Saturday, 24 September 2011

Reuse Renew Recycle

Happy Saturday everyone. 
Time for another challenge at the CES Challenge Blog.
Our lovely host this week is Sheena
and she has chosen the theme RECYCLE

You can use re-use something for a project or add a recycled element to your card,  just let us know which part of it is recycled.
If you're anything like me, you will have a drawer full of odds and ends that you just CAN'T throw away.
Why not have a rummage in there and see what you come up with.

I have turned some small cereal boxes into mini file holders.
This is what I started with  - 

I marked approx 1 inch out from the top left of the box and 2 inches up from the right side of the box, drew a diagonal line to join these marks up and then cut it out.

On the other side mark from the right 1 inch out and up 2 inches, from the left side.

I'm making this sound so much more complicated than it really is. ;-)

Just check out the photo below and you will see better how it's cut.

Once it was cut out, I used Fancy Pants 'It's the Little Things' DP to cover it. This is a really great paper, and I've found it so versatile, you can get it now at Crafty Emma's and if you're popping over there check out the other fabulous papers she has in stock.

To finish I added some silver tape, card candi and a label.

Usually, when I stamp an image, I stamp it 2 or three times, so that if I mess up with my colouring I have a fresh one, ready to start again. Now, instead of just dropping these into a drawer, I can keep them neatly organised.
Well - that's the theory! ;-)

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Join us this week for your chance to win a £10 gift voucher 
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And here's a quick look at one of the gorgeous new Authentique papers that Emma has available to pre-order.

 Challenges - 
Inspire Me Fridays - Linky Party
Fab 'n' Funky - "It's a hard theme" (Something that you find hard to do. I think re-cycling is a tricky one. Trying to turn something that you would throw out into something useful can be difficult.



Faye said...

I do that too! Great minds! ;) These folders look absolutely FAB> Have a great weekend. xxx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW what a fab idea hun & I love those papers so classy!
Have a great weekend
hugs shell xx

Anonymous said...

Wow!! When they were giving out the creative genes you were definitely at the front of the queue!!! I was behind the door I think, lol!! Fantastic idea Caroline! xx

Stressed Stamper said...

Oh god you make me sick - bloody fantastic - though you would be proud of me - just made a choc pudding - little indiv ones with choc gue in the middle and OMG they tasted brill and worked...well chuffed.
Sarah xxx

Carrie said...

You have so taken me back to my school days lol.. we used to make these file holders.. what a great idea xx

Lee said...

Brilliant creation i love it.Very clever.xx

Emma H said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab N Funky this week!

Pop's Cards said...

Sweetie these are just gorgeous what a fab idea ♥ ♥ Pops x

Donna said...

Oh wow Caroline, you are so clever, these little boxes are beautiful and no one would ever know what they were in a former life...I love your choice of DP they are so elegant :) Donna ♥ x

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!!! these are sooooooooooo fabulous!!! such a fabulous example of recylcling ... these are just so stunning - such inspiring work! Hugs Juls

Jennifer said...

Soooo clever!! They look fab. Must try this. xx Jenny xx

karen said...

Great project Caroline and the DP'S are so lush, Karenx

Scrappychick said...

WOW!! What a great inspiration :) Thanks for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky, we hope to see you again and good luck!

Julie said...

FAbulous makes Caroline!! I do this with Digi images to save having to print them out each time!! Love these papers!! Juliexx