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Thursday, June 07, 2007

It's NOT Garbage!!!

I had gotten some brads that came in an interesting firm plastic package. It was easy to open and didn't ruin the packaging when it was opened. The first thing I thought of when I looked at it was, "those Hershey Nuggets look like they fit in here." I'm thinking two would fit but only one does. So I took the nuggets I had left from making the nugget boxes and used the "Petals" jumbo wheel with Pretty in Pink ink on address labels. Then I typed the wording into my word processor (Open Office, it's like Word Perfect Corel and Microsoft Office but it's FREE!!! And it works with the new Window's Vista. My son set it up for me and told me to use it instead of purchasing a current Word Perfect, which is around $250. OUCH! Hmmm $250 or free??? What to do??? LOL I will find out where you can get this software and post it on here.)


Ok, back to my project!! I took the inside factory label out. It was just a piece of thin chipboard that fit snug in that space, no tape or glue! Then I printed out my wording on the computer using the "Little Lamb" font by Stampin' Up! It's such a sweet font! I typed out my information and printed that on one side of the card stock and on the other I printed out the "thank you." To get the words to line up with the ones on the back I made sure I paid special attention to the margins of the one so I knew where to start the words for the other side. I printed it out and it was not exact so I did have to go back and move a few letters/words over and after 3 tries I got it lined up to where I could work with it. I measured the original insert and cut my card stock accordingly. I trimmed the corners just a hair. Then I wheeled on the color and put it inside the container. I had put the address label on the nugget and set it inside the container. I closed up the container and tied a bow in the center spot where a hole is made for hanging it in a shop. I think these will be a fun addition to my customer appreciation event coming up in July. I just thought they were literally "sweet!"




And finally a picture of both the front and the backs of the container. The nugget on the top covering my information is there not only to cover the information but to show you a more clear picture of it!


You'll NEVER look at your garbage the same again!!! LOL


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Thanks for stopping by!
Wanda

8 comments:

Jan Scholl said...

I save all this stuff too. I have to recycle everything or I feel I have failed. To me, the person with the least garbage on the corner wins!

Denise said...

What a great idea! Since I've been hanging around Splitcoast and now here, I look at trash in a whole new light!

chelemom said...

Only you could look at this plastic container and make something gorgeous! If it were in my house it would be in the bottom of the garbage can! What a cool idea Wanda! Now about that blog candy....

Sara said...

Such a clever idea, I love it!

Michelle Tweedy said...

Wanda, You're too clever. I never have the patience, even when the inspiration hits!! Very Cute!!

Pattyjo said...

Very creative! That just makes the mose beautiful little gift. Very clever!

dd2njoy said...

Wonderful idea,I too recycle,I same those to send brads in the mail,so they don't go through the env.,but I like the beauty you made out of it!! TFS!!

Daisydaze said...

I am so mad at myself that I didn't see this before I tossed about 7 of these holders in the trash!! I will certainly hold on to the next ones! TFS.