PCW Recycle–Reuse–Stash Challenge

Good afternoon crafty friends,
So glad you dropped by for another Terrific Tuesday Challenge! Today’s challenge is inspired by National Recycle day! So our designers were challenged with making projects that either used items from their stash, items that were recycled and or reused. Here is what the team came up with!

Designer Angie
Angie created this sweet treat box using the pillow boxes in her stash. Head over to Angie’s blog for all the sweet details: HERE
angie pillow box

Designer Bonnie
Bonnie created this gorgeous altered tin from her stash. Get the details on her blog: HERE
bonnie altered tin2-rr

Designer Celeste
Celeste created this container from stuff in her stash. That precious butterfly waited to years to find a home! Isn’t it adorable!!! Get the details on Celeste’s blog: HERE
celeste butterfly couple years

Designer Christel
Christel created this adorable post it note holder. Using stuff from her stash!!! Get the details on Christel’s Blog: HERE
christel ginger house mini album

Designer Evelyn
Evelyn created this precious mini album out of a cereal box!
evelyn cereal boxes for album
Evelyn also created these super cute covers for some post it notes she had in her stash. Be sure to head over to Evelyn’s blog for all the details!!! HERE
evelyn post it note covers

Designer Mindy
Mindy used a leaf to design her sweet Turkey. Get the details on Mindy’s blog: HERE
mindy turkey feather 500

Designer Yolie
Yolie altered a Ms. Field’s Cookie Tin into this gorgeous keepsake. Be sure to head over to Yolie’s blog and get the details on her recycle and stash use details. HERE
yolie thankful altered tin

Designer Melin
Melin created this card using the free files for this challenge. All the items used to create this card were from my very old stash with the exception of the marvelous Quick Quotes Designer Paper. I used some QQ Powder Puff chalk inks to distress the Proverbs 3: 5-6 digital stamp as well as the paper edges and the wing.
justin's card 500a

cross arrow svg card close up 500
Close up of the sign, cross and wings.

So here are some free files to be used on this challenge:
life directions papered 500
There is a shield-sign, cross, wings, arrow and tabbed page cutting file and the proverbs 3:5-6 digital stamp in jpeg format. There is also a pdf file of the cutting files in case you can’t utilize the cutting files.

Now it’s your turn to play along. You have almost two weeks to share your project with us! The link will expire on Monday evening, Nov. 28th. One random winner will win a $5.00 gift voucher download from PCW

Here are the few guidelines for this challenge.
1. Your project must be a new one for this challenge.
2. Your project can be any type of project as long as it includes at least one element from the free files provided.
3. You must link your project post here through our Inlinkz code and it must be linked to your project and not just your blog.
4. You must have fun!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to come back by tomorrow when our Cricut Designers reveal their new challenge!!!


  1. Melin!! Thank you so very much for the awesome files:) I am working on a blog and hope to put your button on it as I am so blessed by you and what you do:)
    Beyond Measure
    www.bbbm.weebly.com (soon to be published)

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the Cutting category today [16 Nov 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Great Projects DT!! This looks like a fun challenge. I hope to play along :)

  4. The DT and you, Melin, did an awesome job with your recycled projects! A whole of of inspiration going around!! LOVE it!!


  5. Great projects all! Melin, I especially love your card. Thank you for sharing these files. I never do well on challenges, too much pressure I guess. But this I know I will use! Thanks.

  6. I just read where it says you have to use an element from the free files provided. I had already created and finished my card using a PCW image I received a while back. So if I didn't meet the guidelines, please feel free to delete my link.


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