Monday, September 17, 2012

This is used to be...A Cereal box and a Paper bag :)

Hi Friends,
Today sharing with you all an upcycled bag and a tag !!...Love the way it rhymes :P..And as my title post suggests I made this bag from a recycled cereal box....So a look at the Projects but have to warn you all its gonna be a  picture  -heavy post ..So please bear with me :)

 And now the back -side of the bag :-

And a look at the tag :-

When I decided to recycle the cereal box I had no intention to make anything else with it...But when I completed the bag I felt like adding a vintage /Shabby -chic kind of tag to it...So started experimenting  with the Masking tape and I ended up stamping on it to create a washi -tape kind of look and this is what I have used in the tag for the pleated bottom ..And remember that Paper bag recycling ??..Well , I had bought a bag from a store some time back and they gave me the  bag in this beautiful  kraft -coloured paper bag which I have been using in many of my Cards and now also used it in my bag and tag ..!!

And here's the paper bag which I recycled :-


And the Cereal box  from which the bag was made :-


For my bag , which I have recycled from this Kellogs box what I did first was I opened the box completely  ,then covered it on all the sides with white cardstock and then glued it back and  I added Masking tape on all the corners of the bag where the seams were showing..this helped me to cover all that little bit of exposed portion and give the bag a neat finish...Then ,added the Pp and layered it with  a part of the recycled kraft bag ...I have been inspired by Yvonne to fussy cut the PP and use it as a focal element  like She does in most of her Lo's and cards..And in my case I have done that with the bag where I have fussy -cut  a DCWV Pp to create the "Love" background...!!

Supplies used :-

For the Bag :-
White CS -local buy
Masking tape -local buy
Pp-  RAK form Priya  :)
Brown CS -Recycled from bag
Oval love sentiment -DCWV Pp -From Itsy Bitsy Store
Flourishes and Rub Ons On the corners of the die cut  )- RAK from Snehal :)
Lace -From Stash and I have threaded a Satin ribbon into it to give the vintage look !!
 Small pink Flowers and Butterfly -Itsy Bitsy
Big Flowers -Handmade by Me
Leaves -Jef punch

For the Tag :-
Brown CS -Recycled from Bag
Music Pp- Graphic 45 -Kraft Reflections
Ruffle- Stamped on Masking tape\
Ribbon -Stash
Love sentiment -Cosmo Cricket Pp -From. Piali's Store
Flowers and Leaves -RAK from Priya :)
Flourishes -Pie Lane
Twine -Recycled

Challenges entered :-
1.Lulupu -This  used to be..
2.Lessology -Its a wrap !
3.Sir Stampalot- Inspired from the picture ( Inspired by the flowers and the lace )
4.Simon says Stamp and Show- Tape it up ! ( Tag )
5.Anything But a card-Challenge 2

Hope you all like My Projects..Do leave your valuable comments /Suggestions.Looking forward to it..:)
Have a nice day Everyone

P.S : My blog crossed 150 followers ....A Small Candy coming soon..And Thank you all for your Support..Really Appreciate it :) :)



  1. Oh Wow what wonderful creation . Love that vintage effect.


  2. This is great... Love the tag and great work with the masking tape... But I miss seeing the bright colors I associate with your work but still SUPER!!

  3. OMG this is so pretty Hussena! Awesome recycling! I love the shabby chic look. And those roses you create are fabulous. Next time send me only these roses in RAK :)

  4. P.S. I loved your faux washi tape idea too!!

  5. Absolute stunner!!! the before and after pics are a real transformation! Loved how you have used the PP as a focal image and all the cute embellishments make it oh so cute!

    Thanks for participating in the Lulupu Monthly Challeneg!

  6. Wonderful creation!!I loved those blooms and the vintage effect.

  7. Super work gal !! You are ob d roll !!!

  8. This is awesome hussena...i love love love lOVE it...especially the tag... I totally love it... And your roses are the best!

  9. Now that is awesome! I absolutely LOVE your recycling projects! Beautiful!

  10. What a beautiful beautiful creation and in my fav color pink!!YOu and Priya are such experts at using colors!!

  11. Wow...such a beautiful creation...As always!!!!!

  12. Fabulous, Fabulous n just fabulous..the pp of the bag is so pretty..tag is for its shabby chic look. Really like the idea of using masking tape as pleated ribbon !!

  13. WOW such a pretty design...very creative...

  14. Awesome creation, in love with the colours used & embellished the bag so lovely!!

  15. An amazing make over for the box and bag !! Your an makeover expert !Everything you have added has made it more and more beautiful !

  16. O WOW!. what a beautiful transformation!. I LOVE that it really look like a paper gift bag :). the tag is super cute. Thank you for playing wit us over @ LESSology!

  17. You're showing your creativity once again. What a great pretty! I love how you made your Washi-tape and it turned out so awesome.

  18. The flowers are great and both projects are SOOO pretty!!! Thanks for joining us this week at ABAC :) :)

  19. Definitely upcycling at its best, love what you did here. Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

  20. Beautiful take on our inspiration challenge thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck


  21. oh your creations are both so beautiful!! love what you have made with the box, such a great idea!!

  22. So soft and pretty and so many beautiful details.

  23. Wow! These are gorgeous! Great upcycling Hussena! Love how you transformed ordinary everyday items into such beauties!

    So glad you could play along with us at LESSology! :)

  24. Gorgeous bag and tag!!
    Love that you stamped on masking tape for a washi effect so clever and unique!!!
    What a fun & clever way to recycle a cereal box!!
    You rocked these challenges!!

  25. Sorry I am a little late getting here Hussena, I only got my computer up and running again today.

    This is really wonderful recycling and what a fabulous bag and tag you have created. How very special it would be to receive a gift in this bag.

    Thanks so much for sharing a lovely work with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

    B x

  26. What a beautiful bag and such a gorgeous tag. Love your upcycling.

  27. wow gorgeous bag, and who would think that it started out as a cereal box, love the tag to!!!!

  28. LOVELY work! Thanks so much for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

  29. I've saved mine for an eternity Hussena! NOW I know what to do with it! :D Lovely idea and its execution as well! :)

  30. Sooo pretty!!! I love that you show us the before pictures too - it makes your gorgeous makes even more special. Beautiful.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ABAC and I hope you'll join us again soon.

  31. Gorgeous projects! What a great way to upcycle! Thanks for joining us at ABAC!

  32. How clever to use the cereal box for a bag! Smart thinking indeed! Love the shabby chic theme.... gorgeous bag and tag. Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

  33. When I saw the first picture, I thought I was looking at the front of a card.. but when I scrolled down, I was awed!!! You made a BAG??? Wowww!!! That is one great use of a cereal box!! It's so nice and pink!! I love it.. And the tag too.. Awesome work!!

    Thanks for playing along at Lulupu.. :)

  34. OMG!!! Sweet and pretty.... love it!!!! great turned out....Thanks for playing with US over @ LESSology....hugs...xoxo

  35. I am awestruck.what a gorgeous bag and a tag.One problem though.didn't quite understand how you opened and then glued back with white CS.where 's the white CS then? did you stamp over it?whatever you did ...this is a masterpiece.Love the shabby chic look.I love your idea of covering up the seams and also of faux washi tape

  36. Wowwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeee the colors!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!