Friday, September 18, 2009

Krafty Kat Knick Knacks

I have mentioned here before that I am in a stamp group called the Krafty Kats and each month one of us puts together a kit of paper and embellishments for each of the group members. We use the supplies in the kit to make as many projects as we can before our next get together. At each of our monthly get togethers, we 'show and tell' what we've all worked on since the last time we got together.

This month it was my turn to put together the kit. The environmentalist in me has been frustrated by all of the Ziploc bags we use each month to package all of the embellishments in, so I decided to make something we could re-use each month for our embellishments.

I selected one of the papers from last month's kit (Chatterbox Beach House Light Stripe), my Just Rite Stampers Trompe Script font and six acrylic boxes that some of my Papertrey Ink stamp sets were packaged in and made a matching set of six 'Krafty Kat Knick Knack' boxes for us to use and re-use. The photo shows the altered box, with the embellishments from this month's kit.

For the label, I stamped the small Cat Face image from Make an Impression stamps in So Saffron ink from Stampin' UP!, then I stamped the Just Rite text on top in Night of Navy ink. I cut the labels out using a Labels Four Nestabilities die and then used a So Saffron marker to color the outer edge. I finished it off by adding the dots with a navy marker.

Hope this gives you some ideas for re-purposing some of the packaging that comes with your stamping supplies! Thanks for looking! Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

Holly said...

This is an awesome idea!!! LOVE the little kitty face on your label! I have a pile about 2 feet high of those PTI boxes - thanks for the inspiration!!

Carla said...

This is a spectacular idea! I also love the idea of your group, and wish I had one!

Silke Ledlow said...

Hey GF - love your recycling idea...I do that too :)!! The goodies in there look awesome - can't wait to see what you all create with them!!!

Have a great weekend!! Hugs ~S~

Sandy Hulsart said...

How clever and environmentally conscience. I am sure the Kat's will find good use for them. Thanks for sharing.

Janine said...

Great idea Robin!! Love it!

Julie Koerber said...

Oh my gosh... what a divine idea! I love it! And... those embellies look deliscious enough to eat! LOL! Black and white is really my "thing!"

Joan Ervin said...

You are such a clever girl...great idea for the *stuff* and they won't get crushed either!!! Can't wait to see what you create with all those cool goodies!!!

Anne said...

Wow, fantastic ideas here Robin!! What a great gift to give a stamper, I love it!!

Steph Zerbe said...

look at you using the PTI shipping container! Great idea and what a fun swap idea for your Krafty Kat group!