Today is the start of a new challenge on Gingersnap Creations, to use packaging materials in your crafting:-
Sometimes I struggle to think of ideas for a challenge, but this time I was spoilt for choice! I love recycling and I use quite a few packaging items in my crafting. I wanted to use as many of these items as possible but stop before I made a dog's dinner! For my card I used my current fave stamps, Think and Wonder by Artistic Outpost from Happy Daze, with Butterfly Garden background paper, also from Happy Daze. I stamped the children and coloured and cut them out, then die cut a piece of clear packaging material with my Baroque die, and embossed it with a numbers Cuttlebug embossing folder to go with my 'first day at school' theme. In my head, big sister is taking little brother to school, holding his hand, and she is wearing her favourite red beret! This is a role reversal as it would have been my lovely brother, John, taking me to school and making sure I was ok.
I made up a black shrinkplastic Jalopy from the Tim Holtz die and made the wheels with pieces of red wire tie from freezer bags, coiled around my jewellery pliers, as I figured they are packaging (or am I stretching a point?!).
I added Bingo style Alphabet tokens to spell Love, as I love my brother and it went with my idea of learning numbers and alphabets at school. I adhered the children to the centre of the clear packaging piece and stapled it in place as staples are often used on cardboard box packaging! To pull things together a bit I edged the card with Antique Linen, which I also used on a bit of bubble wrap (more packaging!) at points around the central image.
I am very excited as I have done a packaging ideas tutorial with a fun project for Gingersnaps on the 10th! Hope you will enjoy it.