Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

I honestly cannot believe that it's 2011. I remember thinking about this when I was a young child and here it is! We aren't actually wearing space suits and zooming around in the sky in little space ships like what was predicted!! Haha!! I know ... it's strange ... I'm just lacking in sleep so forgive me!

So, it's January 1st and with that day brings many new & wonderful things. To start this year off Imaginisce is having a blog hop. Now we've done sketch challenges in the past but because we're starting off this year with a new Design Team we thought we changed it up a bit.

So would you like to win this??
Yes? Then here's the challenge & a change to win this $75 prize package from Imaginisce:
  • find an old item that can be altered or repurposed
  • use 75% Imaginisce product
  • post a picture of your altered item onto the (Jan.1st) Imaginisce blog post HERE

Here's a look at what I created. I took an old package that had some Fancy Pants chipboard in it.

Covered it with some paper and then made a card set to put inside.





Supplies used: Imaginisce (Garden Party papers, die-cuts, stamps), Core'dinations carstock, sentiment stamps (Hero Arts), ribbon, twine, ink (Colorbox Fluid chalk ink), 3L (foam squares), Fancy Pants clear package

Some of the Design Team members put their old stuff to use again. Check out their blogs and see what they created.

Would you like another chance to win a prize? All you need to do is follow each blog (and mine too please), leave a comment on each blog (me too please :)), leave a comment on the Imaginisce blog and you'll have a chance to win an awesome i-rock prize package valued over $50.00


I hope that you've had a wonderful holiday with family & friends. Make sure to stop by again as there's lots of exciting things happening this week with Imaginisce & Core'dinations. You won't want to miss it!
Enjoy the hop and Happy New Year!!


99 comments:

  1. I cannot believe I am the first one to comment. I love how you took something that would otherwise be thrown away and reuse it! I love recycling. Oh--the cards-super cute! I am now a follower!

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  2. What a great idea to reuse this packaging, Ive never thought of it. The decorations are great and love all the cards. Very inspiring!

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  3. Very cute idea! I love your project!!!

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  4. Oh wow! This is such a cute idea!!!! The cards are so pretty too :)

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  5. This is just gorgeous Cari !!

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  6. Super idea and it will make an awesome gift!

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  7. love this idea, what a neat way to reuse packaging.

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  8. great idea to re~purpose something...love it! I already follow and luv your inspiration

    Staci
    Staci412 at optonline dot net

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  9. Fabulous way to reuse the package, and it looks awesome!!
    Cindy

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  10. That's an awesome idea Cari! I have thrown away tons of those packages. Now I guess I will keep them from now on!

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  11. Super cute!! I may have to do this as I have the same packaging!!

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  12. What a beautiful set of cards! Happy New Year!

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  13. Way to go on recycling something and making it beautiful!

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  14. You did a FABU job girl!

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  15. What a great idea! I'm always looking for little packages to put notecards in!

    Lauren

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  16. What a neat idea...always looking for containers for card sets! TFS, I am already a follower of yours, thanks for the chance to win!

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  17. Great idea! I love your card set. So fun and springy.

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  18. I am now a follower. Fantastic job on making the old new again! Love this hop, TFS!

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  19. Oh my goodness, I completely ADORE this idea!! I am thinking a lift is in my future.. my grandmother would love something like this. I just became a follower of your blog. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  20. Cute idea and makes you really look at things before you throw them away. I am now a follower of your blog.

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  21. Love it! Now I'm wondering if I have any of those types of packaging to do the same! Happy New Year!
    hugs,
    joni

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  22. What a sweet gift you made! I love how you decorated the box.
    I guess we all need to look at our junk/garbage through a new set of eyes this year and get crafting!
    Have a Great New Year!
    reneeleeak at yahoo dot com

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  23. Gorgeous ... and such a great idea!! Happy New Year!

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  24. I love to do altered projects.

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  25. awesome project with the leftover box, i used to sav these, aswell, but recently tossed them. :P ~following

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  26. Not only is the box beautiful, your cards are gorgeous! This is always a wonderful gift to give or receive.

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  27. How creative!! This would make a beautiful gift!

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  28. Wonderful idea! A package for all of the cards I make! I just started following your blog! Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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  29. Great idea! I love the card set. I am a ne follower and can't wait to see what great new things you'll share!

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  30. AWESOME Idea!! TFS!! Your cards are just GORGEOUS!! I am now a follower. Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim

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  31. wonderful repurposing - I love the set of cards and the gift box is so pretty

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  32. Gorgeous work Cari and so creative!

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  33. What a fab idea. I may just need to lift this!

    And, I'm your newest follower

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  34. Great repurposing idea ... GO GREEN!
    TFS ... and the chance to win!

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  35. I am not sure I am a follower but I check your blog everyday.... I love this little card set and the neat holder you re-created for them!

