Monday, August 10, 2009

Recycle and Reuse!!

Hi! It's Dee here! and...it's that time again!

Time to put on your 'recycle/reuse' thinking caps and look around your home for something to recycle!!

I love it when the Design Team is challenged to Recycle and Reuse...because I am always so amazed by what they come up with... not only their finished projects...but what they choose to recycle! So fun!
Carole and I both chose BoBunny packaging for our fun projects, while Kristen's family must have just finished up a jar of peanut butter!

Title: Quick & Easy Party Favor!
By: Dee Gallimore-Perry

Designer Note: I had a container picked out for this challenge...but, as I was cleaning up by desk before getting started...I picked up my package of BoBunny flowers...and say, "HEY!! This would make a cute quick & easy party favor!!"
(I had already picked up a HUGE jar of gumballs, because I knew that's what I wanted to fill my container with...)
This little bag worked PERFECTLY...and it took mere minutes to complete.
These would be a cute Thank You for a Summer Pool Party or BBQ!
OR... how about labeling each one with the party guests' names...and using them as colorful place cards!!


Supplies: BoBunny Love Shack Flowers, Ready for Fun Cardstock Stickers, Double Dot Wrapped in Riboon - Orange Citrus & Pink Punch

Title: Birthday Fund Bank
By: Kristen Swain
Designer Tip: For my project, I used an empty peanut jar and made it into a bank. I thought it would be a great idea to contribute to a Birthday fund. Notice the name is Birthday FUN-D! I used an exacto knife to cut the slit in the top of the plastic lid, being very careful, but you could also use a drill and jig saw.




Supplies: It's My Party TimeIt's My Party Combo StickersLet's Party Cardstock StickersMake a Wish Cardstock StickersDouble Dot Cardstock- Wild Berry, Clover, Buttercup,and Dark Denim DotAll Stuck Up Wild Berry ButtonsPopsicle Cutouts



Title: Snow Globe Card
By: Carole Jansen
Designer Tip: Cut out the plastic dome from the Bo Bunny Packet and, using the card in the packet as a template, cut a circle out of the center of the card and then create a 3 dimensional scene on another piece of cardstock -adding some silver stars, glitter or even smarties. Then stick the dimensional scene to the inside of the front of card with double sided tape, so that the scene is inside of the dome. You could also create birthday cards and invitations this way.
Have fun !!




Supplies: BoBunny Holiday Cheer, Holiday Cheer Frost, Holiday Cheer Plaid, Holiday Cheer Gumdrops, Holiday Cheer Cardstock Stickers, Buttons and Bling, BoBunny Ribbon


Please feel free to leave a comment or share a link to YOUR most recently recycle/reused project! We love to see what you do!
Julia is on vacation this week... but I bet when she gets back, she'll go through all of the posts from this week and pick a winner or two for some goodies.
So...let's really give her some work to do when she gets back and let's see LOTS AND LOTS of comments and project shares!
Dee ;)

75 comments:

  1. I LOVE all of these ideas but the snowglobe card really takes the cake!!! I am going to scraplift that idea for sure! Thanks for the great ideas!

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  2. Great job! I love the party favor. I just throw my packages away, now I have a reason to keep everything!

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  3. Cute ideas! I'm totally stealing the snow globe idea. So fun!

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  4. OMG what cool ideas! I love the snow globe one especially. Thanks!

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  5. What awesome projects, love that peanut butter jar!

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  6. Oh my gosh I just LOVE that snow globe card and I will have to go through my packaging to see if I have something I can use! That was to die for cute!

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  7. They are all wonderful but I need to steal the snow globe. Interesting way for you to sell lots of packaging....I mean embelishments!

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  8. Wow, what fun projects! The snow globe card is just incredible!

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  9. What FABULOUS and creative ideas ladies - how am I ever going to throw away anything again? :o)

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  10. Too stinkin' cute! My personal favorite was the snow globe card. What a cute idea. Now I hope to look at packaging differently.

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  11. Wow these are all great projects! But I really love Carole's snowman snow globe card. Now that's thinking creatively!

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  12. how fun!!! love using old things to recycle and create something new!!! great examples!!

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  13. Love everything, but that snowglobe card is my fav! I try to recycle small boxes, containers, to use for gift-giving and/or storage.

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  14. I love all the projects BUT the snowglobe card is AWESOME!!!

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  15. WOW that snow globe card is brilliant!!

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  16. That is the cutest thing I have seen in a long time!! What a clever way to reuse!!!!!

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  17. really love the birthday fund jar... super cute. And the snowman made out of embossed paper is a sweet touch.

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  18. I have one on my blog using Bo Bunny, It was part of one of my littleredscrapbook.COM DT kit. We feautured BoBunny :) I reused packaging to make a candy holder.

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  19. Love the ideas but my favourite would be the snow globe card.

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  20. How adorable is that snowglobe card! Great ideas!

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  21. Great Idea!!I also love recycling. I made the mini-album using Chunky Charms Collection-Acrylic Shapes. Please come to a my blog!

    http://akilia-island.typepad.jp/akiliaisland/2009/07/bo-bunny-proj-1.html

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  22. I posted a project I created using the buttons and bling packaging on my blog. You need to scroll down a bit to see it! TFL!!!
    http://17turtles.blogspot.com/2009/07/love-me-some-bo-bunny.html

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  23. I loved all the ideas...I might need to partake in this fun little challenge! :)

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  24. OMGoodness! These projects are so adorable!

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  25. What wonderful ideas! I esp. love the snow globe card - adorable!!

