Saturday, April 20, 2013

Green Is Good Blog Hop -

Hello Friends -
Hope you are having a good weekend!

Welcome if you are new to the Tool Shed!  Thank you for stopping by . . . please become a follower and let me know you were here.

Today, we are celebrating Earth Day 2013!

Use your scraps of paper instead of  recycling them.  Run the back of a finished notebook though your favorite die cut machine to make your own chipboard pieces.  Every little bit is green!

Now if you know me you know I am a gardener and composting is my thing!  Composting can be very easy and makes a difference in your garden space.  Give it a try . . . and if you compost properly it does not smell.   Really.

On to my card . . .

This is a 5.5" x 4.25" card.

I had some magenta dye from a fabric project left over in a bucket and it was too pretty to throw out.  So I cut some canvas and put it in the bucket over night.  The next day I pulled it out, rinsed the canvas and rung some of the excess mixture out on paper towels - which turned pink.  I let the paper towels dry and had my own pink paper!  It was two ply so when I doubled it to run through my Big Shot I had 4 of every flower that is why it looks so fluffy (I used 6 flowers).  I poked 2 holes through the middle of the group, did a stitch of embroidery floss and tied a knot.

Like the bicycle paper?  Be green!
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Pattern Paper and flower center - Jillibean Soup
Sizzix / Tim Holtz Die - Tattered Flowers through the Big Shot
Kraft Textured Piece - Panera Coffee Cup Sleeve
Dyed Paper Towel, Needle, Embroidery Floss, Adhesive

Your next stop is Pam -



  1. Very pretty card!! I'm a new follower.

  2. I thought that was a coffee holder;-) Gorgeous "green" flower!


  3. How pretty! I love that idea and all the layers in the fabric flower! I am going to have to try this one ~ TFS

  4. Your dye did triple duty. The card is very pretty. Love the pink

  5. recycling is great! love your flower!

  6. Great pink flower!!! Love that you used leftover ink to dye it!!! Pretty card!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  7. Beautiful card. I really like the flower. TFS AJ-

  8. Really great card...I am going to be looking into composting. I want to use it for my garden.

  9. Cute card goes well with a pink bicycle from a previous going green blog.

  10. What a beautiful card!

  11. great job, super cute.
    thanks for being in my hop!


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