Tuesday, May 22, 2012

# Debbie Sherman # Dimensional Leaves

Recycled Packaging

Good morning Cheery Lynn fans! Today I want to share something a little different.  Everyday I throw away plastic packaging and started thinking there has to be a way to use this.  I thought I'd experiment with my Cheery Lynn Dies and I was ecstatic to learn that they worked perfect for my little venture!
First I'll share my layout and then tell you what I did.
To start I used my Spring Flower Burst Doily on the background. Next I used my Cherry Blossom die to cut the small flowers from the plastic and Stacker Flower 2 for the background flower. (you will have to go over them a couple of times with your machine)I used my leaf die to cut the leaves from the plastic also.

Now to color the flowers and leaves I used Alcohol Inks.  I then added a brad to the center of the flowers to hold them together and adhered then to my layout.Next I took my heat gun and a skewer and heated then up a little and shaped them. I added the leaves and the Fanciful Flourishes to finish the layout.

I look at plastic packaging in a different light these days.  I've started a small stash of plastic and I now know that my Cheery Lynn Dies are perfect for cutting out a different kind of embellishment for my layouts!!

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15 comments:

  1. Very pretty!! Those little girls are adorable!!

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  2. Debbie love your layout!! The plastic flowers are beautiful!! Wonderful job!

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  3. gorgeous, fantastic idea too!!!!

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  4. good collections of pics & those girls look very pretty. packaging supplier

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  5. Great layout! Thanks for the tip about using the heat gun to shape your leaves and flowers...I have cut the plastic with CL dies, but never even thought to try to shape the plastic too......you opened up an entire new technique for me?..woo hoo!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  6. Thanks for sharing the cool idea of making flowers from plastic. Cute layout!

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  7. Thank you for the sweet comments and it's my pleasure to share!

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  8. Awesome creativity! Love the layout and the flowers....really need to order that new doily die it is gorgeous! ;) Jill

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  9. LOVE,LOVE the plastic flowers and leaves...such a beautiful layout and pictures are adorable

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  10. Great layout Debbie, love your flowers made from plastic, great idea, love the colors too.

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  11. Just gorgeous... Stunning fabby

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  12. love love love the flowers!!!!! AWESOME!!!

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  13. What an awesome way to upcycle!
    hugs,
    Gini

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  14. Such a clever idea and very inspirational! :)

    Those flowers are terrific and I love the layout!

    hugs

    xxalisonxx

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  15. Greatlay out and what a clever idea for the flowers!
    Love it!
    Love, Kianel.

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