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Friday, April 22, 2011

Wishes TP mini album {Earth Day, Birthday Blog Hop}



Welcome to the It's Earth Day, It's My Birthday Blog hop.  If you came here first, please go HERE to begin the hop (you do not want to miss any projects or prizes)!!

Here is the order of the hop in case you get lost:

 

In honor of Earth Day, I recycled toilet paper tubes, losing lottery tickets, gems from a lotion bottle, and ribbon that came with my son's pajamas for this project.

I started out with all of my losing lottery tickes.  I used my Sixxiz flower die to cut them into flower shapes.

I inked them purple with a Versa Color mini stamp pad.  I wanted some of the lottery ticket image to show through, so I did not ink too much!

My friend loves tanning beds and I saw this label on her tanning lotion in her car.  I had to have it!!!  She peeled it off and handed it to me and just rolled her eyes (thanks Karyn)!!

I took 4 tp tubes and flattened them with my bone folder.  I put them under some heavy books for about a week to flatten them out.  I cut my paper into 2 1/2 x 4 1/4 rectangles to cover the tp tubes.  I used my ATG gun to glue the paper on.

Here are my album pages ~ it is hard to see here but I inked the edges with purple ink.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch holes in the tubes.

This ribbon came tied around a box of pajamas I bought my son.  I always save free ribbon!!!  The white did not really go, so I inked it.

Here is the same ink I used on the flower.  I also inked some ribbon lime green.

Here is one of the crystals from the lotion bottle.

Here is the ribbon I inked lime green.

I have a file in my Gypsy saved with tags for the tp album.  {***Added}The tags for the inside of the tp tubes measure 2.53w x 3.95h.  I only needed 4 for my project, but cut them all out and will use the others for a future project.

I found the work Wish from Gypsy Wanderings cartridge and welded "es" from Lyrical Letters to the end of it for my title.

Here are the other words I found.  Happiness and Dreams are from CM Cheerful Season, and Family is from Gypsy Wanderings.
 I cut the tags from Lacy Labels in a creme cardstock and inked the edges with purple.



Here is my Wishes Mini Album once again.  This will make a nice gift for a friend to write down her wishes and add some small photos!

I have some blog candy and I will use Random.org to select my winner on Sunday, April 24th.  In order to qualify for the Blog Candy, you need to #1 be or become a follower, #2 provide me a way to reach you if you are the winner, and #3 tell me your favorite item/project that you have recycled!
This is a 3x5 notebook that I made.

Now, to continue on with the hop....your next stop is HERE!  Enjoy!

93 comments:

Creative Cutter Room said...

Great project-love all of the recycling! My favorite project was a tp mini album for christmas. TFS-Cathie www.creativecutter.org
Rcathierigby@aol.com

Melin said...

WOW great mini album! I love the step by step directions. Sometimes we truly miss all that goes into a finished project! I tried to become a follower but blogger did something weird. I will come back and try again :-) Melin...CookingWithCricut.com and PaperCraftingWorld.com

Tori said...

WOW that is awesome!! Thankyou for the step by step instuctions! Beautiful Flower!

Tori :)

jessica said...

I love your mini!! TFS
I have yet to try one of these..can you tell me what size your tags are cut. Thanks :)
jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Melissa said...

WOW! You are so darn creative! I love that you saw potential in a tanning lotion sticker! lol

I would have to say that my favorite recycled project had to have been Tanner's pink piggy we worked on earlier this month!

Celeste said...

Love your mini album...

ramonafl4 said...

love your mini album- I recycle old buttons that I find on old clothes in my layouts.

ramona_p83 at yahoo dot com

The Scrapbooking Queen said...

Lori Lori Lori...
I love your TPR mini ablum and how you go out of your way to recycle.. SAVING our planet...
I had to think of what I do to recycle and it have to be my food waste we feed all to my chickens... we have not waste hardly at all they are like garbage monsters and eat anything and nice thing is we get EGGs in return...
The Scrapbooking Queen

Donna said...

Wow, you really made a bunch of used items into a beautiful mini album! All I can think of right now that I've recycled would be an old cigar box that I covered with pretty paper & bling. comopark@roadrunner.com

Tracey said...

This is awesome.....the flower is so pretty. Love all the recycling!

Josie0602 said...

Great projects!! Love the mini album!
Tracy
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

sweetlilscrapper said...

gorgeous!!!!

mforquer said...

Love it Lori - aren't these just so much fun to make? Love your colors and that gorgeous flower!
Hugs,
M

Tanya said...

GORGEOUS!! I love that you added the step by step instructions. My favorite items to recycle are boxes ( cereal, poptart, tampons, ANYTHING). There is no limit to what you can create with these!!

