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:

Lynne said...

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

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

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

Cropaddict said...

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

Crystal said...

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

perezmom said...

Wow awesome way to reuse! So so cute!

-Kristin SP Diva

Dawn said...

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

Núria said...

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

Yvonne Wilson said...

Love this idea..thanks for sharing.
Yvonne

jengd said...

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

Susan said...

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

thescrapmaster said...

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

Hugs,
Samantha

Stacy said...

This is soooo cute. Love it :)

Linda said...

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

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

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

Dana said...

The cardboard was such a great idea!

Fatimah Naseer said...

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

Jingle said...

This is just super cute!!!

RobbynW said...

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

emily said...

Love love love it!

Emily-SP Diva

Barb's Boys said...

Love the little ribbon tabs-very cute.

Tamie said...

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!!

Lauren said...

Adorable! Happy St Patty's!

Lauren

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

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