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  36. Aboslutely smashing Cari, I love the repurpose of this, and such a great gift idea too!! Happy New Year looking forward to a fabulous year with you!!

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  37. what a great way to recycle, love your idea.

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  38. Never thought to re-use those packages!

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  39. very cute, what a nice gift for someone!

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  40. That is a fabulous way to use something that I have thrown away in the past, not anymore, thanks for the great inspiration!

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  41. That is such a cute, useful alteration! Someone is going to get a very sweet set of cards! Thanks for sharing your great idea! Happy New Year! Oh, and don't despair...I think I am still waiting for Y2K!!!!

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  42. Lovely idea. And yeah to another fun blog hop and great prize.

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  43. what an amazing card set

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  44. Cari, what a gorgeous card set-and I love the altered box! This is a beautiful gift set. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  45. OOh, this is lovely. What a great idea

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  46. The card set was a great idea. Happy New Year

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  47. Love your card set!

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  48. What a great idea....thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Love the re-cycled box. There are always so many of those nice clear boxes after Christmas. I hate throwing them out.
    Happy New Year and thanks for sharing! :o)

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  50. Wow! Those cards are great! Such a cute idea!

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  51. Cari this is just gorgeous and such a wonderful way to repurpose the packaging. Love it!

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  52. So cute!!! Great thing to recycle....we can make pretty things!

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  53. This is such a great idea for a card holder! LOVE it.

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  54. Love it what wonderful idea and a great way to recycle. I love Imaginisce 2 new lines and cant wait to see what else they have instore for us.
    http://drayia.blogspot.com/

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  55. beautiful. I so love that idea

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  56. What a great idea! Very cute cards to I might add.

    Debi
    2spunky4u@bresnan.net

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  57. What a great idea. I love your cards!!

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  58. Cute idea.

    VinDeeLoo
    vndlewis at rocketmail dot com

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  59. Happy New Year! Looking forward to designing with you at Imaginisce.

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  60. I did not even think of reusing packaging when I first read this! Great job, it is so adorable!

    Happy New Year
    Olivia
    ojdorman at gmail dot com

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  61. I love the reuse idea. Now to get to work!

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  62. Super cute. I love this idea. Who doesn't have a bunch of those plastic boxes that we just don't know what to do with. PLUS it helps keep it out of the landfills.
    :)

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  63. Super cute cards!!! I like this idea!

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  64. Thankyou for this great opportunity and what a great blog you have. I love your re-purposed item.

    xoxo
    Karen Calcutt

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  65. Thank you Cari...I am a follower of your gorgeous blog and I just LOVE your altered item....Mel xx (melfield.blogspot.com)

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  66. Always looking 4ward to what in store great recycle love those cards

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  67. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing

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  68. cute card set! already a follower of your blog.

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  69. Wow what a wonderful project, I love the way you decorated the plastic box, and you card are wonderful.
    Thanks so much for the helpful idea!!!

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  70. Great gift card set!! I love reusing the plastic pkging for projects, the only problem is you start saving EVERYTHING! And Im running out of craft room. What a fun challenge though :O)

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  71. Very cute :) Thanks for the chance to win

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  72. very clever, and gorgeous!!

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  73. Fabulous gift set, I love that you recycled the clear packaging :)

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  74. Super cute!! Great idea! thank you for sharing. I love seeing what others are making!

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  75. What a cute card holder and cards! What a great way to recycle. Thanks for sfaring!

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  76. Love your work!

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  77. love your work!!!

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  78. So clever! I have started saving packaging for just such a purpose!

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  79. I love seeing doilys used on projects. I have collected some but never got around to using them...yet.

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  80. This is SO clever!!! And SO beautiful!!! What a great idea! I really really love the cards as well!

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  81. Your box turned out great! Thanks for sharing

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  82. you're project is sooo pretty! great idea!

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  83. great way to reduce, reuse, recycle. Your card collection is so pretty and looks lovely in that box.

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  84. What a great idea, I just love that new range, the colours are so pretty!

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  85. Ooh... Love this idea!! TFS!!

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  86. love the card set package. Thanks for the idea.
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

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  87. lovely cards and great recyling!!!

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  88. Super cute!! A good gift idea!

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  89. What a cute "green" idea. And the cards are just beautiful.

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  90. Love how you repurposed that empty container. I've been trying to do more upcycling myself, so I love this challenge! Thanks for the inspiration! :-D

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  91. Your card set is adorable, thanks for the inspiration!

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  92. How creative! It would make a perfect gift!

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  93. shelley shaner10:43 AM

    Love that idea. might do something like that for my son's valentines at the daycare provider! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Shelley Shaner

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  94. Fabulous, cute, easy and practical. Love your project.

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