Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Saturday, February 7, 2009

My "recycled" Valentine

With everything that's going on with the nation's "economic" crisis, the whole reuse, recycle thing is making a comeback. People are trying to find ways where they can cut cost and still be able to live a good life.

That's the whole inspiration for this project. I turned these.....

into this.....

I used some of my scrapbook supplies and a few glue dots and brought new life to items that would be otherwise thrown away.

I turned the Victoria Secret shopping bag into a Valentine gift bag. I was inspired by the red bird paper, I believe it was from this collection. To my surprise I had one bird chipboard that I was able to use as a tag.

The tree was cut out from a pattern paper from the same paper line.

Here's the view from the back. I really love the scallop punch from Fiskars!

and the little girl stockings packaging was changed into a treat box. I loved the plastic clear window of the packaging. I used the same bird paper. I just loved it!

here's what the back looks like

more close ups

layered some flowers and scrap ribbons.

So there you have it, if you're looking for a "crafty" way to say I love you, go rummage through your trash (just don't get too dirty) and look for a fun alterable item to play with.

BTW, these projects were so easy to make. It took me less than an hour to alter them. While hubby was catching up on a Heroes episode online, I was making these. Now that's what I call good quality time. We were together and doing things we LOVE to do. LOL. Just kidding!

Till next time,


Crystal Dever said...

Soo cute! And totally smart! Thanks!

Plastic business cards said...

cute and lovely. :)