Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Ambers Crafts & Stuff #9 Reduce, Re-use, recycle.

At Amber's Crafts & Stuff this week we are looking for a Recycled item on your projects. This is the Postal Package I used to make a notelet case for a friend. 
I cut two pieces of card, the full size of the box, and sandwiched the left hand flap between them. After covering the inside, I glued the right hand flap down to create a 'pocket'.  

The purple material covering the top is also was lining a box that a crystal vase came in, and the flowers are from various flower arrangements. Her favourite colours are purple, blue and orange, so I was pleased I managed to fit all three into this. 

I've edged it with pale lilac satin ribbon, adding small blue gems to the corners. A wide piece of lace across the center and of course the huge spray of flowers. 

A couple of shots of the inside

The Notelets
I printed out half a dozen images onto a5 cardstock and folded them to make the notelets. Three female, three that could be used for males. They are all detailed images that work really well just in black and white. I've printed two of each and they are as follows ...

Court Shoe - Jak Heath Designs, Katie's Love Swing - Make it crafty (both from Help for Katie)
Insight - Card Mad Fairy
Autumn Oak - Arthurs Clip Art
A Cottage Scene & The Mill - Digital Two For Tuesday. 

This was a really fun challenge...and who doesn't like creating something from next to nothing. The rest of the team have some great projects to show you, pop over and see them for some inspiration and join us in the challenge this week. 

Receipe - 
Box, Flowers, Material ... Recycled
DP's ... Scrapbook Stash
Dotty Ribbon ... Imag-n-ation
Plain ribbon & Lace ... Stash
Gems ... Papermania
Images ... Various as above

Challenges I'd Like to Enter...
Clear It Out! - Ribbon/Trim
Top Tip Tuesday -  Flower Frenzy 
Crafty Pad - Spots and Dots (Spotty Dp & dotty ribbon...or may be other way round lol)
Word Play Weekend Challenge - Flowers - as image, embellies or part of sentiment.
Charisma Cardz - No cards allowed.
Crafty Purple Frog - Purple & lace.
Crafty Sentiments -  Flowers.
Do You Stack Up? -  Purple.
The Rubber Cafe - Not a card.


Natasha said...

Great idea!! I love it.


dj1952 said...

Linda this is a great idea! I think anyone, especially whose not a card maker, will really love it. I know that I would have before I started makimg them. Great design and papers. Hugs, dj

Nannieflash said...

Hi Lindy wow you clever girl, that is stunning, love that colour so its a hit with me, the flowers are gorgeous to. with hugs Shirleyxxxx

Ellie said...

So beautiful! Love all those flowers and they look even more gorgeous with the lace!
So happy you shared with me at WPW.

Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous creation and those notelets are fab. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Martha said...

what beautiful project! Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out

WencheP said...

This is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Peggysue said...

Fabulous project and it came out beautifully. I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? PURPLE challenge & hope to see you again!

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is a fantastic idea Linda! I have gotten those boxes in the mail and they are perfect for cards gifts! Great images too! Love the purple and the way you recycled the fabric.

Tracey said...

What a fantastic present Lindy & so much nicer than any shop bought one :) I bet your friend was absolutely thrilled.

Gemma said...

Linda this is gorgeous! thanks for playing along with our No Cards challenge this week at Charisma! :) Gemma

Dorcas said...

How awesome is this, Lin! Great idea!

Laura said...

What a cool idea! Great project! And I love those images on the notelets! Fab!


CraftyC said...

This is beautiful Linda and the colours are so pretty!

Trina said...

Oh, this is absolutely gorgeous! I just threw a sheet of purple paper/fabric? in my craft area that was wrapped around some flowers too... O haven't forgotten about you; I never remember to look for postcards when I'm someplace that might have them. :s

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh...what an amazing idea and an even cooler project!!

Thanks so much for playing with Use It Tuesday!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Lin, it is unbelievable what you made out of a simple postal package! Your project is super-super-super-pretty!!! I love that huge spray of flowers on the front and your colour-choice! Really a feast for the eyes, Lin!!!
Have a nice day!

Rachel B said...

What a fabulous project! I love all the flowers and your ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out.

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

What a great idea and it has turned out stunningly beautiful! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad!

melsanford said...

Oh wow! This is gorgeous! Such beautiful flowers :-) Thankyou for joining us at Dream Valley! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

aqualeiga said...

This is wonderful! I am so pleased that you decided to join us at THE CRAFTY PAD this week for our Spots & Dots challenge. Hugs, Ali x

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