Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge 24

Hello everyone.  This week I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Papercraft Star's Green Holiday Challenge.  The challenge is to create a holiday gift, card or scrapbook layout using recycled or repurposed items you already have on-hand.  A while back I saved an item from the trash at my husband's office.  It was an outdated software packet.  I thought it would make a perfect item to alter and use to hold photo CD's.  I started with some mod podge and covered the outside cover with scrap papers I had.  I then used an old doily (slightly torn) to cover the spine of the cover.  Using some old gift cards that I ran through my sizzix, I cut out the bird on the bottom corner and covered it with vintage text. The lined paper is actually a cutting slip from Hobby Lobby which I then stamped the Eiffel Tower on. For the tassel, I used some broken necklaces along with some ribbon that I took off of baby clothes too worn to donate.  The key is my favorite embellishment.  I took an old key, inked it up in craft ink and embossed it with white embossing power.  for the inside book I simply covered it with more scraps of printed papers.  For added embellishment, I adhered an old applique to the cover.  Well I hope you give this challenge a go.  Thank you for taking a peek.

The Sleepy Stamper

Paper:  Webster's pages, vintage text, cutting slip from Hobby Lobby
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Craft White
Stamps:  French Mail by Clear Art Stamps
Embellishments:  Chip board from Maya Road


  1. What a wonderful project and such a great gift idea! It's absolutely beautiful. I love the white embossed key and the crocheted doily you used! Great work! Congrats on the guest designer slot at PCS!


  2. We are soooo happy to have such a creative guest designer with us this week at Papercraft Star ! Your work is always so charming, and so clever. How fun that something so mundane could be turned into such an incredible project. !! Thank you for being with us this week !!

  3. What an awesome repurposing of a box. I love how it looks. Just wanted to stop in and say hi; thanks for leaving some love over at my blog! ;)