Saturday, 14 March 2015

Pack Up Your Toothpaste

Hello.  Welcome.  Playing with stencils, ink, stamps and ye olde cardboard tube from the center on the kitchen paper roll.  

Take one cardboard tube. 

I used STAMPlorations Happy Flower stencil and splatted with Mustard Seed distress stain.  Ooops, too much splatting.  Lots of colour under my stencil.  So I ran it throug the big shot and embossed the flowers

Pretty, but I felt it needed a bit more colour

OK, I went a little crazy with the Ripe Persimon.  

I wrapped it around my cardboard tube and then forgot to take more photo's!!

Ta dah.  I added lace to the bottom, squeezed it flat and glued.  I stamped and watercoloured flowers from STAMPlorations Bloom Sketches, fussy cut and stuck them on.  The words are also from the Bloom Sketches set.  I added some more lace around the top.  The two leaf brads hold the twine and the flower brad holds it closed.  I know it looks a bit like very colourful toothpaste tube but these are excellent for small gifts.  A necklace, some markers maybe for a crafty friend, a silk scarf.  Have also decided it makes just a nice bit of wall art, or add a bit of pot potpourri and it would be great smelling wall art.  

Joining the fun at
STAMPlorations Sketch Challenge 29
STAMPlorations Flash Stencil Linky Party
STAMPlorations March Challenge - Stamps and Stencils
Ett Trykk Vi Jubilerer - Utfordring 16
STAMPlorations - Anything Goes Challenge 
Our Creative Corner - Junk in Your Trunk 

Thanks for your visit.  Hugz


  1. How positively creative! Love your ingenuity with the paper tube! This is a really, really cool and unique project and take on the sketch! Awesome job, Gail!

  2. Smart and creative in nice colors <3

  3. Fabtastic long pillow box Gail, these should catch on as they are perfect for gifts. Thank You for the inspiration:-) xxx

  4. Wow - it's fantastic Recycling - so beautiful!

  5. Awesome idea and great tutorial! Love all the colorful "splattering" :-D. Thank you for joining STAMPlorations 29th Sketch Challenge.

  6. So so VERY COOL!! Thanks for playing along in the STAMPlorations challenge!!

  7. What a brilliant idea! Love the embossing & those nice bright colors:)))

  8. What a great idea for those tricky to wrap tiny gifts, it will be as welcome as the gift I'm sure.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at STAMPlorations. :)

  9. That. Is. GENIUS! Soooooo cool and I bet it would really be a stunner to give a giftie in! Thanks for linking it up at STAMPlorations, too!

  10. Totally brilliant, Gail, and I will most definitely do this project! Thanks for inspiring us!

  11. Brilliant idea. This is so adorable. What a clever upcycle. Thanks for entering it into the Junk in your Trunk challenge at Our Creative Corner. It is going to inspire loads of spin-offs I am sure. - Candice (aka Tincan Crafter)

  12. LOVE this project!!! Thanks for the picture tut:)
    Thanks for joining the fun at STAMPlorations:)


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