Saturday, June 5, 2010

Scrap Tiffany Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Scrap Tiffany Recycled Blog Hop! This blog is the last stop on the hop, so be sure to head over to Scrap Tiffany to check out all of the hop stops!

One thing I love to do in my scrapbooking is to recycle by using the packaging of my scrappy products. Today I am showing you how I turned an old ribbon spool (with some unwanted ribbon on it) into a card!



I started by tracing the spool on patterned paper and cutting out two circles to cover the top and bottom of the spool. Then I decorated with flowers, stickers, a rhinestone, and a chipboard letter. I inked the edges and added the wings to the back. Finally, I wrote my sentiment on the back (plain white side) of the ribbon, wound it back up again, and held it in place with a decorative pin. Hint: test your pen on a scrap of the ribbon first, to make sure the ink won't run.



My sentiment reads "Someday you will be old enough to start believing in magic again." My card has a chipboard "M" and the word "magic" on the front.

I hope you enjoyed my project!

I am having a giveaway of vintage goodies to scrap with ("upcycled" items in honor of this recycled blog hop)! To be eligible to win, please become a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post.
Here is the FABULOUS prize pack:




The prize includes vintage sheet music, vintage children's book illustration, vintage comic book page, vintage schoolbook page, vintage lace, vintage playing cards, an assortment of beads and charms, as well as some new scrappy goodies like Prima flowers, Maya Road chipboard and more!! The deadline for this contest is Tuesday, June 8, 2010.

To finish the Blog Hop, please return to Scrap Tiffany.

46 comments:

  1. That was the coolest card!I may have to unroll some ribbon just to try it!!! Your work always blows me away! Well, a chance to win some awesome goodies is always fab...to win so stuff that can help me achieve 1/100th of your beautiful pages...is priceless!! Already a follower! Thanks for the chance to win :)) Starting the hop now..hop hop

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  2. what a cool card. so creative.

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  3. What a cute idea! I love it!

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  4. Love the butterfly project.
    And I gladly became a follower!
    I'm looking forward to poking
    around your archives!

    hugs, TR

    mrstjf2000@yahoo.com

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  5. This is fabulous, so clever!

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  6. Oh cute, what a great idea!

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  7. I am a follower and you are an inpire-er :) Pick me!

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  8. Gorgeous, I love what you have done. I am now a follower.

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  9. Just love how you used the ribbon spool and wrote your sentiment on the ribbon! Fabulous!

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  10. what a neat, original idea! i just love it!
    Your yummy creations have made me a new follower!

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  11. Hi April,
    I have happily become a follower of your site!! Gorgeous project!! So glad to see you following your passion and on several design teams!!

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  12. Love your project-super clever! And I {heart} that quote you used.

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  13. What a great idea to use the ribbon on the spool as a journaling spot.

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  14. such a great idea journaling directly onto the ribbon!!! and such an awesome giveaway...I'm a lover of all things vintage and this is such a yummy stash! :)

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  15. Love the butterfly card, a very creative idea for the ribbon spool.

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  16. Great way to make a beautiful project out of something recycled!

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  17. That's a really really neat idea! Very cute. I love all things vintage, so I really appreciate the chance to win your prize!

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  18. That is such a cool card! I have a few spools in my stash, and am going to have fun trying to create this card. Thanks for the inspiation! (oh, and I LOVE the pink ninga addicts)

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  19. HI thanks for telling us about this blog hop. how was the convention? I was sad not to get to go. love the spool card Idea and that is so cute to put the sentiment wrapped along the ribbon I will be casing this for sure thanks for sharing Blessing to you see you next scrap night hopefully gail

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  20. Hi Gail! I had so much fun at GASC. Watching Tim Holtz in person was the BEST! Sorry you couldn't go. Hope to see you soon.

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  21. I love this... it's like a really gorgeous fortune cookie :)

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  22. I just used up two spools of ribbon and now I know what I'm going to do with them!

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  23. What a great idea April!!!! YOU ROCK girl! SO CUTE!!!!!

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  24. April,
    I'm already a follower - does that count? Love what you did with the ribbon spool. This is right up my alley - you know me, can't throw anything away.
    Susan

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  25. Too cute... And you make it look easy :) I'm a follower now.

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  26. Very pretty! I am a follower now, too!

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  27. Your card is beautiful and a big inspiration! You have definitely made a follower out of me :) Also checked out some of your LOs on scrapbook.com, they are great!

    Ill have to try journaling on ribbon, always been afraid to try it because of the run factor. I will just have to try to find the proper pens.

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  28. what a fab idea and fab card im now a follower

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  29. LOVE your card idea! I like some of the others now know what to do with that leftover spool instead of tossing it. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cheryl
    cdjohnson1966@att.net

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  30. oooh this is great! awesome prize too!

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  31. That is a fantastic card idea! I love the use for the spool of ribbon and will have to stop throwing them away now.

    What an awesome prize pack! One of us posters is going to be a very lucky girl!

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  32. I'm already a follower :) And this is one of the CUTEST ideas! I am lovin this blog hop! Seriously.....so much creativity and inspiration here :)

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  33. This is such a creative idea! Great job, and very inspirational.

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  34. cute idea, very creative.
    Carolyn

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  35. Oooooo April, that is SO cute, I love it!

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  36. Very cute! Love the message on the ribbon. Was the butterfly part the original spool?

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  37. Barb, those wings are from a die cut sheet by Fancy Pants.

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  38. Wow!!! What a fabulous prize. Thanks for tips, and the blog hop!

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  39. What a prize... I would love to win

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  40. Love this!!! I'm following now....LOL!

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