Last summer I had a rubbish week. Do you remember?
Don't fret ... it wasn't such a bad time really because ... it was actually a 'Rubbish Week' - a week's worth of posts and projects based around recycling and repurposing scraps and leftovers aka 'rubbish'!
- If you're looking for some ideas for thrifty eco-friendly crafts this summer then you can catch up with all of those posts here.
I also re-used a section of an old map on here:
my Etsy shop they sell out pretty swiftly, [Suzy of the Sea Glass & Sand blog linked me to a lovely scrapbook page she made using one of hers] so I know that others like using them as much as I do!
I'm working on a couple more packs but that means finding a good source of nice [affordable] old maps ... which is harder than you might think. But I'm on the hunt ....
And, one more thing I re-purposed on to these cards is something I hung on to from inside a Christmas Cracker ... one those cute little tape measures:
re-cap on all those posts here.
So ... who'd have thought that the packaging from a mug, an old map of the UK and a Christmas cracker tape measure could end their days happily nestled together on an eclectic card?
That's why I love using 'found' and reclaimed items on my projects - they just sort of 'evolve'. You can't plan to find this stuff!
And while you wouldn't be able to exactly re-create these particular cards ... I hope they've inspired you to look at your rubbish with new eyes ... and to pause the next time you're hovering over the recycling bin.
Who knows ... whatever you're about to throw away could well become the start of your next craft project!
I'm currently offline on a break away so either this is a scheduled post ... or that psychic bond between you and I has come on leaps and bounds!
So, I'll catch up with you, your comments and your messages very soon.