National Recycle Day

In honor of National Recycle Day, we designers for Paper Crafting World are recycling items and/or using something we’ve been saving in our “stash.”  My husband saves cereal boxes for me.  They’re great for making mini-albums!

I start by cutting a shape out of the box.  It’s a bib this time.  Then I trace the shape onto paper, add lots of glue and press the cardboard onto the paper, making sure it’s stuck all over and there are no bubbles.  Next I cut around the shape and cover the other side in the same way.

Now, to decorate it . . .  I used the Bear on Moon cutting file, one for the front cover  and one for the back.  I welded the fringe from the moon’s hat with a rectangle to make a background cloud.  I glued them onto the covers, then cut off the part that hung over the edge.  I outlined the cloud parts with Stickles.

The designer paper is from K&Company, the Snuggle Bug pad.

I wanted to do a second project using something from my stash.  I cruise any clearance table, isle, or bin.  Years ago I found these Post-It notes at Staples for fifty cents each, and bought several of them with the idea that I would “do something with them one day.”  Well, I’ve just been using the notes myself  but finally decided to  to “do something” with the four I still had left.

I printed and cut out the Bear in Sweater digital stamp by hand.  Then, using a tool that I haven’t used in ages – the Magic Matter – I traced around the image onto black paper to create a mat, or shadow and cut that out by hand.  I cut some paper scraps from my scrap pile, added some ribbon and had cute little Post-It holders to give to my co-workers!

You can enter the challenge, too.  Check out the rules and the other designers’ projects here.


About Evelyn

I created this little blog so that I could have a place to show different crafts that I make for my family, my friends, my students, and myself! I have always enjoyed crafting. I particularly love paper and wool, and that's what I'm currently working with.
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6 Responses to National Recycle Day

  1. Shirley says:

    Very cute! I’ve wondered how those laying tools working, I’d never seen one “in use”, cleaver! TFS!

  2. Michelle R says:

    Evelyn, those are ADORABLE!! I can not believe that you printed them out and cut all that out by hand….to include the cereal boxes (which I use for ALL of my word/shape books!!! They will make lovely gifts!


  3. Evelyn says:

    Michelle, the inside pages are just made of paper. Easier on the hands!

  4. Celeste says:

    great mini book and post it holders… love them.

  5. Jessica S says:

    Evelyn, your mini album and bear note pads are great!!!! Awesome bargain hunter you are too!

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