Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Upcycled Baby Wipe

 Today's card features a used baby wipe turned into a beautiful butterfly.
 Instead of throwing away the baby wipes I used to clean up my work area after using inks, I save them and dry them out. I decided to use one to create the butterfly on this card.
Step One: Die cut a scallop circle (Spellbinders nestabilities)
Step Two: Cut your circle and half and fold it over - glue the two pieces together in the center
VARIATION: Instead of cutting the circle in half - scrunch it together in the middle and slip it into your mini clothespin
Step Three: Using craft wire, form two antennae and place them behind the baby wipe wings
You can decorate your clothespin with cardstock or paper to match your card or project and decorate your wings with beads, sequins, or even stamp on them!
I chose to cover the top of the clothespin with black patterned paper and I dress up my butterfly with some pretty sequins.
 Inside I stamped a few tiny butterflies along the edge and added a sentiment across the bottom.

Supplies and tools:
Watercolor paper, Merlot Color Burst, Music Background Stamp (Stampin' Up), Embroidered Lace Deep Edge Punch (Martha Stewart), Mini Clothespin, Baby Wipe, Sequins, Wire, Hello Sentiment (Momento Die), Definitions (Stampabilities), Picked Raspberry and Black Soot (Distress Ink), Victorian Butterflies (Rubber Stampede), Scallop Circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Glue, Glitter

I'd love to see how you upcycle things so stop by the CURRENT CROPSTOP CHALLENGE and link up your creations that use products from companies carried in the Cropstop store! Hope to see you there....

This post linked to:
Fusion Card Challenge - Musical Butterfly
Curtain Call - Flutter
City Crafter - "You Can Do It" - Create Your Own Background
Little Red Wagon - Time to Celebrate
Repeat Impressions - For a Special Lady


Stephanie said...

Truly amazing, Esther! And I just LOVE the pink and black combo. The card is stunning.

Hugs to you!

Marina said...

So much interest on this lovely card. Thanks for joining in at City Crafter.

Contagiously Crafty said...

Love that splatter background and it always amazes me when folks up cycle supplies. So glad to have found you through the Repeat Impressions challenge.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, I love that butterfly! So creative! Cool background. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Heather said...

This is very cool! I would never have thought to save my used baby wipes for something like this! Love your splattered background, too; it's really eye-catching. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Melody said...

Such a creative butterfly! Thanks for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.

Marisa said...

Love how you created the butterfly! Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

M said...

Lovely card Esther! :) Thanks for joining the girlfriends this week at Little Red Wagon! :)

Leigh Penner said...

Very pretty take on the inspiration photo!

Donna said...

How stunning and creative, glad you joined us at The House That Stamps Built, hope to see you again. Donna DT

Cheri said...

Gorgeous card and I love the baby wipe idea! Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at The House That Stamps Built.

Karren said...

Oh this is so cute! That little butterfly is adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.