Saturday, May 3, 2008

Altered Packaging - Frame!

EDITED TO ADD: How could I forget to wish you all a Happy National Scrapbooking Day? I guess I'm not thinking too well in the morning, plus, I was just too excited about my morning coffee meeting with my girlfriend (which was wonderful, by the way!) Anyway, for NSD, Tamara at Sketches! {by Tamara} has posted two sketches for today. There is a layout sketch AND a card sketch . . . PLUS this time, there are PRIZES! Go check it out and participate! It's fun and you could WIN! Have a great day everyone, and be sure to create something today!

One of the recent challenges at ScrapCity was to alter an item you would normally throw in the trash. I decided to alter the packaging from my Love, Elsie acrylic stamps.

Here are my Roxie stamps that I got at Archiver's for 50% off!! I love these stamps!

Here is what I made. It's a photo frame that I made for my mom for Mother's Day. She absolutely adores Princess (she adores her granddaughters too!!), so I thought it would be fun to give her a gift FROM Princess!

I used the packaging upside down / easel style so that it can stand on it's own just by opening the packaging. It hard to see in the photo, but it works well!

This was hard to photograph because of the glare, but I think you get the idea. I used bone brads that I recently got from Fiona, Karen Foster letter stickers and collar sticker, and some awesome ribbon I got at Hobby Lobby. The photo fits nicely into the packaging opening, and I cut a thick piece of chipboard to press in behind the photo. I then put the brads through those two layers to actually hold it into the packaging, and then I cut a white sheet of cardstock to put behind that to hide the brad tines. I think this turned out GREAT! My mom will love it!

I only purchased two items on QVC yesterday. I got Lisa's 5th book, and I bought some American Crafts journaling stickers that weren't even presented. I found them when I was looking at other items online. It was Lisa's 10th anniversary on QVC, and they flew her family out to surprise her. Her reaction was fantastic. Very cute.

I'm off to have coffee this morning with a girlfriend that I haven't seen for way too long! It will be nice to catch up with her! Have a great weekend!!


Melinda said...

This is such a great idea. I love it. The pictures turned out just fine. I could see all of it. You just made a cute project and helped the Earth. Great Job!!!!

My Paper World said...

Oh my goodness Carol! What a FANTASTIC idea! Love your cute project!
Have a great weekend!
Nicola xx

Alexandra said...

This is a fabulous gift Carol, I am sure your mom will love this - great way of using this to make it stand too, very creative!! Love your new stamps...yummy! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Mistylynn said...

What a cute frame and pic to go in it! You're so lucky to have an archivers "close by". Take care sweetie.

Anonymous said...

That is such a brilliant idea!! Its just fab, now I know what to do with my packaging!! :)


Judy said...

You are so cleaver. What a great way to recycle.

~Jules~ said...

WOW Carol you amaze me with some of the things you come up with! This is truly amazing. Who would have thought that it was going to be rubbish.

Marlou said...

aaah look at princess, she is gorgeous in her new frame!!! what a clever idea Carol!!!! love those stamps and at 50% off wow!!! excellent bargain!! :) x

kathleenh said...

What a clever idea Carol! This turned out cute!

malieta said...

This is awesome Carol...I love it!!!

Lori said...

What a clever, creative idea--and a gorgeous picture of Princess, too!