April 22, 2009

Earth Day! Reuse Your Packaging!

A quick note before I start. I meant to take a photo of my spray box I described HERE (scroll down to the italicized TIP section.) I will get one soon and add it! It doesn’t make too much sense without the photo! I have to wait for good light because it is much too big for my photo booth!

In honour of Earth Day I decided to do a project using something otherwise headed for the trash.  I snagged this cute box when I was at my Card Buffet class. It previously held Prima journaling earthday beforespots. Funny thing is the journaling spots were very distressed and vintage looking while the box is anything but. To me, white with black dots is very fun and /or sophisticated, not at all vintage! Perhaps all of their journaling spots all come in the same  packaging. Not that it matters to me, recycler extrordinaire, I just consider it an opportunity to decorate it properly! But, yet again, I digress…

I was really glad the box itself was quite cute because this style of earthday insidebox would be hard to cover completely. I only had to cover the front panel using a layers of pink and black cardstock. Next I used a label 4 (I think, could be  3) Nestabilities die to cut the patterned paper panel. The rest is pretty easy. The pink in the center of the flower is a Basic Grey button.

Hope this inspires you to look at your packaging in a new way. earthdaySome scrapping suppliers are even creating packaging specifically to be reused in some way. I think I will use this  container to hold tags for gifts, then I will give it as a gift. Happy Earth Day!!

Enjoy, Rebecca

RECIPE
Stamps and Ink: none!
Paper:
black and pink pirouette CS, pink pirouette DSPP-SU!
Accessories: flower-Scrapbook Sally, Basic Grey Bittersweet buttons, EK Success rhinestone, leaf-UK, ribbon-Dollarama
Techniques: Earth Friendly Reuse!

4 comments:

Kimmie0270 said...

What an excellent and earth friendly idea!

chelemom said...

This is really pretty!!!

Heather the Mooselover said...

What a great project- and it is green to boot!

Cassie said...

Cute! Cute!! Sometimes it just takes a little jazzing up - no need to redo the entire thing!!