Thursday, January 21, 2010

FCD Reduce Reuse Recycle Blog Hop

The official start time of this Hop is Friday, January 21, 2010 @ 8:00 AM (EST).

If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

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I have to admit I stole this clever idea from my friend Anna. It uses a Crystal Light container and the ones inside too! I repurposed it to hold some trinkets and goodies for a stamper/scrapper.

I used some blue paper I got from Joann’s a gazillion years ago to cover the container and also to punch some circles out to use on the “lids” Coordinated it with a bit of brown and found just enough Really Reasonable Ribbon that had both colors to use on top and bottom of the container to mask the slightly uneven edges of covering the paper had done. Seems I had a bit of an issue with cutting a straight line LOL!

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The small inner containers were filled then I applied glue to the tops and pressed the new lids onto them. I had trouble with them adhering so I turned them upside down onto my craft mat and put something on them overnight for pressure. Worked great they were firmly stuck to the craft mat! It was easy to peel them off though and then I just rubbed the edges to get rid of the excess glue. I used the new Cherish You digital by new designer Melisa Waldorf on the outside of the stamp, it was colored with Copics and Sakura pens then I added some clear embossing over parts using my VersaMark pen and also added some stickles to the bow centers. I decided I wanted more shimmer to it and added some Angel Wings Shimmerz also to the main heart image.

Remember this is a “circular blog hop” where the beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from!

(It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on the blogs after the blog hop ends on Mon, January 24, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Pamela’s blog and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started!

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26 comments:

Donna Moore said...

Very clever and just beautiful!!

FireCracker082 said...

oh I agree with Donna, that IS clever!! LOVE the use of the digital too!

Ursula said...

What a neat project, Karyn! It coordinates so beautifully - I never would have known the ribbon on top & bottom served a purpose besides looking pretty! And it really is a perfect chioce for the paper! Love the design of this project! :o)

Shelly Schmidt said...

While we are all chatting about organization, you have the wheels spinning and are doing something about it! Fabulous- I love the hearts- they look dimensional- LOVE that. Great project!

TesaB said...

The girls just said it - so very clever and so very beautiful! Fantastic choice of colors, got to love the blue, and the ribbon to match is a wow! Love Melisa's stamp and your use of it!

StampinCathy said...

What a great idea for a gift. Great color comb and just love the stamps you used. This is so inspiring. WoW! The DT rocked this challenge.

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous idea! Love the colors!

Juanita said...

OK--I have got to scrapnap this idea--a GREAT idea to fill and give to my scrappy friends :-)

Melisa Waldorf said...

Karyn joy just made my day! Thank you so much for using my digi!!! I gotta tell you, my biggest fear about putting yourself out there an trying something like this is that no one will want it. I am honored my dear! You did a fabulous job coloring. I LOVE the idea of adding the embossing powder with the VersaMark pen. I have one of those and never use it. Thanks for the technique!!

Kathy W said...

clever idea, need to go check rest of blog hop for wonderful reuse of things

Carolyn Sharkas said...

OMGosh! this is my favorite so far. I will definitely be using this idea for gifts for my crafty friends.

thanks for sharing

Chrisd said...

This idea can work for so many people. It would be so fun filled with barrettes,clips and ribbons for a little girl.

StampnInkLady said...

Karyn, What a fabulous way to recycle! I love using round containers and this is just the greatest idea for a gift for a stamping buddy or anyone else for that matter! Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Lori R.

Diana said...

Awesome.....and Ihave several of these containers......am definetly going to case this......
Thanks
Diana
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Rachelle said...

Wow! I love it! Now I have to start saving the insides of those too!

Juliet A said...

This is so clever! It never would have occurred to me to reuse the inner cups that way!

silvia said...

Super cute container!!

Vickie Kertz said...

Love your container idea. TFS

Anna Banana said...

I'm tickled that you were inspired by my idea!! I LOVE how you put the image around the tube - beautiful!!!
Anna Banana

Stampin_melissa said...

You've done a wonderful job on these! TFS!

Kim Marie said...

I ADORE IT! It is VERY clever and I shall have to stock up on Crystal Light right now!! :)
Kim Marie
kimmet123@aol.com

Chok Keun said...

besutifully altered containers out there!

Gayle said...

Fantastic!! I love this. I save containers of all kinds so I have one of these that I can make. I didn't save the little inside containers so I will have to do something different there. Thank you so much for being a part of this blog hop. I appreciate so much your time putting something so great together for us.

Gayle Taylor
gaylememories@sbcglobal.net

pamcherold said...

Cute project and an amazing hop! Thanks for doing this.

Diane said...

Cute and clever project....I can put this idea to good use for a 2010 (yes really) Christmas project I am working on!
dianegreghov@att.net

TesaB said...

This is such a wonderful project! I love this, the idea, the design and the stamp used! Gorgeous!