Saturday, June 5, 2010

ScrapTiffany Blog Hop

This is so exciting!! It's my first Blog Hop ever!!! If you didn't start at the beginning of the ScrapTiffany Blog Hop, click on over to HERE right now, so you don't miss any of the great projects and giveaways we have in store for you.

If you are new to my blog, I am thrilled to have you stop by. My blog mainly features the cards I make for all those awesome challenges in blogland. I love how a challenge gets me creating something I might not come up with on my own. My wish is to get YOU creating for challenges, too. You'll never regret it.

I also LOVE to share with you the giveaways I find (and enter). You might want to consider becoming a follower (wink, wink) so you won't miss out on my next post linking you to the giveaways. Speaking of giveaways, I have one of my very own for one lucky commenter. Keep reading.....

This ScrapTiffany Blog Hop is all about recycled projects. I chose to turn a used pressed powder compact into a brag "book." That's right, one of these:
(I can't take credit for this idea because I saw it on a blog somewhere.... and I'm so sorry I cannot give proper credit.)
To get started, I popped out the remaining powder with a butter knife, then I washed the entire compact. Next, I went ahead and decorated the outside with some rub-ons and patterned paper.
I used my Gypsy to weld 6 circles together. I cut them at 2 1/8 inches on my Cricut so they would be smaller than the inside of the compact. I then folded them like an accordion.


After choosing 6 photos, I just printed them out as a contact sheet. (I use a iPhoto and this is a printing option. If you don't have a Mac, just print your photos smaller than your circles.)

Now get out your tiniest embellishments. Rub-ons, bling and brads work great. After my strip of photos were attached to the circles and embellished, I put a ton of glue dots on the back of the last circle and adhered it to the compact.







Fold it all up and snap closed.


Now on to the giveaway. I haven't finished putting it all together, but it'll be great. And if you don't see yourself using some of it, give it away on your blog. There is no shame in re-gifting.... sometimes. To enter, just leave a comment about your worst re-gift. I have a certain family member who is notorious for the bad re-gift, so my stories would be endless. I'll close this giveaway on Monday night and announce the winner on Tuesday. You must check back here to see if you've won. Hey, if you become a follower and put my blog on your google reader, you won't have to remember because you'll be stopping by anyway :) How perfect!!

I really am so glad you stopped by. Now hop on over to April's blog.

33 comments:

  1. OMG Summer! What a cute idea! Love it :)

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  2. This is just to cute!
    I would love to do something like this
    for my dear friend! She has several
    grandchildren and for her to be able
    to carry this in her purse would be
    perfect! Maybe for her birthday in Feb.

    Thanks, TR

    mrstjf2000@yahoo.com

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  3. Oh my! So clever! You go girl:)

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  4. How original - I would never have thought of doing something like this. I love it!!

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  5. About my a worst re-gift. I gave a friend a gift which she obviously didn't like and didn't remember I gave her cos a few months later I got it back as a gift from her! If you're going to re-gift at least remember who originally gave you the gift LOL!

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  6. So cute!!! What an original case for a mini-album!

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  7. That is very creative! What a good idea!

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  8. Omg Summer! What a cute idea! I had never thought of that but I love it!

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  9. Love this idea. So clever. I must bookmark this.

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  10. Oh my goodness!!!!!! That is so so cute! I am going to look for an empty compact right now! And if I find one, I'm bringing it with me on my visit so you can help me do this, lol!!! :)

    As for a re-gifting story, this one isn't "bad," just funny! Nathan's aunt has Down's Syndrome and she is so sweet and giving--especially to the kids. Last time my in-laws visited her, they came home with gifts for the twins. Each was individually wrapped and tied with string. Inside each of the dozen or so packages was something from her own closet of stuff--used coloring books, old toothbrushes, half a bottle of Avon lotion from the 1980s, etc. The kids were thrilled, which goes to show that it truly IS the thought that counts, lol!!! (Needless to say, many of the items found a new "home" once they were out of sight!)

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  11. I love this idea! I can't think of a regift idea off the top of my head. I can think of the same thing I always get from my mom and my stepbrother every year and that's a calendar. They both get me one every year! Someone else ends up using the one I don't need around the house.

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  12. The worst regift I ever got was from an ex-bf. He tried to convince me he had "bought" me a digital camera that was 1)from the Stone Ages, 2) had the words "On/Off" actually worn off from use, and 3) already had photos of his niece and nephew on it. This was Christmas, the pictures were of them in shorts in a green backyard, and they live in Philly. Seriously?

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  13. Summer, this is a really nifty re-use of an item. It's just the right size to pop in your handbag and well protected, plus saving something from landfill. Awesome.
    I had a gift experience just yesterday. My Mum gave my son 2 books from a series of books which she had given him as a present just last year. So I guess I will have to regift those as she said she couldn't return them.

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  14. Oooh, just noticed your ladybirds, love em.

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  15. I love this project!
    My family kept regifting a Chia pet for years...it became a weird tradition

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  16. What a really cute project.

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  17. Oh my OH MY this is fantastic!

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  18. ou my..what an fabulous idea...Have to try this..:D

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  19. Awww this is really cute!

    Hmm worst regift...not really worst but any time I get something I dont really like for Xmas, I usually wrap it up and gift it to my sister who will accept it because its a gift from me even if she doesnt like it lol. Im bad, but at least its not sitting in my house collecting dust XD

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  20. I love that compact! I might just use that idea as a gift for somebody.

    I know lots of people that regift, so I like to make them personal things that they can't regift. The compact would be a great idea.

    Once I received a Bath and Body Works lotion in an exchange swap (online). I specifically mentioned that I was allergic to their lotion, but she sent me some anyway. Oh well... This has happened before and B&BW is great about returns. Except this one time. This lotion was from five years ago and was no longer in stock. LOL. I wonder how many times it was regifted?

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  21. My sister has like 10 of these...I am gonna snag them!!! SHe keeps them for the mirror! What a neat idea!!!!

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  22. what a precious idea!!! this is one I GOTTA try!!!

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  23. Ok.. I'm so going to do this. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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  24. My favorite regifting was a pair of brass acorns (nuts) that I guess was a decorative item. My mom's bridge club exchanged gifts for birthdays and the nuts always showed up!

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  25. What a cute idea Summer. I will have to get my compact out of the trash....ha!

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  26. Great project idea - you are so creative!

    I love regifting. In January we have a girlfriends night out that is a "Re-Gift Exchange". You bring something that maybe you got double of (yeah, right) or maybe you don't need (that's more like it). It is true - one (wo)man's trash is another (wo)man's treasure!

    PS I am loving all the comments and you are up to 71 followers - you go girl!

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  27. This is amazing, I am dying to make on myself now. I have lots of pictures of my grandson and this would be a fun and pratical way of carrying around by creating a mini album. Thank you so much for inspiring me!!

    Lynn xXx

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