Monday, September 21, 2009

This is post number 325 for Scrap-Mart!

Yep, 325. We are coming up on our 2 year blog-aversary soon too. So, in honor of our 325th post I think I'll give away a prize...but you'll have to follow along through the post to see what you win! I know, but I couldn't make it tooooo easy could I?!

Tammy sent me this cute card she made using the August Unity Retailer KOTM.

After stamping her image she colored it in with her Copic Spica Glitter Pens then she cut the rectangles using her Spellbinders Rectangle Nestabilities. Mmmm, sweetness is right!

Veronica created a set of canvases, one for each of her boys. They are fabulous!

She basically made them as mirrors of each other and plans to hang them in their rooms. Veronica tucked a touch of Scallop Border in her layers and added some Revolution Flourishes. Now, Veronica is a self-proclaimed "die cut girl" and we've all seen her work so we know this is true. But, like everyone else, once in a while she likes to throw in some Thickers. Veronica used Thickers (which we sell in our convention booth) for the boys' names. It can sometimes be difficult to get your letters, even die cut letters, just where you want them. So, Veronica cut a piece of the plastic packaging that her dies come in and kept it. Then she gently attaches her letters to the plastic sheet and she can see exactly where they will look best without damaging her layout! See...

Not only is this a great tip, but it also helps us to be a little more GREEN by recycling our things for other uses. Thanks for the awesome tip Veronica!

Here's a peek at my calendar/planner page for September.

I started off with some Scenic Route papers, chipboard accents and cardstock sticker. The row of numbers and my birthday are stamps from Unity's Our Life, Our Stories kit. After I stamped the my birthday I cut it out using Spellbinders Labels One Nestabilities. My old planner ran out over a year ago and I'm soooo glad to have one back!

Okay, so are you ready to hear about the blog candy? It's super simple. All you have to do is leave a comment about how you think the die packaging could be re-used. Any ideas on how you could recycle them? You have all week to post and I will choose a winner at random and announce it on Friday's sketch challenge post. The winner will be able to choose a 2x2 die of their choice! How 'bout it?!

We hope you had a great weekend and we're glad you stopped by today! We'll be back on Wednesday, as usual, and we hope you'll have a chance to stop by. See you then!

Katie

10 comments:

Jannie said...

Good morning! I think the packaging would be great for incorporating memorabilia into a layout. You could also cut out a "mask" of sorts from the paper to place over the die case so only the center that holds the memorabilia shows. Coins, pressed flowers, and even baby teeth returned by the Tooth Fairy would be great in the 2x2 cases. Great blog!

Scrapendipity said...

Before QK started sealing their packaging, I loved finding uses for the empties. I've used them to make shaker cards, hold small cuts and letters for a page in progress, and also to make a restaurant set -- that was fun! The set includes a 'welcome to our restaurant' sign, 'please wait to be seated', 'today's special' and other fun things for Gracie's play restaurant.

gemscraps said...

I use the smaller die cut packaging for mixing paints and glues and things like that. I also use the packaging from the border dies to protect my work surface when I'm putting glue or stickles or diamond glaze on some of the smaller die cuts. Makes for easy cleanup.

Scrapendipity said...

Oh my goodness, I forgot to congratulate you on your 325th blog post....CONGRATS! LOL

Anonymous said...

I always save my packaging... use it to make shaker cards!!!

Linda

karinsb_2000 said...

I used them to hold tiny die cuts,eyelets and brads. I also made a cute gift for my niece.I decorated a large Revolution die holder and filled it with confetti and hid a small surprise in it for her,she loved it!

Stephanie said...

You used to be able to use the QuicKutz 2 x 2 die packages as candy holders before they sealed the edges. The square area would hold a Ghiradelli candy nicely in it. You can still use the plastic as a window sheet on a card.

Jodi C. said...

I use the clear packaging as actual embellishments. I use other products I like to make templates with chipboard then cut it into a chosen shape and have even embossed a few with my cuttlebug.

Anonymous said...

I like to use the border pakaging to make cards. I cut it to size for an A2 card and I use Tim Holtz alclhol inks with a mask and ink it. This is great to work with since the inks only work on non-porus material.

rebeccaw

Deborah said...

I saved alot of the older ones and I use them as gift card holders. I decorated it to match my gift card. I just did one with a Blockbuster movie gift card and added QK popcorn box and popcorn to it. Turned out real cute. I also use them to mix my copics on.Thanks Deborah K.