Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Shopping our Stash #128 - Use Product Packaging!


Sometimes I honestly think that scrapbooking companies put as much effort into the packaging as they do into designing the product it holds! I think we've all come across a package that is just too pretty to recycle, so we save it to "use for something"...well, at Shopping our Stash this week we want you to use it! I've used two different packages - the cream printed piece is from a package of Prima chipboard, and the green holly print is from a package of K& Co diecuts.


Supplies: Wilton doily; K&Co poinsettia sticker; MME "Merry" sticker; pearls from Dollarama; classic small circle Nesties; packaging 


Lots of dimension on this quick card - and just a smidge of sparkle :) 

Come & play along with this challenge until next Monday, November 25th hop on by & leave the rest of my teamies some love!


For a tattoo update check out the post below :) I promise to have Rob take some more pictures once it's fully healed so you can see the full glory of it!
xoxo,
Jessi

25 comments:

~amy~ said...

I tend to hoard packaging and have successfully trained my kids to hand over interesting clothing tags etc. This is simply gorgeous Jessi!

Chana said...

Gorgeous creation, Jessie! I keep all of my Prima and G45 packing, because their stuff is always so pretty! I have also found Bo Bunny and La Blanc stamps packaging to be wonderful for door hangers and tags!

You have a fabulous eye for detail and your projects are always so balanced and well composed!
Hugz,
Chana

Emily Leiphart said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jessi! I love the layering and vintage-y-ness of all of it. Yes, that's a word. The pearls are the perfect finishing touch!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love this freestyle collage card, the fact that it was from your stash makes it even better!

Lori said...

Wow! When I first looked I thought "Well, where is the packaging?" Your card is gorgeous and what great use of the packaging!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Love this! All the elements you pulled together look wonderful. And yes, packaging is sometimes much too pretty to throw out. I hoard it and squirrel it away. Wish I had time to play along!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Beautiful, Jessi! I have to go look through my hoard of stuff to use! LOL

Wendy ten Hove said...

This is sooo lovely! The sentiment and also the flower! It looks super pretty!! Hope all is well with you! I haven't been around much, but I've been enjoying your creations!
Hugs, Wendy

Carol L said...

Very resourceful of you to save those pretty elements for your card! I rarely do that as I have enough "stuff" already stashed away! LOL

Lindsey said...

Nicely done -- such a classy vintage look! I have hoarded packaging... ;)

Dana said...

That is pretty packaging!! And you have used it in a fabulous way!! I have lots of packaging to use.... its somewhere on my craft shelf....

Donna said...

That is pretty fantastic and a great idea for a challenge...will think twice before recycling the packages!!

Barbara Godden said...

Awesome, great idea for a challenge. and you did a fabulous job of it too.

walchowDesign said...

Great way of recycling the packaging, Jessi! Beautiful collage card!

Chris said...

Hi Jessi, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Emily Keaton said...

This is so pretty, Jessi! I love how you used your lovely bits of packaging for this card--you'd never, ever know!!

Greta said...

Wow, Jessi--what a great way to use the packaging! Lovely card!

Asha said...

WOW! All that from packaging?! Clearly I need to change my supplier! A truly gorgeous creation, Jessi.
hugs, Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

Quip1320 said...

That's awesome! Love all the layers!

jimlynn said...

Oh WOW Jessi! This is just sensational! Love everything about it. It's amazing!
Lynn

Debbie said...

Fab use of packaging!! I am bad... I tend to just toss it! I see I need to keep it if it's this great!!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

The packaging on this gorgeous card is some righteous upcycling. And I never find pretty craft pearls at the dollar store - that is awesome!

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Gorgeous! You had some great packaging for this card! Love it!
Blessings,
Michelle

Angela said...

Love the vintage vibe you have going on here...so pretty!

Louie Donovan said...

That's nice, more packaging and security hologram label means more protection. Love reading your blog.