Saturday, June 30, 2012

Recycled Packaging Notebook

A few weeks ago I played around with Repurposed Packaging from Tim Holtz Compendium as part of a challenge.  I made a cute tag for the challenge but couldn't stop playing with the plastic and alcohol inks.  Today I wanted to show two other projects I made.

Both of these projects are made with plastic packaging- most of it from Tim Holtz products but any plastic packaging worlds as long as it is large enough for your die.
 This first object is a die cut of Sizzix Alterations Matchbook die.  This is the larger matchbook. 
I used a bone folder to fold the scored edges.
 The entire piece was colored with Alcohol Inks-Pool, Blue, and Picket Fence which is  opaque.  I dabbed the inks on the inside of the plastic so the outside would be shiny.
The butterflies and flower are rub ons.  I added the rub on letters to spell "FLY".  
The Seam binding was sprayed with Glimmer Mists and Distress Stains and dried in a tight  ball to keep the wrinkles 
I cut the notepaper to size and glued the top edge with Ranger Inkssentials Glue and Seal.  The back page was glue onto the plastic
 I hung a Philosophy Tag using an Idea-ology pin and used an Idea-ology clamp to keep the little notepad closed.

The second project used the Sizzix Pocket Envelope die.  
 Again I used a bone folder to fold the scored edges, applied alcohol inks- this time Picket Fence with Purples, and added more rub ons butterflies.
The die cuts two circles for the string to wrap around.  I applied rub ons to both of them to highlight them but kept them clear.  Finally I used a piece of string that came on a #5 shipping tag to wrap around the circles and keep the envelope closed.  

This project has been linked to the following Linky Parties:
Twigg Studios
Thirty Handmade Days
Embracing Change
Tutus and Tea Parties
Just Us Four

Laters Baby….


  1. These are beautiful. I love the color, shine and the mottled look of the ink along with the embellishments. So different too...I love it.

  2. Both of these projects are so lovely! I love the mini sizes. Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize this week!


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