Friday, September 25, 2009

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop









Yippee, it's time for Papertrey Ink's Blog Hop! I'm so excited; it's been months since I've been able to participate. And I really missed you all!

Tonight's challenge was to focus on "reusing & recycling portions of your newly arrived Papertrey order in an earth-friendly way." I ended up using two items from my package. Can you spot them? The first one is easy; it's the cardboard box, of course!

I cut up my box to make the pages of this mini 4x4 Halloween album. I tore off the top layer a bit, to give it more of a "rough and rugged" Halloween look and to reveal the corrogated cardboard underneath. I used my Bind-it-All for this project and it was no problem to go through the cardboard. My new Vintage Labels stamp set and some Orange Zest cardstock help to embellish the front cover. And now for the second item I recycled:

That transparent overlay is actually the carrier sheet that the stamps come on! I cut it down to size, stamped some flourishes with black StazOn ink, and added a few spider webs using my Spooky Sweets II set. I love how it turned out! And when you turn the page, you get a better look at the sweetest little Halloween cat you've ever seen:

Nothin' scary about this black cat! Although it's hard to tell, I used my stardust pen to add some sparkle to the flourished background layer (click on the photo for a better look). I also stamped right onto the photo with the black StazOn ink. Can't get enough of those flourishes!

Enjoy the Blog Hop! I know I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with tonight. Thanks for stopping by!






Stamps: Spooky Treats II, Vintage Labels, Fancy Flourishes, 2009 Halloween Tags (PTI)
Cardstock: Kraft, Orange Zest, Plum Pudding, True Black, Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise (PTI)
Ink: True Black, Vintage Cream (PTI), black StazOn
Tools: double ended tags and Label One Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders), Bind-it-All (Zutter), tag punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)
Other: carboard, plastic carrier sheet, rhinestones (KaiserCrafts)

39 comments:

Nancy L. said...

what a great idea!! it turned out really, really cute!

Joanne said...

Incredibly stunning.

Marge said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh this is totally AWESOME!!! What a fun way to recycle!!! Love your idea!!! ~S~

Catherine Doucette said...

Just amazing! Now I have to have a Bind It All!

Stampin' Pam said...

Jennifer you rock! How cute is this??? Very clever - super photo album idea.

Linda said...

Great idea! I love mini books and the corragated cardboard is perfect. Another one to try.

Cammie said...

Love your idea. Thanks for sharing!

Terri E. said...

GENEOUS!!! Loved the overlay and fun use of the cardboard box. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Melissa said...

What a super mini album! You make the coolest things with your bind-it-all! Your daughter is adorable!

Jamie said...

I love it! Great idea.

Dru said...

Super cute!! Love it!

Karli said...

great use of the materials! Love your project :)

Kristy Vernon said...

Cool project! Love the roughness of the corrugated cardboard. I think we'll all be tearing apart boxes now!

Gail S. said...

What a super cute idea!! Love it!

ashjoy said...

That is an awesome mini!

ryannmarin said...

Your little mini book is awesome! Great job :)

Kelly S. said...

What a sweet little girl, and that album is so cool with the cover out of cardboard...awesome job for the hop!

Liz said...

Amazing! What a great idea!!!

Bonnie said...

Both wonderful ideas!

Dana said...

Ooooh, a mini-album! The corrugated cardboard looks like a perfect match for your Halloween project. Too cute!!

kolling143 said...

This is absolutely CUTE!!! I love mini albums!

BethieJ said...

OHHH this turned out sooo CUTE!!! Great job!

kimosabescraps said...

oh wow, this is just amazing!!!

Maureen said...

so adorable! Love how you used the packaging :) Very clever!

Cheryl said...

Amazing! I love the idea of the little book, and that overlay is fantastic!

Marisa G said...

That is a fabulous project! So creative. I couldn't think of a thing to do with the cardboard, but you knocked it out of the park.

Victoria Hassink said...

I will be casing this for sure! Too cute.

Kim said...

Amazing project! I have always wanted an idea for those little stamp carrier sheets and this is perfect!

Debbie Olson said...

Jennifer, this is a home-run project! You rocked this challenge--great colors, layouts, embellishments--perfection!

Lori said...

What a fabulous idea! The look and texture of the cardboard works great for a fall project.

Lori said...

What a great idea, so fun!!!

Susan said...

I have plenty of my box left over and I LOVE this idea! This may be my excuse to buy a bind-it-all!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

WICKED cute! If the pun's not too awful!

Winter said...

What a cute idea! Great job! :)

Laurie said...

WOW!! How creative! Love it! Adorable little book! TFS!

Taheerah said...

I love the effect of recycled cardboard and you've used it so effectively here! Love these little books!!

Jane said...

Love it!!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

This is so cute. Love the overlays and the corrugate!

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