Monday, February 27, 2012

Scrappy Challenge: Feb 27- Use Packaging

Have you ever looked at the packages your pretty embellishments come in and wondered 'wow, that's nice too, I could use that on my layout'. If you haven't you are missing out and this week I challenge you to use packaging on a layout or card. Many manufactuers' packaging is almost as nice as what's inside. I was at a crop a few weeks ago and I was scavenging my neighbours' croppin' is what I came up with:

First thing I snatched was the jillibean package. I loved the kraft colour and that big flower. I saw the BoBunny pieces and thought they would make great photo mats and they already have a scalloped edge! Even though I loved the kraft flower I ended up covering it as I wanted to make the flower really fun and bright. I trimmed down the photos to fit perfectly on the mats.

Here are a couple of older layouts using packaging too. This layout was actually created on a cardboard box we received stock in at the store. It was inspired by one of the Prima layouts from CHA. The white doilies were the acrylic packaging that their crocheted flowers came in.

This layout also uses Prima packaging (it's always SO pretty). The green piece along the bottom with the kraft vines was the backing for the felt stem you see on the layout.

So before you throw out those embellishment packages let's see you use 'em up! Make sure to add your creation into our gallery and under the sketch challenge heading in our forum.

Can't wait to see how you repurpose!


Lori S. said...

Love all the lo's. You make it look so easy ... when I know it's not always. Your an inspiration! :)

Avril Tanner said...

I Totally love how you used the packaging in these layouts! They are amazing!

Dr. J said...

Wow Shelby! You really are the re-purpose queen! Love the green Prima packaging for your "grass" under the white picket fence. Inspired!

Christa said...

Shelby! How earth friendly you are! AND super scrappy too. These designs are a great way to re-use packaging and it gives me inspiration to go through my pile of saved stuff!

Joanne said...

This is such a great challenge! I love reusing some of the gorgeous packaging that comes with the products!
Joanne xo

Deanna said...

These are beautifule Shelby!