14 March 2010

SPCC "Going Green" blog hop


WELCOME- to the first ever SPCC blog hop!
If you're just tuning in here, please, do head on over to the {SPCC blog} to start the hop and see all the amazing projects our DT has put together for you! :D And don't forget the chance to win some great PRIZES and a chance to be a GUEST DT!!!

The theme of our hop is "Going Green" in honor of Saint Patrick's Day and in honor of our environment :) Our fearless leader, Samantha, has given us yet again an amazing color swatch to work with- turquoise, lime green, and white! This time she threw in a twist- use something "green" as in something recycled :) It's been a great chance to think outside the box and, instead of going out and buying new stash, using some old stash and some not-usually-stash stash! ;)

::Cardboard and Paper Bags::
SO, on to my project! Here's my take on a paper bag album- the cover is a scrap piece of cardboard that I cut in half to make the front and back covers. I busted out my Unity background stamp and my Martha Stewart ink and got those great distressed dots :) The chipboard letters are a mix of Target and JoAnn goodies, while the shamrocks are a QuickCutz die that I recently picked up at my LSS's garage sale :) I used my Crop-A-Dile to put some great eyelets in the covers and bound it with some ribbon from Michaels. Now the inside pages, those are a paper bag that I cut down to be just a touch smaller than the covers, and used some colored MakingMemories staples to adhere more great ribbon from Michaels- being Irish, i LOVE the dark green ribbon with the great Celtic knot pattern :) I actually got that ribbon in the clearance bin a while back!


Thank you SO much for letting me share my project with you :) I do hope you like it as much as I do hehe, and hopefully you've been inspired to think outside the box a bit and Go Green on your next crafting project! I do hope you've enjoyed SPCC's first ever blog hop thus far. Please head on over to your last stop on the hop-
our fearless leader Samantha!

23 comments:

  1. Love the card!! I really like how you mixed the letters!!

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  2. Simply awesome Shauna!!! I just love the cover - so pretty and fun!

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  3. That album cover is just adorable. Love the spring colors and shamrocks.

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  4. AWW Shauna this is beautiful!!! WOW just wonderful!

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  5. Wow awesome way to reuse! So so cute!

    -Kristin SP Diva

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  6. awesome. Would have never though of a card like this. Great job.

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  7. that's a great album!!!
    I like the way that you used the color combo, beautiful!!

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  8. Love this idea..thanks for sharing.
    Yvonne

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  9. Cute! Love that take on the paper bag album. It would make for a sturdier cover too!

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  10. You did a super job with our little challenge. Your mini album is so cute.

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  11. That is a lovely album! Such a great idea!!

    Hugs,
    Samantha

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  12. This is soooo cute. Love it :)

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  13. This is sure a beautiful little project...love all the dimension and texture you have used!!

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  14. great album! Love how you used the colors and paper bags! TFS:)

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  15. The cardboard was such a great idea!

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  16. Fabulous card. The placing of the letters looks so nice on the card!!

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  17. This is just super cute!!!

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  18. Great album Shauna! Love all your detail!
    Robbyn - SP Diva

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  19. Love love love it!

    Emily-SP Diva

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  20. Love the little ribbon tabs-very cute.

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  21. I love everything about it. Your layout the way you used your colors and that it is an album. Love your work thanks for sharing you inspiration and creativity!!

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  22. Adorable! Happy St Patty's!

    Lauren

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  23. I just love this album! This is a wonderful "green" project! Way to rock it Diva!

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