Friday, March 9, 2012

Going Green: A St. Patty's Day Treat

I’m super excited to have joined the Creative Team at Paper Issues, an Etsy store and challenge blog. There's such a variety of paper crafters on the team and you'll find tons of fun and inspiration on the PI blog and often prizes, too. We post a different theme every other week and everyone can play along. We hope you'll join us!

Our current theme is “ Go Green or Go Home.” For this you can use the color green, something recycled or something home inspired. Since St. Patrick’s Day is around the corner, I decided to upcycle a treat box - green, of course - for the holiday and include a coordinating card.
 
To make the treat bag, I recycled a Martha Stewart paper container. The box was 3 inches on each side, the perfect dimensions for a 12-inch sheet of patterned paper. I used the Lucky Me line from Little Yellow Bicycle. I cut a strip of patterned paper 2 inches high by 12 inches long and scored it every 3 inches.

 
I adhered the scored strip to the Martha Stewart box, then used a 12-inch border sticker around the top of the patterned paper. I added a cellophane bag into the base, filling it with green Hershey’s kisses. Then I folded the cellophane bag over and added a simple topper made from patterned paper. To complete the project, I used a cropadile to punch holes in the topper and threaded through a bit of ribbon.


To make the card, I used a Doodlebug die cut as my base, adding some Lucky Me patterned paper, an accordion flower from LYB's Paradise collection and a round journaling spot for the sentiment.


We’d love to have you play along in this challenge. Just link up to the Paper Issues blog by March 17.
A little more about my new team:  The Paper Issues creative team includes a wide variety of paper crafters including: traditional scrapbookers, card makers, altered art artists, art journal keepers,  Project Lifers, SMASHers, crazy junk pilers, mist flickers and those who have mastered a cutting machine. The newest members of the creative team are: Aimee Maddern, Amy Tsuruta, Audrey Yeager, Christine Heeren, Cristin Drewes, Heather Leopard, Izzy Anderson (that's me), Kate Vickers, Leah Farquharson, Lizzie Oakley, Lori Wilbanks, Marlene Gomez, Missy Gener, Nina Yang, Patricia Roebuck and Sarah Andreotti.  You can find the announcement here.

If you’d like to take a peek in Paper Issues' Etsy shop, you can get 20 percent off your total order by using the code IZZYB20 at checkout. The shop stocks all the top paper manufacturers and gets new merchandise in each week. You can use the discount code as many times as you like. It doesn’t expire and there’s lots of new CHA merchandise in the shop. :)

30 comments:

  1. SWEET treats....Love the card too....TGIF!!!

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  2. oh this is just way to cute!!

    congrats on joining paper issues

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  3. Congrats on joining PI!!! That's awesome!! I loveeeeeeeee your little set!! I loveeeeeeee the box you made and that card is FABULOUS!! I loveeeee the shape of the card and loving the rosette!

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  4. Congratulations!!!
    And super, super cute projects!!!

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  5. Hey, Izzy! Congrats on your new gig! How exciting! This is such a great set and I love the blue mixed in with the green.

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  6. Precious card and treat bag! Mmmm...now I need some chocolate!

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  7. These treat bags are adorable, TFS!

    Norma G.
    http://lilhoneybeestudios.blogspot.com/

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  8. Very pretty treat bag and card! Love the details!

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  9. I love your projects. I have to get on the ball with my st. Paddy's day projects. I love the Lucky Me line. I still have several sheets left.

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  10. LOVE this! Those treat bags are beautiful! I would never open it!! Haha.

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  11. Love those treat boxes! Nice way to upcycle something.

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  12. Those boxes look awesome! I saw something similar in the Silhouette store that I might try. I was worried about it being sturdy but now I'll just use your cellophane bag idea.

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  13. Darling!!!! Just as cute as they can be!! Great idea~

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  14. Congrats on the DT! What a fun fun project! I'll have to head over there and check it out! :-)

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  15. What an adorable little project, love the colors.

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  16. This is such a fun project. Congratulations on the CT!

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  17. Congratulations on joining PI. Love your treat bag!

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  18. These are so cute Izzy....I really love the card!

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  19. Congrats on Paper Issues!!
    Love the cute little box :)

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  20. omgosh, how adorable! thanks for the inspiration. your newest follower, hl

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  21. Very nice- love those colors! So funny that I recognized the line - I ama paper whore though :P

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