Friday, March 21, 2014

Top Dog Dies-Repurpose and Reuse

Hello, my sweet bloggy friends!  I hope that you're all doing well, and having a great (and creative) week.  I am posting today in correlation with a fun blog post over at the Top Dog Dies Blog that I created to share some great tips on repurposing and reusing the plastic packaging that you get when you purchase many of the popular supplies we all buy.

Well, have you ever wondered what to do with all the great plastic packaging from the embellishments you buy?  You hate to throw them away, but what can be done with them?  Well, here are a couple of ideas for some great ways to re-purpose those packaging items using some of Top Dog Dies to add sweet accents.
This first project was made from the plastic packaging from Tim Holtz Ruler Ribbon.  You simply use the cardboard backing as a template, and cover both sides of it with patterned paper.  One package of Tic-Tacs will fit perfectly in the package.  Then, just add a few embellishments.  This one uses stickers, seam binding, a button, and Top Dog Dies Madison Doily Die.  This makes a great little project for gift-giving, and many of the supplies you buy come in plastic packaging very similar to this.
This second project was made from the plastic bag from a Foo-Fa-La Bag-O-Buttons.  This little bag perfectly holds two travel size lotions or body sprays, and is another wonderful gift-giving idea.  This project was embellished with a small piece of canvas, a seam binding bow with button, some chipboard letters, and the beautiful new Top Dog Dies Butterfly Die Set.
Don't throw away all those wonderful packaging items that come with your embellishments.  Just grab some Top Dog Dies, a few of your favorite supplies, and make something beautiful!

I'm sharing this second project in the following challenge:

Classy Cards 'N Such Blog - Challenge #24 - Flutterbys - I used the butterfly die-cut and the seam binding (as found at Classy Cards 'N Such - they have LOTS of great products).

Thanks for stopping by to say hello and to get some ideas, and have a blessed week!


  1. Oh my -- I love your ideas for re-using packaging! What beautiful little gifts! I'm a "pitch it" kind of person (since I don't like clutter) -- but maybe I'll have to hold on to a few things to re-use them! Lovely creations!

  2. Those dies are simply amazing! The doily looks like a real doily and the butterflies are so dainty. Great projects! I am stopping my to let you know that you won the last 3D challenge at CardzTV! Congratulations :)

  3. Karen, these are some gorgeous projects!! I love how you've reused the packaging to hold sweet little gifts and how you've added some beautiful die cuts to each one. Your seam binding ribbons are gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such!

  4. Karen, both projects are terrific! What a great way to package a little something special for someone. Thanks for sharing your projects to the Classy Cards 'n Such Flutterby challenge!

  5. What wonderful ideas you have Karen - these are beautiful as well as practical

  6. I am squealing with delight over your clever packages! You have encouraged me to look at my packaging with your projects as inspiration. Thank you for joining us in the Classy Cards 'n Such challenge.

  7. Very creative use of the packaging!!! Beautiful projects, so pretty and "Spring" like!!! Thank you for joining us this week at "Classy Cards 'n Such" for our "Flutterbys" challenge!!
    Diane DT

  8. quelle jolie idée, c'est superbe, biz

  9. Karen, these are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us & joining this week's Classy Cards 'n Such challenge!

  10. Awesome upcyclying Karen! All so pretty and scrumptious too!

  11. Thanks for sharing these amazing ideas. Such stunning and creative projects. Very inspiring Karen!


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