Saturday, April 25, 2009

Going Green

So I like to recycle, reuse, repurpose my scrappy things! I am constantly collecting bows from packaging and the actually packaging itself, looking for ways I can incorporate them into scrapbooking!

When I saw this packaging from Pink Paislee, I knew I wanted to reuse it! (Considering I had three of them! LOL!)

I cut the back/top part (real technical) off of it and made a clear gift box out of it! I used the scraps from my April Nook kit to make a sleeve. Just got a Scor-it and wow!--do I love it! I simply scored a piece of paper sized at 3.25 inches X 12. I scored at 1 inch, 4 inches, 1.2 inch, 4.2 inches and folded to make my sleeve. Some adhesive to hold the ends together and the hard part was done!

Here is the trick! I also made a hidden gift card holder! See the blue and orange paper--it is a pocket!

I cut it to be 3.75 X 4 inches and put a thin strip of adhesive along each side and the bottom. I placed in on the sleeve. The Maya Road Sheer is placed on top of the blue and orange to hide most of the gift card. Add the chipboard stem, brad and other decorations and, viola!, a gift box! I put Coffee Nips inside since I am giving a Dunkin Donuts card with the box! Imagine doing this for any occasion--it would be so easy to customize and puts your plastic packaging to good use!

Here are some other shots!

Hope my co-worker enjoys this little token! Feels good to recycle and reuse--every little bit helps!

Off to get ready for Ella's birthday party--making a Cinderella cake! Pictures to come later! (I hope-LOL!)


  1. What an easy and darling idea - thanks for sharing!

  2. Cute idea. I immediately ditched mine and wished I had been more practical wioth it, now...cute!

  3. Oh so adorable! Love that calendar piece on the front.

  4. Creative ideas on recycling. So much of our crafting products come in pretty packaging it is too nice to throw out.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Great idea, love the ribbon on their, and I love the calender.

  6. YAY....I adore recylcing and you did an awesome job with this one!!!! SO CUTE!!! Have a great weekend!

  7. This turned out so cool, can't wait to see that Cinderella cake! =)

  8. This is great! What an awesome gift!

  9. Such a cute project, I'll have to learn about a score-it!

  10. That is one of the coolest ideas I have ever seen. Very cute project Stace!

  11. Stacey, such a cool idea! Thanks for the inspiration!


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