Welcome to the Reuse, Recyle, & Ribbon Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Nikki at Nikki, In Stitches you're in the right place! I'm so glad you could join us today. The seven of us bloggers were brought together by a new ribbon company called Cream City Ribbon and many of our projects will feature their product. We also reused and recycled as much as we could, and I'm sure there will be some holiday fun thrown into the mix, too! Cream City Ribbon is produced from renewable, biodegradable cotton fiber, grown and processed responsibly in the USA with water based dyes and without chlorine bleaches.
I'm sure just by looking at my project you can't guess the recycled element... you know the board that is at the back of notebooks? I recycled it from a couple of old notebooks to create this picture frame. The frame is cut from the Happy Hauntings Cricut cartridge at 5 1/4". I colored the edges with a green Bic Mark-It marker and then covered the front with a sheet of Everybody Loves Christmas from Echo Park Paper. Then I added a thin layer of the FolkArt Extreme Glitter Paint in Silver. I LOVE the sparkle this paint added and I know I will be using it a LOT more in the future! I covered the back parts of the frame with plain white cardstock. Then I made the red loopy bow with a bunch of mini Glue Dots and my red Cream City Ribbon.
I used few foam Pop-Up Dots to adhere the little blue bird sticker to my frame. Then I pulled out my Imaginisce i-rock tool and my compact of rhinestones and blinged up my frame! I'm so thrilled with how it turned out! I added a cute photo of my daughter trying to play the piano at Christmas a couple years ago.
Oh, did I mention... I'm giving away some blog candy??? I'm sure after learning about this new ribbon you would like to try some too! Well, Cream City Ribbon was very generous when they gave me some ribbon and I would like to pay it forward to one lucky commenter! Just leave me one comment about my project and make sure I have a way to get a hold of you and you will be entered to win. If you like my project, I'd love if you would also become a follower of my blog, but it's not required to win. After you leave your comment hop on over to Grace at Grace's Scrap Attic and check out her project!
Here's a list of all the blogs in the hop in case you get lost along the way:
Nikki at Nikki, In Stitches
Mandie at Mandie's Scrappin' (you are here)
Grace at Grace's Scrap Attic
Kim at Kreative Krafts
Meighen at Scrappin_3rdeeschik
Chris at Turned Gypsy
Tracey at The Cropping Canuck