Sunday, January 10, 2010

Going Green

As a new member of the design team for Glue, Scissors Paper, we were challenged to create a product using 50% recycled materials. I'm a paper lover from the word go and using recycled paper was not ideal BUT I have to tell you, it can be done and still be beautiful.

Remember, the challenge is to create something 50% recycled, so I started with this breakfast sausage package. I was determined to stick with the challenge and to make it pretty. I cut the package up so that I would have the paper and tags instead of chipboard and card stock.

My sister's birthday was January 6th and truth be told, we always forget about her. Most of us are trying to find a nickle after Christmas let alone buy her a birthday gift. This mini album measures approximately 3.5" x 3.5" - the package was not really big.

So, I decided to make something she talks a lot about - inspiration and affirmations.

When I gave this to her, she never noticed the background papers were all advertisements from our local Lucky's supermarket.

I did use some pretty scraps and flowers to add some cuteness.

But as you can see from the apples being advertised, I still had to keep it recycled 50%.

I let her last page (opposite the advertised page) be a folio. I put photos of us, our parents, her kids and her grandbabies with room for her to add what photos I didn't have.

She was so thrilled, she didn't realize it was created on recycled paper. I hope you like it too.

You should see what my design team sisters made - so many awesome projects that you won't believe they were recycled! These ladies really shocked me at such beautiful creations. Why not go check them out - just click here to get to Glue, Scissors, Paper -- join the challenge! It'll be fun! ;D


Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Oh wow!! What a really fun and creative project you've done!! Very clever!! TFS! HUGS

Faye said...

Terry! I'm stunned by how beautiful this is. Well done you. xxx

Myra said...

I love this album! The creativity of the pages is awesome. You have a lucky siser!

Maria said...

Holy! Your recycled projects look fantastic! What a great way to use up the boxes! Beautiful job, Terry! very inspiring!


Donna said...

Hi Terry, I could do with some sizzle and serve sausages for my brekkie..yum, yum lol! You have done the most amazing job on this beautiful mini album and all the stunning embellies you have used, it must have taken ages to put this together and what a beautiful keepsake for your sister...well done on recycling 50% of this project...I wouldn;t know where to start lol! :) Donna x

Maria Matter said...

Holey Moley girl, this is absolutely fabulous!!!!
Great idea too!!!
take care
blessings, maria

Leah the Orange said...

Terry!! one - your album is fantastic! i LOVE boxes that can be broken down and turned into chipboard or cardstock! you did an amazing job with this project! and two - you can TOTALLY take a pic of you freezing your butt off on the beach, 'cuz that certainly would tell us it's winter in your little corner of the world! :D

Michelle B said...

Terry, this is so AWESOME! I love it... I am sitting here looking at it over and over...It's so cool!

Thanks for sharing!


Heather said...

This is just fabulous Terry!!! I love everything about it ... especially that you used recycled materials! Wonderful!