Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrap Tiffany "Recycled" Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my stop on the Scrap Tiffany blog hop. I am a huge fan of Scrap Tiffany and was lucky enough to be her April Guest Designer. As soon as I heard she was having another blog hop, I wanted in. And the fact that it is a "recycled" blog hop is so cool. I do have a few projects to share with you- only one is new, the others . . . well they are recycled, LOL. Projects I have done and shared previously.

But first, I have to say that if you just popped onto my blog, and you didn't start at the beginning, please go back to the first stop (http://www.scraptiffany.com)and hop from there.

Now for a few projects- I am going to save my new project for last, so bear with me. First, here is an altered cardboard box I did a little while ago. I peeled the top layer from the box and then painted it white. I used another piece of cardboard, cut it into strips, painted it pink and then made the frame.

I wasn't sure what to put inside of it, but my youngest Gracie helped, by dumping this little lunchbox die cut holder all over the floor. (Thanks C-Bear.) As I was picking it up, I noticed all these quotes, (seriously I had had this box for years and never looked in it). I thought the colors were wonderful and they were worked perfectly with this thing I was creating. It was at that point I decided to make it a wall hanging.

Then I adhered the quotes but wanted to do more. So I took all the quotes off and distressed the cardstock inside the frame. Then added the quotes back.
At this point I was about done, but really wanted the viney look. I have no twine, or anything, but I do have embroidery thread. So I took some, dipped it mod-podge and hung it to dry. One it was nice and stiff, I crisscrossed and used glue dots to stick it down. To cover the glue dots, I added the little butterflies, and here you have it.

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Now my next project I used a mesh bag that onions or oranges or something came in. Here it is,


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Ok now for my new project for this hop. I wanted to make a box. Now, it could hold things, or be a gift box, not really sure. I wanted it to be not too big but not to small. So, I realized that the box that I get when I buy the needle disposal for Zed's diabetic needle would be perfect. (Zed is my oldest cat and gets two shots a day to control her diabetes.) So I started with this,

Then I cut off the top so it would be a bit smaller. Then I painted it white- not really sure why, I just always paint these things first.


(Ok I fully had intended to take pictures throughout this process, but didn't. Wish I had a good excuse, but my only excuse is laziness, and that isn't a good excuse.)

I filed the top since I kind of stink at cutting straight. I picked my pp (basic grey scrap sheet that happened to fit.) I measured on side a bit smaller than the side and cut out four of them. Then I picked cardstock and cut about 4 or 5 1 inch strips. I used mod podge to adhere the pp, but glue dots for the border. For the borders I folded the pieces in half and then stuck them to the box on the edges.

I had no idea what I wanted to do after all the papers were stuck to it. As I stared at the pp, I realized that it was four hearts with a dot in the middle. So, I decided to use my slice and cut out hearts and mimic the pattern.

And this is what I came up with.


Ok, that's what I got for you. LOL. I hope you enjoyed my stop. And please, leave me a comment and I will randomly pick one person to receive a RAK from me.

The next stop on the hop, is Vicki. So hop along and have a great weekend.

33 comments:

  1. Your post is very entertaining :). I love the projects you did. The wall hanging is a fantastic idea - I love the look of it. The layout is very original. The box is such a great idea. I think I will use this idea often to recycle all those boxes and use as gifts. (sorry for the long comment :))

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  2. SUPER cute ideas! I love the mesh stuff!

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  3. Those was a fun projects. :D
    I think the wall-hanging is my fav!

    TR

    mrstjf2000@yahoo.com

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  4. Great Ideas Ana! Love them all!

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  5. This came out great. When I first looked at it I didn't realize they were hearts until I read the post, duh ;) Thanks for your comment on mine ;)

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  6. Lots of great recycled projects that you shared!

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  7. wow that is so cute! great job!

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  8. These are great Ana! I love how you used the mesh bag and thanks for the idea of recycling the syringe box. Sorry your cat is diabetic - I understand too well what that is like (son is type 1)...

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  9. I love your creations and your post! :)

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  10. Nice projects!! I have to try to re-create that box..it is so pretty!

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  11. I dunno how you keep all of your DTs straight g/f....you are wearing me out.....LOL. I loveeee these projects! Especailly the cardboard frame one with the quotes....I am so inspired to make one now! I mean really....who DOESN'T have cardboard around the house??? And that is a great idea with the mod podge too!! I have been looking for a different idea for titles and may try this with yarn or something....sounds like a mess waiting to happen huh? LOL. Thanks for the inspo gal!!

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  12. Wow lots of great ideas! Thanks for sharing. Keep me out of the drawing...save it for your other readers! Just wanted to leave some blog love!

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  13. What great recycling ideas.

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  14. YOu know, reading your post...I am talking in my head the way I imagine you sound :) Thanks for sharing! Great Project!!!

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  15. Well done! Pretty, quick and functional...nothing better :)

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  16. Great projects! Love that you thought of your kitty. Poor baby. Two needles a day? Your kitty has a great owner.

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  17. what a sweet piece of decor... it almost looks like one of thoe lantern boxes. cute

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  18. Cool idea with the box. Very pretty storage :)

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  19. Love the wall hangings and the box! Very creative!! : )

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  20. I absolutely love the mesh bag idea, never thought to try using them. I love Magic Mesh, but this seems like a much cheaper option! I really liked the box as well.

    Janelle

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  21. Nice projects you have done..:D

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  22. nice job love the wall hanging best

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  23. I like your projects! I love boxes and especially like to recycle boxes. Thanks for the great ideas!

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  24. these are wonderful projects! Im loving all the inspiration here.

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  25. Such a cute box! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  27. Soap powder boxes are perfect for recovering and reusing, they are a great size for storing stash and they are sturdy. Love your idea

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  28. LOVE these!!! My favorites so far today. The box would be a great teacher gift to hold all those red pens of theirs!

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  29. Love your recycled projects! That box is fabulous!

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