Hugs,
Tanya
freddylswillima@windstream.net

Idle Hands said...

Very creative use of recycling materials! I appreciate the step-by-step instructions. Lovely mini album!

Madonna
http://handmadehobbies.blogspot.com

Maria said...

beautiful work

JustYolie said...

A fabulous way to recycle....love your mini book...so creative and resourceful! I love recycling, my most recent recycle project was using an overlay I found in a magazine. You can find it on blog.
yoliejustcreate at gmail dot com
Www.justyolie.com

stampinlara said...

Adorable!! I can't believe that flower is made out of lotto tickets, LOVE it. I've used the toilet paper rolls, but didn't get them that FLAT, thanks for the tip!!! love your blog, I"m a new follower.
stampinlara at yahoo dot com

Lucinda said...

I love those flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Diane said...

Love your mini album. I have made them in the past using cereal boxes that I recycled.

Debbie - Olivia's Nana said...

So super cute makes me want to try one of these!

Debbie @ http://bugginattheseams.blogspot.com/

silvia said...

Fabulously recycled!! LOVE the mini album!!

shersl84bed said...

I'm not thrilled with tp albums, but this one, is very nice. I love how you did the whole thing. What a fab idea for the lottery tickets. Love that you did the whole thing recycling. Excellent project.

SMiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Brenda said...

Love your mini album! My favorite thing I've recycled was ribbon that was on the diaper cake for my daughter's baby shower.

HappyScrapper64@bex.net
http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

I loved your album even before I saw how you did it all. I am SO impressed! You are amazing at recycling! Love you goals ~ when I'm making cards ~ I always cut out an extra to have on hand. I've got bags of scraps to use ~ never throw anything away. My favorite recycling was YEARS ago ~ I used egg cartons (the pink, yellow & green ones) to write out the word "spring" and had it on the wall in my classroom.
SusanJ in Atlanta
SJuskowiak@aol.com

mamawcindy said...

Wow!!! What an Amazing job you did. I'm really Impressed. You put alot of time,thought and effort into this. And it shows. So Creative. I just love It. Happy Earth Day to you. :0)
cindymarshall63@hotmail dot com

scrappingjoy said...

Great project-love all of the recycling Thanks for the instruction on that flower. Cool idea.

Carol said...

Fantastic job on your projects! Loved how you re-used/re-cycled your products. TFS

Audrey Frelx said...

Lori, I knew you'd have some fantastic!!! Love the mini!!!

Cricut Couple said...

Absolutely Fantastic! Love everything about it! Your designs are always so amazing!!!

Misty said...

i SO love this! Before I was downsized out of my job, I was a cashier at a 'mom-pop' store, ran the deli, took gas receipts, and sold LOTTERY. OH my, If I only knew I could recycle all those losing tickets into a work of art!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Tanya said...

Love the mini album and notebook! Great ways to recycle/upcycle!!

I like doing the tp mini's and using 2-liter bottles to put gifts in!! I use cereal boxes for my chipboard too and I just made a card holder out of a belt!!

Tanya
phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

Debbie said...

I love the purple flowers, thaks. I have saved and flatten like you did millions of TP rolls, but have forgotten about them thanks for the reminder,
upnurse at aol dot com

Linda Kaiser said...

My favorite color is purple and I am in love with your mini album. It is amazing!

Happy Earth Day!

Linda

Got2BCrafting said...

Love the mini! One day I will make one of these... it's been on my to-do-list for a loooong time! I love to recycle old gift bags and give them a fresh facelift!! I am now a follower (thought I already was! LOL!)
Lori
got2bcrafting at gmail dotcom

Tambo said...

OMG, you did a great job with recycled items. This is beautiful I just love it!!!
I had to laugh though, because I was saving toilet paper rolls (I had them in my bathroom - hadn't moved them to the craft room yet) and we had spring garbage cleanup the other day. I was at the doc and my husband went into my bathroom and took all of my tubes to the garbage can! Now I didn't know what I was going to do with them yet, but I will start again and try this out!

Scrappin Crafter said...

I love your project! Thank you for sharing it with all of us!
My fave thing I have recycled is an old clipboard! It was old and shabby so I altered it and made it look beautiful again!!

Happy Easter
Jenni
Scrappincrafter@hotmail.com

joydee1963 said...

Love this tp album,already saving my rolls,great album,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Jenn said...

Great way to recycle! Wonderful mini album! I have yet to make a recycled project but I have empty TP rolls all the time, thanks for the idea!
Jenn
www.craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

Amy Z said...

I think you may be the most creative person ever! I love it! And, I love your goals for 2011. I am trying to use all my cartrdiges too!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Great book. I love all the detail and your flower is amazing. TFS

mitch1066 said...

