Monday, August 13, 2012

Upcycling

It's all about using what you have, right?  And this includes our Fresh Baked Kits.  Last week I told you how I upcycled a coffee cup sleeve into cool cork butterfly die-cuts for the Garden Art kit.  I have an update on that story later.

Today I want to show you a card that one of our Baker's Dozen subscribers, Carlie, shared with us showing how she upcycled the carrier sheet from the Artsy Texture rub-ons included in the kit.
Here, Carlie also used the resin flower cabochon, the cool two-tone sheer green ribbon, patterned paper from the She Art petite paper pack and, of course, a sentiment from the Lawn Fawn stamp set called Flutter By.  I thought this was a very ingenious idea that I'm definitely going to borrow!

So, to the awesome cork I found in the form of a coffee cup sleeve -- the cupcake shop is out of the cup sleeves.  Ugh.  However, when you find a good thing, you don't let it go.  I searched and researched and discovered the company that makes the finely textured, thin-enough-to-die-cut cork product!  I've asked them to provide Paper Made Bakery with 8.5" x 11" sheets so that EVERYone can experience this fun, trendy, easy-to-use product to add unique texture to all of your projects!  They're priced just right at $1.99 and we're taking pre-orders now.  If you'd like some of these cork sheets, just CONTACT US with your information and let us know how many you'd like.  These are going to be so FUN to use in our upcoming autumn/harvest projects and our Christmas projects, too!!

FYI:  I got 22 butterflies from each coffee cup sleeve.  Imagine how many shapes you'd get from an 8.5" x 11" sheet!!


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5 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the colors!!! And yay for the cork!! That's awesome!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous, Carlie! And, I'm so excited to hear about the cork - I've been wondering where I can get some!!

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  3. cool, never thought of using that!

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  4. What great use of an everyday item and so tenacious to track it down.

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