[inside]I reuse a small paper box (size: 7x4.5 inch) using as gift package of tea. I'll use this decolate box as a keeper of ATC (exchanged with my friends). This upcycle is very easy way as you can make decolate box, just choice favorite paper (or fabric) and wrap the basement, and then add some embellishments on it.
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This 2-page layout includes 3 upcycles - 1) the denim background was actually cut from a pair of "well loved" jeans, 2) the circle background was cut from a brown paper shopping bag, and 3) the title letters were cut from a newsprint magazine.
The embellishment in the lower left of the photo was made from the plastic packaging from Basic Grey's magnetic snaps. I used alcohol inks to color each one and then drew swirls with a Sharpie pen--easy peasy (and free!)
There are a few upcycles going on in this LO. The bracket is cut from a cardboard coffee cozy. The letters s and c were cut from the leftover negative of the alpha sticker sheets--these would have otherwise ended up in the trash bin. The tree was stamped onto a piece of cellophane packaging and cut out.
This layout uses several upcycles, too. The background is a paper bag cut to 12x12. I ran a strip of the bag through my cuttlebug and inked it for a strip of paper (lower left). I also grabbed two things out of my recycling bag - a paper towel roll and the plastic top of a spice jar and used them to stamp circles on my patterned paper.
I love strips on the bottom of the papers, with trade mark, collection name and code bar. I use to keep them on a plastic bag because i don't like to put them through away, they are so cute! Here you are some of them around a pic showing my scrap table when I'm working on a layout!
I also used the label strips from my patterned papers. I used them as flowers and stems for flowers.