Monday, May 28, 2012

Recycled Thank You

Happy Memorial Day! Stacy here today with a little Monday Inspiration. I thought I would share a card I made yesterday. 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 yesterday. 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 Crafter's Companion 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 while you are here check out my Blogiversary Giveaway too.  Link on the sidebar also.

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!


  1. Great job! It's true some of the packaging these days is gorgeous! Hey, tell your Mom she did a fantastic job coloring that image!

  2. Wow Stacy! This is beautiful! Who knew trash could look so good :) Yes, you have inspired me to look differently at my trash :) Thanks for sharing!

  3. Fabulous card Stacy! Your Mom she did a fantastic job coloring that image! Isn't it amazing what we crafters can do with trash! I have a 'Possibles' box. It's filled with little things I come across, packaging and snakes and snails and puppy dog tails LOL really just things I think I could possibly use in some way. Comes in handy sometimes.

  4. Hi Sweetie, thanks for your sweet comment on my baby card; you made me blush ;-)
    This is a wonderful example of recycling! Love what you did with the packaging and I love love love those flowers. Hugs, Frea

  5. Beautiful card!! IKWYM! I love using packaging to recycle too! I wish I would use them more often! Your mom did an amazing job with her coloring!
    Hope you are having a great week!

  6. Great idea! :)
    You've made a very nice card! :)

  7. So smart! I knew that the package was part of the allure but never thought to use it up! Great idea and of course I am gonna keep my packaging from now on! Thanks

  8. Wow! Love how you used that packaging! It looks like it was Meant for this card! That image is so sweet too! I started buying spellbinders for my stamps! I'm horrible at fussy cutting so I figured that was the next best thing!

  9. What an awesome way to use up some trash. haha. Love the card it is cute.