Friday, January 25, 2008

TGIF!

Here it is, Friday again already! Scrapbook companies are getting more and more creative with their products' packaging. Chipboard comes in cute tins that can be used again. The leftovers on chipboard or sticker sheets can be cut up and used. Yesterday I made a layout incorporating the paper's packaging instead of the actual patterned paper. I know this is not a new concept but I think it's the first time I've done anything like that. I used my square punch to punch out pieces from the "index" sheet that came in my package of Basic Grey paper. You know that sheet that shows you what all comes in the pack. I punched the pieces out, distressed them a bit, and slapped it down on my background. By using that sheet instead, I was able to get some of each patterned without cutting into 9 different 12" x 12" sheets.

This layout is a work in progress. I think it needs a bit more work--maybe some stitching or buttons somewhere.

I would love to know what other packaging items you guys have re-purposed and used creatively. Leave a link in the comments so I can take a peek!

~B

3 comments:

AmyG said...

OMG!!! What a great idea!!! I've never even thought about doing that!!! You are so clever!

Cheryl L. said...

Great idea!! I have wondered about using those before but never thought about how I could do it! Thanks for the tip. No more throwing away that sheet!

Ronda said...

Neat-o! I read about this idea just the other day. Great way to save on pp!