Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cuttlebug Recycle Challenge

Hmm- I had read this challenge and was all prepared to do an altered item, then I reread it- and realized that it needed to be something recycled! EEk!
Time to revamp my game plan!
Since I was out this morning- I treated myself to one of those Frapacchinos' in a bottle. mmmm good- and it was sitting right in front of me- the best place for inspiration. I had bought peanuts to make into candied peanuts and ta dah! there is my sweet little gift!

I wrapped the bottle with Bobunny cardstock embossed with my Spots and Dots folder, then some Amer. Crafts paper. I added a strip of white cardstock, which I stamped with some The Paper Company candle stamps I colored with sharpie markers. Then I cut out another Amer. Crafts paper for the stars. I added a bit of thin ribbon and some Bobunny buttons to the stars. The greeting is another Paper Company stamp from a birthday set.

I cut this card out using a template I made by cutting out a star using my Cricut and my Plantin cartridge, cut to 6 inches and put on roly poly. Then I folded some green cardstock and made the card by tracing the star and cutting out. I added more of the Paper Company stamps ( the candles and greeting), plus more AC papers on the card.

The recipe I used for the candied peanuts-

2 cups peanuts
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tblsp. of heavy cream.
Mix together in bowl, place in single layer on sheet pan. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake for 20 minutes, stir then bake another 10 minutes. Remove from oven, all to cool and break into pieces, store in airtight container.

Thanks for looking!


Beth said...

Kris your project is adorable and thanks so much for the recipe for the peanuts.
Thanks for playing with us at


Jackie G said...

Aren't those frap bottles so much fun to alter!!
Thanks for playing along with us this weekend!

Jackie G said...

Aren't those frap bottles so much fun to alter!!
Thanks for playing along with us this weekend!

Cassie said...

yum - candied peanuts - that recipe sounds sooo easy!
thanks for joining in this week! your recycling is a GREAT GIFT for a lucky person!!

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow this is really beautiful.

Michelle said...

this is am amazing project!
TFS and Thanks for playing along this week at the cuttlebug challenge blog!

Carla said...

I love the colors--- you did a great job! I also love the stars with the buttons, they make a great addition!

Anonymous said...

Kristen yur project is `Gorgeous`
Love all those beautiful details you add!!!Yum Yum....
`Thanks` for sharing that recipie:)
and `Thans` for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenges....

Kelly said...

you have been a busy stamper!!! seeing what you were talking about is SOOOOOmuch better! cute cute cute-

ps I remember bob turk! is he still the morning guy? his hokey weather and antics.....!LOL! thanks for taking me down memory lane!

June Houck said...

Fab and fun; love this!!! Good luck with the challenge :)

June Houck
Proud DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge blog

Je@net said...

Great project! Love the colors you used!

Hanneke said...

Awesome work, Kristen!

Thanks for playing along with us!

DT member @ Cuttlebug Challenge Blog

Kimberly said...

Love your take on the challenge! I come across your blog a lot when I am surfing around! Great blog and I love your style! :)

Randee E said...

This is so fun! I love the bright colors. Great jo!

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza, Kristen!! These projects are AMAZING!! I love the recycled bottle and the card to go with it is to die for!!

Thanks for playing along!
Angie Tieman

KimmyS said...

LOVE IT - you have so rocked this challenge