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!
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)