Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Top Tip Tuesday is Recycling

Hello and welcome here!  Many of us have sent our little ones (and bigger ones) back to school this past week, and that means more crafting time for some of us:)  This week the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge is Recycling....and it doesn't just have to be papercrafts, Carol is sharing a Tutorial on making a cushion from a sweater!

Challenge - Recycle It
Tutorial - Making a Cushion from a Sweater by Carol
DT Tips

I like to recycle containers and I'm always keeping my eyes open for any possibilities.  For my project, I recycle a container that held large binder clips in it. A big thank-you to Bugaboo Stamps for letting me use the digital image Ava - School Sign It 2.  Perfect for any teacher gift!!

TIP - It's quick and easy to use your scraps and embellishments to cover containers. You can hide any imperfections behind your image...I hid the seam of the container, and where I joined the paper/ribbon/border punch behind the image.

For a chance at the following prizes, be sure to link your creation to the Recycle It Challenge  at Top Tip Tuesday, you can enter up to 3 times!! For a chance at an extra prize leave a tip on your blog and be sure to leave 'tip' after your name in Mr. Linky.
Don't forget the challenge runs for 2 weeks

Simon Says Stamp - $20 Gift Voucher
Simon Says Stamp

Bugaboo Stamps - 7 Digi Images

Ooh La La Creations - 1 of their CD's

 Here are some more photos of my container.
 The container was clear and by using double sided patterned paper, the inside is just a pretty as the outside.

I added some cardstock dividers so that pens and pencils don't slide down and get lost in the container.

Copics Used:
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y15
Paper - R83, BG000
Pencil - N7, E31, Y38, C3, R05
Dress/Bow - R81, R83, R85
Shoes/Socks - N7, YR30
Background - BG0000, W0, W1

Recipe:  Digital Stamp-Bugaboo Ava-School Sign It 2, PP-My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Little Miss Muffet "That's My Girl" Purple Posies, CTMH CS-White Daisy, Black & Cotton Candy, Spellbinders-Scalloped Circles Lg & Labels 3, Cheery Lynn Designs-Sophia's Heart, Martha Stewart Punch-Garden Trellis, Pink Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Be sure to check out the rest of the DT's awesome Recycle It creations, their links are in my sidebar.

Challenges Entered:
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything But A Card
Secret Crafter - #202 Back to School
Art Impressions Blog - #79 School/Office Supplies


Corrinne said...

Super cute! Great idea for recycling. Thank you for sharing this at ABAC :)

I invite you to join me at the Anything Goes challenge here: http://pinandtack.blogspot.com/2012/09/spark-your-creativity-now-challenge-1.html

Lots of joy,

Christy said...

Super fuper cute job on the images and I love that ribbon :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

Anonymous said...

loving your creativeness , trash to a true treasure , thx for entering the Art Impressions challenge : )

Julia S-W said...

What a wonderful idea and I love your final outcome. I think it's the little touches that make this special: using the double sided paper so it looks good on the inside too, adding the internal dividers to stop things tangling inside, beautiful coordinating ribbon and the wonderful colour work on your images.
Thank you so much for sharing your fab recycling project with us at ABAC's first challenge and I do hope you'll play with us again soon.

Doreen said...

wow stunning creation. Love this idea.
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
Doreen xx

Anonymous said...

Really cute hunny and a clever idea too! love the divider idea! and love the image too! hugs me xx

Alica said...

WHat a lovely project! Wonderful coloring and I love the dies you used!
Thanks for joining us at Anything But A Card challenge!

Hugs, Alica ;)


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