/ Thursday, July 4th, 2013

by Fran Cassano

Hi Everyone! I was in my nearby craft store the other day and I have to admit, I am still a little shocked at the continual, rising cost of the scrapbooking section. So, for this week, I went back into my past, to a time before I became a collector of trims and embellishments, to when I just made my own.

The best part is, it is really easy and it doesn’t cost anything additional. If you have some new Disney items laying around, take a look the packaging and tags that are on them. Disney’s latest enclosures and affixtures are far too cute or pretty to toss out! These are custom Disney embellishments waiting to be crafted.

So, let’s get started, together!

You’ll need:

  • A good paper scissor (I use my trusted precision tip)
  • Tags and packaging from recent Disney items such as:

~Le SportSac’s Disney it’s a small world Collection

~Sephora’s Disney Reigning Beauties Collection

~Disney Parks Haunted Mansion Line

~Disney Parks Wonderland Tea (in the paper boxes)

~Hallmark Characters Wrapping Paper

~The inside backgrounds of boxes to Disney Princess Dolls

~The EOS “Inspired by Alice and Wonderland” Set

~Band-Aid Brand Mickey Mouse Collector Series Band-Aids

~Vintage Minnie Minis by OPI

~Cotton Buds Vintage Mickey Pack

Instructions:Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting Dont Toss The Packaging

Trim down the excess packaging or tag. Then take your time trimming along the edges of the design to get the shape you want. It is OK if it doesn’t look perfect, perfect. And that’s it. Simply store these new embellishments with your paper scraps to use for your next layout. Be sure to use dimensional stickers to set it away from your next project to really achieve that custom look.

In the accompanying photo, I used a paper punch to punch out the Alice characters from the Disney Parks Wonderland Tea package. I’m using them as cupcake toppers for my next get together. I also really love the OPI Minnie Mouse. I think she’s going to make a nice addition to the front of a card. What will you come up with?

Enjoy your day and remember: don’t toss the packaging!

I hope you all have a Very Safe and Happy Independence Day!

For Fran Cassano, paper crafts have kept the magic of Disney a part of her everyday life. Fran invites us capture our own memories through Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting… Break out the tools that have been gathering dust. And let’s figure out how, together!

3 Responses to "Practically Perfect DISNEY Crafting: Don’t Toss The Packaging!"

  1. Mary Corsello says:

    Great idea. I always hated to throw out something cute. My sister-in-law makes gift tags from things like this.

  2. Steamboat Eddie says:

    I always find it hard to toss Disney packaging, it’s like a desecration lol.

    Later on.

  3. Jen says:

    I do this too but make mine into magnets. I have a few really cute ones on my fridge right now!

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