Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Don't Throw it Away, Handsome!

I recently picked up Practical Solutions for Paper Crafters and it is just full of great ideas!  One of my favorite things to do is keep things you would normally throw away, like packaging, and find a way to reuse it!  So I really liked the Don't Throw it Away section.  Inspired by the magazine and the challenge at Moxie Fab World I held on to the packaging for some Studio Calico wooden shapes and had a little fun.  I will eventually use the wood asterisks I bought but for this card I cut out the outlines that were on the back of the chipboard packaging.


I first laid them upside down in a pattern on a piece of kraft card stock and used them as masks with some Studio Calico White mist.  Then I flipped them over and misted them with Plum Thumb mist.  Once dry I arranged them on my misted background, then finished by stamping the sentiment. The slick finish on the packaging created a cool distressed look to the mist that I think adds some nice texture.



  1. Aren't you the frugal one! I wish I did that more! Love what you did!

  2. Very very cool! Love the reusing of the packaging - I love doing that - and companies make it so easy with such cute stuff on their packages! I love that this is a masculine card!! Great colors for that!!

  3. This is so cool Chari! Love those asterix! Such a fun card :)

  4. Hey Chari! Thanks for linking this up to the Don't Throw It Away Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

  5. So cool! I love masking with mists!

  6. Such a fun design, love it! hugs!


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