Guest Blogger: Owner of Jillibean Soup, Jill Yegerlehner

Hello CK peeps!  How are you?  Ready for the weekend? Jill Yegerlehner from Jillibean Soup here.  I’m the owner and creative mind behind all that’s Jillibean.

If I may, I want to tell a quick story before I share our recycled packaging projects with you.  Three short years ago, I was on an airplane to Washington State to attend my very first CKC.  I wasn’t going to shop, though, I was going to observe (or spy that is).  I was just starting to research my decision to start a paper company so I found a cheap flight to Seattle and headed out to see what’s what with different products and these conventions.  While there, I sat down to eat lunch and soon this brown haired chick sat down beside me…it was Brittany Beattie.  She introduced herself and I was like, holy crap, it’s a CK editor!  My first thought was…should I tell her what I’m doing here?  You have to realize that I had no prior experience with the scrapbooking industry before starting Jillibean Soup – just an extreme passion.  Anyhow, I ended up explaining that I was starting a paper company and I was there to check things out.  We talked a bit about where the industry was going and what I liked most about CK.  It was really cool and I still think about our conversation that day.  I saw Brittany at CHA in January and brought up that day that we met…she actually remembered me as well.  How cool is that?

Now, on to recycled packaging…

Have you seen our NEW Corrugated Shapes?  Or, how about our NEW Sugar Picks?  Both are packaged in a die-cut flower package (one large and the other small).

I’ve got some project samples to share with you…

Love That Smile Kams by Jill Yegerlehner.

I used the small Sugar Pick packaging on this layout.  When you empty the package, you may have some tearing from the bubble pack.  Adhere patterned paper (or in this case Jillibean Journaling Sprouts) overtop to cover the torn paper.  I cut the flower in half on the top left.

Stacked sprouts on top of the packaging.

The half flower.

Here are some other projects.

Smile Card by Kimber McGray.

Love Card by Jill Yegerlehner.

Both cards used the packaging with the plastic bubble.  In order to do this, you need to remove the inside contents.  I sliced the side with a craft knife about half way around the outside.  I emptied the contents, then added the new contents (beads or hearts) and used adhesive to put it back together.

Moments Wall Hanging by Jill Yegerlehner.

I used the large Corrugated Shapes packaging for the wall hanging.  Again, I removed the plastic bubble.  I added some patterned paper overtop of the chipboard to cover where the packaging tore a bit.  Then I sanded the edges of the chipboard packaging to give it a more distressed look.  The photo fits inside the patterned paper. Finally, I punched a hole in the top and tied ribbon to hang.

Would you like to try this?  How about if we giveaway some NEW Corrugated Shapes and NEW Sugar Picks?  All you have to do is leave a comment.  We’ll pick a winner next week.

Thanks and have a great weekend!

– Jill

P.S. Don’t miss Free Font Friday. This week, you can download the CK Parsifal font for free here.

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137 Responses to Guest Blogger: Owner of Jillibean Soup, Jill Yegerlehner

  1. tape says:

    One of my friends just bought the shapes and naturally I now covet them too!

  2. scrapper al says:

    I’m so happy Jillibean Soup is such a success story! I’ve loved all of your products.

  3. Sarah W. says:

    I would love to get my hands on these beauties! Thanks so much for the chance!

  4. Linda says:

    Your pictorial on your new products and recycling packaging was great and something I already do as a routine. In fact, I went to a monthly card swap and the theme was recycling. I sliced apart the acetate packaging from a box lid, cut it down and then ran it through an embossing folder to give it some texture before mounting it to a card. I plan on using your “shaker box” idea when I get the opportunity.

  5. Jillibean soup is always so fun to play with. I’ve been having fun with atomic soup lately.

  6. Heather Robertson says:

    love the new products and your creations too

  7. Kristen Hyatt says:

    I really love Jillibean Soup product! These new shapes are so cute and I love the texture the corrugated pieces give to layouts.

  8. Beth W says:

    Perfect timing-I just got some Sugar Picks and I would have never thought to use the packaging like that-brilliant. Have to go play now!

  9. Beautiful layout! I have been a card maker for a few years now and just started to scrapbook, so I’m loving those corrugated shapes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  10. Di says:

    Great corrugated shapes, I love to add texture to scrapbooking and especially when making cards! And what a great idea for the packaging!

  11. Samantha says:

    cool products AND cool packaging that really counts as extra product? Yee haw! You’re the tops! (get it?)

  12. Jamie Greene says:

    Fabulous layout!! I love the corrugated shapes!

  13. Heather_LaDawn says:

    That stuff is so cute! I love the letter shapes! I’ve seen the corrugated shapes used before on scrapbooking layouts and I think they’re so cute!!

  14. calamityjane says:

    Wonderful new goodies, for sure!! I love using packaging parts myself. These look so cool! Thanks for sharing!!!

  15. pai says:

    love not having to just throw away packaging! what great ideas!

  16. Heather I. says:

    WOW, thanks for sharing this!! Awesome ideas!! So creative!

  17. tammy g says:

    The Smile card is my fav. Love me some Jillibean!

  18. Steffanie S says:

    I’m a huge fan of Jillibean Soup and looove the corrugated alphas! Great products and awesome ideas here! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win some goodies!

  19. Jodi says:

    What great ideas! I love the corrugated alphas and I think sprouts are amazingly useful. I’m definitely going to try this.

  20. c@rol w says:

    Love all the texture and dimension of the corrugated items. Nice! Looking forward to working with them. :)

  21. Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy says:

    I absolutely LOVE everything you make but the packaging one these awesome corrugated shapes is to DIE for! Thank you for making such awesome products!

  22. SandyP. says:

    VERY cool new products….

  23. shyone says:

    Wonderful layouts and great tips. I like the idea of reusing and recycled packaging.

  24. Jen H says:

    I love Jillibean!

  25. Maria says:

    Thinking about your product AND packaging AND the environment. Sounds like sound business practices to me. Thanks for doing so.

  26. LorraineN says:

    I just discovered your products – seeing them on cards/pages on blogs. They are amazing!

  27. Patty says:

    I love the new products and the idea of recycling. I definitely have some new ideas now. Thanks!!

  28. Becky German says:

    I love your stuff! Thanks for blogging!

  29. Angela Running says:

    great ideas, i love to re-purpose my supplies and its great that the packaging is designed to encourage this habit

  30. Linda says:

    I love your products, especially the corrugated items. I was in one of your audiences in Lima and loved your presentations of cards and products. Thanks for the packaging that can be used in such creative ways.

  31. Lady D says:

    Neat concept! Love the idea of using product packaging in an attractive way.

  32. Julia mueller says:

    Cute cute ideas. Will definitely use these. Would love to win!

  33. Linda Smith says:

    What fantastic ideas…so nice of you to share. I love to take someone elses idea and tweak it for myself. Thanks for doing the hard part foe me.:)

  34. What a great idea–pkging meant for a LO!

  35. Julie Stafford says:

    What Clever and awesome ideas!!! I also LOVE the corrugated items!! I have saved lots and lots of packaging thinking there must be something a person could do with it but just didn’t know what. I am SO glad I checked this out today!! Keep these great ideas coming!! I love this magazine and this website!!! thank you also for a chance to win!!

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