Wednesday, January 11, 2012

DDscrafts Fabulous Fifty Birthday Blog Hop

First off I want to give Debbie a BIG HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY!!! 50 is FABULOUS and all us ladies wanted to celebrate with her today!! If you have stumbled across this hop and want to start at the beginning , please head over to Debbie's blog. If you have come from Vicki's blog then you are at the right party  Blog. 
I really enjoyed making my project. I have seen crafters using toilet paper rolls for mini albums and thought they were so CUTE. I even purchased some from Emily Lanham over at Create Serendipity, so that I could see some close up and personal. So I figured I can do this. So I decided to make a toilet paper roll gift card holder. So fun and FAST to make. I really like the idea of recycling, so it even made it better for me. 
so I started out with the roll and cleaned the tissue off as best I could, and flattened it out. I used my bone folder to get a crisp edge. 
Then I used some acrylic paint in turquoise and painted all sides and put double sided tape inside one opening and crimped it so that it would stay closed at the end. Then I used my circle punch and punched out an opening so that you could pull out the insert easier. 

I looked thru my scrap stash basket and found some pretty turquoise and brown paper and some brown ribbon. PERFECT! I love when I can find scraps to use on a project. 
I used the paper on the front and back of the roll. Some prima flowers hot glued, and a Happy Birthday sentiment on a scalloped tag. I made a tag  to adhere the gift card to and stapled the brown ribbon on the edge to help pull out the card. Voila. toilet paper gift card holder. So now its time for you to recycle!! Have Fun!! Now your off to party with Crazyabout Cricut. 

And remember in order to be a winner of Debbie's giveaway, you must leave a comment on each blog , each day.


kim.scrapper said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute, I have seen many minis done with a tp roll but this is clever to make it into a gift card, tfs...Kim (

Addicted Scrapper said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable!!!! Love how you recycled and the photo tutorial!

Pleasure hopping with you!

Cricut Chick said... [Reply to comment]

Oh WOW! Very creative! Cute project:)

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Rachelle said... [Reply to comment]

How cute is that!
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Michele from MS said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome way to have fun and help save the environment! Very unique and wonderful colors!

kat62 said... [Reply to comment]

What a cool idea, TFS.

Nadia's Beautiful Mess said... [Reply to comment]

What a great idea! Love the color combination!

pruttybird said... [Reply to comment]

Amazing what u can do with recycled items! Great gift card holder. Love the color combo :)

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JaniceA said... [Reply to comment]

Love this idea! It is always good to use what we have and I have alot of toilet paper rolls. Thank you for the idea.

Cindy said... [Reply to comment]

WOW your project is sooo SWEET and I LOVE the great idea,AWESOME!!:)

Judy said... [Reply to comment]

Awesome!! A new idea and soooo well done -- beautiful!!
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Naomi Edwards said... [Reply to comment]

oh my gosh, what an idea!!! Thanks for showing how to make it!! I feel like running and doing one right now but best stick to the blog hop, hehe.. I am inspired!! I am your newest crafty neighbour follower, can't wait to check out your other projects for sure!

Come visit me , I would love to see you!

Chris said... [Reply to comment]

Just love what you did :) Great job :)

Cathy said... [Reply to comment]

wow, I like this idea, I have made TP minis, but never thought of this.

Cathie w said... [Reply to comment]

What a fun way to celebrate!!


CREATIVE M said... [Reply to comment]

OMG! Love this idea! Must try it! Thanks for sharing.Love the colors.

ScrappyHappyMommy said... [Reply to comment]

I love your style. Beautiful and I LOVE your color choices and that patterned paper!
I'm a new follower!

Barbara said... [Reply to comment]

What a great idea and we all have TP rolls leftover. Would be great for a gift card too.

kbgirlygirl said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute project! Great way to recycle! TFS!!


Vicki said... [Reply to comment]

What a clever idea. Yours is so pretty too. Thanks for sharing.

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jessica said... [Reply to comment]

What a GREAT project! love using recycled items!

Krista's Paper Cafe said... [Reply to comment]

This is pretty Paula. I had not thought of using TP roll for a gift card. Very clever.

Carla said... [Reply to comment]

That's a really cool use for a TP roll, I've never seen anyone use TP rolls to make a gift card holder. Thanks for using. or
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Glora said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, way to recycle and I LOVE it!!!! This is such a terrific idea! Hugs- Glora

antdoda said... [Reply to comment]

This is just to cute what a great idea!!

Gaylynn said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea. Fabulous colors and style. Perfect for a gc or a note. Terrific!

Kards by Kathi said... [Reply to comment]

That is such a clever idea and it turned out GREAT. Thanks for a great blog hop.

Sherri said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute idea :)

Ashley Nicole said... [Reply to comment]

This is a really cute idea. Great way to recycle. Nice being in the hop with you.

Ellen said... [Reply to comment]

That is so cute! And I'm glad to have found your blog! I am now a new follower! ;)

febe said... [Reply to comment]

Clever idea on the tissue paper roll. And I love your colors and the layout. Great work!

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L.B. said... [Reply to comment]

What a clever idea...will so try that! Fun project

lmkindell1 said... [Reply to comment]

Great idea and it came out so cute.

A Creative Journey said... [Reply to comment]

What a cute idea! TFS! I am a follower and would be honored if you would check out my blog and become a follower too if you already aren't at ACreativeJourneywithMelissa.blogpot dot com. Have a wonderful day!

Kathy's Kreative Spot said... [Reply to comment]

Love your gift card holder and it is a repurposed item. :-)
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marg0006 said... [Reply to comment]

Cute tag holder.
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Debbie said... [Reply to comment]

oh wow this is so awesome and I would love to have one of these I would be lying if I didn't tell you this, thank you so so very much celebrating my Birthday with me in doing this fun and amazing hop with all of you today I am so bless to have such wonderful crafting friends here I love you all
Hugs my friend Debbie

Scrappin' Sista said... [Reply to comment]

You did a great job. Recycling and using scraps is the way to go. I love the crimped end. TFS and the inspiration.


Wandeezy said... [Reply to comment]

Pretty!! Happy Birthday to Ms. Debbie!!!


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Olga Wright said... [Reply to comment]

Cute! loving your style. great style. thanks for the tips.
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