VCR Recycled Craft

This week at Mixology Crafts we will be featuring projects that have grown out of the “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” concept. Get ready to get inspired and get crafty with things you might have thrown away!

Cyndi of Lovely Lula Here. I have been on a cleaning streak since the kids went back to school a couple of weeks ago. I happened upon a drawer of VCR tapes I was holding on to. I knew I had to let them go and thought why not make a project out of them instead of just tossing them. So I made a vintage looking purse using a double case and the outer paper from My Fair Lady. I love it!

For the purple background I used Bazzill Basics Metallic paper and ran it through the Cuttlebug using the Peacock from the Animal Prints Embossing folder set.  For the female silhouette I used the “My Fair Lady” outer paper box, flattened, along with pink Bazzill Basic paper. I readied the papers onto mats and then used the Cricut Art Nouveau Cartridge to cut out the silhouettes.

The handle was created by braiding the actual VCR tape and using E-600 glue to attach to the sides. I finished it off by gluing down black and white striped ribbon along the edge and spray painting the inside of the box white.

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula Follow me on Twitter I am Lab5.


Amy Winehouse In Cut Paper

Today we welcome guest artist erin k. bailey a.k.a ekb* She is an artist & a DJ, visit her at ekb*

In her words:

I have been a long time fan of Amy Winehouse, and was so sad to hear of her passing. I had been working with cut paper designs, and I decided to attempt to do her portrait to honor her life and music in my own way. I used one of the frame designs for the background on the Songbird Cartridge for its vintage feel, because much of her music and style was influenced by artists from the 50’s and 60’s. I hand cut Amy’s portrait during a 4 day, labor of love cut-a-thon.

My other art pieces can be view at ekb* or find me on Facebook and if you are curious about the music I mix visit ekb* over at Sound Cloud for free downloads!


Bazzill Basics card stock paper
-Starry paper is from a “its my party” short stack by Christy Lyle
Cricut Songbird Cartridge
YES Paste

art information:

-12”x12” canvas
-Title: “back to blue” tribute to Amy Winehouse

ekb* also created a self portrait that she is now using as her banner using the Cricut and the Space Party Cartridge for the back ground. She hand cut the paper of her portrait- super cool!

Flash Drive MP3 Gift Container

I made this great gift for a guy friend who did some barter work for me and he loves music. I filled a flash drive with MP3’s of music and then made a gift container out of embossed paper and a mini plastic paint container that I got at the craft store. To emboss the paper I used my Cuttlebug and the Country Life Embossing Folder and I cut the guitars and cassette tape out on my Cricut using the Indie Art Cartridge. All paper was from Bazzil Basics. I loved this little goody and almost hated giving it up!

Click here for the tutorial: Flash Drive How To

Happy crafting xoxo Cyndi aka, Lovely Lula

Girly Girl Gift

This girly girl gift idea is one that you will not want to wrap. It is made using Bazzill Basics paper and the Forever Young Cricut cartridge. I cut the girly silhouette on the Cricut in different sized layers and backed it with chipboard, added some bling and sprayed on some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.I have the silhouette resting on a simple wooden easel that I covered with a hot pink lace.

Then I used a scrabble tile, covered it in red Bazzill Basics paper and cut out a matching girly silhouette out of pink paper and glued those to the tile, I screwed in an eyelet and then added a silver plumbers chain. Gift complete! Now I have to go run and hide it so it will be a surprise for Christmas!

For the complete Tutorial Click Here: Silhouette Necklace

Happy Crafting xoxo Cyndi aka Lovely Lula.