Tuesday 26 March 2013

"Recycle It!"

is this fortnight's theme over at Try it on Tuesday!

(The regular visitors among you know that Tuesday is my "Challenge Day", so if you want to know what challenge the DT from FunwithATCs have prepared for you, please, scroll down to the previous post :)

But what do we want you to Try on Tuesday for now?
We want you to recycle or upcycle discarded stuff, maybe use old packages, plastic boxes string,  etc.

I was inspired by a cookie packing, holding "Linzers" and "Ischlers" (do you also have cookie names that sound as if you were eating inhabitants of your own region's towns?)... er... a cookie packing that - after emptying it - just looked like it had the perfect size for storing ATCs or other cards - and I was right!
Unfortunately I accidentally deleted the first "before"-image of the packing and found out too late, so I had to buy another one (and empty it all by myself!) to be able to show you the before and after stages of my project.

Well, sometimes you have to face the truth and make rather selfless sacrifices for art!

But I guess I should start by showing you the original state of my card index box! So this is how the cookie tray looked in its' original state:

and this is how it looked after I gave it some rough treatment with Gesso, stamped tissue paper and Mod Podge, stamping directly onto the tray and spraying some areas with dark Glimmer Mist tones.

Then I cut four dividers from black cardboard and cut four labels using the Sizzix Alterations die "Tiny tabs and tags". The dividers were inserted into tiny incisions I made to the sides of the box.

The project was the perfect occasion to use one of my awesome handle pulls!

 And you can see the various textures I tried to create by stamping some texture stamps right onto the already covered box.

I am really curious what you will be creating by upcycling or recycling and hope to see you over at the challenge blog!

And remember - all who enter our challenge are eligible for our monthly piize draw and this month's prize will once more be sponsored by 

and it's a £10 store voucher!

So happy recycling and good luck!

die amelie x


  1. spitze! das sieht sowas von perfekt aus! einfach toll Claudia!
    Liene ..etwas verschnupfte Grüße aus dem tief verschneiten Waldviertel ins ebenfalls verschneite Wien!
    Frohe Ostern, falls wir uns nicht mehr lesen sollten!

  2. I do admire your dedication to art, it must have been such a chore eating those cookies just for the box!!!!!
    What a fantastic recycle idea, it looks amazing. Must go and but some cookies now!

  3. Amazing transformation! Love it. Clever and beautiful work

  4. Amazing transformation. Beautiful and so very clever. Thank you so much for sharing!

  5. A brilliant project, love it. Hugs Bee

  6. Great box, I could see endless possibilites for storage here.
    Hugz, Z

  7. Absolutely fab, marvelous and amazing "WOW" such a oustanding idea!!!
    XOXO SanDee

  8. Das ist ein großartige Umwandlung, von der Kuchenkiste zur wunderschönen Kartenbox. Echt hammermäßig, liebe Claudia. Super gewerkelt

  9. Great idea and beautifully executed. I love it and what a chore it must have been to eat all those cookies =)
    Bye now, I must run, gotta buy me some cookies =)

  10. Ahhh, the sacrifices that we make for our DT duties, it was so gallant of you to eat that box of cookies! lol I loved that! The index box is just awesome, and you would never guess it's humble origins! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  11. Fabulous alteration... too bad you had to eat all those extra biscuits all by yourself! Love your stamped textures and great use of the labels die - perfect ATC storage, perfect recycling project. Can't think of any "people" biscuits we have, though there is the Bakewell Tart!
    Alison x

  12. Gorgeous recycling! Sure I am going to use this idea in a future project!

  13. wow - das iat ja eine unglaubliche Verwandlung - einfach genial und so wunderschön gestaltet.
    LG Dagmar

  14. Great recycling and such a fantastic idea. Good for you to take on the task of eating another box of deliciousness, so we could see the before box.
    Yvonne x

  15. A really good idea and finished beautifully. What a shame you had to eat all those cookies by yourself. How we suffer for our art. Hugs Cindy x

  16. This is absolutely wonderful and such a "yummy" upcycle project. :))

  17. Hi Claudia, A fabulous alteration - and I bet the cookies tasted yummy!
    Avril xx

  18. Was für eine fantastische Idee - und wie genial umgesetzt! Ich wäre nie auf die Idee gekommen, dass das mal ein gewöhnliche Keksverpackung war ... einfach klasse!
    lg serafeena


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