Friday, July 20, 2012

LRW #142 -- Scrappy Packaging

Yikes!  I'm a tad late (okay-2 days late) on this post.  I was away with the family for a few fabulous days at the beach (one on Georgian Bay and one on Lake Huron), and I forgot to schedule this post before we left.

Any way, this week at

Regan has challenged us to use the Pretty Packaging from our scrappy purchases into our creations.

I sort of bent the rules a bit here (Me? Bend the rules? No way!!--LOL).
I used packaging to create new packaging for a set of gift cards I made.  Now, what I did was by NO means my idea.  I used the plastic box from a Papertrey Ink stamp set, which  I have seen their own design team do countless times.  I kept it VERY simple--just added a big bow!  But it suited the CAS cards in the set inside.

 Okay, I hate this next card, but I had to salvage it somehow--my son found by distress ink and got a spot in the card when I wasn't looking, so I tried to create a distressed background.  Arghh, was I mad!!
 Here's the complete set.  I made it for a door prize for a year end  event at my school.

SO, before you ditch you packaging, think of how you can used them in a project.  It's a great way to recycle!!  Be sure to check out the amazing "recycling" the other LRW girlfriends did!

Thanks 4 your time!


  1. Great way to re-use that packaging. And your cards are gorgeous! Like how you salvaged your last card too.

  2. Cool packaging, I love that big bow.

    Had to laugh at your dilemma, stuff like that is always funny when it doesn't happen to you. :)

    Glad you had a wonderful holiday!

  3. Pretty cards you made! (I know the feeling when children TOUCHED my stuff! I let go a lion roar when they do that!)

  4. These are beautiful and I love the ombre inky one!

  5. Beautiful in their simplicity and design Tammy. Miss you at TSF lately. Hope life is good!

  6. This is such a wonderful idea...Lovin that bow!!!


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