You know your a crafter when...love the bottle decor story!My story is walking with my son when he was aprox 4 years old(hes 19 now)And he turned to me and said..."look at all those pinnine needles mum,i bet you can make something with those "LOL.

kramer_buffy said...

wow lori, this is simply amazing... wow!!!!!!! I just love all the recycling details!

-- dalis
alidalis AT comcast DOT net

GabyCreates.com said...

WOW Lori, as soon as I saw the first picture I thought, how did she make that beautiful flower!! and than you took the time to provide a tutorial!!! Thanks!!!! gorgeous work!!! Thank you for participating in my celebration!!
Hugs, Gaby

MLiss3 said...

Great mini album. I will start collecting TP tubes for sure!
My favorite thing to recycle is empty cereal boxes. They make great use for chipboard.
trepanierm at comcast dot net

Geri said...

Now that is true recycling!!! Wonderful job!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

Sherrie K. said...

Love your mini!! I am already a follower of yours. My favorite item that I have recyled would have to be a tea tin. I had a lot of fun decorating it up for a dog treat tin:) Thanks for sharing your talent and for a chacne to win!
Sherrie K

Jazmin said...

I'm in amazement at all the ways that you were able to recycle other things into a gorgeous mini album!! So beautiful!

Jazzy
MsPoet2Be@gmail.com
www.JazzysCards.Blogspot.com

Corrine said...

GREAT tutorial!! Corrine http://celebratingordinarymoments.blogspot.com/

cstaat said...

Wow you gave me some great ideas. I have saved ribbon and some tags but the lottery tickets threw me for a loop, I love it. Now I am going to have my husband save his. Thanks,
Carolyn

pat said...

I always love a "mini" TFS>

Kaitlin said...

Great project!!:)

Kaitlin
angel1694@comcast.net
http://cupcakesandcards.blogspot.com/

All Honey Creations said...

This was a great way to recycle!! I also use any and all empty boxes, paper roles and cardboard backing from tablets that will make chip board. I also use pop cans made flat to do my metal projects for my layouts and cards. My fav recycled project was an old looking key I made from a pop can using my cutter. Pam allhoneycreations@yahoo.com

Scrappin Place said...

Love it all!

mish said...

I love the non-winning lottery ticket flowers! Great recycling idea! I am a follower now! I just did a Page using a recycled netting from a kids toy. I loved how it came out!(It's on my blog, "Crabbing" theme) I like when you can repurpose and I have a stash of other items waiting to be used too!
Michelle
You can find me at http://scrapbookingSOS.blogspot.com

the 2 Pink Ladies said...

I am now a follower. I have not recycled anything right now. I did, at one time, save some TP rolls, but couldn't figure out what to do with them. Now I know. I will have to resave them.
Hazel
hdhall6002 at sbcglobal dot net

Scrappin Time Gal said...

Nice work.....great ideas....have to try this. Thank you for sharing.

AnnCarolW@aol.com

Sarah Magill-Straisfeld said...

What great little albums...I'm going to have to start saving the TP rolls.
I am just new to the world of crafting, so I haven't done any recycling in my work, but I do save all my scraps/negative images, to hopefully find use for again.
Sarah
www.sarahprocrastinating.blogspot.com

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

In keeping with the theme, I'm recycling these comments: A lovely project to celebrate Gaby's birthday. I am a follower! Happy birthday Gaby. Thank you for sharing. I love your project!!

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

Anna said...

How creative you are. Just awesome. I have some Altoid tins saved but still haven't used them. I'm like you and save ribbons. Thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower.
annadowdy at gmail dot

BunnyFreak said...

Very thrifty project. I want to try one of them albums. My favorite recycled project was a stand I made for my ATG gun with cardboard from a express mail box.
Contact info in blogger profile.

theduchess&thediva said...

Love it! TP rolls what a great idea. I will be trying that!


Felicia

Deborah said...

love mini books...thanks for sharing

Cathy said...

I am a follower, i love your project, you did a fine job.
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Cathy said...

I recycle all the time:)
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Nadia's World said...

Wow! What an amazing job at recycling. Love how your project turned out and how you used your loosing lottery tickets. So coo!!

TFS!

Nicole T.
niclax13@Gmail.com

Debc06 said...

Love the tpr mini album. Purple accents are wonderful. TFS, My favorite recycled item is a mini calendar on a carbine that I made into a mini album to hang on my purse. TFS
Debbie
debbie_craine at hot mail dot com
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

thekolbes said...

Love your TP album. I have made one and didn't like what I had done with it at all. You did a wonderful job. I would have to say sheet music. I have become a follower.
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

Kris said...

I love it when people show step by step instructions on their blogs! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

ScrappinAnn said...

