8.03.2009

Practically Free Plastic

You know how it's hard to find thin sheets of plastic to make your own crafts from? I thought so too until I got a new pair of Honey Bees (Cutter Bee scissors that are non-stick). Guess what that package is made of?
                        
So I cut it up and put the sheets in my Cricut. You need the deep cut blade to cut it, on 6 muti-cut 1. I used SCAL software and an SVG that I made (and posted on my free svg blog). If you don't have a Cricut you can use scissors to cut the plastic out by hand in any pattern you like.
                                                          
Now you can make them into anything and it didn't cost you a penny more than you already spent on whatever was in the plastic box. On top of that, you don't throw all that plastic away so that's a bonus for the enviroment.
                                 
I display past Halloween pictures around the house in October. It's a way off but I wanted to get started on stuff anyway.
        
These would be great as a mini-album cover, accents on cards and scrapbook pages or anything else you can think of. So, what will you make with your newly found plastic?
   

14 comments:

Amy said...

what a cool idea! Never thought to use the plastic in my cricut!

Jennifer Talley said...

Whoa, what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki said...

Great info! I like to use the plastic as windows on cards, too! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the nice comments! Hope you will come back often! Blessings to you!

wholarmor said...

Very cool! You are innovative!

Tina said...

these are awsome you did a great job on them

Sara said...

Very cool. Your project is gorgeous!

Jaspere said...

Cool project and way to think outside the box.

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Girl with the Curlz said...

Great ideas. I just found you over at Today's creative blog. I'm a follower now :-)

Holly said...

Found you from TCB... LOVE your blog! and those cakes! YUM YUM!

CoveredInCrafts said...

I am so excited to be featured on Today's Crative Blog. It's so cool to have new visitors! :) Thanks!!

Melanie said...

I have another tip on how to use the plastic from packaging. I hope you don't mind me adding and idea here. But, you can also use the Cuttlebug or Sizzix to cut and/or EMBOSS as well...the result when you emboss is awesome!!!!! Great tips by the way. Also, thanks for commenting on my blog!!! I dig your blog as well!!!!!! ;)

TrishG said...

Very cool idea with the plastic. I never thought of saving packaging!
The clear plastic looks great as a photo backer!

FlipFlop Mom said...

OHHHHHHHHHH I LOVE it girl!!!!!!! woo hoo!!! great idea!!