Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Creative Time 3~D Wednesday ~ Recycle

Good morning and welcome to My Creative Time's 3~D Wednesday! Emma has asked the design team to make a project out of something that we would usually toss ~ for example packaging, tags, string or elastic, bread ties toilet/ towels rolls ~ you get the idea. Fun right?? Well if you are anything like me I have a box ( HUGE by the way) full of stuff. Guess that is the hoarder in me! You never know when you can recycle something and make it your own!
Well I rummaged through that box and found this Stampin Up container that the wood blocks came in from their stamps. Note ~ had to take the wood blocks out of this container! LOL!! I really like these containers and actually forgot I had them ~ no surprise to me at all! This container measures 4 1/2 by 5 1/4. Now this container isn't quite perfectly clear but I fixed that issue. I decided to stamp the "Love Collage" background stamp on some acetate ~ which was a piece of scrap. I adhered it with some glue dots. Then found some ribbon I had left over from Christmas ( scraps again) and tied my bow. But then I was a tad stumped on what to do next! I didn't want use anything too big! Well then I remember my fellow DT sister and friend, Ruthie from September Ninth, did a video on Shrinky Dinks! Click here to see this AWESOME video. I thought I can make little charms using Emma's dies and stamps! I must say this was so fun! Even my son and husband had fun watching the process! Note ~ never do this in front of a child ~ they want you to shrink EVERYTHING!! LOL But it was fun to watch his face as I did this fun technique! I used all sorts of MCT stamps & dies for my charms and will list them below. I also have some pictures of what the tag looked like before I shrunk it ~ so fun! I just wanted to make something fun and different for my little project. I must admit these did not come out perfect but let me just say LOVE is not perfect and the recipient will still love the gift.

Okay here its the container before. I had to use a black background so you could see it. See how it isn't perfectly clear.

This is a picture of the tag (left) before the fun begins. Then on the right ~ the after ~ CUTE right?? Again very hard to take pictures of this because of the white and lights.

The final product! I really like making charms ~ I think it adds something different to a project, card or better yet a layout! Emma's stamps are PERFECT for this too! To get the hearts and "Vintage Stitched Label Die" to adhere together I used Glossy Accents and a clothes pin. Let it dry over night , it will work perfectly! My Little hemp to tie the charms to the bow is a piece of scrap ( see I save EVERYTHING) from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique ~ love that stuff too! I stuffed this little container with Fire Ball candies ~  you know ~ the HOT kind of LOVE!! Corny ~ yes but I know someone who just LOVE these and will find this funny.

Materials Used:
My Creative Time ~ "Love Collage" ~ background
My Creative Time ~  "Tag Die" ~ tag
My Creative Time ~ "Circle Font" ~ "HOT"
My Creative Time ~ "Label Font" ~ "Kind & Of"
My Creative Time ~ "Lots Of Love" ~ LOVE sentiments, heart & hands
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Stitched Label Dies" ~ die
My Creative Time ~ "Vintage Label Stamps"
My Creative Time ~ "Stitched Scallop Heart Die Set" ~ hearts
Stampin Up container
Ribbon from stash
Ink ~ Archival and Stazon
That is it for me today! THANK YOU for stopping by and always leaving such sweet comments.  Head on over to My Creative Time to see what Emma and the design teams amazing creations!


  1. OMG what a cute idea gosh never thought of this I love it and thanks for sharing your cute little family story that was awesome. Maybe we'll be seeing some of your sons craftiness here soon?!

  2. Okay, this is just the cutest little box!!! I LOVE the shrinky dink charms, and the acetate stamped with Love Collage is the perfect fix!

  3. Kim, this is amazing!!!!! Can I tell you right now how stinkin' clever you are with the shrinky dinks for those darling tags!!!! I am a horder too! LOL And I have a bunch of these containers, now I have a great idea to do with them :)
    Very cool!!!!!!!!

  4. Fab when I can reuse!! Lee-Ann :)

  5. AWESOME!!! I love using MCT for shrinky dink charms!!!
    FAB recycled project my friend!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT hump day!!

  6. Kim my friend, you knocked the socks off this challenge my friend! What a brilliant idea to use the SU container! It's just perfect. You CLEVER girl you!!! xxxx

  7. This is gorgeous. The little tags came out BEAUTIFUL. I love everything about it! Hugs- Glora

  8. So, Kimberly, what other tricks do you have up your sleeve? LOL! What a fabulous way to dress up that little box! I love your Shrinky Dink tag and charms!!! Oh my goodness, and that wonderfully fun ribbon!!! I love, love, love making Shrinky Dinks! Hmmmm....gotta keep that in kind for some upcoming projects :). great inspiration, girl!

  9. WOW AWESOME job with your project Kim!I LOVE the little tag,SUPER job with the shrinky dink my friend!!!:)

  10. Great idea and it turned out so cute. I love love the large bow.

  11. Super cute! I love your idea! I would love to learn how to make the charms, can you do a tutorial on how to make them? :)

    Peace, Love, & Cricut Hugs!
    Monica L.

  12. WOWZERS! now you know I would LOVE LOVE the recycling of the Stampin' Up! containers and OMG! the shrinky tag LOVE it and OMG! I remember when I saw Emma make some shrinky earrings I think a while back and had to go out and buy the items need and have yet to try but will have to dig it out and give it a try:) Beautiful presentation my dear friend!!! Thank you for stopping by and have a great evening:)

  13. What a super CUTE box! I love the big polka dot ribbon and the fun shrinky dink tag. I have to go make some of these...they are adorable!
    Sherrie K

  14. Great job on your treat box. See it is a good thing we save everything. Almost all the items you used were scraps. The shrink really gets small and your charms looks fun! Wonderful project!
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  15. OMG What an Awesome idea is this and it is so pretty my friend, love how it turned out.

  16. Great job recycling the SU box. I love your shrinky dinks. They are a lot of fun to make!

  17. Great project!! Your bows are always so nice and pretty too! I need to start using more ribbon! :) I love it!
    Deb C

  18. OMG Kim! I would have never thought to "shrink" those tags, incredible! I LOVE the look of those charms together! It also would be sooooo cute on as a cell phone or lanyard charm! Love and Hugs, Cathryn :)