Friday, December 10, 2010

Reuse, Recycle, & Ribbon Blog Hop

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


SueNJ said...

I absolutely love this frame! That paper is so pretty and I LOVE bling, ribbon and buttons. TFS it :)

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B

Lillian Child said...

What a sweet little girl! And LOVE how you went green and recycled the cardboard to make a gorgeous frame. And that ribbon is YUMMY! Thanks for sharing with us ... and I'm already a follower - love your blog! Have a great weekend!

Cathie w said...

great job


Angela R said...

That frame is so adorable, and I love the recycled aspect! Thank you for sharing!
Contact Info: in case I get a chance to win that amazing blog candy! Happy Holiday's!

2 Chicks on a Limb said...

What a cute frame and cutie pie in the picture! TFS and the chance to win!


Perfectly Unperfect Cards said...

omgoodness that little girl is a adorable. Thanks so much for sharing your frame idea.

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Stacey's Creative Corner said...

What an adorable frame! It is so pretty!


Vicki said...

Lovely frame. I like the sparkle too. Great recycling idea. Thanks for sharing.

Jamie said...

great frame! I love the patterned paper and the little bird.. very cute. tfs!

Tanya said...

Such a pretty frame!! Great job :)

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Heather said...

This is so cute! What a great idea!
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Tifany said...

I'd love to try that ribbon!
Great frame...and of course I LOVE the Echo Park paper!


scrappin_3rdeeschik said...

Aww your red ribbon matches her dress. How adorable..Cute frame :)

JoKaren said...

You are just encouraging me to save save save.... :)

Chris said...

What a great way to recycle. And boy is she cute.

Sandi said...

Beautiful frame are just so darn creative!! Thanks for the giveaway....I would love touse some of that awesome ribbon!


Sandy Ang said...

Such a sweet photo frame !

Sue said...

What a great frame. I love the effect of the glitter paint. I think I will have to look into this the Happy Hauntings cartridge too. Very nice work. Thanks for the ideas.

Sue S.

Amanda said...

I love your frame. Mandie! The little girl is adorable as well!! :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

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gemr said...

what a great project, mandie!

marlm said...

Super cute. TKS!

Lisa J said...

I don't think I will ever buy another frame again since it seems so easy to make by your description and CUTE project!!


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Chris Wooten said...

I love this LO and Cream City Ribbon is very easy to work with. It curls very nice. I used Gilding on mine too. I hope to print on it next week.

I love this so pretty. This is my first too. I hope my projects are ok. I made my first late Thursday night and Just finish my one for day 2. It is 1am, lol

I know it has been really busy around my house so all my crafting has to be very quick projects.


Vic said...

Your frame (and little girl) is adorable!

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Rosie said...

Love you incorporated the red ribbon on her dress with the card, very cute.

Kathy Billings said...

Oh my...I love this frame and of course your little girl is adorable!!!!

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Oh, so cute! How can anyone not love it? It's adorable.
I'm a follower (Nikki sent me here, and I'm glad she did).
My new Christmas card has an interlacing ribbon motif in it. You're welcome to visit my blog :-)
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

A Scrap Above said...

Hi Mandie~

Love your project, the ribbon is very pretty.
Bonnie C

Debc06 said...

love the frame, is very doable and I will be adding it to my ideas for future use book. Thanks

stefeni said...

What a beautiful frame! What an awesome ribbon company, I'll have to check them out.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

ajh1985 said...

So cute! adorable! Love the color combos! And the birdie is so cute.
Thanks for the free stuff!

Janet said...

I love the picture frame and the subject is very cute ]Have a merry christmas

sucor said...

This is lovely! Beautiful paper and ribbon! Recycling at it's best!
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Jean said...

This frame is super cute. Thanks for the comments on my blog, I am following you now as well.