Monday, May 28, 2012

Monday Inspiration - Recycle

Happy Memorial Day!  Stacy here today with a little Monday Inspiration.  I thought I would share a card I made with you today.  I am always attracted to new scrap goodies. Aren't you too?  I think one of the reason's why we are so attracted is because of the beautiful packaging.  I find myself using up my new scrap items and what's left when I am done?  The gorgeous packaging is what is left behind!

I was lucky this weekend to get to scrap ALL DAY on Saturday.  I finished my second layout and found I had this cool piece of packaging left after using the flowers that were in it.  I decided right then and there that I was not getting up from my desk until I crafted something with it!  Seriously!! lol

I decided to make a card and use this packaging as the matting for the colored image.  My mother actually colored this image when she came to visit me recently. Didn't she do an awesome job!?   It is the Paintbox Poppets EZMount Stamp - With Love.  This is such a sweetly romantic image.   I took her colored image and I die cut it out. 

The packaging was a bit long and I didn't want to show the writing from the company so I cut out that section.  I just turned it over and taped the edges together. 

I pulled out from my stash some complimentary ribbon tape and used it in three ways.  The first way was to cover the cut edge on the front of the packaging.  Second, I made a bow by peeling back the paper on the back a bit to give me a little bit of "sticky" and sticking it down in the middle.  Then doing the same from the other direction.  And then I glued down a button in the middle.  And the third way I used this ribbon tape was to cut 3 strips of it and evenly layer them in the middle of the card base. 

I added the colored image to the middle of the front of the packaging.  And then glued my "bow" on the corner.  I added some wired ribbon through the slot on the top of the packaging.  I wanted to have some extra dimension so I used some double sided adhesive squares on the back of the packaging and adhered it to the card base.  Finally I stamped a tiny sentiment in the corner of the colored image.  And is my card.
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What do you think?  Has it inspired you to go searching through your trash can in your scrap room?!  lol  It certainly makes me look at my "trash" differently.  Thanks for stopping by and checking out my project.  Be sure to join in on all of the Customer Appreciation giveaways this month.  The end of the month is fast approaching and you don't want to miss out on any chance to win.  There is a link on the upper right sidebar to the giveaway on this blog.   Check it out before you leave.

And finally I hope that you take a little time today to give thanks to the men and women who have died saving our country. 
Until next time...happy scrapping!


JLJ Designs said...

Gorgeous project, Stacy! The recycled packaging is perfect.


Tammy Ortiz said...

Very nice Jon mom on coloring. Stacy i think packaging was very smart idea

Tonya H said...

This is fabulous. I will look at things differently for sure. Now when I am trying to decide between two things I will take the packaging into consideration. Fantastic idea. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy Memorial Day!

kate said...

what a great idea ! Lots of our crafting supplies are so beautifully packaged !

Kathy said...

WOW, Stunning!! love your coloring. Now I will be keeping all kinds of packagings. That is a great Idea!! Thank you Stacy.

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love it!!! I have saved all of those myself and have used them to mat pictures on a layout...will have to think about cards and tags and maybe altered projects.
Thanks for sharing

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Wow Stacy this is so amazing. I would have done the same thing. I love that the paper had a boarder on it all ready. Lucky you to have your package scraps. I love when I find things that can be reused. And your image is so cute. TFS AJ~

Kelly Massman said...

Cute and great idea!

Amy E said...

Stacy, this card is gorgeous!! Leave it to you to make something beautiful out of trash!!

And I love that you and your mom were coloring together on her last visit. I bet it reminded her of when you were little :)

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UnikeByYes said...

Fabulous idea Stacy, lovely card TFS
Have a fabulous day!

Angie Addy said...

Excellent project!
idea of recycling is mind blowing'
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