Friday, July 31, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop

Is it magic....is it recycling....or just simply, a darn good idea?! I think it may be a little of each?! Welcome my little page on the web, my world and my creations! No it's not always all about me as I do post about my family here too!

If you came here just to see me, thank you! As you can see I am participating in a "blog hop" with the Adorn-It Carolee's Creations girls! YEAH - fun! I'm sure, now, you want to see who else is playing and what they did right?! Well then, let me suggest you start at the beginning, at the Adorn It Blog . There are 79 other participants in this huge event so, sit back and enjoy the run!

The project I'm posting today is something I have thought of several times and, now, finally have it done! Have you ever gotten "stuff" from the store and thought "hey this packaging is pretty cool"?! I do all the time! Well, I use these makeup remover towels sometimes after a run or whenever I need it and my little light bulb went off LOL! Here's the before, the store packaging that instigated the thoughts;



See the little box it is sitting in?! That's it! I thought, you know I could recreate that box and put something else in there and make it a little gift?! Well, I did! Here's what I created;



How'd I do that?! Easy! Just simply, and carefully take the box apart. This box just so happened to be exactly 12" wide! I laid it out on my scrapbook paper, traced it out, cut it out, recreated the creases using my Scor-Pal (don't have one?! Hurry up and get one - you won't regret it!) decorated it how I chose, taped it and Voila! Cute box! How much time elapsed? Maybe....10 minutes if you know exactly what paper you're going to use?! The goodies inside you can tell are Bath and Body Works and were on sale for $1 each a while back. So, once they're decorated too, my total cost for this great project?! Less than $4 - yes FOUR dollars! Now when I have company, like this coming weekend, I'll have a cute little gift to put in their rooms! Now for the details, of what products I used! The paper is from "The Paper Company" and I believe it's called Espresso, the purple striped paper and the solid cardstock are from my stash of scraps so I didn't have a name, the ribbon is from a roll I got out of the $1 spot (AKA dollar vortex) at Target, the little pearls are from the same spot but...get this...he he he I picked them up at our Goodwill for 29 cents! Yep! LOL! I can find crafting stuff just about anywhere! LOL! Now, that gorgeous butterfly stamp is one of my newest favorites! Well I got it from The Rubber Cafe! She as the most beautiful butterfly stamps and I am working hard on having my own full collection! LOL! She also carries the Scor-Pal so it could be one stop shopping there! LOL! I love that! Gives me more time to come home and play and, the way my life goes....I need all the extra time can get! So when you're done with shopping at The Rubber Cafe, please visit all the other talented ladies in this blog hop! I mean seriously,it's Friday so kick back, relax and don't forget it starts here, at the Adorn It Blog, and the next talented lady on the list to visit.... Debbie Raymond! Now she is one talented lady you don't want to miss!

Enjoy the hop!

Until next time....

27 comments:

Ann Kranitz said...

Michelle, this is awesome. So very pretty!!

~Michelle~ said...

beautiful butterflies Michelle! What a fun gifty idea! :)

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great project!!!!

dhillman said...

great idea

Janelle said...

great project idea, thanks for sharing!

Penny Smith said...

Cute!!
Thanks for bein' in the "hop" and providing a link to the next "bunny"! :) LOL! After this many blogs, I am getting punchy! LOL!

bakscrap said...

What a great idea. super cute gift. thanks for sharing.

Zarah said...

So clever & so cute! :D

Jaspere said...

This is awesome. I didn't see the box right away and thought how on Earth is she going to use that packaging material. *LOL*

Georgana said...

I am completely surprised - I would have just tossed this in the trash. I am definitely going to re-think the packaging now. GREAT JOB! Thanks so much for participating.

Amy said...

Awesome idea for re-using packaging!! TFS

Jen said...

what a cute project!
Thanks for letting me stop by!!
Hopping along..!

scrappymommyof3 said...

Way to re-create!! That's so cute!

connie said...

what a great idea!

Diana said...

Awesome project. love it.

olliebelle20 said...

very cool idea!

Debbie said...

This project is darling and what caught my attention was your idea for using these in a guest room - what a great idea! I could do it now for Christmas time. Thanks for the inspiration. Debbie Raymond, Adornit editor

Samantha said...

Great idea! What a pretty gift :-)

puddin tang :D said...

i like it, you did a great job mom! Logan says he loves his Bella!

Kyla said...

GREAT idea! What a cool project! Thanks so much for sharing!

iscrapmyworld said...

I am a graphic designer and am also a packaging junkie! I usually look for packaging I like to mimic in a layout -- but rarely buy something to use it specifically for an altered project...hmmm...thanks for sharing!!

charlottemd said...

Thanks for sharing your creative ideas. :0) HOP HOP HOP!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

well how CLEVER is that??!!! awesome!!!!!

paperprincess said...

What a great idea and great way to recycle!

Tina said...

what a great gift, your guests will love it!

Sara said...

Well, what an adorable project!

pysselpetra said...

reuse is great - love the butterflies