August Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Monday, August 25, 2008

It's that time again! Time for PaperTrey Ink's monthly Blog Hop. This month Nicole challenged us to find ways to use empty CD cases. I had to think really really hard on this one. Click here to see what everyone else made. I can't wait to see all the creative ideas. Here's what I came up with:

I took two empty CD cases, decorated the inside, and then snapped them together in a square shape. My initial thought was to put a house plant inside, but I don't have any of those (lucky plants!) so I cut these beautiful flowers from one of our flower boxes. They are called Mandevilla and they are growing everywhere. I didn't really decorate the CD cases because I didn't want to take away from main attraction, which is the flowers. Plus, this Basic Grey paper looks great on its own. I only have tall vases so I was able to put the flowers in a plastic cup and hid the cup behind the CD cases. All four sides are decorated, I just didn't get a good picture of the back side.
Here is where I used my Papertrey Ink stamps. I love the green with the pink!

Here's how I got the butterflies to stay where I wanted. I used a brad to adhere the butterfly to a pencil. The brad is actually pushed inside the eraser. Then you just stick the pencil in your arrangement.
Stamps: Butterfly Kisses (PaperTrey Ink)
Paper: Basic Grey's Sultry collection
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Green Galore (SU)
Accessories: 2 CD cases, 2 pencils, brads, flowers, cup, water, green ribbon (offray)

33 comments:

Jak August 25, 2008 at 7:58 PM  

what a wonderful idea, beautiful entry.

travelingmama August 25, 2008 at 7:59 PM  

Great idea! So innovative! The butterflies are the perfect finishing touch!

IamDerby August 25, 2008 at 8:01 PM  

Love the butterfly plant stakes! awesome!

Jennifer Holmes August 25, 2008 at 8:03 PM  

How clever, very original idea!

Frogwoman August 25, 2008 at 8:05 PM  

What a nice flower holder. The butterflies are beautiful

Molly B August 25, 2008 at 8:06 PM  

Love those butterflies. Great idea. -Molly B

Chris August 25, 2008 at 8:13 PM  

very cute!!

Karen from PA August 25, 2008 at 8:15 PM  

so pretty! I love the pencil tip!

KellyB August 25, 2008 at 8:19 PM  

So pretty!

Scrapping Julie August 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

this is so lovely! great job!

Anonymous August 25, 2008 at 8:21 PM  

Good job...that is so pretty. I never would have thought of that on my own.

Lori August 25, 2008 at 8:23 PM  

Fantastic and creative idea! I love how you added the butterflies, too.

Donelda August 25, 2008 at 8:25 PM  

wow, what a brilliant idea!! I'd have never thought to put 2 together! This is one of the reasons I LOVE the blog hop!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!! I will totally being doing this in the future!!

Kimberly August 25, 2008 at 8:27 PM  

Wow! Beautiful! Spendid idea!

Radiogirl August 25, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

This is cute. I do like the idea. I may try my hand at it.

Marge August 25, 2008 at 8:30 PM  

What a fantastic idea; I'll be sure to send a link to a friend who loves butterfly ideas. I KNOW she'll use this one in the future! Beautiful all around!!!

Kacey Elliott August 25, 2008 at 8:32 PM  

Very pretty! Love the butterfly additions! Beautiful flowers too.

One Creative Life August 25, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

What a great idea. Love the butterflies!TFS-Erica

Katie Renz August 25, 2008 at 8:36 PM  

Another great idea! It turned out great.

Bridget August 25, 2008 at 8:45 PM  

Dana..what a beautiful arrangment..I love this idea!! It could be used for so many different things..you could even use pictures around the outside for an anniversary party or birthday party!! I will have to try this one out!! Thanks for sharing..
Bridget

Kristie August 25, 2008 at 8:50 PM  

such a great idea. and i love those butterflies. very clever!

Kristy August 25, 2008 at 8:51 PM  

So very sweet! I love the idea of using the CD cases as a vase.

Karen (kthaman) August 25, 2008 at 8:54 PM  

That is so creative! I love the butterfly accents. Awesome project!

Debbie Olson August 25, 2008 at 8:56 PM  

VERY clever--so creative to use two cases!

Regan August 25, 2008 at 9:07 PM  

great idea- love the colours too!

Lacey Stephens August 25, 2008 at 9:56 PM  

Great job!

Deanna August 25, 2008 at 10:05 PM  

So pretty!

Niki Estes August 26, 2008 at 12:18 AM  

So pretty! Love the butterflies!

mycardz August 26, 2008 at 2:12 AM  

WOW, very beautiful flowers...i've never seen them before...TFS! :)

Claire Brennan August 26, 2008 at 4:23 AM  

Great idea - lobe those butterflies

Bonnie August 26, 2008 at 7:49 AM  

This is gorgeous and I LOVE it!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) August 26, 2008 at 7:58 AM  

This is just beautiful! LOVE the butterfly pencils!

Lisa H. August 26, 2008 at 9:22 AM  

wowzers! this is just soooo cool. great project. love those butterflies.

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