Friday, September 25, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop Time!!!

September Blog Hop
It is a current trend to see just how "green" you can be with your contributions to a cleaner environment. We want to focus this month on reusing & recycling portions of your newly arrived Papertrey order in an earth-friendly way! This month your challenge is to reuse, repurpose or recycle packaging from your Papertrey Package. Whether it is the clear boxes that the stamps come in, the tissue that is used to wrap each item so carefully, the brown packing paper that keeps your items from shifting, the corrugated cardboard wrapped around the ends of your precious cardstock or even the shipping box itself. We will be excited to see all the clever ways to incorporate any of these items into a beautifully executed project. And just to serve as a little friendly nudge, you just *may* want to hold onto everything from your package this month regardless if you use it on your project or not, just so you can recreate what others have done!
So this was a hard month for me. I have no idea why, but it sure was. I am so excited to see what everyone else did! The first picture is a tag I made for Christmas presents. LOVE Dawn's set Signature Christmas with the Christmas sayings - too stinking cute for words!
The second tag I made is for Easter dinner.
Okay, so I used the fun plastic containers that our stamps come in. I cut out the lable shapes using my nesties and then stamped accordingly with Staz on Black ink. I then flipped over the plastic piece and used my Alcohol inks to spread the colors around. The top card was so hard to get the colors to show through. I used the gold mixative so it is so shimmery in real life, but the colors looked muddled when I took them.
I did have to use my sharpie to write the names, but it was actually quite fun to do. I also backed the tags with white so that the color showed through nicely.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Signature Christmas, Tags for Spring, Modern Labels
Ink: Staz on
Accessories: Black sating ribbon, Hibicus ribbon, Alcohol inks, blending solution, gold fixative, crop a dile, plastic boxes from Papertrey Ink, label 1 nestie dies
Paper: Stampers select white

31 comments:

Marge said...

These are fabulous!!!

Nancy L. said...

great idea!

Bonnie said...

These are great Terri! Tags are always needed and love how you went "green"!

ashjoy said...

Great idea!

Stampin' Pam said...

Cleverific Terri - super use of the boxes. thanks for sharing@!

Jamie said...

Very nice!

Dru said...

Great use of the plastic containers - love the colors!

Kristy Vernon said...

How very pretty! These would really make a statement at a party.

Silke Ledlow said...

Hi Terri :) your reuseable project turned out soooo cute!!! Love these little tags!!!! Great idea - GF!!! Hugs ~S~

ryannmarin said...

Awesome! I love how colorful and vibrant your tags turned out. I bet they are just lovely in person and I know your family will be ooohing and aaahing them when they see them during the holidays! Great job :)

Kelly S. said...

Beautiful use of those inks and colors...those tags look wonderful!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Tagalicious Terri!!!! :) I'm lovin' all the vibrant colors! :) TFS

Liz said...

These turned out great!

Melissa said...

So cute!

BethieJ said...

These are FANTASTIC!!!! I really love how they turned out!!

kimosabescraps said...

very cool... I love the unique colors!

Dana said...

Super fun tags, Terri! I guess, I'll have to shop for Staz on :)

Cheryl said...

Great idea! I especially like the top one.

Terri said...

Very cool! I love using alcohol inks with those too.

Debbie Olson said...

Beautiful tags, Terri!

Lori said...

Fantastic idea, Terri! Love the bold, vibrant colors.

Marisa G said...

Love the alcohol inks, and the beautiful tags. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

Great idea!! Beautiful tags!!

Susan said...

I love alcohol inks and your tags are just beautiful!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Great way to use the acetate! Thanks for the inspiration!

Winter said...

Very cute! I love the new stamp sets too! :)

Cammie said...

Great idea! Thanks for the inspiration.

Banu said...

These tags turned out really neat. Amazing colors.

Laurie said...

What grrreeat tags!!! Beautiful colors!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

These are so beautiful!! What a fantastic idea!!

Taheerah said...

Beautiful Terri - just such a stunning use of the acetate, I'll have to try something like this!!!