Monday, April 30, 2012

Save the Earth Fantabulous Cricut Crawl

Welcome to Scrappy MAC Designs and the SEVENTH Fantabulous Cricut Crawl.....Fantabulous Cricut's version of a Blog Hop!

In honor of our Home Planet, Mother Earth, we're having a "Save the Earth" Crawl...each Design Team member will be featuring an original Upcycled-Themed Project that includes at least one Reuseable/Recycled Item along with at least ONE Cricut Cut.

If you've come from visiting Megan over at Saxey Designs, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our Fantabulous Cricut Crawl, start HERE.

Make sure to check out each DT member's blog for some awesome inspiration! There will be PRIZES along the way at our DT members' blogs, AND there will be a Grand Prize up for grabs at FCCB for one participant that submits a "Save the Earth" project at FCCB!  How fun is that?

For my project...I used a Jif Peanut Butter Jar that I had saved for an event such as be able to reuse it for a project, like a candy jar, instead of it going to a landfill!!  All the paper that I used was from my supply of scraps that I have kept from other projects.  All the embellishments were extras that I just had sitting around or ones that I had cut or made for other projects but just didn't use them for what ever reason.  I have to say that I was pretty excited to use things that I already had that might normally had gotten discarded. :) The only thing that I bought for the project was the Snicker's candy bars that went inside, which are my dad's favorite.  He was facing some scary medical issues, which he is really good now, so I stuck to bright fun colors & spring-ish items like Butterflies to lighten the mood.  He has already asked me how the jar gets refilled. :)
Before - Recycled Jif Peanut Butter Jar

After - Recycled Jif Peanut Butter Jar with Mini Snicker's

The Lid & Tag close up before assembled - which shows the 3D butterflies
Did someone mention prizes?!? :)  One of my lucky followers will be randomly picked to win a $20 gift card to one of my FAVORITE stores....Archiver's. Not a follower?  That's have until May 7th to become one.  I will announce the winner next week. 

Now it's your turn! Let's see your Upcycled-Themed projects! Make sure to include a Cricut Cut somewhere on your project!

Your next stop...Robin's blog over at Robin's Creative Cottage.  Go see what she has in store for you today... And when you're done, make sure to link up your project to FCCB's Fantabulous Cricut Crawl post to be entered into the contest!

Happy Crawling!

Recipe for this project:
- Small Tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge cut at 3.25
- Larger Tag, behind the Small Tag, from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More Cricut Cartridge cut at 3.84
- Sweet from From My Kitchen Cricut Cartridge cut at 1.75
- Candy from Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge cut at 3
- QuikKutz Revolution Tool with the Squared & Circle Scalloped diecut
- EK Butterfly Punches, small & medium
- Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Tool - Round 25
- Epiphany Crafts Clear Round 25
- Vintage Edition Decorative Bottle Caps
- Tim Holtz Fragments, oval tag
- Glossy Accents
- Hero Arts Stamp - Everyday Sayings - 'Just because...'
- Chalk around butterflies
- We R Memory eyelets for tag
- We R Memory flower brad
- My Mind's Eye Lime Twist Twine, Charmed
- Studio His & Hers White Tulle
- iRock jewel, hot pink
- Gelly Roll Pen, medium, black & silver


  1. What a great project for today's Crawl! I love the bright, happy colors and embellishments you used. And... I love how you filled your! Hope your Dad enjoys this and continues to do well!

  2. Awesome transformation. recycling in crafting is something I strongly love!!


  3. Hi Melissa,Your recycled project is AWESOME!GREAT Job with it,I LOVE the idea and the yummy treats!Have a great day!!!:)

  4. Very pretty!! i am sure it put a smile on your dad's face!! i am a new follower
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  5. Just started following your blog. What a great idea, and I am glad your dad is better.

  6. Very cute idea! I am a follower now, can't wait to see more from you.

    baby.cowgirl88 at yahoo dot com

  7. great project love the papers you used. im a follower thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

  8. Great project--love how you upcycled that peanut butter jar! Fabulous. Thanks for a chance to win. I'm a new follower.

  9. Wow, what a fun way to dress up a peanut butter jar-very cool!
    Sherrie K

  10. This is such a great idea and SO cute! I love the pretty papers and butterflies. This would make the cutest gift! I am a new follower!
    booger1 at

  11. The story behind your project is as inspiring as the project! What a wonderful gift for your dad! Love the refilling comment! What fun to use everything from your stash, too! Great project! I am a new follower #52! Please come visit me sometime!

  12. Very pretty. Looks like a nice gift jar.
    suekimmet at gmail dot com

  13. What great use of a peanut butter jar! This is so cute, you did an excellent job.

    Thanks, Janis aka ~JD~

  14. Boy did you bring back memories. My dad always wanted peanut butter jars for all his nails, nuts and bolts. Great idea for a gift.

  15. Great idea for it! TFS!

  16. That was very sweet of you to make something for your father when he is in need of some cheering up.
    Thanks for sharing,

  17. Wow I have had a lot of these empty containers. This is just a sweet gift. I know your dad will love this. Great details.

  18. What a fun "pick me up" for your Dad....very cute idea to make someone "happy"...just because!!

  19. Looks terrific Melissa, I'd have never thought of using a PB jar!!!

  20. Fabulous candy container! I am a new follower.

  21. I love snickers what a great idea for a gift. The embellishments are great, love the tag. Signed up as a follower. Great recycling idea.

  22. Love the jar - almost as much as the Snickers inside it!

    Lisa -
    lisa dot rea at kbmg dot com

  23. Cute! I could see me making this for my husband and placing Reeses Peanut Butter cups in it. Thanks for the inspiration. Kathie

  24. Great upcycled project. I love the way you embellished the top

  25. Love the idea. I love that you used your scraps too for the project. Give your dad a big hug from me, I hope it will all work out for him. I am sure he'll like this little gift with his favorite treats.

  26. Great idea! I can see my Dad liking this one, too! I'm a new follower!

  27. This is a great idea and so cute. It is nice to use up your scraps for projects like this. TFS

  28. What a great project! I love the way you did the butterfly and the tag looks fantastic too!
    (I am SO sorry that I'm SO behind in blogging. I did want to see your Save the Earth project though - and am glad I found some time to pop by!)