Sunday, March 14, 2010

SPCC Going Green Blog Hop

Welcome to SPCC's first ever blog hop!
If you just happened upon my blog today,
the blog hop starts at SPCC, so go there to begin.
You should have arrived here from Robbyn's blog.

Our Blog Hop theme is "Going Green" and since St. Patrick's Day is this week, we thought we would throw a cool color combo in the mix:  Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White
I just love this color combo, because it screams Spring!! 

I decided to use a Starbuck's Mocha Frappuccino bottle for my recycled item.  For the bottle cap, I edged it with ribbon and punched a circle out of Tempting Turquoise and a smaller one out of Green Galore, then ran both through my Big Shot, used chalk ink on the edges, and added several flowers together with a brad.

For the body of the bottle, I cut out two strips of cardstock, one slightly smaller than the other. 
I then took a flower border punch to the Green Galore strip and punched both sides. 
After adding the green strip to the Tempting Turquoise strip,
I inked the edges, added ribbon and then another flower!

This is a great storage bottle for my ribbon!  I color coordinated my ribbon with my bottle! 
Yes, I have lots of ribbon in my stash!  LOL  I just may start making more of the Ribbon Storage bottles for some other colors too!
Recycled Item:  Starbuck's Mocha Frappuccino Bottle 
Cardstock:  Stampin' Up Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise
Chalk Ink:  VersaMagic
Flowers:  Prima
Brads:  Spare Parts by The Paper Studio
Ribbon:  Michael's
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Tiny Bubbles
Embossing Machine:  Big Shot

I am offering suprise Blog Candy for this Going Green Blog Hop!  If you would like a chance to win, please become a follower and leave on comment on this post sharing your "Green" tips!

Thanks so much for hopping today. I hope you enjoy your trip.
Your next stop is: Kristin

Have a great day!


  1. Very pretty! The only problem is that I would probably need 200 of those little bottles to hold all my ribbon! lol

  2. Oops! I didn't read your entire post until after I posted, cool that you are offering blog candy!

    My green tip is to use baby food jars as well as the little plastic tubs that some baby food comes in for embellishment storage! They work great!

    BTW....I am already a follower! :-)

    MelissaAllore on the Cricut Board

  3. I use the plastic cake frosting containers for storage, I decorate & label them. They are a great size for many things, plus easy to store away because it has a lid.

    Your starbucks jar is awesome! You are now being followed, lol.....have a great day!

  4. I just LOVE the layered flowers on the lid - uber pretty!!! My green tip is to keep a big plastic storage container handy (Rubbermaid works best). We keep ours by our doorway in the garage to fill with newspapers, flyers, and flattened cardboard. Just makes recycling easier and more convenient :) Then a couple of times a month, I take the container to the recycling depot (I am lucky, it is on my way to work).

  5. Yeah - that is super awesome! I've got some of those bottles collecting dust in my cupboard... :)

  6. What an adorable project. Our city recycles paper and plastic, ink cartridges go back to the store for store credit, I run a day camp for kids with disabilities so we use Crystal Light containers for all kinds of crafts as well as toilet paper rolls. At home I use the glad containers that our sandwich meat comes in for food storage and storage for my small acrylic stamps and blocks. I decorate larger plastic jars to use as donation jars for various charities I am involved with and the list could go on.

  7. So So cute Stephanie! Love your jar.

    -Kristin SP Diva

  8. so supper cute. love the jar

  9. so cute!! i'm LOVING the textures and layers :D
    - Shauna {SP Diva}

  10. Cute bottles! The only tip that comes to mind is to looks at everything twice before getting rid of it. Hot sauce bottles with super-narrow necks are great for glitter, wooden tangerine crates can hold lots of different things, etc.

  11. Your project is so cute! I can just imagine a shelf full of these - how cute would that be.

  12. That is such a cute idea!!!! You know I love those bottles and yours looks extra special with that ribbon inside.

    Now when you bring ribbon over, Skyeler can't eat it!! HAH AH HAH AH A


  13. CUTE idea!! I have tons of those bottles...note to self:)

  14. Very pretty bottle. I like to reuse the packaging that bling comes in. They make cute little holders for candy treats just by adding a little cardstock & embellies.

  15. Really great idea. I use an old wine cork for my piercer tool. Works great! Thanks, Pam
    pcrusberg at aol dot com

  16. Your little ribbon bottle is very beautiful!!
    I love to recycle all types of glass and plastic containers for my embellishments. I especially like the ones that lunch meat come in because they stack together nicely and you can see what is inside.

  17. So cute! My green tip...Like a lot of these other ladies, I try to find uses for everything rather than throwing it away/buying something else. Glass jars, shoe boxes, shipping boxes. I also use reusable shopping bags, natural, concentrated household cleaners (and white vinegar), I always wash my laundry in cold water, and keep a box next to my craft desk for paper scraps (that I wont use for something else!!) to be recycled!

  18. I am your follower now :)

    Every piece of paper that comes out of my printer that will not be used for what it's printed for is put on the side for scrap paper. I am known to cut them in fours for note taking. This especially came in handy when we were still using the fax line, and we would get junk faxes all the time :)

  19. WOW!!!That can hold the buttons I have. Great work!

  20. That is so freaking adorable!!! What a fantastic idea!

  21. Great idea for the bottle- I love how it helps locate the color you need right quick! My Green tip starts at the store- bring your own bag and think before you buy- what can be re-used, re-cycled or re- given!

  22. Gorgeous Stephanie! I've enjoyed reading your comments and picking up "green" ideas! I keep a small garbage can on my desk and all paper scraps go into it for recycling. We are lucky, where I live we have an extensive recycling program that gets picked up weekly, I have 3 blue boxes...1 for paper, 1 for cardboard, and 1 for everything else!
    Robbyn - SP Diva

  23. Such a neat idea! I love it.

    Emily-SP Diva

  24. LOVE your ribbon storage bottle!! My green tip is that I save patterned tissue paper from gifts and I recycle it on cards and projects

  25. Love this bottle and this color combo..can't wait to get started. We just got back from vacation and I saved the shampoo/lotion bottles from the hotel. They have a wide mouth and will be perfect for little embellishments. I just signed up to be a follower.


  26. Love your ribbon bottle! My main recycle product is the tin can from the International Coffee...the only problem is if you use the General Foods container the lid is red so you have to coordinate with red...but Smith's (Kroger) carries a generic brand with a clear plastic lid...yay!

  27. What a very cool idea. I love the fact that you used a jar and made it sooooooooo darn cute. I look forward to your work each week. Great Job, you rocked it out!!

  28. Great job! A very "green" creation!


  29. fabulous ribbon holder! Melisa-SP Diva


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