Monday, January 11, 2010

Go-Green .....GSP Challenge

Our challenge over at GSP was to make any item of 50% recycled material well I think I did about 95% on this one. First I created the pages with plastic bags. I made them by cutting the front part with the store logo off . You will also have to cut the handles and the bottom seam off. This will give you a long piece of plastic which you will need to fold to a 5x7, I also used two bags per sheet so they we're thicker . Place them under some craft paper and melt them together with the iron, make sure you keep the iron moving. Cut the sheets down to an equal size. I then used Tim Holtz alcohol inks to color the pages.......oh so pretty.

For the album I took a box from the many scrapbook orders I I used one of the sides that already had a crease and made two more creases to create a flap for the front of the book. I then added a little latch and wholla!!! Don't you just love this little book.......I have to fill up the pages with pictures ASAP!!! Hope you all like what I've done. Love comments!!!


Anonymous said...

wow! I think that book is so cool!

Lori Apgar said...

Wow - really cool plastic pages!! Way to go green!

StarlightScrapper said...

What an awesome idea!! I just finished a 'recycle/ reuse/ repurpose' swap and oh how I wish I had seen your post earlier! But I am still gonna give this a try, too cool!! TFS!