Friday, July 25, 2014

How to Use Packaging on Your Projects by Lydell Quin

DT member Lydell Quin is up today with some fun tips featuring our July Main Kit!

Here's Lydell:

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Hello and welcome to My Creative Scrapbook today!

Have you ever really looked at the packaging that your scrapbooking products comes in?  More often than not, if you get creative, you can utilise the packaging in your projects..... Some companies these days even make the packaging pretty for the purpose of incorporating in your art.  (Green is good! Reuse & recycle :-))

Today I am sharing with you some ideas on using some packaging in some interesting ways, just using the packaging that came in the main Kit this month!

I pulled out all my goodies that came in packages....Die cuts, The Stencil, The flowers....etc

The most basic is punching these little circles.


a couple of different packaging samples.....  


Run each one through the sewing machine using a continuous straight stitch.


They make sweet little banner accents



These little circles can be the centre of flowers also, just add a few little rhinestones, or some glitter.....

The next is a step further than this idea, and it is to cut out leaf shapes.



 Just rough leaf shapes about an inch long.....


again run continuously through the sewing machine using a straight stitch.


Another project life card, (I had a left over die cut flower on my desk that matched the paper in the kit, so I grabbed it, added the badge and a couple of leaves.....finished.)


The next one is kinda fun!  There were foam dots holding the badges on in the main kit this month. 
 I peeled them off.....


I found some more circle foam dots in my foam tape stash.  I found two sizes.


I had a piece of perspex in my drawer and I arranged all these on it in a pleasing design.  (You could also use the heavy plastic in the bubble pack packaging of many items, as your stamp base)
Being double sided foam tape the side facing out is also sticky.....I got rid of this by pressing it into the (clean) carpet a few times to remove the stick.  You could also dust with a really light dusting of talcum powder.....


I inked it up with some distress ink that matched the kit Papers and stamped a repeating pattern on a sheet of white card.  Perfect for PL cards, or tags...etc.

Really cool!!!!


The last idea is the one I normally go to with the packaging, and it is just arranging layers of die cuts and Pieces, with packaging card with the hanging tab cut out in the top.  I love the look of this hanging tab cut out in layers on my pages, just peeking out behind layers!  
Makes a really good base to your photos and a good kick start to your next page!


Go a step further, use stamps or stencils and create patterns on the back side of packaging.  
This works best if its plain on the back. (no printing)
Use this as another patterned paper element in your layering.


So maybe you should give your packaging a second look before you throw it away, 
just in case you can incorporate it in your next project!!!

Thanks for stopping by the Blog today!
Have a wonderful day


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7 comments:

Maremi's Small Art said...

Great idea to use recycling items ! I often do it myslef, as packaging sometimes is really beautiful xx

Lynn Shaffer said...

What a fabulous idea! Thank you for sharing.

Lydell Quin said...

Thankyou! Sometimes it really is lovely isn't it!!!

Lydell Quin said...

Thanks Lynn :-)

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Wow what an Awesome idea, love this

heavenly_72 said...

Great ideas!!!!!! I always save my packaging just in case,and now I know what to do with it all�� thank you!!!!!!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love all these ideas, Lydell! Especially to make your your stamp .. wow!