Sunday, February 17, 2013

Trash to Treasure: Product Packaging

Good morning forgers! I hope this month has you creating lots of yummy goodies. Today I am here to share some ideas for using the PACKAGING of some scrapbook products. I don't know about you but I need to STRETCH my $$$  as far as possible in these times. So here we go.

This blog post has a great idea that I have done several times. She cuts up the front page of a collection kit to get lots of little bits and pieces to use.

Remember Ghost Letters? You know you can make your own from packaging but HOW do you use them? This old thread has LOTS of good ideas!

This article shows three ways to use embellishment packaging:

And last but not least why not use the packaging simply as inspiration: Here is a pinterest board showing tons of examples

Happy trash to treasuring!


  1. Great ideas, I'm always using my packaging and that Pinterest page is superb. Never thought about using the front page of a paper pack though

  2. I use my cellophane packaging to bag up my cards to sell.I've used the strips from the bottom of patterned papers too.

  3. Thanks for the links! Great ideas to save and inspire.

  4. Great ideas! I remember a really old tutorial about ghost letters from milk cartons :) Funny to think about that and how old trends become new again!

  5. I just did a layout using some of my Prima button packaging, plus the printed acetate backing to a Studio Calico Stamp - it's so nice to have extra options and sometimes they fit the bill perfectly.