Monday, April 30, 2012

FCCB Challenge #109 - "Save The Earth" Cricut Crawl

Edited:  The chance to win the prize is now CLOSED.  (Thanks!)

Welcome to Sonya's Paper Trail and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl...Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!
In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.
If you've come from visiting Sherrie at Sherrie Scraps With Passion, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start with the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog.
Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!
Now...on to my inspiration piece.  It took me a bit to decide what I was going to create, but once I got started, I have to admit....this is one of my favorite non-card projects I've ever made.  I hope you enjoy it....
  I recycled a tin that originally contained some beautiful Prima Flowers into a "thank you" candy container to pass along to a friend.  I have so many wonderful friends who do such kind things for me, I can hardly wait to pass this along when the time is right!   
Check it out:

I used two Cricut Cartridges on this project.  The gorgeous butterfly is from CTMH Art Philosophy, as is the medallion on which I stamped the sentiment.  The scalloped circle cuts are from my very favorite cartridge, Elegant Edges.   My patterned papers are a combination of MME Stella & Rose "Hazel" and "Hello Luscious" by Basic Grey.  I love that name--Hello Luscious!  LOL!  It was nice to break into some fun papers from those two paper pads, I have a bit of an addiction for collecting 6 by 6 paper.  I'm sure I'm not the *only* one out there with that problem.   That great sentiment is from "Bold Sentiments I" by SP&Company--another favorite of mine!  I found some leftover Prima Flowers and a few pearls that had been in my scrappy stash for a bit, and this lovely decorated tin was my final product.  Not bad for a tin that started off as a dust collector on the top shelf of my cabinet:

Definitely an improvement, no?

Ok....because I love giveaways and because I have a brand spankin' new Savory Cricut Lite Cartridge on hand....I'm going to do a giveaway.  Here's the deal:

Please sign up to be a follower.  That seems like the courteous thing to do, right?

Leave me a comment on this blog post, that's where I'll select my winner from.
Also, please leave me a way to contact you.  If I can't find you, I might be tempted to open it up myself-ha!

A winner will be chosen on Monday, May 7th.

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!
Next stop...Suzanne's blog, Cricut Craftng Grammy. Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!
Happy Crawling!
The complete list:

2.      Amy L:
22. Tanya:
(I realize this is a long list...grab a diet soda and get to "crawling".  It will be worth it, I promise!)

PS: Don't forget to enter my cartridge giveaway by leaving me a comment.  *wink*



This is so pretty!! I love the butterfly!! I am going to have to look around to see what I can upcycle!! I am a new follower!!
sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

Sherrie K. said...

WOW Sonya, this is AWESOME!!! I threw those away when I transfered them into a container with all my other flower. I never even thought to save them. What a fun project and it's adorable presentation for a recycled container and would be so fun to use it as a gift holder. Love it!!! I will definitely remember this one:)
Sherrie K

Arcy Scraps said...

Sonya, this is so beautiful! I love the all of the detail especially on the butterfly! Just gorgeous!
♥ Cyndy

jessica said...

What a beautiful project!! Love the way you recycled the tin...beautiful papers and embellishments!

Jayne said...

Gorgeous recycled project.Just love the papers you used and the beautiful butterfly.Already a follower.
Jayne x

Betsy said...

This is so pretty! I have both of those paper pads, too!! I have the same addiction as you! :o) I've been trying to save a lot of containers, plastic, etc. and alter it ~ I've seen others do some really amazing things with stuff I would've previously just thrown away. Thanks so much for the chance to win the cartridge!

Betsy said...

Oops! Forgot my contact info on my comment!

Lorri W. said...

That is beautiful. Love those papers and that pretty butterfly cut. Such a creative way to use up that tin!

Tanya/Nonna said...

Beautiful! I love that butterfly from the AP cart and used it as part of my project for today's Crawl also! Love the soft, pretty colors you used...just gorgeous!

Cindy said...

Hi Sonya,your recycled project is AWESOME and pretty!BEAUTIFUL job with it,Have a great day!!!:)

Megan said...

