Wednesday, March 3, 2010

RemARKable Going Green Blog Tour - Day 1

HI Stampers!!

Are you ready for a green tour????  If you are coming here directly, just click the Going Green logo at the bottom of the post and you will go through all of the stops and when you arrive back here, you have completed all of the tour. 

What does "Going Green"  mean to me in paper crafting??  Well, one thing it means is the obvious....all green.  It also makes me think of nature, the beauty of the out doors.  It also means repurposing.  By that, I sometimes take things that are packaging for other things - meant to be garbage - and use them for other purposes.  Like today's project, for example.  It started out as a bracelet package from a chain costume jewelry store that my little one bought.  It was full of pretty colored beaded bracelets - just what every four year old would be drawn to.  :)  We took the bracelets out and I grabbed up that packaging right away!!!

I wanted my flower to be the real focal point of the container, so I kept everything else very simple and plain. I made a flower like this before HERE and have had several requests for a tutorial so make sure you come back Monday for that tutorial.

Here is a side shot:

There are alot of people out there in the paper crafting world that are punching their vintage books and novels - I recreated this look by stamping A to Z from the Ocassions Mini onto very vanilla card stock.  this way, I can get a vintage written look without having to worry about what exactly I written on the pages.  I sure wouldn't want to give my Gandma a flower that had soemthign inappropriate written on it without with this stamp, I am safe.  :)

The leaves are from the Sweet Pea Felt Flowers and the designer series paper is from Sending Love Specialty.  {luv} these!!

I realize you probably wouldn't ever be able to recreate container this exactly, unless your four year old buys the same set of! ...but there are lots of pieces of packaging that this could apply to.  So on your way to the trash next time...ask yourself, could I repurpose this into something pretty???

I would love to know what you think.  I will fill this with small somethings - probably candy - and give it as a gift.


Doris said...

I think that's a great idea. There is so much packaging that goes in the garbage unnecessarily. I'm enjoying this blog tour.

Patty Bennett said...

I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! GREAT job !!!! :)

Ammie said...

Yay for a sweet recycled container. You've dressed it up wonderfully, and I love this idea for using up "garbage."

HeathersHobby said...

That's so cute, and YES, I do have that container! I bet my 3 year old has the same set of bracelets! I can't wait to see your tutorial. I'll be back. :)

Barbara said...

What a fabulous way to turn "trash into treasure!!" I just love the flower...and the new creation you've made! How clever.