Monday, February 6, 2012

Unstampabelles #8 - Recycle bonus technique Paper Bead


Morning everyone, it's time for a new challenge over at Unstampabelles.  You know that wonderful blog that likes to see all forms of paper craft/art without the use of stamps.

The month of January we had an Anything Goes challenge and saw so many talented crafters.....131 entries.  How terrific is that!!

Unstampabelles Challenge #8 - Recycle, Frugal receive a bonus entry if you can include a paper bead.

This is the wonderful prize on offer from Cardmaking Online.


Here is my Design Team project. 

I started with a base box from a Christmas present - mobile phone.  I then made a lid out of card stock and adhered Magazine Reeds to the lid.  Tutorial here. Magazine Reeds are pages of a magazine rolled up.....bit like a large paper bead. The maroon flower is from a flower I have had in a vase for a couple of years and have pulled it apart.  The button is from my stash. 
I should have taken a photo before I added the flower as my daughter was a little disappointed that you will not see the whole design.  The pattern is made up of four sections of 'v's which slowly get smaller and smaller.
To get these colours I selected all the pages with brown, black and red images.

Second view.

How I made the magazine reeds.....grab a magazine, tear out a page, trim the torn edge, cut in half length wise, place wood skewer on bottom right corner and start to roll, as you roll be sure to pull the skewer slightly out as you go, as you roll towards that top long edge glue along it with a glue stick.  Keep rolling and gluing, pulling out the skewer until you reach the end.  Make sure that the side with the colours you want to see are face down.

These are all my complete magazine reeds.

Tip, if you don't want a candy stripe reed be sure that there is no border along edge of the page that you want to show.  Note the white stripe.

All you need to create the magazine reeds.

The box before it was decorated.

Well have a wonderful day everyone and get creating with paper from around your house.

I would like to share this over at Make it Monday - #75 Always Anything Goes.


30 comments:

  1. Wow Merry, the finished box is wonderful, think I might just have to give this technique a try :o) Actually it's not a million miles from a canvas I'm working on at the moment - will share after Valentine's day ;o)
    Jenni x

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  2. Wowwww this is totally fantastic Merry, I had never heard of this way of making beads before but tell you what it looks terrific, this is beautiful.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  3. Wow Merry this is absolutely fabulous, I might have to give this a go.
    Kevin xx

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  4. This looks amazing! Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  5. Fantastic project Merry..Saw this on MIM..Loz

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  6. This is my kind of craft ,card making is not my first love when it comes to crafting.I will be making a little something later.
    Your box is very attractive.

    hugs

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  7. Gorgeous and so creative!!
    Love this is so pretty!!
    What an amazing way to recycle those magazines!!

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  8. What a fantastic idea for recycling old magazines. Love this adorable box.
    Hugs
    Desire

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  9. This is just gorgeous Merry.Saw this on MIM.xxx

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  10. that is so cool Merry! might be a project that will have to wait until after bubs arrives, but I am going to have to try that! xx

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  11. Wow! What work you put into this project. I have never done a box...you make me want to try it. I saw your creation on Make it Monday.

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  12. This is just amazing! what a clever technique - I really should be more adventurous & try something like this :) xxx

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  13. Merry I love this and my fav theme too recycling! Thank You so much for the tutorial. I am so inspired by it. Shall try to make one soon and link to you!

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  14. Lovely box, great technique, the flower is lovely.

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  15. oh Merry this is truly amazing you did an awesome job.
    Linbyx

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  16. WHOA! This is incredible!!!! What a great great great job!!! I saw your creation on MIM and had to pop by to see it up close!!! AMAZING work!!!
    Hugs,
    Chris

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  17. oh wow this is just amazing,such a great idea too,incredible detail saw this on make it monday hugs cherylxxxxxx

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  18. Saw this on MIM - it turned out really cool!

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  19. you did awesome with this, awesome project!

    So creative and I love the finished result!

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  20. This is an incredible project, just lovely

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  21. WOW Merry, this is stunning, love the colours, happy crafting, take careX:)

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  22. Hello Merry.. This is a fantastic project.. Saw this on MIM..Faye

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  23. Oh WOW!! This is simply amazing!! I love this so much!
    Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.



    Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
    them on Make It Monday.xx

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  24. Wow what fabulous creation, so clever and such a great technique! Saw it at MIM!
    Helen x

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  25. What a great way to decorate a shoe box - hope your arm feels better soon best wishes Lesley x

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  26. Merry I have just pinned this on my pinterest board!

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  27. Wow ~ so very very creative!!! Beautiful box ~ I love it!!
    Nancy xx :D

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