January 27, 2012

Package Repurposing & CHA Convention

I am a big proponent of recycling and love to find ways to re-purpose things.

This thank you box originally started out as fishing lure package.

The manufacturer’s advertising was removed and used as a template. 

Back View of  Acrylic Package

After tracing the template on white cardstock and trimming, the edges were colored with new Memento Inks - Love Letter, Elderberry and Peanut Brittle which were applied with Ink Blushers.  Ink Blushers are fun, new sponges by Tsukineko.  The sentiment (Flower Gallery) was stamped in Onyx Black VersaFine and heat embossed with clear powder.  The tiny heart (Raindrops & Kisses) was stamped in Love Letter Memento and distressed with Peanut Brittle Memento. 

To create a subtle texture, a VersaMark Watermark Ink Pen was used to trace around the inked perimeter.   Clear embossing powder was sprinkled on the wet ink and then heated. 

A small slot punched into the top of the tag allows the acrylic box to be secured closed with a ribbon.

All that is left is to fill the container with some yummy treats!

I will be away from my blog for a few days as I am excited to be attending the winter CHA convention and will be in the Penny Black booth.  If you are attending, please stop by and say hello.  

I will see you next Friday with a new post.


3M Scotch:  Dimensional Foam Tape
American Crafts: Ribbon
Tsukineko: Onyx Black VersaFine, Love Letter Memento, Elderberry Memento, Peanut Brittle Memento, Ink Blushers, VersaMark Watermark Ink Pen, Clear Embossing Powder.