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.