Monday, June 30, 2008

CHF Challenge #14 - Green Challenge

It has been AGES since I've been able to join in the weekly blog challenges at Cornish Heritage Farms.  This week our challenge is all about green... Going Green, that is.  I haven't met a single stamper that doesn't fall into this category... saving little bits and bobs, knowing that "one day" that might come in handy.

So, recycle an object and incorporate it into a project.  Join us in the CHF Forum --> HERE for more details and inspiration.

There's plenty of things of things you could do to recycle... use an old tin to make home decor, filler paper / packaging materials to make custom wrapping paper, or an empty jelly jar to etch for a gorgeous vase.

Cheers to You

My project this week was really fun.  I opted to use the leg / stabilizer on an old picture frame to make a men's tie.  I'd pulled it off of a frame to make the frame flush with the wall, so it would hang properly.  I saved them because I just KNEW I'd need them one day!

I used a blunt edge scissors (one that is fairly dull anyway) to even off the top edge where it was attached to the frame base.  Then, I ran the edge of my black ink pad to the edges so it would be sharp... this guy's a snazzy dresser, you know!

And of course, the dress shirt has a pocket, which I added a hankie that completes the sentiment.  Very fun!  And yes... I know this is a heavy card with the weight of the frame piece, but I know of at least four special guys that I can hand deliver this to...  which saves me postage, gasoline (for me and the mail carrier), fuel emissions... WOW!

Please join us this week in recycling an item.  Go Green!  Check out the other CHF Designers below that joined in the fun:

Thanks for stopping by,





-Broad Stripe backgrounder by CHF

-Birthday Centers for "{cheers} to you." sentiment (Mona Lisa Moments) by CHF


-Pitch Black and Stonewashed Adirondack dye inks by Ranger


-Classic Crest Solar White cardstock by Neenah

-White Prismatic by Prism


-Ivory Pearl brad by Gartner Studios (I cut off the brad legs to adhere to my tie)

-Stabilizer leg of picture frame

-Zip Dry Adhesive by Beacon

Finished size: 5.5" square


  1. I just love this Lise! I probably would have thrown it away!! FAB job!!

  2. What a great idea! I'll have to remember to hang on to those darn things. Who woulda thought?

  3. Way to think out of the box, Lis! Love the hidden message, too!

  4. What a great idea! Never would've crossed my mind.... Love the card, and glad you're 'back' -- you were missed. ;) tfs

  5. Doesn't broad stripe make a great shirt? Love this! The brad tie tack looks really effective, too!