Thursday, June 4, 2009

Recycling, Hidden Freebies & Card Kits!

Today's post has a lot of different elements. First of all the Lindsay's Stamp Stuff design team went with a Recycling theme this week, so we all added some sort of "recycled" element to our projects.

Ok on to the cards! I have used Lindsay's great Black and White Card Kit. It is only $2.00 in her store! I know you're wondering where the black and white elements are, but I have altered them quite a bit. I loved the black and white pattern on the paper, but I wanted a punch of color, so I used my Bic Mark its to add some color so that it would match the rest of the card. I also used some chalks to give the sentiment some color as well. It already had a black and white aged look around the edges, I just added some pink/purple chalk. The digital stamp that I used is available in Lindsay's store for only $1.00 HERE.

The recycled portion of the card is the lace along the bottom. I attached it using double stick tape. It is recycled because I got it from a local thrift store. It was someone else's cast off and I knew it had potential! I should also mention that the card base is by My Mind's Eye.

The next card features another digital stamp by LSS. It can be found here for only $1.00. The yellow lace is also recycled from a thrift store! The sentiment on the front is from the black and white card kit as well, I just gave it some green chalking.

This beautiful swirly background is also a part of the same card kit I mentioned before. I just added some green chalk to it and traced the swirls with a green colored pencil. The stickers are by Special Moments (@ Dollar Tree).

If you've never tried a card kit or a digital stamp, go to Lindsay's blog to get a freebie so you can try before you buy! I should also mention that Lindsay is offering a bargain in the month of June. For every $10 you spend in the store, you get a free card kit! Not to mention, by purchasing items in LSS, the Shophandmade website pledges to protect 25 sq feet of rainforest for every purchase made at any of the stores in the network to offset the pollution done by shipping and since there is no shipping with the digistuff (it's all emailed) it's like being extra green!
*********Hidden Freebie Alert************
Lindsay is designing a special stamp for each of us on the design team. On Thursdays, one lucky DT member will have her special stamp available to download free for a whole week. Click on the links below to check out the cool Design Team Blogs and see who has the free stamp this week!


  1. great cards! I used the same flower stamp on mine this week too!

  2. Love how you colored the background papers. Great cards!

  3. Wow You have been so artfully busy! I just love your take on the black and white cards, never would have thought to color them. So creative and pretty!

  4. Great job, love how you added color to the black and white kit!The first card is my favorite!

  5. If you hadn't said anything, I never would have guessed that was the black and white card kit. Cool coloring!