Saturday, January 31, 2009

Trash to Treasure

This is my project for Ching's Friday Challenge "Trash to Treasure" over at EIS. The "trash" is an altered toilet paper tube.

Sentiment is from the So Much Love set by Lizzie Anne Design.

The polkadot piece behind the white heart is cut from Cricut's Doodletype cartride using the bookplate/heart option. I did have to cut the heart a little bit for the chipboard piece to fit perfectly. I cut 3 with cardstock and one patterned paper to give it the same thickness as chipboard. I love this "faux" chipboard technique.

I also love how the double sided ribbon matched the paper perfectly. To make the knots on both sides, I cut two pieces of ribbon and tied toward the front.Inside the tube is an almond granola bar.

Papers and ribbon can be found in the store here:

Bittersweet paper and heart chipboard:

Memento black ink:


  1. Wow what a fabulous project! I love the dp and the heart center! It's beautiful. I really love how it's so 3D! I seem to never know what to do with my chipboards. The colors are simply beautiful too!!


  2. I think you are the queen of altered items....I think in *card* mode...but you are great at 3d items!! Can't wait to see what else you are up to!

  3. Love this, Debbie!! I always save my TP tubes for the church and preschool - I'll have to keep some for myself! Love the bittersweet papers and that ribbon looks sooooo de-lish!