I love your tp album. I have seen so many and they are always so different from each other. I like the notebook too.
My favorite recyled craft item is the plastic cylindrical like container that the Crystal Light pre-measured servings come in. I peel the lable and use them for small things such as flowers and one of my favorites- homemade buttons from Charlene's Button Box (Etsy).
small world- my brother and sister-in-law live in the same town as you! (Tom and Jill Stauffer)
Thanks for sharing I am a follower -
Ann
ScrappinAnn at gmail dot com
www.annlenth.blogspot.com

Kay Miracle said...

All I can say is WOW, this is awesome. TFS I am now a follower of you blog and your awesome work.

TFS
kay.miracle@yahoo.com

Holly said...

Beautiful work!

Holly

hollyshobbie at gmail dot com

Stacey said...

I love making these mini albums and did them as a craft project with my MOPS group (Mothers of Preschoolers) last year!! Thanks for sharing yours!
Stacey
Stayce71Z@hotmail.com

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful mini!!! my fave project that I recycled was turning a plain old box into a beautiful container to hold all my finished cards and organize them! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Theresa said...

Your project is just soooo cool! I love how you recycoled and the flowers are just beautiful! GREAT idea!
Theresa
tmdettloff@gmail.com

Maria said...

Super cute mini! I've been meaning to make one of these.

Lisa R. said...

What a terrific earthy project! Love your recycled embellishments. I love reusing things. My kids always bring me their trash! Thanks for sharing. joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

Stephanie said...

Soooo super cute!! What an AWESOME idea to reuse old lottery tickets! Although it would be nice if one of them was a winning lottery ticket!!! Love the colors you used! Thanks for sharing and thanks for the chance to win!!

scrappingwithstephanie@gmail.com
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Simply AJ said...

Great project... I like the way you recycle! I made several great storage bin out of diaper boxes and postal boxes - covered some with fabric and some with pretty paper then embellished with flowers and gems added a label. They turned out so good - you can't buy anything this cute. I am already a follower - love your blog!! AJ
queenofmynest(at)gmail(dot)com
http://queenofmynest(dot)blogspot(dot)com

HockeyScrap said...

You do beautiful work. I love the way that you showed your work through the series of photos. So many great techniques were shown throughout, which I really appreciate. I will have to keep following you, as I know I will pick up some great tips or be reminded of some I've not used in a while.
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The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

This is a beautiful mini album. Love the color combo. Love that you used losing lottery tickets. Thank you for sharing your journey on this project.
I am a new follower!
I am a ribbon collector too. I have a stash of ribbon collected from boxes, bags of candy, cookies and cocoa and scented bath products.
Blessings!
RecipeScrapperATsbcglobalDOTnet

Susan said...

Hi Lori,

I am a new follower and this project is just so neat. I believe a true, but rare, form of creativity is the ability to recycle ordinary objects into beautiul works of art. That is exactly what you did with this wonderful album! Lottery tickets! That is brillant! I like to recycle used cards. Cards that are given to my sons or hubby, while appreciated, are usually tossed to the side. That's where I come in. I see every card as a future embellishment in waiting. I enjoyed your blog very much and am looking forward to more projects!

Thank you!

Susan
http://cricutandgrasshopper.blogspot.com

CathyinMN said...

You were certainly being green in creating this cute mini album! Great way to recycle. TFS!

kathlee said...
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kathlee said...

I just adore minis and someday I will get brave and make one! Yours is beautiful!
I altered a Chrystal Light container and used it for Easter Candy!
TFS!
Kathie
Kathlee154atgmaildotcom
http://kathleessnippitsncricuts.blogspot.com

Autumn said...

This is an awesome project idea! So innovative, and a GREAT re-use of resources!!

I just recycle/reuse paper...if there is an edge that is more than 1"x1", I will keep it and I NEVER throw out any leaves, hearts or other small items I do not use. I have boxes of the crazy little "left-overs" because they can be used for confetti at a New Year's gathering if nothing else! :)

autumnwillis925 at gmail dot com

SlomoMom said...

Great project and fantastic job. Thanks for the step by step guide.

liz at liz's paper loft said...

very pretty and a great idea!
liz :o)

LouAnn said...

Great project. Has my mind going.

Kathy's Kreative Spot said...

Love your TP album and all your recyled embellishments.
Kathy
Katsew at gmail dotcom

Jamie said...

That is a great project. I've actually recycled toilet paper rolls myself. I used them to make invitations for a Christmas time cookie party one year. They were wonderful.

McVic said...

great idea on the lotto tickets!! My fav. thing I made was a TP album with funny things my little one says.
kacee
mcvicwif@yahoo.com

Jo said...

You are a very creative lady!! Who would have thought of using all the items you did in this project!! Way to go girl!!