Saturday, 15 November 2014

I Flipped...

I'd just about reached the end of a packet of Teresa Collins diecuts (from a kit by Gossamer Blue) and I was seriously thinking about trying to find some more, when I flipped the packaging over and discovered that each of the shapes was printed in miniature on the back..


so I grabbed my scissors and cut them all out...


...and decided to make some cards..

From High In The Sky
The big arrow is from the original pack: with one small and one large shape I was able to play with scale. The doodled circle is a rub on from Crate Paper

....with one diecut on its own...

From High In The Sky

...and with a handful gathered up into a cluster. Definitely two for the price of one, whatever way you look at it.

20 comments:

Becky said...

Lovely cards and great idea!

Barbara Eads said...

I love it when the packaging contains pictures I can cut out. It's like a bonus! Your cards are great!

Susanne said...

I like it when they have an index of the items on the back - but I usually cross them out as I use them - in fact, I had just put that into a blog post. But you have me rethinking that. Those are so cute on cards.

scrappyjacky said...

What an inspired way to use up the packaging....lovely cards.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Such a thrifty use of packaging! What a terrific scale for your beautiful cards. I love it when people share ideas like this! :)

Karen said...

Brilliant! I wonder how many of those I've thrown away in the past without thinking about it!

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KraftyKaren said...

Such a fab idea - great cards

Carmen said...

That really is getting value for money! Great idea and such cute cards :)

Nathalie said...

What a clever idea Sian!

Sandra said...

Great idea Sian. I'm guessing I'll be keeping and cutting out the back of packs from now on.

Super card x

Lizzy Hill said...

VERY clever.... but fussy cutting.....ugh! That takes committment! LOOOOVE the result...that 2nd one with the 'minis' cluster.....gorgeous:):)

Sandie said...

lovely cards Sian and what a lovely surprise to find another set on the back!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh lovely cards and diecuts, been thinking about that kit too. I do like it when there is a copy on the packaging, I realised going through my home made PL cards how many are made from packaging.

Jo said...

Great idea and lovely cards :)

Gail said...

What great looking cards and such a super idea!

Melissa said...

Fantastic idea & great cards!

Louise said...

Oh sian these are superb. I can see why you loved those stickers so much x

tidbitsandtreasures2011 said...

You give new meaning to the phrase "waste not, want not" and end up with something uniquely you as a result.

Ashley Calder said...

Great tip! I love saving and using packaging. :)

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