath.  The apple is part of a Meljen's Designs digital stamp.  It's also colored with Prismas on kraft and layered on top of two layers of chipboard.  I popped the leaf up with a pop dot for some dimension.  The little banners were cut out of the kraft paper and layered on one layer of chipboard.  I then added some red grosgrain ribbon to them for an accent.
     Some plaid ribbon and machine stitching finish off the card.  And that kraft paper. . . it's 100% recycled Lunchbag Kraft cardstock from the Kraft Outlet!
     Our Grand Prize sponsor this month is The Scrapbooking Cottage.  Get those projects linked up by 9:00 p.m. Sunday.
Happy Wednesday!

Papers:  Lunchbag Kraft cardstock, Bazzill, Recollections, recycled chipboard
Stamps:  Just Inklined "Apple Tree", Meljen's Designs "Little Apple with Worm"
Ink:  Prisma Color Pencils, Gemini Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits, Signo white gel pen
Tools:  Nestabilities Lacey Squares (S4- 295)), Martha Stewart Daisy edge punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:   Celebrate It and Offray ribbons


  1. I just love your apple tree Tracy and especially those little shining apples, and the big one! Great card! The tree image is superb!

  2. Fantastic card Tracy! And you know I just LOVE the sentiment!! The tree is just wonderful! :o)

  3. Great job!! I love your image and the whole card is just so perfect!! That stitching is gorgeous as well as the whole layout. Your sentiment is perfect! First verse in the first book.. gotta be kinda important, don't ya think?? Love that HE created us in HIS image. All this creativity has gotta come from somewhere ; )

  4. Such a pretty card my friend.. I just love that green boarder.. I always use all kinds of weird stuff to make some of my tags.. Its kinda fun...

    Hugs, Linda

  5. This is so pretty, Tracy! I love your coloring and all of your recycled chipboard pieces! Great job!

  6. Love those adorable little apples on the tree. Love that you used the cereal boxes. Clever idea. :)

  7. Hi Tracy,

    Just would like to say I like this earth card of yours. Nice use of kraft paper. I do keep kraft shopping bags for my crafting too ;)


  8. So pretty, love that apple tree image and the beautiful colors!

  9. You ALWAYS do an incredible job with your recycling - and the tree is the perfect addition. Papercraft Star is so lucky to have you!

  10. Your card turned out fantastic! I really like the way the coloring turned out, I'll have to give that a try!! Beautiful work as always Tracy!

  11. Tracy this card is just fantastic. There is so much to love about this card...I especially like the quote from Genesis with the use of the apple tree. Fabulous!

  12. What a fabulous Earth Day card, Tracy! I LOVE the frame you created from recycled cereal bar packaging and love that great apple tree image. Really like the stamping and coloring on kraft. It looks SO good!

  13. I LOVE it! It's so nice to take a brek from cutesy stuff occasinally and see a wholesome, beautiful, balanced card like this! And you have rocked them Prismas on kraft!

  14. Wow, Tracy! I am loving that beautiful tree - it looks lovely in the dark green frame. Reminds me of the Johnny Appleseed story.

  15. Wonderful card for earth day. love your apple tree and apples!

  16. This is such a pretty card Tracy...perfect for Earth Week! I love the coloring too. Great work my friend!!!

  17. Nice craft work tracy. I like to see this paper craft in apple tree theme. So beautiful creation it is.
    dean graziosi


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