RemARKable Going Green Blog Tour - Post 3

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Welcome back!  Here's my third project idea following the "going green" theme.  You know those tissue boxes, cereal boxes, etc. that you usually toss or cut for the Box Tops?  Not only are they recyclable but they are reusable!  You could simply cover them with designer series paper for a gift box or use parts of them.  They make a great backing for anything that needs a little more strength. The tissue box I used is thin enough to use punches with.  The Big Shot would cut through them easily as well, but here's a super quick and easy craft that would be even be great for a party favor or activity.
Punch a smaller hole ( I used Stampin' Up!'s half inch circle punch) in a little ways from the edge first.  Then, take a larger punch ( I used Stampin' Up!'s 1 1/4" circle punch) and punch so that you have a thin edge from the first circle, but not so thin that it could rip.  Repeat this process with Designer Series Paper, using the cardboard one as a template. Decorate if desired. ( I sponged the edges) Now you could either coat with Crystal Effects or heat emboss with clear embossing powder to seal.  Place a 5mm jump ring through the top and an earring hoop through that.  Voila!  Designer Paper Earrings! 
I hope enjoyed our Tour.  Come back for even more great ideas soon and as always, I appreciate your comments!