Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Phone Case Packaging, Too Pretty to Throw Away

Hello everyone!  Last time I posted, it was just before the weekend.  My, how time is flyin' here at the Dietrich household!  Glad I have some posts that are semi-ready in draft form, like this one.  :-)

I love to recycle bits of things, and I am sure many of you do as well.  On this card, I used a bit of packaging from my Cath Kidston iPhone case, which I adore!  Anyone know if Cath Kidston makes scrapbook paper??


Here's the phone case with packaging:

I used some bits of retired papers from Stampin' Up! (I have bags and bags of scraps!), and some pretty Scallop Crochet lace from Inspired By Stamping.

It's been a while since I played at Pixie's Crafty Snippets Playground, and I'm off to see them.   Hello, ladies!


Isn't this sentiment pretty?  Love the mix of fonts.  It's from Big Wishes II from Inspired By Stamping.


As this school year is winding down, there are so many activities going on with my kids.  I'm working part time right now, temporarily, at one of our schools.  And I've got reconstructive foot surgery (ouch) coming up in late June, so there's prep I need to do for the time that I will be 'down'.  I sincerely hope that you'll hang in there with me!  My posting might be erratic, but I definitely have cards to show you.  Crafting remains a constant for me, especially now with my new space.  (insert heavenly sigh here)

Before I head out the door, a warm welcome to my new followers and email subscribers!  Thank you for investing some time to visit my blog and check out my stuff.  It means a lot to me.  :-)  You are always welcome here.



Stamps: Big Wishes II - Inspired By Stamping Paper: River Rock, River Rock and Chocolate Chip patterns - SU; red floral - Cath Kidston phone case packaging Ink: Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: Scallop Crochet Trim - Inspired By Stamping Accessories: pearls; corner rounder punch - EK Success 

19 comments:

Bonnie said...

Wow, what a gorgeous package! So glad you found a use for that pretty leftover box! A beauty of a card!

Benzi said...

Very pretty, Colleen. That is gorgeous paper on that box and great you could recycle it.
Yes, Cath Kidston has digital scrapbook paper here: http://heartofwisdom.com/scrapbook/cath-kidston-inspired-digital-scrapbook-papers
Not sure if she any other or not.

Sorry you need foot surgery. Talk about ruining a summer.

Lisa said...

Wowzers Colleen I love my polka dot case but this is gorgeous!! Pretty card you made from the packaging, thrifty girl!! You know I'll be around, I hope the foot surgery goes well. I had a large cyst removed from mine a few years ago, crutches are a bear!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sorry about your foot :( I love love love love your card! Beautiful!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You are correct - way to pretty to throw away! You recycle well - this is a fun card!!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

I love it Colleen~ way too pretty to ditch!!! I have a thing for Cath Kidston too! Hugs, Rebecca

Sindhu said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Love that packaging..awesome paper!

Good luck with your foot surgery. Take care and of course I'll hang around.

Virginia L. said...

Is this ever gorgeous!! Love the use of iphone packaging! Totally creative and beautiful, Colleen!

Leslie Miller said...

Too pretty to throw away, that's for certain! Beautiful card. I do love the red floral and bold sentiment. I'm glad you're enjoying your crafty space. I rearranged mine over the long weekend and it gave me a real burst of creativity. I can't wait to do more remodeling and painting in there. Don't worry about not getting to post too often. I enjoy them anytime they pop into my inbox. I know you'll be around!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

You are very creative, the packaging is very pretty and so is your design. Shirleyx ps.. re your comment, I like your daughter's nickname, one of our cats (now deceased) also had the name one :)

Emily Keaton said...

Yikes, upcoming surgery? That doesn't sound like any fun at all, Colleen. I can understand why you are so busy. I love how you recycled that gorgeous packaging on this super pretty card.

PS I can relate to the end-of-year busy-ness. We are afflicted, too!

Charlene said...

Great recycling!!! Beautiful card :-)Hope you have a quick recovery Colleen!

Maria said...

Ohhhh, I agree with the beautiful packaging! And, how clever to recycle for your gorgeous card! I will keep you in thought and prayer regarding your foot surgery! I hope you have a speedy recovery...take care, hugs!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Well what a big bummer....foot surgery??? Having pain in your feet makes your whole body ache, I swear. Yikes I had to have bunions removed from both my feet years ago. Let me tell you they are back-but they just don't hurt anymore because they cut the tendon in between my toes....TMI right...lol I will keep you in my prayers. I am with you on pretty packaging and papers-ribbon-lace. I can look at something and see something entirely different made with it. This packaging is so pretty. You did a great job using it in this creation-it just wonderful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

scrappymo! said...

Love that you were able to put some of that pretty package to good use. you card is lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you used that fab packaging! It really was too pretty to throw away and adds a fun design element to your FAB card, Colleen!

Linda R said...

How clever of you my friend. I love that iphone case.. And your card. I had to smile when I saw how you used it the packaging on your card.

Hugs~

Carol said...

Well, I am also using various types of packing materials to pack different items.
handheld bulk plastic bins | handheld collapsible plastic bins

Deb Hickman said...

Beautiful card and love how you recycled the Cath Kidston packaging. Cath Kidston does do a scrapbook, I love all things Cath Kidston !!!!

http://www.cathkidston.co.uk/p-17063-cath-kidston-scrap-book.aspx

Sorry to hear you've got to have surgery, hope everything goes well for you. Deb x

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