Friday, July 30, 2010

Stampin' Up! So Green: Reduce Reuse and Recycle

So I just got a few of the Stampin' Up! Smooch Spritz Accent Sprays (page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalog or page 195 in the IBC) and I was looking at the Color Catcher (item # 121093) and wondering if I could make something similar out of a Stampin' Up! box!?!

The Color Catcher (item # 121093) protects your work from ink overspray when using the Smooch Spritz or Color Spritzer Tool (item # 107066)! It's made from corrugated cardboard. Easy to assemble; compact and portable. 1 per package. Dimensions once open are 10" x 10" x 10" and it sells for $5.95!

I have a TON of Stampin' Up! shipment boxes around my house from orders, so I thought I'd try and make my own Color Catcher! I used one of the smaller ones, which measures 12" x 10" x 6" (and are corrugated card board)!!! I basically taped 'open' the flaps, and cut off the top flap completely! Here's what it looks like:

Here's how you'd put your card or project inside to spray with the Smooch Spritz or Color Spritzer Tool! I thought the Gold Glow (item # 118770) Smooch Spritz would be pretty on this Owl For You Card I made for CQC #42.
So what is Smooch Spritz?
Use these pearlized accent sprays to add a splash of color to your projects! They come in a ready-to-use spray applicator. Layer thin coats of different colors for added dimension. Use the Heat Tool (item # 100005) to speed drying time. Sprays are great for cards, scrapbook pages, chipboard, tags, and more! Acid Free. There are four colors available and each container is .37 oz. Each sells for $4.95!
  • Gold Glow (item # 118770)
  • Silver Foil (item # 118771)
  • Vanilla Shimmer (item # 118772)
  • Log Cabin (item # 119921)

Want more 'Green' Stampin' Up! products?
Check out the NEW So Green Stamp Set on page 146 of the Idea Book & Catalog! It's the perfect set for staying in the Green Zone! It comes in a set of 7 earth friendly images that are completely adorable for sending an 'I Love Nature' note! My favorite stamp in the set is 'give your trash a 2nd chance.' LOL! Isn't that cute!?! The images are pictured below.

This set comes in Wood Mount (item # 118728) for $14.95 OR Clear Mount (item # 120588) for $11.95.
If you save a tree and purchase the Clear Mount set, here are my Block size recommendations:
Block 'A' (item # 118487) for $3.95
Block 'B' (item # 117147) for $5.95
Block 'G' (item # 118489) for $4.50


  1. Love your homemade Color Catcher! And the owl card is a "hoot", too!

  2. I also used one of my packaging boxes to make my own color catcher. I even used some of my retired DSP (one with excess) and wrapped the DSP on the outside. It made it prettier. I felt good about saving $6 and being able to use that for other products instead.


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