Beautiful! This is amazing!

Beth said...

love your project, the little butterfly is prefect. I am now following you.

baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

sarah78 said...

That is a great tin to recycle. Turned out beautiful.

Jamie said...

love this tin.. its so beautiful! love the butterfly. thanks for sharing and the chance to win im a follower.

Sarah said...

Soooo pretty love that cut! Definitely an improvement :)

jennyplace2 said...

Wow, what a huge difference, your can turned out so very pretty! I am your newest follower , looking foward to seeing many more of your great creations.

GiGi said...

Oh my, this is GORGEOUS! I have several of these containers and you have inspired me to make one of these! I love the pretty colors and butterfly! Thanks for the great idea and giveaway!
booger1 at

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Beautiful tin! Thanks for all the details instructions! I am a new follower #228. Please come visit me sometime!

Sheila... said...

THis is so pretty!
Sheila, FCCB DT

Melissa said...

Sonya, such a great use for the containers!! The colors are great & I love the details on the butterfly!! Such a great project for the crwal!!

Janis said...

What a great transformation from a prima tin to this beautiful container. You did a great job on this.

Thanks, janis aka ~JD~

Suzanne said...

So beautiful. I definitely have some of these tins to recycle. Love the ARt Pholosophy butterfly.

Kimberli said...

What a fabulous idea to upcycle that container! The colors you used are gorgeous!! I'm a follower, thanks for the inspiration!

kimbean20 at gmail dot com

Brenda said...

Love, love your recycled project!! Love this idea! It is so beautiful as is the papers you used!! I love that butterfly, so pretty and the medalions are beautiful on the lid, so many great layers!! Thanks for the chance to win a cart! I am a new follower!

bsl60 at embarqmail dot com

Marcia said...

Great idea for it! TFS!

BrittWake said...

That tin makes a wonderful candy container.
I am a new follower and look forward to seeing your other posts.

Thank you,

Diane said...

Very cute project!! I don't have that cartridge, and love that butterfly!!

Tammy said...

This is such a great way to use those throw away containers. I can't stop thinking about all the things now that I can recycle. Love the butterflies, great job.

rlovew said...

Beautiful job decorating the container. I am a new follower.

CraftyJAR said...

Very pretty. I love the soft blue colors. That butterfly is just gorgeous! Love it!

Pink Lady's Paradise said...

It did turn out beautifully! I love all the great detail you added.

Thanks for the inspiration,

Cindy :)

Lisa Rea said...

Your tin rocks (as does the Art Philosophy cartridge)! Love how you used your papercrafting "left overs" for more papercrafting!

lisa -
lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

maddymuscles said...

How awesome! Tfs!

Holly said...

Wow...really simple and pretty. I like how you left the tin silver and just added paper to the lid.
Holly :-)

Kraftin' Kathie said...

What a wonderful job you did on the flower tin. Its simply beautiful. Ill have to try this once my can is empty...or maybe I can put the flowers in a plastic bag. Kathie

katieo said...

Yes great improvement drab to glam. The butterfly is gorgeous.

Kathi Silvia said...

Hi...I'm a new follower!! I love this project it is so darn cute!!! Love the color combo too.


Sarah said...

Very pretty!

Jessica said...

Simply beautiful! I'm just now getting to hop, but I'm glad I came by to see your elegant project. Good job!

Your DT pal,

lv2scrap02 said...

I have to say the recycle tin is so pretty. What a nice idea for a gift.
Love the soft colors very pretty.
Enjoy NSD...

Joy said...

Great re-cycling!!! Just wondering, is re-cycling like bi-cycling? :) You always do lovely work.

Oh So Cute!! said...

Wow, what a great project. I love the colors you used, and love the name of the paper you used.


Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is gorgeous! The colours are fabulous and the little butterfly is such a lovely touch!
(I am SO sorry that I'm SO behind in blogging. I did want to see your Save the Earth project though - and am glad I found some time to pop by!)