Rylie's Recycled Valentine Card  


Our local newspaper, The Herald and News, has a contest going to use recycled material to make a Valentine's card (if you wanted to take a second to register and cast your vote for Rylie's card, that would be WONDERFUL!) ;o)

I thought it would be a fun project to do with my 5 year old daughter, Rylie, since she LOVES doing crafts with me (probably not as much as I enjoy the mommy/daughter time, though!) :o)

This is what we came up with...

The card "base" is a toilet paper roll, painted with left-over pink paint from Rylie's bedroom.  The brown background paper is from a dog food bag (Rachel Ray's Nutrish).  We cut the letters and flower picture out of a Family Circle magazine and the ribbon was salvaged from a birthday present (I got a lot of flak from my sweetheart for that!  "Do you want to keep the tissue paper, too?  Maybe you could iron it out..."  Men!  They just don't understand!  hahaha  Anyway, the netting is from some sort of packaging that I've been hoarding away because of its potential.  Shhh don't tell - I would NEVER hear the end of that one! :o)

The inside.

All together the front says, "Love is" and the inside says, "U & me"

Of course, NO Valentine would be complete without a sweet Edwin and Tilda.  The tags were cut from a Little Debbie's snack box with my favorite Magnolia Tag Die.  They were too big to fit in the "card" so we had to do some improvising and trim them down a bit.  I must admit that I cheated when I colored them up.  Have you ever tried coloring on the inside of a snack box???  It doesn't work so great.  We also painted the backs and edges of the tags with the bedroom paint.

There you have it!  It was fun and for a good cause - all the entries are going to the Senior Center on Valentine's day.


Rylie :o)

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Great Job Rilie! You have your mom's talent!!!

February 9, 2011 at 8:02 PM

I love it!! : )

February 10, 2011 at 4:02 AM

Terrific job Rylie, always great to see another budding crafter in the making :)

February 10, 2011 at 4:52 AM

Loving your "up-cycled" card Cassy. Brilliant idea and beautifully executed!
Blessings to you~

February 10, 2011 at 5:06 AM

What a fabulous way to recycle stuff normally disgarded as useless! You did a wonderful job on this Valentine Card Rylie! Love the net bow!

February 10, 2011 at 6:39 AM

Wow Rylie is very talented! That paper bag card is very pretty and I like the surprise inside!



February 10, 2011 at 6:45 AM

Very clever job with your recycle items. Your T/E are great even on Little Debs...plus you had the fun of eating the LD..lol
Happy Valentines Rylie

February 10, 2011 at 7:14 AM

So, so cute! What a great idea to spend some quality time with your daughter. It's a keepsake for sure!

February 10, 2011 at 7:53 AM

Awesome and very clever! What a special way for you and your daughter to bond. In the past my hubby would have said the same thing. Now, he's like, "Honey, your keeping the ribbon right?" haha!

February 10, 2011 at 8:23 AM

Dear Rylie,

You did a great job on your card. It was so nice that you let your mom help you. I'm sure she was a big help. Rylie, it is so important to recycle and reuse. You showed us how to do it so nicely! Thank you!

Thank you for sharing your beautiful artwork!

Mrs. Christensen

February 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Very clever, lovely card. So "outside the box" design, it's perfect and almost as pretty as Rylie!
Sue S.

February 10, 2011 at 8:46 AM

How fantastic! And your little Rylie is PRECIOUS! What a beautiful little girl!
Rene :D

February 10, 2011 at 9:18 AM

Oh how sweet is this. Well done Rylie... fabulous work! hugs Sharon

February 10, 2011 at 11:05 PM

Way to go!! Great job! Love it!

February 11, 2011 at 8:02 AM

That's too cute. What a great idea and a job well done Rylie :o)

February 18, 2011 at 12:03 AM

OMG Rylie, you did a FANTASTIC job recycling! Love how you put Tilda and Edwin on those Doohicky tags!
Hugs, Cami

February 19, 2011 at 12:28 PM

What a gorgeous piece of recycled work.

February 25, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Oh wow!! What a really creative idea!! I love this!! Darling ideas!! TFS! HUGS

February 28, 2011 at 11:15 AM

Great job making something so cute out of something we would just throw away. Love those cute little Tilda & Edwin images. How fun to share mom & me time together.
Hugs, Janie

March 16, 2011 at 12:16 PM

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