Friday, September 16, 2011

Paper Issues Blog Hop! (giveaway is closed now)

Good morning & happy Friday!
Welcome to my stop on the Paper Issues blog hop!
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There is a new theme on the Paper Issues blog today.

"Tree Hugger" is the theme!
You could interpret that many ways...
Do you have any layouts about nature?
Or what about projects using leaves or trees?
There are lots of fun papers, die cuts, stickers, etc. with fun tree patterns!

Or how about a layout about your family tree?!
The interpretation is up to you!
Think out of the box!
If you use paper, though, you are in!
Play along with us & link up your projects here.

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"Tree hugger" immediately made me think about recycling, being kind to nature, etc.
Recycle. Repurpose. Reuse.

So for my project I used a great piece of product packaging to make a tag rather than just throwing it away!

Check this out!
How perfect is this backing from a pack of My Mind's Eye bling for a tag?!!

It is ridiculously cute!


What a waste for it to just be thrown away!

So I just turned it over & decorated it to make this tag!



So easy!



Supplies: Patterned paper (KI Memories, My Mind's Eye); Lace cardstock (KI Memories); Chipboard (KI Memories); Bling (My Mind's Eye)
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OK now the fun part for you!
Leave a comment here for a chance to win a box of goodies from me!
(I bet you would like to see a picture of what you might win. But that would require me to get my lazy booty up off this couch where I am cozily watching this LSU-MS State football game & sipping on a glass of wine. You will have to trust me on this one.}
:)
How about just tell me what your favorite football team is & I will pick a random winner on Monday!
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OK from here your next stop is to the
ultra-creative Diana Fischer's blog!
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P.S.
There is all kinds of blog hopping going on at Paper Issues!


If you start there, there are 3 different routes you can take.
There is a "layout" route, an "altered item" route, and this post is along the "card" route.
You can hit all 3 routes if you want to!
You will see tons of inspiration & increase your chances of winning prizes if you do!

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Here is the entire "card" route:

49 comments:

Kristy said...

You're soooo right! That backer was WAY too awesome not to use but you certainly made it even awesomer (if that's a word lol)! Love it Gretchen!

Heather said...

Cute tag! I always love new ideas on how to recycle packaging. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jingle said...

Very cute tag!!!

Kelly Massman said...

I'll go with my son's favorite: Eagles. Cute idea!

Melissa Priest said...

Cute tag!! Love that you recycled the tag base!

Chrissy said...

What a great idea! That packaging was just too darling to just chuck in the trash! I love what you did with it.

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

I'm going to second Kelly's choice (ok, her son's favorite) and go with E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!!!! (Would you like me to sing their fight song? ... "Fly Eagles, Fly ... on the road to victory! Fly Eagles, Fly ... score a touchdown 1-2-3! Hit 'em high, hit 'em low, and watch our Eagles go... (da-dum-dum)... Fly Eagles, Fly, on the road to victory. E-A-G-L-E-S, EAGLES!") were you singing along??

(not so much??)

Loved your recycled tag!! Nifty idea. New follower!

Blessings to you,

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Bunnyfreak said...

My favorite college teams are Ohio state and nebraska.
love your tag.

k.oconnor1302 said...

That was a great idea for a tag...I would have to say the Bears...Chicago!! : D

Scrappycath said...

Really sweet tag. I love saving the packaging to re-use. This one is especially pretty! BTW - my fav football team is my sons middle school team, the Indians! LOL but my fav pro team is the Denver Broncos!

Deanna said...

Very cute idea! I'm running out of room from saving stuff like this! I guess my fav football team would have to be the 49ers - but truth be told, I'm not much of a football fan. While hubby watches football, I play with paper!

Nitasha said...

Supercute tag- love getting the most out of my scrappy products, too!I don't really follow professional football, so I'd have to say my favorite team is the little league team my husband coaches- The 49ers! have a great weekend!

jennj42 said...

I pull for the JSU Gamecocks!!

sammi said...

My hubby and I love football. My college team is Florida State. And Dallas Cowboys all the way.

Natalie Jane said...

great tag!!! :) xox

CherryTat said...

Love how you used packaging that usually would end up in the garbage- super cute tag!!! I am now a follower and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan :)

mommakatx6 said...

Love the tag...I love using the packaging from some of the crafting products I buy...they are just as great as what's in the package. I just LOVE watching football. My Dad used to take me to see the San Jose State football games a lot...since I grew up in the bay area of CA, I'm a 49ers fan.

