Thursday, 3 July 2014

Recycled perfume box


Hi, I made a vase out of a perfume bottle not long ago, and had kept some of the packaging too.
The challenge this week at Less is More is to use a recycled item on your project, so I thought it was the perfect time to use it. 
I'd kept a large and a small box and ended up using pieces from both.
It was my first time using the Memory Box Ribbon Candy border too. I rearranged a couple of the strips into this geometric pattern.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog is W, to use white in your project.
I used a scrap of white shimmer paper for the butterfly base and a white hammered card base to make the colours pop.

Snippets means I can also visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Edited to add: I've realized that this card also fits the challenge over at Virginia's View where the theme is diecuts. (Thanks for the heads up Sarah, x)



Materials used: 
Memory Box ribbon candy border, Darla and Vivienne butterfly dies; sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x

30 comments:

  1. Loving your card, so vibrant and original !!

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  2. Such a pretty card. That packaging makes a perfect butterfly.

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  3. I wouldn't have guessed that you had used recycled packaging, such vibrant colours. :)

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  4. Love the fresh, modern colours on your card Cathy. Stef

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  5. Hi Cathy, been a while since I had a chance to enjoy your fab cards, so was visiting at the Playground, saw your name, and skipped a couple of entries. I LOVE the way you have used this Candy Ribbon border to such great effect with the sparkly colors of the recycle box. We seem to share a taste in these MB dies. Your cards are always so perfectly designed, with marvelous use of color & elements. Always enjoy the butterflies! TFS & Hugs.

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  6. I love your stylish card, fabulous way to use the recycled packaging.
    Jean x

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  7. Such a pretty card, and I love what you did with that ribbon candy die. I never thought of overlapping the pieces like you did. I'll be trying that out in the future, so thanks for the inspiration.

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  8. Just gorgeous! Perfect upcycling!

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  9. Fabulous up cycling! Wonderful cars.

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  10. wonderful use of pretty box .. have one I have kept too so gives me an idea Cathy, TFS Shaz in Oz.x

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  11. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog, Cathy, it was really kind of you......I've been having a peep through all your recent work, and I LOVE it.....Clean, simple and elegant. Extra love for the baby boy card, may need to nick that idea, it's so pretty. I'm now going to click the button to 'follow' you xx

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  12. Whoopsie, just noticed that I'm already a follower xx

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  13. Fantastic idea Cathy, there's some wonderful designs on cosmetics and perfumes so well done using that on your card. Love the colours
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

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  14. Oooh Cathy, this is beautiful! Great upcycling for LIM, and super use of snippets of course :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  15. Wow - fab card, such a creative use of the recycled box and of the dies. Love the bright colours. You could link this up at Virginia's View Challenge to use die cuts too: http://virginiasviewchallenge.blogspot.ca/2014/07/virginias-view-challenge-5.html

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    1. Thanks Sarah, I've linked up to Virginia's View, Cathy x

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    2. So sweet of Sarah :) Glad that you linked it up, Cathy!

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  16. Great use of the pretty box Cathy:) have a great weekend huggles Sue xx

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  17. Most ingenious!
    Love the use of your box!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  18. Oh my gosh, this is one stunning card! I LOVE that ribbon candy die and have never seen it until now! Gorgeous snippet card!

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  19. So gorgeous and delicate! It's a fine example of using dies, Cathy! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia's View Challenge! Hope to see more of your lovely work!

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  20. Gorgeous Cathy. Those boxes are so beautiful ... great idea to keep them. They made for amazing die-cuts - they just pop with all their gorgeous colors on the white background. Loll xx

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  21. Oh no - another die to go on my *need* list! Gorgeous use of your perfume box and a stunning card
    Thanks for joining the Less is More Challenge this week
    Anne
    LIM Designer

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  22. Wow, Cathy, these vibrant 'snippets' from your perfume box are so gorgeous against the crisp white ... love the delicacy of the ribbon die cuts and that fabulous butterfly! Anita :)

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  23. Very nice Cathy very bright and colourful... Mxxx

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  24. It's a beautiful card - that I studied for quite some time trying to figure how you got that beautiful chain effect from that punch. What a fabulous re-purposing! Using the colors in only outline form for both the chain and butterfly is really effective. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  25. Gorgeous colors and fabulous use of the dies in color against the white backdrop. Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  26. This card ROCKS!!! I LOVE the colors against the white. You did a great job using the die cuts on this!!

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  27. Oh wow, I LOVE how you used that packaging! My first thought was "how did she get those colorful die cuts"? =) Just proof that you should never throw anything away! ;-)

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