Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Going for the Green!

The challenge for this week at Stampin' Royalty, is to Recycle! (or upcycle, or re-purpose, etc..)
I have had this large plastic container left over from some chocolate covered raisins (oh, how i love them!!) ('before' picture below..) and i knew that i wanted to use it for something, i just never decided what. But because of the challenge, i put my thinking cap on and decided i was just going to make it pretty, and put my little girls name on it, and she can fill it with whatever her little heart desires...crayons, the little rocks she likes to collect, maybe a piggy bank...

It was actually quite easy to put together! the lid matched Rose Red perfectly, so that worked out! I just cut the patterned paper to the size to fit around the container, added the punched white border, adhered it using Tombow glue to the container, added the black ribbon, then the panel and buttons, then added the ribbon around the lid and used my Circle Scissor to cut the patterned and white paper for the lid, and the rose was made by punching several Extra Large Scallop Circles, spritzing them with water, crumpling them up then uncrumpling, layering and then forming them into a rosette, putting a large brad through the middle to hold them together, letting them dry, them adding a black button with a rhinestone in the middle. I used the black ribbon to create the "leaves". I made a kind of loop with them and stuck them on.

Cardstock: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Whisper White
Ink: Rose Red
Stamps: Four Frames
Accessories: Rose Red Patterned Paper, Neutrals Buttons, Subtles Buttons, Rhinestones, Melon Mambo Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Black Dotted Scallop Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Billboard letters Die

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