Monday, April 14

Everything Recycled P3

Happy Monday!!!  Guess what?  My planet is pretty decent today.  Yep, I cleaned my craft room during the weekend, and it's so nice to see my desk for once.  Well, my computer desk is still piled up with stuff, but I'm very satisfied with my planet's condition for now.

Anyway, here's the 3rd batch of cards from my Everything Recycled Project. 

Hope you all have a good week... 'til next blog!

Wednesday, April 9

Everything Recycled P2

Here's Part 2 of my "Everything Reycled" Series showcasing cards made from rubber stamp packaging:

The box is made of recycled materials as well:

This second batch of cards uses the same 12 x 12 sheet of dp. to match the Unity Stamps packaging.  Just like the rest of the cards from Everything Recycled Part 1, the images are colored with Copics.

See what I did with the ribbon with the card below?  I used glue dots to achieve that look.


I sprayed Smooch Spritz to give the "glow" look on the card below:

To make the bandages stand out, I applied Glossy Inkssentials on them:


If you have scrolled down this far, maybe I might interest you in an international card, image or anything crafty swap?  I'll be hosting it in the Tinker Planet Facebook Page.

'Til next blog!

Saturday, April 5

Everything Recycled P1

Hello crafty friends!  I had a very very very busy week, but that didn't keep me from playing in my planet.  That is if I wasn't a couch potato when I get home from work.  I did say last weekend that I was going to clean my planet.  That didn't happen either.  But wait.  I'm not done.  I didn't clean because when I saw this pile on my craft desk, I just had to do something.

Just like you, I have bought a lot of stamps in the last month... or year.  And I haven't gotten around to using them.  The picture above just shows one brand - Unity stamps.  Well, I have put 90% of these new stamps in their place, thus the pile of packaging material on my desk.  

Guess what?  With this bunch, I was able to make 24 cards.  Yep.  And the goal was to make several card sets with them, complete with its own packaging.

Let me show you the first packaging I made out of leftover packaging.  See the cover?  That is actually part of a diffuser box.  How can you throw that thing with the lovely green gem sparkling back at you?  So I kept it for a future project.  Which happens to be this box.

I had to create a custom box to go with the cover, and everything you see here is recycled.  And the best part?  This box can take 24 A2 cards perfectly.  Yes.  24 cards, but not including the envelopes.

The goal with this recycling project is to maximize every material possible.  I picked four 12x12 designer paper to go with the Unity stamps packaging.  Each sheet should cover 6 cards. Then I colored the images with Copic markers, and cut them with mostly Spellbinders and Sizzix/Tim Holtz dies.  I also used the same inkpad (Colorbox Chalk inkpad in Chestnut Roan) for the edges of my cut pieces.  I also stuck to the same ribbon and embellishments on all the cards for uniformity.

Here's the first set.


 Yeah, I got lazy on this one.  What can I do?  I had a brain fart. 

I have an excuse to feel better despite my planet being in its still chaotic state.  I'll share with you the next set of cards on my next post.  'Til then!

Saturday, March 22

National Craft Month Project No. 7

A couple of posts ago, I mentioned about a banner project I made for my nephew on his birthday.  Here's a sample of the second part of that project - patterned after Captain America's costume:

The banners have made it to Seattle, and all hung for his birthday party today.

That's it for now.  Have a great weekend, crafty friends!

Tuesday, March 18

National Craft Month Project No. 6

I miss joining swaps.  I used to be sooo active with those and my favorite online place to do it is Splitcoaststampers.  From those many swaps I joined, I still have a lot of images in my stash that I have kept, waiting to be made with something.  Image swaps is really a practical way to get a hold of stamps, especially the hard to find ones.  Because come to think of it, when you buy a particular stamp, you don't use it all the time.  I don't have a stamp that I have used more than 10 times, unless I made a mass production card project like invitations.  Other than that, there really is none.  We buy stamps to collect really, and not much to use.  After you've made a card with one, you usually move on to another.  And that's a fact, Jack.

Anyway, the sentiment I used for this card is still from my image swap stash.  I just quickly colored the image with Spicas.

'Til next blog!
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