Monday, April 11, 2011

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle at H2H!

This week, on the Heart2Heart Challenge blog, we want you to use something on a card or project that you have reused, or repurposed from something that was either sitting around the house, or heading for the garbage.  Now if you're a crafter... you know that someone has given you a gift bag, where you've thought "oh, I could use that ribbon on something..." and you've started to look at doilies in a whole new way.... and you aren't sure that you should throw away the phone book... right?  Well, we'd like you to show us what you can come up with by reaching "beyond your craft room" to create something fabulous!  (Edited to add:) I am also entering this into the Gift Wrap Challenge on Moxie Fab World.  Here's what I started with:
A small shopping bag, a ribbon from a gift, and I tore the white rope handles off of several shopping bags before I put them in the recycyling bin.  I wanted to create a gift bag for my Mother-in-law's Mother's Day gift, so I covered up the printing on the bag with the Sophia polka dot paper, and then coiled the ropes into little white flowers, using the ribbon as the stems:

All supplies are CTMH: Cardstock is Hollyhock, Sky, Pear; Patterned paper is Sophia; Hollyhock buttons; Stamp set is Simple Pleasures; Ink is Desert Sand;


10 comments:

Sheila H said...

The coiled rope flowers are darling! I absolutely love your projects!

Jessica said...

This is very cool, I love to reuse my shopping bags, and the rope flowers are genius!

Corina said...

What a great idea to pull the rope from the bags before. I LOVE that idea! Above all,I love the matching tag.
:)

Sheila Bennett said...

Great idea to create the flowers from leftover white rope. Cute bag!

Lorrinda said...

If I got this as a gift I wouldn't even look INSIDE! Love your rope flowers with ribbon stems,and the pink accents really pop. The matching tag is the cherry on top!

Melinda said...

Too adorable! The next time I am going to give a present to someone, I am going to make a bag like this. I love your pretty little rope flowers.

Debbie Carriere said...

Awesome ideas!!! Love how you used the rope handles :) My hubby won't be happy after this challenge because now I will be saving even more stuff - LOL!! TFS!

Cath said...

What a fun gift ensemble, Karen! Have you considered linking it to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World? Here's the link if you are interested: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2011/04/350-cards-gifts-week-gift-wrap.html

Hope to see you there! :)

Lisa Stenz said...

So cute Karen. I love those rope flowers! *Ü*

Cath said...

Hey again, Karen! Thanks for linking this up to the Gift Wrap Challenge in the Moxie Fab World in celebration of 350 Cards & Gifts Week! Good luck in the random drawing! :)

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