Friday, September 25, 2009

PTI Blog Hop!

I struggled and struggled with how to recycle some PTI packaging, when it suddenly hit me.

I love my permanent markers, but I hate the packaging they came in. Sure, it looks pretty with the markers all lined up, but the packaging is huge and annoying. It doesn't fit into my otherwise neat little space.

The plastic boxes that PTI stamps come in are a perfect fit! I just made a quick belly band for the box and stuffed the markers inside. I'm tickled with how it turned out, and am looking for more miscellaneous items to find a home in PTI packaging.

I just randomly stamped "Life" on a strip of Vintage Cream cardstock with various PTI inks: Ocean Tides, Pure Poppy, Hibiscus Burst, New Leaf, Spring Rain, Plum Pudding, and SU Night of Navy. Simple, quick, and gets the job done.

Thanks for looking!

30 comments:

  1. really cute! its a great idea! glad i saved all my packages, i knew they would come in handy :)

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  2. Totally cute; I almost did the same thing for my Copics, but changed my mind at the last minute!

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  3. This is such a cute idea!!! I agree it looks so much better.....awesome project!!! ~S~

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  4. Beautiful box for markers - love the LIFE flowers you used - clean, simple, effective and adorable!

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  5. Another great storage solution. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  6. Love that your project is practical as well as pretty! Great job!

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  7. Great idea! I have that same package of markers, mabee I will try the same thing.

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  8. Great use of the box and I love the pretty band around it!!

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  9. Love the colors you chose for stamping. What a lovely container!

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  10. What a great way to use the box and now your markers are in such a pretty box :). It's a pretty good fit too.

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  11. Very nice! I'm wondering if copics will fit now...will have to give them a try!

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  12. This is really cute and a great way to repurpose the packaging. Great job!

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  13. Great job! The new packaging is MUCH better!

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  14. So bright and cheerful with the beautiful colorful garden, then the rainbow of markers peeking through!

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  15. I love your recycled marker storage box! So elegant looking :) TFS

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  16. Oh so pretty! and very ingenious!

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  17. Cute idea! Your stamped band looks beautiful :)

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  18. Oh that is a GREAT idea!! Love the stamping!!

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  19. What a pretty way to store your stuff!

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  20. Great idea!!! I just love this Life set!!!

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  21. Pretty and organized! Awesome!

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  22. Very cute! The markers fit perfect in there! :)

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  23. WOW! WOW! WOW! That is just the cutest! I would have NEVER thought of it. TFS!

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