30 January 2012

Take one box of smiley faces...


And what do you get?


Morning Muffins!

Well, you know what Monday morning means, doncha? Yup, time for a scrummy Cupcake and this week, Yours Truly had the brilliant idea of choosing Recycle! You'll need to use something you've recylced from something else, on your creation, for a chance to win stasharoony from Bugaboo Stamps and Creations by AR. And you really need to see the fab things The Cupcakes have made too.


Now, you know I hate, measuring and cutting stuff, for projects that aren't cards, because I never end up with a box. No matter how hard I try, I end up with a wonky box. Every. Single. Time. So, I am super happy with how this project turned out. I saw something similar in a magazine last year and I put it on my to-do list... Ahem!


So what did I recycle? Well, yep, I cut up the smiley face biscuit box to make this. But there's more. Did you notice those little bits of paper?

Every time I line a card (sorry folks, I'm boring and don't decorate the inside too, I just line it with white paper.) I get a little off cut, which I keep for writing important information on. Like, what day it is, sketch ideas, what time I need to collect Sweet Cheeks from Nursery, that kind of thing. I have a mahoosive pile of them on my desk, and every time Very Understanding Hubby closes the curtains in The Bat Cave, they swoosh all over the floor. Well. They don't anymore. Now, I cut them in half and put them in this. If I wasn't so Fluffie, I'd be a genius!

I'll be back in a few hours with a fume-ungous post!

I'd like to enter this at:

Come and Get It - Anything but a Card
Crafting When We Can - Something not for Crafting
Little Claire's - Anything but a Card
The Hybrid Chick Card Caravan - Dies

Stash Alert!
Papers: My Minds Eye Lost and Found 2 Blush

Image:
Ava Fairy; Bugaboo Stamps

33 comments:

Margo said...

Hi Fluffy,
to me you are a genious !
But honestly, I tought an emty box of coockies gave you stomach ache :)
No kidding, I love this cute box and so nice you made something to keep on your desk !
Hugs
Margo

Ali said...

Gorgeous!!!

Donna Mosley said...

Aww! Faye, this is so gorgeous. Love the sweet image and the design is fab. Great recycling, love it!

Donna x

maxine said...

Hi Faye wow this isstunning and a fantastic idea. x

Sarah said...

Hi Faye, what a great idea and a brilliant end product - love it! The little fairy is just so sweet and a great place to store those useful scraps of cards.

Just wondering tho - who had to eat the smiley faces so that you could get the box?!

Sarah

Grenouille Greetings said...

Its a perfect, cutie of a notelet holder. I LOVE IT! Great background papers juxtaposed with the adorable image! I too line my cards with just a paper insert and I always throw throw the little pieces away - I won't be doing that now! Clever Fluff (I think that might be a good example of an oxymoron!) Hugs, Lesley

Heidi said...

If my kids see this post my whole house will be full of cut up cheerio boxes, and bits of carefully cut up paper to fit!! Great Idea, love the image she fits perfectly. hugs heidi x

Jane said...

Clever Pants!!

LuAnn said...

this is wonderfully clever! thanks for playing along with the Hybrid Chicks!

McCrafty's Cards said...

this is fabulous Faye, I might have to have a go at one of these, any excuse to by biscults lol.
Kevin xx

Violets Corner said...

Very clever recycling, and a fabulous result! I like it a lot!

Oh, I read the fumeungous post and I'm glad you're still here!

Take it easy with the new house projects.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Catherine said...

What a fantastic creation Fluff ! I love it ! Love the little sweetie pie too ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Jennifer Smith-Sloane said...

As a new follower of your blog, I had to step in and comment. This is absolutely freakin' adorable! You did an amazing job on the coloring and construction of this project. TOTALLY AMAZING!

Delphine said...

Totally cute and gorgeous! A wonderful colour combo;-), lovely image, great colouring and a brilliant design and useful make... What else could we ask for??? And please note, I am as boring as you are, I never do the inside of cards either, I devote all my time to the front!!! BIG hugs Delphine xx

coops said...

wow now this is genius hun.love your little paper holder and the image is so sweet :D
i don`t decorate the insides of my cards either unless its for someone special.its too much like hard work :D

xx coops xx

Lorraine said...

THIS IS AWESOME HUNI I REALLY LOVE THIS PROJECT AND THE COLOURS ARE MY FAVES TOO XX

Mrs A. said...

And I suppose your gonnas tell everyone how it was Sweet Cheeks and Bert that ate all the smiley faces!!!!! Muver.

having a {me} day said...

This is sooo funny! Love your gorgeous note box. It doesn't look wonky and is perfect for storing your cut-offs and looks pretty too! Now I guess you will have to buy more biscuits to make some more :) keeleyxx

Julie Temple said...

This is so very cute! I love how you recycled the box, and your Bugaboo image is adorable! Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week!

Julie

Shell~AK Stamper said...

Fabulous job on recycling the smiles box, love the bugaboo image!!

Thanks for joining us this week for the Challenge at Come and Get it!

Shell~Alaska♥

louise said...

Now did you eat all the biscuits to get the box because that sounds good to me,I do love what you have done though and the cute girl looks so sweet.
Hugs louise xx

Donna said...

I bet you had a ot of fun eating these babies...well eeerrrmmm biscuits lol! Gorgeous little project and the perfect place to keep your notelets :) ♥ Donna x

Denise and Louise said...

This is pure genius!!!! Love this creation and that super sweet image.
Hugs
Denise xx

Leslie McGhee said...

Just love the Note card holder. How smart and creative are you. Thanks so much for taking the time to post on Come and Get It Challenge blog.

Sara I. said...

Ok seriously this is just the most adorable note holder - Eh-VER!! I love the bits o' paper!!! Your coloring always amazes me!

Shelly said...

I love your little note holder... I know what you mean about bits of paper... I have one or two (thousand) bits on my desk too! fabulous colours and image... and a great challenge of yours Fluff! In fact I HAD to buy that top just for the tag to be able to do this challenge ahem... yes really! Hugs, Shelly x

Scrappycath said...

Sweet project! Thanks for joining us at The Hybrid Chick!

Stacey G.-2 Craf-t-4u said...

Adorable and you got to eat some cookies too, how perfect! Love it!

Brodders said...

Great idea Faye, hope all is not too hectic at your end - Jane x

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh I love this!!! What a great idea! So beautiful too! :D

xx Tracey xx

Cazza said...

Fab, fab, FABAROONY idea hon, love it :o)
Hugs,
Cazza
xxx

Poppet said...

Great idea Fluff, I always have these left over too and never know what to do with them. This may have to go on my 'to do list' too. Beautiful distessed papers and shape.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Poppit said...

wow Fluff - this is a masterpiece! Good work gal! Love the design, the colour combo and the adorable image. xx