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January 2, 2012

Recycle Toilet Paper Rolls for a gift! (1-2)

Good Monday Morning!   Happy New Year!

New Year's Resolution #1 - Recycle!

We're starting off the year a little more green @ Paper Playtime,
our theme is to use your Cricut and a recycled item!!

A little gift for a new neighbor...something to add to the welcome basket!

The tags provide info for local shops & restaurants along with a few neighbor names & phone numbers (with permission, of course)...making it easier for the new family to become more familiar with their new neighborhood!

The back of the tags are free from patterned paper & 
provide more room for a list of numbers!

Materials used: toilet paper rolls, My Mind's Eye papers, spray adhesive, kraft cardstock, Nesties for labels, Stampin' Up alphabet stamps for labels, eyelets, twine, vintage seam-binding, vintage linen seed bag, button, Dymo label-maker, Cricut for tags (Plantin Schoolbook) & welcome sign (Home Accents) carts.

This was so much fun to make!!  If you've not tried making one yet, I encourage you to give it a go!!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!

I shared today's creation with -

Simon Says Stamp and Show... - Something New
Fashionable Stamping - use new stash (Dymo label-maker)
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes PLUS Distressing
House of Gilli - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Anything BUT a Card 
Paper Creations Ink - Die Cuts and/or Punches 
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps -Something New
Opus Gluei -"Out with the Old and In with the New"
Pile It On - Anything Goes
Allsorts -New Beginnings
Sweet Stampin -New Beginnings
Stamp Dreams/Traume - anything goes
Sunday Stamper - anything
The Artistic Stamper - vintage

This project was featured @ The Kraft Journal!


Cards and Crafts by Sheree said...

What a cute and creative project for a new neighbor! I love this idea! Great job!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Maria such wonderful recycling and Wish you a Happy and Creative New Year

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is really gorgeous, loving the colours hugs pops x

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a great, creative idea, Maria! Beautifully done.

Jaspere said...

Now that is thinking outside the box.

Unknown said...

You sure can use TP rolls for a lot of things, huh? Love this welcome idea.

Allison Rankin said...

Great mix of elements! I love using reclaimed items in fun ways!

Sharon said...

What a clever idea - great recycling!!

Sharon said...

Fantastic welcome mini album! Love the tags with the numbers. Such an awesome idea! :)

Shirl said...

So love this gift idea Maria (wish I was moving next to you) your little album and tags I am sure will bring so much pleasure to your new neighbour especially as everything is so gorgeous looking.

Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Chrissy said...

Such a brilliant and very thoughtful, clever, idea.
Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday..


Zoechaos said...

Lovely idea and such a wonderful welcome to a new neighbour. Spotted this at MIM had to get a better look XOXO Zoe

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea & a beautiful gift Maria! Thanks for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge x

ike said...

Wonderful idea - it's just beautiful. I think I will come and move in next to you for one of these !! :-D
Thank you for playing at Paper Creations Ink.
Ike xx

Candy C said...

Hi Maria! What a cute idea and a very nice way to welcome your new neighbors! Fantastic job! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Unknown said...

Wow...this is such a beautiful and thoughtful gift for a new neighbor...I've never seen anything quite like it!!! In fact, I will be showcasing your creation over at The Kraft Journal for our Feature Me Friday segment of the blog on Friday January 13, be sure to stop by the blog on that day to pick up your Featured Artist button and thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal this week for our Anything Goes Challenge!

Ellie Knol said...

Beautiful piece!!!!
you've been inventive!

....and thanks for joining us at FSC !
Happy New Year!

xxx Ellie xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

What a great idea, Maria, and how cool you created this from recycled tissue tubes. That is so right up my alley. Love this!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Maria.

Happy New Year.
Hugs Riet.xx

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

This project is simply FABULOUS!!!! thanks for sharing with us! sending hugs...

Artyjen said...

Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper this month:)
xoxo Sioux

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful idea, your neighbour will love it.
Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Natali said...

Great idea and lovely project. Kraft and Blue look gorgeous.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “New Beginning” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Happy New Year!!

Electra said...

This is AMAZING! It takes some real talent to take something like this and make something so beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at Opus Gluei!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

What a unique idea and the perfect gift to welcome someone to the neighborhood! Thanks for joining us at The Kraft Journal this week!

Sheryl said...

What a lovely idea, a gift anyone would be thrilled to receive Maria. What a beautiful card Colleen. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy designs this week. Good luck, Sheryl xx

Mandy said...

Oh wow Maria what a beautiful and thoughtful gift, I love it, I wish you were my neighbour lol.
I saw your creation on MIM :)
hugs Mandy xx

Beth said...

OMG how fabulous is this darling book and who would every think it is made from empty toilet paper rolls ingenious.

Teresa said...

Wow this is beautiful Maria, thank you for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps, 'something new' challenge. Hugs Teresa xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Love the idea of recycling and WOW what an amazing outcome here! Crazy what a toilet paper roll can become with some ingenuity and creativity.
Looks amazing and I love that you included Pizza Hut..lol....sweeet!

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Anonymous said...

Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that your New Year is off to a grand start!

Marlena M. said...

This is such a thoughtful gift! Great idea. ;)

Brenda Brown said...

Love this Maria, and so thoughtful of you. I would love something that was so useful as a welcome present.
Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Deena said...

this is a fabulous idea....love the whole idea of it and i am sure the new neighbours will feel right at home when the receive it too...thanks for joining in at the Opus Gluei this week!

Wishcraft said...

What a fabulous and very thoughtful gift, so gorgeous too! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Alli Devine said...

What a wonderful gift to welcome someone to their new home.

I also love the colour combinations you have used.

Alli D

An Occasional Genius said...

Maria, that is an absolutely fantastic idea & re using toilet roll inners....Inspired lol! Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

Rosemary said...

Aw, how nice to see you back playing with us at Opus Gluei, Maria! Such a great surprise and I love your upcycling here. Talk about taking something humble and making it WOW! Love the idea of this as a welcome and what a useful gift as well.

Thank you so much for sharing with us at Opus Gluei, can't wait to see what else you make in 2012!

Wendi said...

What a fabulous gift lucky neighbour
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
I do hope we see you again

Karen Hasheck said...

Awesome project! Love the images and great use of diecuts. Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink and Happy New Year!

earthspirit927 said...

what a wonderful Idea I love this project:)Thank you for joining us this Week at Craft Your Passions Challenges for our first Challenge of the year "Anything goes + Distressing". Have a great weekend and Good Luck:)


scrap joanny said...

great project - wow !!!! thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Maria, what a delightful project!! Lovely to look at and so practical and thoughtful! A gorgeous piece of vintage work. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Kristen H said...

Thank you for joining in at Opus Gluei, first of all. I just have to say... AMAZED!!!! This is too cool! This is just creativity gone above and beyond. Thank you so much for sharing it!

Unknown said...

Wow what creativity!!!! Amazing project and so so beautiful!!!!! Way to go Maria on an excellent job!!!!!!

Terry said...

Such a clever idea and quite lovely! Thank you for joining us at FSC!

Lynn said...

What a cute and clever project! Congrats on being featured at TKJ!