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Friday, December 2, 2011

We're Going Green At GlueArts for the Holidays!

If ever there was a good holiday to go green...Christmas would be the one!

After all Christmas is filled with boxes, papers, tissues, plastics, packaging and that not even to mention all the containers and more we use for our holiday cooking!

Designer Ania Lexander took one of our GlueArts Glue Glider Pro cartridge packages and repurposed it into a fantastic way to give a special treat or gift this holiday season!!


Recycle Reuse for Holiday Packaging
GlueArts Designer: Ania Lexander

Supplies:
An empty plastic package (from the 2-pack or 3-pack of Glue Glider PRO cartridges)
Glue Glider PRO - High Tac
GlueArts Raisen's

Other: Simple Stories collection pack

 Gather your materials, including the empty plastic package.
 Remove the paper from inside the box and measure it.
 Cut your background.

 Adhere simple embellishments using high tac or raisen's.

Admire your box =)


Suggestions to contents:
- Wrapped cookies
- Christmas tree decorations
- Wrapped chocolate
- Felted embellishments
- an assortment scrapbook embellishments
- glue arts cartridges =)

Suggestions to decorations:
- Use Accent it all and your die cut machine of choice to decorate the plastic box on the outside
- Use a wide ribbon and wrap a nice bow around the box
- Add your text on the backside of the paper - as the box is see through the recipient will be able to read who it's for without opening the box.


What ways are you going green this holiday season? Recycling papers, plastic containers and more? Hand making your gifts? Reusing packaging? We'd love to hear!


We'd also like to help you craft and create by sharing a few of our favorite products that bring all of us a bit of peace and joy!! Simply post a comment today and we'll enter you to win...



.. our PRO handle, new PRO+ Perma Tac cartridge, our Adhesive Squares and yes...our U Cut It Foam! The more you comment...the more chances you have to win!! We'll collect the comments over the next two weeks and pick one random winner. Just think...YOU might be the winner of  a bit of JOY! 

61 comments:

  1. now that is way cool...so creative..LOVE IT..
    thanks for sharing..

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  2. Wonderful idea....co creative!
    T4S

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  3. What a great idea. And to think I've used scissors to open all my packages. I won't anymore!

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  4. great idea! Love the recycling!

    Anne

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  5. What a great idea! I have saved little packaging boxes before, but never that kind.

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  6. I did this for Valentines day...it's such a fun, and pretty simple, project that makes you feel good for recycling! I love what you did here!!

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  7. Love up-cycling, I am always looking at things to see what I can make with it. Thank you for sharing such a creative idea.

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  8. That is creativity at work, great job thanks for sharing. And thank you for the chance to win!

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  9. Love it! This year, I'm doing a project I saw at some point this year on one of the bazillion blogs I read...repurposed clementine box gift baskets :) Fun and a great way to reuse the box! thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. I love the idea of recycling packaging!! Great for the environment AND the wallet!!

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  11. Such a wonderful way to reuse and recycle at this time of year when there are so many who need to be shown you care! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. i just discovered these products few days ago, but found out many of my friends use them. I would love to try several of them, hope I win so I can.

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  13. Fabulous idea! I plan on making my gifts this year and just love the repurposing package idea to include in my gifts!

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  14. I have been reusing packaging too. I am not as good with the plastic yet, but working on it :)

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  15. What a great idea!@ I always try to reuse or recycle items when I am doing my crafting and now thanks to you I have another great way to do that! Keep on bringing the great ideas!

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  16. This is really cool. I use a lot of recycling myself whenever possible, so it´s always great to hear from others, who does too, so we can get some more great ideas, and this is really awesoome.

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  17. What a great idea--great way to reuse product packaging!! THANKS for the chance to win:) sbmmhoover at yahoo dot com

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  18. Although I'm not a greenie, I do like to use things in different ways. Nice job.

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  19. I've been recycling gift bags for years

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  20. Neat idea! I'm making my own bows this year-not too sure that is any more environmentally friendly but I think they'll be loved a bit more.

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  21. Great idea. I knew I was not the only one doing this. I use scrapbooking embellishment packaging all the time. I use it for mini books and much much more.TFS.

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  22. Great idea! I love to hear of new ideas to reuse!

    Deb L

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  23. what a great idea. very clever

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  24. what a unique project. thank you for sharing.

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  25. LOVE it! You've got me thinking out of the box where wrapping some presents is concerned. This is gonna be fun.

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  26. Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. Such a clever idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  28. What a great idea, you not only recycle a package but you create a beautiful keepsake. It will last from year to year. It makes me think of other recycleable items that could be turned into a beautiful keepsake. Thanks for sharing.

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  29. Great way to recycle. I use the cardboard from men's shirts in some bookmarks I am making.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  30. I've been hoarding jars, toilet paper rolls and all sorts of stuff to make holiday themed crafts with the kiddos!

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  31. What a fabulous idea for re-using this packaging!

    I like to save juice can lids. After washing them, you can adhere DP, embellishments, photos, etc. Punch a hole and hang on the tree for an ornament.

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  32. I've been going green for a while. One thing I'm doing is saving all the envelopes that come with the bills and use the inside to create my own paper tape - and it's free!

    Thanks for the chance to win,

    Carmen L
    cal8007 at aol dot com

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  33. really cute!! TO be honest I havent even thought about going green for the holidays, its just so busy alredy I havent had time!
    kacee

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  34. I've been saving the comics out of the sunday paper the last few months to use for wrapping my sons Christmas gifts. He loves reading the comics, so I know he will think this is so cool!

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  35. I love to recycle items in my crafting. One of the ways I do it is to use tissue boxes as designer paper. They have some really cool patterns and the make great backgrounds. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  36. we recycled a few papers that were used to catch the overspray of mists. otherwise, we would have to throw them out.

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  37. What a clever idea! I think I'll make some myself to store hand made ornaments in!

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  38. I love to recycle empty tin to store my craft items and stationery. I keep all my wrapping papers to make flowers. Great inspiration on recycling for crafty purpose.

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  39. Nice idea. I'm waiting to receive product I just ordered. Haven't seen the package yet I hop the plastic can be recycled?!

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  40. I really love the recycling project & I'm so hoping to win so I can do my own project. Such a cute idea! :) yankandtex at hotmail.com

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  41. Very creative - thanks for the chance to win!!

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  42. I have a few display type cartons from other gifts that would be great repurposed. The ideas are flowing....

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  43. How awesome...and beautiful! I love re-purposing...make sme fell like I am saving the world....lol!

    Debbie Y.

    dabblesbydeb at yahoo dot com

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  44. My next re-purposing project is with those cute tins that the creme de Pirouline rolled wafers come in. I use them as added stocking stuffers so I should have plenty to make some really cool projects out of. I have 3 empty right now to have some fun with!

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  45. So cute project!! Very creative!!! Love it! TFS! Hugs.. Maggy :)

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  46. More awesome projects! Yeah!!! I make my own cards every Xmas and I try to use up my scraps if possible. Love to recycle.

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  47. I always try to recycle pretty cards and tags I receive on LOs with pictures that include the giver / sender... it makes the LO twice as special.

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  48. I saw a great idea on another blog that used the plastic packaging (like the one the glue glider pro comes in) in a die cut for a snowflake..it turned out amazing!

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  49. I love anything recycled! This is a great idea!

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  50. Reduce reuse and recycle, my favorite R word. I love your project!!
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  51. That's a great idea for reusing packaging!

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