Friday, December 26, 2008

December Papertreyink Blog Hop

I had not planned on playing along with this months blog hop, but I'm procrastinating and I got a last minute gift from my Sister, so I had stuff to re-use.  Why am I procrastinating you ask...the movers are starting to pack up our stuff, destination Jacksonville, FL.  To make things even funner I think I might be getting the flu, so nothing too fancy to share today.

My Sister sent me some new yummy pj's for Christmas, so I re-purposed the cardboard stuff that is in the center of them when you first buy them, and the ribbon that was wrapped around them.
Here is the cardboard stuff I was talking about (its almost like chipboard) and the satin ribbon which was so neatly tied around my new pajamas, even with a cute button.
I cut the chipboard/cardboard in strips, and then picked out some of my favorite Spellbinder dies, I cut and embossed them using my Cuttlebug.  From that piece of chipboard, look at all the tags/diecuts I now have.
My inlaws arrive on Saturday, to visit with us and to say "Goodbye" before we leave California for Florida, and this is my Mother in-laws favorite wine (they will be here through New Years), I had planned on just giving her the wine in a bag, but I grabbed my newly cut chipboard dies, stamped on them, punched a hole at the top using my Big Bite, ran the ribbon around the neck of the wine bottle, through the punched hole, then tied into a nice bow.  Since I had cut the silver string that originally held the button to the ribbon, I used the huge glue dots to attach the button to the bow.  
Materials Used
chipboard re-purposed from pajama packaging
ribbon re-purposed from pajama packaging
button from packaging
Adirondack pitch black ink
Versamark
glue dots
Spellbinder dies
Sweet Love stamp set from PTI 
(swirls in versamark)
Holiday Treats stamp set from PTI
(holiday cheer & brackets)
Spiral Bouquet stamp set from PTI
(enjoy)

29 comments:

Chris said...

those turned out really nice!! i love them, i'll save my cardboard next time to do this. naked chipboard, the cheap way!!!

Jen said...

Wow! The tag looks wonderful! I ditto Chris on saving my cardboard.
Hope you feel better soon!

Sara Paschal said...

Same here, this is awesome stuff. Love your project!

Jen Caputo said...

wow! What a great idea, love the idea of making these into gift tags!

Tessa said...

Super cute! What a great idea!

Lori said...

I love using cardboard like this--it's so nice to be able to make the shapes you want to use. Love the vivid pink ribbon, too. Hope you're feeling better soon and that the move goes smoothly!

Lisa and Penny said...

What an awesome idea for the cardboard!! & the wine tag is so cute!

Babies- Beth said...

Oh goodness, I think I saw that ribbon and button on Christmas Eve pjs opened here! What was I thinking?!? I never thought to grab it!! You did a great job!!

Terri said...

What a great way to reuse the cardboard that came with the pjs. Love the color of the ribbon too. I hope you feel better soon and the move goes well for you.

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Oops, my first comment when poof!, so I hope I'm not duplicating. Anyways Latisha, these are wonderful and extra special because they've been recycled! Simply beautiful!
--Hugs Becca

Sharon said...

I think I need to start saving "everything" now! Won't DH love that! I always just tossed the cardboard into the recycle bin... Great that these are already cut, embossed and ready to be stamped for the occasion.

Jennifer Holmes said...

Very nice! This turned out great, and I love all the shapes you made!

Marge said...

WOW; this turned out fabulous & I'm envious of all those tags!!! Your wine bottle tag is just perfect. By the way, that's my favorite wine too!!!

Regan said...

OOOH, very cool

Ravengirl said...

Wow! Looks great for last minute! I'm sure your MIL will really appreciate the tag you created!

Amy said...

Love this, you are so creative! Feel better fast! Good luck with the move!

Jan said...

The tag turned out great! Inspiration for what you can do with what may have otherwise been discarded. (But that is the point....right?) Feel better and safe travels.

Radiogirl said...

This is nice. I love that fat bow.

ronee said...

i love it..sorry to hear you are feeling sick..it is the stress of moving that always seems to get me! anyway..let me know..via email when you are getting here..it would be nice to have lunch...
ronee

Kimberly said...

great project, Latisha!!! :)

Deanna said...

Awesome idea!

Silke said...

I love this idea - simply gorgeous!!!

Lee said...

Love this clever idea.

~amy~ said...

Hey sista..sorry you aren't feeling icky...FAB project...good luck on the move...

Donelda said...

I love it!! I especially like how you cut multiple lables and dies...what a great idea and ready for multiple projects! The ribbon is aweosme!! Great job.

Amber said...

Wow, how cute is that!
I had to LOL at your comment on my post, I won't forget to shave, bwahahaha! That's the only place my mind is these days *wink*;)

krista said...

this is a great idea Latisha-I love it. Great thinking:)

Laurel said...

OMG truly amazing! I love it!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

I love those dies! You're making me want to make a purchase!! Great job reusing! I do the same thing!!

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