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  26. LOVE that snow bunny card - just gorgeous and so so creative. Thanks for sharing, Janelle

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  27. Those projects are the best - I recycle jars from our pantry all the time to make small gifts for friends!

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  28. Now....that snow globe it just about the cutest thing that i have ever seen!
    mbc from stl

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  29. That snowman-hohoho one is simply adorable!!!! WOW!!!!!!

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  30. HOHO HO! What a darling reuse of product bags! Love the colors on both bag and snowglobe card!

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  31. Too cute!!! And some great ideas for saving the Earth!

    Alison

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  32. I don't know that this really qualifies as recycling, but I just made a card tonight using a shoelace I found laying around.
    http://cyndications.blogspot.com/2009/08/2-sketches-4-you-lauras-sketch-32.html

    But I LOVE LOVE LOVE that snowglobe card...might have to go buy some BB embellies :-)

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  33. What great ideas! LOVE the snowglobe one especially.

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  34. All these ideas really are fabulous! I love the simplicity of the gumball favor and the usefulness of the Fun-d Jar! Wow, I need one of those for vacations, and christmas, too! The Snowglobe really was a work of art. I will never look at packing materials the same way again.

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  35. What cute ideas! My fave is the birthday jar. I never save anything (but I DO put it into recycling) and you have me thinking differently now! Great work!

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  36. oh these ideas are so neat. i love to recycle/reuse to make other projects.
    i used the toilet paper roll for a rolled up photo album. wrapped it like a piece of candy to give to my daughters grandmother!

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  37. These projects are all adorable. I'd happily make them all. Thanks for such great inspiration!

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  38. I try to recycle and repurpose, but I have never created anything as genius as the snow globe card. Amazing!

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  39. Amazing items...I especially love the snowglobe card!!!!!!!!

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  40. recylcing is such a GOOD thing to do!! Love these projects! :)

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  41. Wow... very cool ideas that put an entirely different spin on recycle. Thanks for sharing new ideas with trash.

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  42. What great ideas! Love how quick and easy the party favor is. The birthday fun{d} is so bright and cheery and that snowglobe card is just about the cutest thing I have ever seen!

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  43. Wow...that snow globe card is just too cute!!!

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  44. These projects are fantastic! I love the b-day Fun-d! I could totally do that project with my kids!!

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  45. I really love the snowglobe idea, it is sooooo cute!

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  46. Great eco-friendly ideas. I reuse a lot of packaging for scarpbooking. Let me tell you the snowman card beats them all

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  47. That snowglobe card is definetly going in my to do pile!!!! Thanks for the inspiration

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  48. love them all.....jar is my favourite! way to reuse and recyle!!

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  49. I just love the recycling projects you come up with, and it has inspired me to collect more and more "goodies" to do my own recycling projects! thank you!

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  50. The snow-globe is so cute.I'm going to have to try that one.Very good ideas.Thanks so much sharing it with us.

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  53. Oh my...what adorable recycled goodies! The birthday fund jar is cute, but I fell in L-O-V-E with the snowglobe card!! Thanks for so much inspiration!!

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  54. http://ursuladixon.blogspot.com/2009/08/re-used.html

    I made this ruler holder to save desktop space and, sadly, have made several more since.I say sadly, because I am the only coffee drinker in our house!!!

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  55. Fabulous ideas!!! That snowglobe is so darn cute!

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  56. Wow...this is amazing, I really love this idea!

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  57. All three are gorgeous and so cool! I always feel guilty when I throw away packaging, now I get to recycle more of it! Thanks!

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  58. Oh, I LOVE the snow globe card! That idea is fantastic!! I wish my LSS carried that packaging so I could copy :(

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  59. Well now, it looks like I need to buy LOTS of buttons & bling so I can make some cute snowglobe cards! I already have a ton of the flower pkgs, but I'll save them for Dee's idea instead! I already have a ton of peanut butter jars & Pringle cans to decorate up!

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  60. I love that snowman card, so adorable.

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  61. OMG, that snow globe card is SO cute

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  62. Such GREAT ideas...I used a piece of Bo BUnny packaging to adhere a rub-on to while trying to make my "sun" stand out on the Summer 09 hanging! CAn be seen in this specific post:
    www.lexi-bridges.blogspot.com/2009/07/chillaxin.html

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  63. Love the inspiration here! Here's my recycling project: http://texasscrapaddict.blogspot.com/2009/08/something-different.html

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  64. Love these projects sooo cute! I am keeping my BoBunny buttons containers now--I love those snowglobe cards! You could do something simialr with the containers for the icandy brads as well--couldn't you???

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  65. I KNEW I was saving all that random packaging for something. That snow globe is such an awesome idea! I don't have any packaging like that, but I have a large container that I saved and now I know what to do...a fun-d bank. Perfect! Here's my scrap blog showing something I made by recycling a prima container...

    http://krunberry2.blogspot.com/2009/08/recycling-containers.html

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  66. SUPER great ideas/projects! Love them all. I would have never thought of any of those. I need to keep these ideas and try them.

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  67. Here is my recyle and reuse project using BoBunny chunky chips Clear alphabet:

    http://thislittleartofmine.blogspot.com/2009/08/bobunny-glimmer-mist-and-purple-cows.html

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  68. your scrap is amazing ! ! i've just discovered it and i really love !!! (excuse my english, hope u will anderstand me well !!! i'm french !)

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  69. this is a fantastic project
    snow globe card is too much lovely.
    Plastic Card

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