Friday, March 25, 2016

Repurposed iPhone Earbud Case Papertrey Ink Hop




 The challenge was to use some kind of stitching or faux stitching on your card. 
Welcome to the Hop!

Since this one is about stitching I thought I would share this: Repurposed; Apple iPhone Earbud container, that I turned into a needle keeper about 6 months ago. This is the second one I made, since my husband found one of his old case’s. 
Do any of you put your earbuds back in it? 

Before I took it apart!
From start to finish, this maybe took 15 min.

Ok, the first one came apart much easier than this one,and in one simple piece.
 This case had been in my husbands hot car for a least a year,that might be why it was harder to take apart.
I grabbed one end with pliers and held down the bottom part with pointy pliers/needle-nose pliers 

After it came apart I cut and rounded a thin magnetic sheet . I promise it was easy. 
 I thought it was a pretty good idea and it's a bit bigger than the tiny needle keepers in the store.


Ok, now the card , I added some french knots to the center of  flowers.


Thank for the visit today, if I don’t get to your cards today /Good Friday, I will try Saturday.  

Happy Easter !
Products used
 The felt peek is : memory box Plush Flowers and Plush Spring Bunny


52 comments:

  1. Beautiful card, Marybeth! What a clever idea to add the french knots to the center of the flowers and what a wonderful job you did, too.

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  2. What a fabulous upcycling project and very clever, putting the magnetic sheet in there! This is another PTI card that takes my breath away and makes my envious of all the wonderful, stamps & IP that they produce, but alas, their shipping costs are prohibitively high to the UK and add to that, tax and duty (not to mention our Royal Mail 'handling' charges), it makes each product around 3x the cost! Have a very lovely Easter weekend Marybeth! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  3. what a cool idea! I love the colours of the flowers…so yummy!

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  4. Such a clever idea Marybeth for the needle holder...I'm sure we have one (or two) of those around here somewhere that I can use too! And I love your beautiful birthday card with the French Knots...so pretty!! Happy Easter!! :0)

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  5. I adore the little cakes you've been creating with the new set, Marybeth! Love those clever little knots and your needle holder. Great idea!

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  6. This is so pretty Marybeth. I love that cake with candles and can't wait to get my hot little hands on them when the goods eventually get to England!
    Happy Easter
    Hugs
    Carol x

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  7. Love your pretty pink birthday card with the delicate french knot flower centres. Great idea for the earbud case - will have to do this!

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  8. This is so elegant and dainty, Marybeth! Beautifully done! Clever recycle idea, too!

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  9. I love the sweet French knots in the flower centers - it adds a lovely, delicate touch to the card, Marybeth! I'm doing a little forehead slap wondering why I haven't added a magnetic strip to the bottom of my pin holder - thanks for a genius idea!

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  10. Oh, how sweet and so clever of you to repurpose that case. Your card is darling! I just love inking up that cake!! Have a blessed Easter, my friend.

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  11. The card is so pretty, Mary Beth! And what a great idea for the earbud case. I'm one of those who puts her earbuds back in the case. ;) It's perfect for needles, though!

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  12. So pretty and soft. The French knots add just the right amount of texture.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL card Marybeth. I love your stitching in the center of the flower.
    Even I could do that...I think!

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  14. Oh sweet card -I like the texture- and great french knots. Neat needle holder too!

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  15. another beautiful cake card! The flowers are very pretty!

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  16. Love your needle keeper idea! Your french knots make such a beautiful accent on your lovely card. My french knots don't look that good. I need to practice!

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  17. Leave it to Marybeth to repurpose what all of us toss! Love it! Must go dumpster diving to see if I can find one. Simply ingenious! And your sweet card is a beautiful way to incorporate french knots, one of my favorite embroidery stitches!
    Have to say you're wonder woman in first place!

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  18. Amazing Marybeth! Beautiful card! May you have a blessed and 'sweet' Easter with your family!

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  19. LOVE those knots in the center of the flowers beautiful!

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  20. Oh! what a wonderful idea!!you are so creative friend!! I love your beautiful card with the delicate little french knots!

    Happy Easter to you too!!

    (((Hugs)))
    Patti

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  21. Beautiful card and great idea to tie in the french knots.

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  22. A fun and creative use for your ear bud case! Your cake card is so pretty - the french knots are the perfect accent!

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  23. What a clever tip, I need to try that! And your card is so pretty, the knots are a perfect addition!

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  24. Beautiful card and great up-cycling of your ear bud case...very clever! Happy Easter!!

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  25. Beautiful card! Great idea to repurpose the case. I love that you put a magnetic sheet inside. So smart!

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  26. Beautiful. I'm loving that stamp set I've seen several cards.. it might have to be on my "must have" list. Nice job.

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  27. Marybeth...you are so clever! And what a beautiful card, love that cake.

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  28. French knots on paper flowers? Brilliant!

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  29. That card is so pretty and your French knots are so perfect. Jealous. And I simply love the sewing kit pouch that I see in the background.

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  30. Love your needlekeeper and your card is gorgeous! Not helping me resist Just Desserts until I get my wishlist headed to the vault taken care of though lol.

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  31. what a great idea with the needle case and, what a beautiful card. your french knots are so well done!

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  32. OH your card is so pretty! I love the circle cut out for a background for that gorgeous cake!! What a neat idea for a needle holder! Now to go see if I can find my old earbuds case! haha!

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  33. WOW, #1 Marybeth, how did you manage that? Your gorgeous cake with the French knot centers on the flowers is a great take on the stitching challenge. Very clever idea for a needle holder, too, and the magnetic sheet. Off to Hop!

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  34. Love, love, love your card Marybeth! I need that cake set now. :)

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  35. What a cool needle holder. I need to remember that, because I don't sew much except for dog toys, but I always have trouble locating a needle. And, your birthday card is perfect. Love the knots in the center of your flowers. My set comes tomorrow. Fingers crossed.

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  36. NICE! I love recycling items..problem is 'saving' everything for that great idea :-)
    Your card is a beautiful treat, Marybeth!

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  37. Such a pretty cake! Love the sweet strawberry colors :)!

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  38. Oh you clever girl, you! I'll have to see if I still have my ear bud case.... And your card is beautiful! Love that cake and what a great font on that sentiment. Easter blessings to you and your family too. Bev

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  39. What a beautiful card! Your cake is just gorgeous, and that is a great idea to use French knots as centres!

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  40. Such a beautiful card!..lovely!

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  41. Such a neat little idea for a needle keeper and the card is divine!

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  42. Very pretty card, and great idea for a repurpose.

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  43. Beautiful card! The French knots for flower centres is a perfect touch!

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  44. Beautiful card, scrumptious cake! I'm also loving that needle keeper -- if only I had this idea 15 years ago when my girls were dallying in sewing and leaving needles everywhere!

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  45. I love your repurposed needle keeper and Lovely stitched card.

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  46. I love your repurposed needle keeper and Lovely stitched card.

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  47. Love your card....what a great idea to upcycle the IPhone case....I think I have one around here too! Happy Spring!

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  48. You're so clever, Marybeth! Your card is just beautiful--love the French Knots! Bet it didn't take you 2 hours to make them like mine did--haha! Wishing you a blessed Easter!

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  49. beautiful card Marybeth and love your clever/creative way of using the case! I need to do this too!

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