Here is something you can use to recycle your chewing gum boxes.  These  were created using Orbit Chewing Gum Boxes, but there are several others that work just as well!  For those of you with Silhouette cutters, there is a template in the store that works as well.

This was my DT inspiration project for The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog.  I traced the Gum box on two sheets of design paper. I used stripes on the outside and polka dots on the inside.  It is necessary to deconstruct the box, but they are easy to disassemble.  To make the tags, I simply trimmed regular item tags down to the size I needed to fit into my holder.

The number of tags will vary depending on how heavily you embellish them.  I tried to keep mine at a minimum.


This next Key Chain Tag Mini was constructed using Duct Tape, and embossing folder, and black acrylic ink.  The crystals along the edge were a lot brighter, but I forgot to seal the project before I added the bling, so the sealer dulled the color a little.  This is a wonderful technique.  Tomorrow I will show a tag I created using the same duct tape and embossing technique.

This was my DT Inspiration Project at Eclectic Ellapu!

Thanks for stopping by!



About Chana Malkah

I am a "bubbie" (translation: grandmother), clinical supervisor(pediatrics) and an avid cardmaker. I enjoy making stationery sets and giving them to family and friends. This blog is for those who are just starting to explore cardmaking and other papercrafting. I have been away from cardmaking for about five years and was astounded by all the exciting changes in the craft. When I started stamping back in 1998, I only worked with wood mounted rubber stamps, metal stencils, markers and embossing powders and ink. Now there is a whole world out there and I hope we can explore together. In just eleven short months, I have gone from being afraid of posting my being invited to join two design teams and waiting to hear from two more! Pursue your Passion!
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  1. Laurian says:

    Chana, these are gorgeous, you’ve certainly mastered that technique! You’re so clever at making beautiful useable art!

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