Friday, December 10, 2010

Wonky, Repurposed Holiday Label

I have been reading Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas this week. Wow--have I been inspired. I wish I had his genius (and access to all those products).
The challenge this week at Papercraft Star is to create an altered holiday gift, card or scrapbook layout using recycled or repurposed items you already have on hand. I used the plastic clamshell from a new cricut cart, dabbed it with alcohol inks and embossed it with the cuttlebug. Good way to use that packaging instead of tossing it! I also found some little tags that I bought years ago that I recolored with Distress Ink and adhered to the larger tag. And for a final bit of recylcing, I cut up some fabric strips and sprayed them with Glimmer Mist to make my own ribbon. Tim has a grunge look....I have a "wonky" look!

4 comments:

Kimberly Anne said...

What a great idea to emboss and recycle a clamshell! And I just love that cute little reindeer. Great job! Thanks for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Tracy said...

Awesome look for your project. I love the embossed clamshell and that little deer is so cute. :) I wish I had Tim's genius too. LOL Thanks so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Very crafty to use the clamshell. Great job and Thanks for playing with us over at Papercraft Star.

Sleepy Stamper said...

I love the way you used the packing from your cricut. That is so clever! I'm liking me some "wonky"!