Simon Says: Recycle

Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Thank you for joining us for the Green Challenge and we hope you will all join us again this week too.

This week we are asking you to recycle something that you would otherwise have thrown away, let’s do our bit and try to help save the planet.


The lovely folks over at Simon Says Stamp are generously giving away a FABULOUS $25 voucher to shop at the  Simon Says Stamp Store! All you have to do is take out your crafty supplies, make something following this week’s prompt, and add a link in the Inlinkz at the bottom of this post! You can join 5 times so you could have 5 chances to win! How AWESOME is that!! All winners are chosen randomly, so everyone has an equal chance to win! Woo Hoo!! Good Luck to everyone! The Design Team is looking forward to seeing your crafty makes and will pop around to visit you ASAP!

Please remember to click on the person’s name to see all of the details of how we made these creations and leave these wonderful girls some comment love


Sandra loves to give old used things a new life. This frame fits perfect to the size of her newest dies Mr. RabbitWildflower Stems 3 and Lucky Love.She created the Background with the 3D Texture Fades Embossing Folder Intertwined and Distress Ink Pumice Stone. The heart is a recycled coffee-pod-container, the ribbon and buttons are from an old blouse.

Anna-Karin turned a piece of packaging into a tag. She also recycled buttons, an old pencil and some fibers. The squares in the background were done with the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Squares Stencil and Distress Matte Texture Paste.

Barbara loves to make experiments with Alcohol inks to realize a lot of backgrounds and often she has a large number of scraps! Today she decided to recycle two of these scraps to create her cards! To complete them she used Sizzix Tim Holtz The Park Thinlits Dies, Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencil Scribbles, Simon Says Stamp Cardstock Black, Ranger Yupo Paper White

Cheiron recycled cardboard to make a tab book from a Dina Wakley demo. She used new Dina Wakley stamps including Block Letters, Ledger Girls, and Be Bold. She stamped her background in Dina Wakley paints in Ocean, Olive, Turquoise and Sedona. Her book is held together with tabs made from Sticky Back Canvas Tape that was sprayed with Ocean Gloss Spray and stenciled with the Marks media stencil.

Emma recycled some brown paper packaging to create gift wrapping for some Easter treats. She stamped a design onto the brown paper using Snowflake Stazon Ink, and the Stampers Anonymous Spring Shadows stamp set by Tim Holtz and completed the package by adding a gift topper and gift tag featuring the Carrot Bunny and Funky Wreath die, both by Tim Holtz for Sizzix.

Kath recycled the packaging sheet from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Layers Engraving to use as a background for her card and added bits of lace and buttons recycled from an old top. She decorated with Layers Engraving images coloured using the Frosted Crystal Antiquities Embossing Powder/ Distress Crayon technique from a recent Tim Holtz YouTube Live demo and added Idea-ology Mini Marquee Letters.

Lols  recycled an empty cocoa tub and made a beautiful container for her blending brushes. She used Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Layering Stencils for the background and Aviary and Herbology Prima Decor Moulds for the decoration. these were painted with Dylusions Paint and then brightened with Gilding Wax.

Macarena recycled some clothing labels and used them on a set of cards. She used Geometric Arcs and Iron Works stencils and then went wild playing with Brushstrokes Flowers die.

Maura recycled some cardboard from one of the many boxes that seem to keep arriving at her house to make a tag. Inspired by a Tim Holtz demo, she added Distress Glazes in Fossilized Amber, Broken China, and Rusty Hinge, and created a bubbly texture with the Tim Holtz Grit Paste.

Meihsia was inspired to create a mixed media tag using the recycled corrugated box and decorated it with Tim Holtz Sizzix Bunny Hop Thinlits Die Set and Tim Holtz Idea-Ology Sentiments Label Stickers

Sandra used packaging of Hinge Clips to recycle and made an industrial shaker card with Mica Flakes and Mechanica Moulds. She gave it the grungy look with Distress Oxide Spray Speckled Egg and Distress Spray Stain Walnut Stain and Hickory Smoke

Zoey die cut a tag from a box – she colored the background with Distress Paint and used Tim Holtz Idea-ology TYPESET Collage Paper to add some more texture. She decorated the tag with this beautiful group of young girls from the new paper doll release and stickers from Tim Holtz Idea-ology CLIPPINGS Stickers

So now it’s YOUR turn to get out your inks, paints and all things arty and start creating! We are looking forward to seeing what you make!

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Please read the challenge rules on the sidebar. It has come to our attention that some are entering projects that were posted weeks ago. While they may follow the theme they are not eligible to win the voucher. All creations must be newly published. Thank You 

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  1. What a great challenge! I have so many things that should have been to be thrown away. I keep and collect everything because a simple thing gives me so much ideas to use it. My husband teases me all time about this.Congratulations to the talent design team.

  2. I love this theme! There is so much out there to be recycled – just not enough time in the day ;) The DT projects are amazing, each a total work of art. Thanks for sharing all the ideas.

  3. WOW! Just WOW! On the projects created by the Design Team! These are all so very fantastic!! You all are so talented, I look forward to seeing all the new projects the DT’s create for each challenges! Thank you for your wonderful creativity!

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