Kim H said...

Cute Tag, would be great for hostess gifts at the BBQs. Im a Steelers fan, sort of. I dont follow football near as closely as I use too.

buglvr2010 said...

awesome tag!

WillieburgScrapper said...

I had no idea it was upcycled!!! PERFECT project for this hop!!! Ooo love that red ribbon against the blue.... Pinning onto the PI DT board!!!

WillieburgScrapper said...

PS- just read your comment about the RAK photo and LAUGHED my booty off! :)

McVic said...

ohhh that was a funny post! AND an amazing re- green project~ my fav. football team is our local High School team. We have a great home town every one supports and cheers our team. We even grew Jake Locker!! WOO HOO Go Jake!
kacee
youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com

Lowri said...

Love this tag Gretchen!
Don't enter me into your giveaway - but it sounds AMAZING! You know I am already a dedicated follower!!
Lowri
http://papervinenz.blogspot.com/

joydee1963 said...

Great tag! love it,new follower.Louisville is my fav!joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Tracy said...

You always come up with the cutest projects! I'm sure there will be many a person in AL who will either make fun of me or hate me b/c I'm a Clemson fan!

~Christina~ said...

Oh that is sooo cute! love the idea on recycling :)

carrie said...

Very cute tag! I am a Cowboys fan...been one since I can remember even though I am from Chicago!

Sandi said...

Awesome tag and what a great idea...I hate being wasteful. My favorite football teams are the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Chicago Bears.....how's that for a combo?

Isabelle said...

Good idea!
Thank you for chance to win !

Jeannie from PolkaCabana.wordpress.com said...

Gretchen! SOOO CUTE and so resourceful you tree hugger you! What an awesome RAK you have for the peoples too! Love your project and CONGRATS on all your new gigs coming up!

Joan said...

Love the tag - great way to recycle!!!
Just stopping by; don't enter me in the drawing.
Fellow DT member

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Cute tag, girlfriend!! You are so talented . . . and of course it is ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!!!!

June@I will craft said...

Oh what a fun pack of tree themed goodies.

smahrty said...

Cute post! You said "booty"! That is what my kids say to me when i say a word i shouldnt, teehee. my fave team is the Packers, cant help it, i was born into it. love your tag!

curlyqmosaics said...

I love what you did with the packaging tag! That is so clever, great idea! You have a sweet giveaway too!

Christina said...

Very cute tag!!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Gretchen. That tag is so cute. You almost make it seem do-able even for me. Like you I hate to throw out something that's already cute and you just made it awesome.

You're being really generous with your giveaway too. I've love to be entered for a chance to win. I'm also having a giveaway. I'd love you to stop by.
Thanks again....Tracy :)
cottonpickincute@hotmail.com

Sue D said...

Great idea to recycle the tag! I am not big on sports so I will pick our local team the Cleveland Browns even though it usually causes heartache.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Linh C. said...

Adorable tag! I re-use clothing tags. I like the ones that are sturdy, fabric, or just different. I also re-use tickets from Oak Mountain State Park. They're yellow and have the Oak Mountain State Park printed on them.

Oh, you wanted to know what my favorite football team is. Well, I'd have to pick LSU.

Peggie said...

What a great idea! Never thought of this. Thanks for sharing and would love to win your generous giveaway.Peggie

Carole said...

I'm finding that I look at lots of things as something I can use on a card at some point. Love the tag!

I cheer for the Carolina Panthers and the San Diego Chargers (cause the Chargers QB is from NC!)!

Cassie said...

I love this tag!!! I am pretty sure awesomer is a word. =) Your prize is amazing too. Thank you for being so amazing. <3

mollydianeh said...

How cute! Thanks for a chance to win! (ahem...GO DAWGS!)

Julie said...

I love that you recycled that tag. Your project is fabulous.

Julie said...

I forgot to add my favorite team is the Browns!

Lana Bisson said...

Girl, Im like you that way.. see these pretty packaging with great shapes or background. I have a hard time throwin it away..It does seem a waste.

How clever for you to use it as a tag.. could be great for journal tag too. this idea ROCKS <3 it!!!

ScrapGoo said...

Yeah! I love reusing pretty scrap packaging and girl, you did it with style!

Ruby said...

What a great way to recycle! LOVE it! I'm adding myself as a follower (fellow DT member) :o)

Jodi said...

Love that you recyled the packaging!!!! it turned out super cute!!!