Saturday, July 31, 2010

My Recycling Project

Hi Everyone!
A big Thank You to everyone that came over yesterday from Momo's blog. It meant a lot to me. I will hop on over to each blog as soon as I feel better. Ive been battling the flu and all Ive wanted to do is sleep.

A couple of nights ago I began working on my recycled project. I had thought about doing this for a while but as always I procrastinated. Actually I was ready to give up on the idea and throw it all away. But over at Crafting With Christina, she started her 2nd challenge & it's a recycling one. She just started her challenges but so far they have been fun. Go over and check out her blog.

OK onto my project...  I'm turning my scraps into paper buttons. I know that in comparison to others, this isn't much of a scrap pile but my little, teeny-tiny crafting space is extremely limited. Plus, I want to use new paper (lol).

Picture 1: I started with this....

 Picture 2: After quite some time and my puncher jamming several times, I got this....

Picture 3: And after several hours, I ended up with this.
I'm not completely done because my little Fiskars puncher cant handle the thickness of the button. So Ill be shopping for a crop-a-dile tomorrow. And I'm thinking of using a different technique to apply the Glossy Accents to the paper buttons.

Thanks for stopping by/commenting!


ScrappingStephanie said...

Awesome use of scraps! They look like REAL buttons. I hope you feel better soon. Looking forward to your next project:)


Amanda said...

wow what patience you have! Great idea though, I thought they were real butons when I saw the thumbnail :)

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness, that is an awesome idea. I have a whole box of scraps. I really need to do something with them. I try to use as much of it as I can but it gets so overwhelming. Thanks for sharing.