Sunday, March 14, 2010

Going Green - Recycled Gift Container

The Friday challenge #009 on Just Rite's blog is to go green for St. Paddy's Day - green as in recycling! My niece's birthday is coming up, and she is a wonderful singer who just won the solo Literary competition in her school's region! Yes, I am SO PROUD of her, does it show?  I recycled a sugar-free drink mix package into a music-themed gift container. Now I just need to find the right goodies to tuck inside!

I used my Just Rite Horizontal Stamper and the uppercase and lowercase Times New Roman fonts to spell her name. I stamped it on color laser copy paper by inking the stamp first with Versamark and then with black (Marvy Matchable) and heat embossing it (Clear Detail Powder - Ranger). Then I sponged it with greens and blues (Marvy Matchables).

I really LOVE being able to spell my own messages with Just Rite fonts - after all, good luck finding a stamp that spelled Rebekah (or Lynne) the right way. Now, I can make my own sentiments and name stamps!

I wrapped the tube with blue and green striped paper (Sea Glass - K & Company) and adhered a musical score ribbon around it. I adhered a scalloped circle of the same paper to the lid, and stuck on an olive green organza bow. I made the bow with four loops on each side and fanned them out to make a circle, cutting off the tails even with the edge of the lid.

I made a double looped bow from the musical ribbon and stuck it on with Glue Dots. I added in the green tails I cut from the bow on the lid - more recycling!

Then I stamped more musical symbols (Stampabilities) and a vintage-style music image (Musical Manuscript - Stampin' Up!), sponged with blues and greens, cut them out and adhered them around the sides of the containger.

I think she'll really like whatever comes in this musical packaging!  What do you think?


  1. Oo, what's not to LOVE? What a delightful gift!

  2. Your niece is gonna love this...What perfect ribbon! There is nothing better than receiving a personalized gift!

  3. Your niece is going to love this.

  4. Lynne this is so pretty, I love how you used the font set and that ribbon is beautiful!


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