Wednesday, June 8, 2011

More Recycling: Fabric Floral Pin

This is my prototype fabric flower for my recycling classes next week. It consists of leftover scraps from a quilt I made, a button from my button box, a safety pin and hot glue. And of course not forgetting my trusty Big Shot and the Island Floral Die! I can see a few more of these coming off the production line: so easy to make. Now I want to experiment with different textures and fabrics.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Inspired by Convention

One of the lovely swaps I received at Convention this year was from the talented Tanya Bell. You can see the original swap on her blog. I only changed the base colour to Early Espresso, used a different stamp set and added a ruched ribbon. I liked it so much I made a matching portfolio... wouldn't this make a lovely gift?

This was the project we made at a recent Papercrafters Meetup. I will be offering this project again in a class later this month. See my calendar for details.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Another stamp from re-purposed foam!

Plus Stampin' Up! corrugated card: from the delivery box! The other re-purposed material is the twine.
Old Olive and Chocolate chip, with a little direct-to-paper to add distressing to the corrugated card.

Friday, June 3, 2011


This is the 'make and take' tag we made today to publicise the upcoming Sustainability Craft workshops. I am thrilled how it turned out, very much in line with the "love the earth" theme. We will be using recycled materials in these workshops along with Stampin' Up products to make some cool crafts as part of Fletcher Building's Sustainability fortnight.

I used Stampin' Up foam to make the circle stamp (in Tempting Turquoise) and a finer packaging foam to stamp the continents (in Old Olive). I use dotto to attached the foam stamps to an acrylic block. Ink it up and away you go. Then punch out the world with the 1 3/4 inch circle punch. The heart is from some crumpled Real Red cardstock, flattened out and punched with the Owl punch. Crumpling paper is a great stress reliever too.

"Stampin' Up foam? what is that", you say. This is the waste packaging that protect the 12 x 12 scrapbook albums when shipped. I cut it out with the Craft and Rubber scissors: easily done, and it creates a lovely texture when stamped too. I added a tie with some repurposed knitting cotton, punching the hole with the 1/16th inch circle punch. 

Check back for more ideas using Rubber bands, bubblewrap and old envelopes. Better yet, share your ideas on this link