One Man's Junk


Is always another man's treasure. That is, these CD's were going in the trash, that is, until I got ahold of them. Isn't this just cute. This was the first wall-hanging I made and it was actually a gift I gave for Christmas but I forgot to blog it after the giftee received it. Can you tell I am proud?!? TeeHee. The paper covering the CD's were from My Mind's Eye Bohemian Style I believe. The letters are chipboard from Making Memories and some of the letters are matted with white dollies from Wal-Mart.

So, you will notice there are two different pattern papers; one striped and one plain. Those letters that are mounted on the stripped paper have a white dolly underneath them while those mounted on the solid light-blue paper are not. The letters without dollies have ribbons attached to give them a bit of flair. I just love these ribbons. I found them for 10/$10 at my LSS and I believe they are by American Traditions. I'm not positive since I have used all the ribbon since then :D Does that mean I need to take a trip??? tee-hee. For each of the CD's I used my crop-a-dile to punch holes, fill with eyelets, and then string the CD's together using binder rings. Afterwards I added ribbon to the binder rings. I couldn't believe how fun these are and how simple they can be. This particular one took about 15 minutes.

So, I needed a couple of thank you cards that were simple and sweet. This is what I come up with. The flowers are from Nicole Stamps and were colored with Bic Sharpies. I added some stems and there you have it. I really liked how these came out. I took a photo playing with my new lighting system I have.


Mahalo for stopping by!

16 Shack Opinions:

AnnMarie said...

Hiya Crystal! Your cd projects came out really cute!! You did a super job! Hope you are doing well! : )

Lori said...

Love the welcome sign. Great use of recycled materials!

Lori SBS2

PS...Good luck with your cancer walk!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Your projects came out really good. I really like the lighting system you're using. I need to look into getting one myself.

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Your projects came out really good. I really like the lighting system you're using. I need to look into getting one myself.

Maria said...

Hey Crystal! Love your projects! They look fabulous! I love the different look of each alphabet! Isn't it great to create something beautiful from recycled items!

Your card is awesome too. Very pretty!

Your SBS2 sis,
Maria (Stampin Inspirations)

Lori said...

Love your decorative wall hangings--they came out great!

kathleenh said...

You did a great job on the altered cd wall hanging! I love your thank you cards too!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

What a fabulous idea for CD's, Crystal. They look terrific!

Godchick said...

a great way to repurpose CD's!

~Michelle~ said...

Clever idea to recycle the cd's!
Love the cards and your lighting system looks great!

PaperAddict said...

Great use for old CDs! Very cute! I'll have to let my friend Beth in on your new use - she makes clocks from CDs and sells them (along with cards, tea bags, candy wrappers, etc.) at local craft shows. Nice job!
Catherine

ScrapMomOf2 said...

That "welcome" sign is fantastic! Great job! Nice cards too!

Chrissy said...

What a creative idea and an excellent way to recylce those old cd's! I love it! TFS!

My Paper World said...

Very cute projects!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Completely ingenious. What a gorgeously beautiful way to recycle. Music to my eyes, lol :0) Mel

Wife2TJ said...

Your wall hanging came out wonderfully!