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