My Swap Project 1 - bluebucket

March 17th, 2010 in member junk     
bluebucket bluebucket, member
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Wallpaper borders. At first I didnt think Id be able to think of anything to do with these.
I came up with the idea to make tags for the crafts that I sell. I used the reverse side of the wallpaper and used ink to distress the paper. I used some of the jute string that my package was tied with.
That idea snowballed into other tags. I cut out images from the wallpaper and glued them onto shipping tags. I embellished them with buttons from my collection.
I turned to my scrapbooking supplies to create these tags; again using the back of the wallpaper.
I made some little notebooks using the images from the wallpaper. The bears were part of the wallpaper. I cut them out seperately, glued them on and added a bow. I also embellished with buttons. I tied the books with the jute that was wrapped around my package.
Wallpaper borders. At first I didnt think Id be able to think of anything to do with these.

Wallpaper borders. At first I didn't think I'd be able to think of anything to do with these.

Thanks a million to karilelek, my junk partner, for the fabulous goodies she sent.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - bluebucket
posted in: member junk, artwork, paper

Comments (20)

MimiToria writes: What a fabulous idea you came up with for the wallpaper tags. Incredible!
Gretchen Posted: 12:35 pm on March 28th
RustyDiva writes: Absolutely best creative idea ever! I would have never thought about this for wallpaper. Great project.
Posted: 1:11 pm on March 22nd
54girl writes: Great ideas!! Love everything you came up with! Nice going! Mary Posted: 1:45 pm on March 19th
texascowgirl writes: Great thinking! What wonderful ideas for wallpaper borders. I have used walpaper borders for things like light switch covers and baby wipe containers, now I have more ideas, thanks! Posted: 2:15 pm on March 18th
georgiamoon writes: FAB-U-LOUS!!! I love how you used BOTH sides of the wallpaper and they came out great. Good job! Georgia Posted: 1:46 pm on March 18th
RanchDressing writes: I'd say you got an "A" on your project! Posted: 2:28 pm on March 17th
shabbychick writes: These are so sweet! I love how you found so many uses for your wallpaper border - very creative tags, and the books are fun too!

Love junk swaps - what a great way to make friends, and challenge our creativity too!! :) Well done.

Kathy Posted: 1:50 pm on March 17th
chippingcharm writes: Aren't you smart?! I agree, very creative use! Laurel Posted: 1:49 pm on March 17th
Stile writes: Great wallpaper - it was a great find for whomever found it and sent it to you. Your re-use ideas for it are adorable! Posted: 11:39 am on March 17th
suewhitney writes: OOoooo....the swap projects are rolling in! Take a look at these beauties from Bluebucket! Another job well done.

Take care, Sue Posted: 7:07 am on March 17th
suewhitney writes: Beautifully done, Blue Bucket! Very creative use for some junk that wasn't so easy to work with. Love all of the ideas!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 7:05 am on March 17th
alicemom writes: Hey Bluebucket, How did I miss this?? Well glad I checked! Very clever and cool!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:58 pm on March 16th
suelovesjunk writes: hey good one, to take something so mundane and make it beautiful and useful. you are a very smart cookie! Posted: 2:26 pm on March 15th
racers7 writes: That is so clever! I love the books too. Melody
Posted: 1:01 pm on March 15th
JunkArchitect writes: Wow bluebucket, ya done good.

Posted: 9:00 am on March 15th
ninnarae writes: This is very creative- and they turned out great! Posted: 1:58 am on March 15th
oldnews writes: These are beautiful! Very creative idea! Marie
Posted: 12:29 am on March 15th
karilelek writes: I am so glad you didnt think I was a hillbilly for wrapping the package with twine. nice work with the wallpaper, again I never would have thought of that use. Posted: 10:01 pm on March 14th
artteachergirl writes: Now I am wishing I had participated in the junk swap...definitely next year!
Love the wallpaper a ton of it, so now I have a direction to go with it because it will never go on my walls again! Posted: 9:31 pm on March 14th
LuAnn writes: These are great ideas. Good job. Aren't these junk swaps fun???

LuAnn Posted: 6:43 pm on March 14th
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