Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop!

Scrap Tiffany's REcycle Blog Hop is finally here! I knew the instance I saw the post on Scrap Tiffany that this is one Blog Hop I HAD to take part. My middle name is 'REcycle!!!'

I always love coming up with neat little ways to recycle items into fabulous elements for my projects. If you happen to stop here first make sure to start your Blog Hop at ScrapTiffany.com and follow the links from there.

Ok... what did I do? Well I had some old scrap catalogues and some packaging that I had kept from Jenni Bowlin and Melissa Frances. So I just love the Jenni Bowlin catalogue as it was cute little pictures of all her fabulous bingo cards, journaling spots, samples of paper and they are all printed on cardstock! The Melissa Frances catalogue is a glossy one but still had lots of samples of all her beautiful papers. So on a good TV night (Vampire Diaries) I grabbed my catalogues, scissors, my ultimate favourite Martha Stewart butterfly punch, my circle and scalloped punches and I go to town. I punch, cut and punch some more. Then, when I have a little container full I create little embellishments for futur use. I try to colour cordinate them with either scraps of ribbon or other little elements that I keep (as I keep EVERYTHING!). I just love to put together little kits for futur projects with all items coordinating... So here are some samples....

House was made with a scrap square from catalogue and some corrugated cardboard painted white. Lots of stiches, some Jenni Bowlin pieces (HOME, tickets, journaling spot, two centre pattern papers).

The frames were made from corugated cardboard from a box and the little elements were all from Jenni Bowlin catalogue. Little paint, glitter and stiching with the machine...


These two pieces were made from the Jenni Bowlin catalogue (HOME, blue small journaling spots, the big black journaling spot, butterflies, and pattern paper on bottom element)

Every month I am so lucky to get the Basic Grey Page of the Month kit and I just love BG packaging. I always carefully take my buttons, brads or other elements out of package and keep the packaging for journaling tags, etc. To the Kioshi line is too cute. Used it on my last project for Crop Suey and thought I could use it to make a cute journaling block. So I cut out some of the details that had the text and then also used another package (same pattern) and cut them into different sizes for my next project. I glued them randomly and then stiched the grid over the scraps of paper. On the journaling spot I also used some punched out details from my Melissa Frances catalogue and some Jenni Bowlin pieces too.


Ok... Do you want to win this little kit (below)???? All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what is your favourite recycled element that you have made and make sure that you come back here to see who won on Sunday as it could be you!



So are you ready to check out the next talented lady??
Make sure to go check out Rebecca's Blog - she is very talented and does have two of the cutest little ones that are in alot of her amazing projects!

Thanks for stopping by and HAVE FUN!!

30 comments:

Tiffany said...

Super Cute Stacy! Love it!

Liz said...

Love it! I love that you make these beforehand to save time.I recycle packaging I get from all my scrapbooking goodies. I love to make altered tags for my layouts :)

anazelia said...

that house is so cute. love it.

TR said...

I love the bird house and the LO!

:D

TR

mrstjf2000@yahoo.com

Jackie said...

Too, too cute:) Love them all.

Laurel said...

Fabulous!

April Hummert said...

Beautiful!!

I love to use packaging on my LOs!

I love your house!!!

Amanda said...

I love it! My favorite recycled creation is a picture frame that holds a picture of my sister and I. I will post it on my blog and follow your blog so you can see it!

TeenaBugg38 said...

very cute!! I love using basic grey cover sheet too!!

Sheri (Aunt Re Re) said...

Really cute project! I love that little house!

Katie said...

Wonderful ideas for recycled packaging! I just love the bird house!

Cher~ said...

What a great idea of putting all these bits and pieces together to create new embellishments. I really need to try this.

Lora Oliver said...

This is a fantastic idea. I didn't know JB and MF had catalogs! My favorite recycled bit is my bottle cap charms. I save them from unique bottle, punch a 1" image, punch a hole in the top and fill with Glossy Accents. Viola! Instant charm!

Sandie said...

I love it. Very very cute.

Betty said...

Very cute and totally creative!

Adrienne Pierce said...

just love the frames! that house it TOO CUTE!!! Thanks for sharing!

Life Made Creations said...

Love these, Stacy! Esp. that little house. Thanks for the inspo!

Summer Braxton said...

these are just precious. nice ideas.

Susan said...

Great ideas and super smart way to recycle.

Karen's Fun Blog said...

I love to make buttons out of recycled cereal boxes. Your things are really great.

Susan said...

These are so adorable! I save just about everything too. My fav recycled elements? I cut the barcode strips off patterned papers and often use the cute paper titles in projects. And I save the clear plastic from packaging for punches - they also are useful for palettes when using glues and paints.
Susan

EdmundoK_黎 said...

you have a good taste!............................................................

Janelle said...

Think the elements with the butterflies were my favorite, they are adorable! I like to use all my different beads i use for jewellery to make shaker boxes, ribbons from gifts and I LOVE using buttons (clothes, handmade, sticker)

Mirja said...

Love those frames...Great job..:D

yvonne said...

so cute i love them i do this but i can never find them when i want them i love to recycle jean tags you get some really great ones i just need to get more organised so i don't keep losing things i have made.

CraftyRia said...

I love what you have done! The bird house is very cute.

I love to save packaging inserts as well. I made a really cute flower out of packaging once. I love using the flower punches and die cuts to make embellishments out of packaging.

I haven't thought about making birdhouses and butterflies. Thanks for the great ideas.

becca said...

what darling little things! wonderful!!

barb said...

Such cute projects! I have made a couple of mini albums from patterned file folders! That are so sturdy.

Bethany Kartchner said...

Oh, I love those frames! And the sewn grid. Genius!

Val said...

Oh my gosh that house is darling!! I have done a mini book out of cardboard and loved it:)