Thursday, April 7, 2011

APRIL MONTHLY CHALLENGE: Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle!

For this challenge I knew I wanted to try to use the plastic shell from the cricut cartridges. I cut the plastic shell in two half and cut the side from one of the half and finish with a flat plastic sheet.

I cut a 4 1/2 in rectangle and run it through the cuttlebug using the cuttlebug Persia embossing folder. I made the scallop frame using a white cardboard & colored it using the spring pansy color from versamagic dew drop chalk ink.

For the flowers & leaves - Using a page from a catalog, I cut three different sizes circles for each flowers, (large, medium, small), I colored them using purple h & pixie dust versamagic dew drop chalk ink. I ink the edges of each the circles using an acrylic paint dabber-espresso. I crumple the circles up and then straighten them out. I fasten the circles together with a brad. I colored the leaves using tea leaves versamagic dewdrop chalk ink.

I reuse the cord from a gift box and tied it with a bow. I cut a small tag & added a Spring is here stamp for the sentiment. I use foam mounting dots to attach the tag.

It was fun to do it. I hope you like it.


  1. Ohhh very clever use of the cricut clamshell! I have a ton of those ready to be used! Great job on the challenge!


  2. I never would've thought of embossing that wonderful packaging! Beautifully done!