Friday, September 25, 2009

September Blog Hop

This was a very interesting challenge. Nichole asked that we "focus this month on reusing & recycling portions of your newly arrived Papertrey order in an earth-friendly way." I had several ideas, but the more I worked, the less I came up with. I didn't have much to work with, mostly the empty stampboxes from previous months, some acetate that the stamps come on, the thank you cards, and the tissue paper. So here goes number one.



I started with the thank you card and pictured a frame. Then it became a window with the acetate as the glass and the tissue for curtains. The wallpaper inside is PTI Green Tea Leaves in Aqua Mist. The flowers are from Vintage Picnic and the clapboards on the Ocean Tides cardstock are made with Journaling Lines using Versamark ink.



The second uses the wrapper from Poppy Prints by Lisa Johnson. I had found these Balli's Best Tea Candies at a local candy & nut outlet. I thought they were quite different and would work nicely for Autumn. The wrappers are green, orange, and brown. I made a pillow box out of a transparency (no time to order PTI Clearly Creative but it's on my list) and covered up the logo - so sorry Lisa - with a Nestabilities label stamped with Tea for Two. I added the acorns and leaves from Autumn Abundance to keep with the theme. Tied with a ribbon from Michaels and little tags stamped with words from Tea for Two. Ink: Spring Moss, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate. Colored with Copics.

I hope you found these interesting and I'm off lovin' all of yours.
Thanks for hoppin' in.

32 comments:

Marge said...

Oh, definitely interesting -- LOVE both ideas!

Nancy L. said...

love it!

Silke Ledlow said...

Linda - both projects are just beautiful!!! ~S~

Bonnie said...

Love them both Linda! Love how you used that belly band!

Catherine Doucette said...

Oh, I LOVE the window box idea!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh man Linda - these are stunning projects - love the window card for sure but I also adore that little tea pot - what a great gift!

Terri E. said...

What wonderful and creative projects. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jamie said...

Wow! Your card is great!

Dru said...

I think they're great - LOVE what you did with the teapot!

Cammie said...

Oh, I love both projects!

Kristy Vernon said...

Oh, how sweet! I love both of your projects, especially the first one with the little open window and the flowers on the sill.

ashjoy said...

What an awesome finish! Beautiful!

ryannmarin said...

Your window card is awesome - very clever. Great job :)

Kelly S. said...

Oh doubly fabulous! But.that.window...it is so getting me...LOVE that it has floaty tissue curtains to boot! SO AWESOME!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Just gorgeous! Love your tissue paper curtains :) TFS

Jennifer Holmes said...

Very clever ideas!

Liz said...

You were able to use quite a bit! Love the window idea!

Melissa said...

Wow! Great job reusing! I LOVE your window card--the flower box is too cute! And the box with the goodies is beautiful!

BethieJ said...

Both of your projects are WONDERFUL!!!

kimosabescraps said...

oh wow, such a great project!!

Cheryl said...

That card is amazing! Great idea.

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them but I Love the first one! What a great idea!

Debbie Olson said...

These are both lovely--great job on the challenge!

Lori said...

What fabulous ideas! Love the scene you created in your card--the tissue curtains and acetate window panes are wonderful details.

Marisa G said...

Very pretty! I love the clear window and tissue paper curtains. Nice job.

Lori said...

Both are beautiful!!!

Susan said...

Very pretty!

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

Okay, so I'm envious, I'll admit it. You're too clever to think of the window for the acetate and your coloring is to die for!

Winter said...

So cute! Great ideas! :)

Banu said...

Stunning. The window is just the most darling thing that I have seen. So realistic. Loved the use of band as well. I could have never imagined it myself. :D

Laurie said...

WOW!! Great ideas! TFS!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

That is THE most creative card that I've seen in a long time. I just adore it!! And the treat holder is soooo cute!