Earth Day is April 22nd. As a crafter, I like to honor the day by creating something using recycled materials. I had several vintage LP record albums sitting around that I had thrifted from a garage sale and since the covers are made from chipboard, I decided to recycle them into a unique mini sculpture piece using my Staxable die by Sizzix.
I started with five record album covers. Only three will be seen so I chose three that had similar colors, in this case neutral colors.
Using scissors, I cut them apart along the three sealed edges so I had 10 pieces of chipboard, each approximately 12″ x 12″.
I die cut the shapes using my Staxables die by Sizzix. I usually suggest using the Sizzix Little Sizzles mat board which is a perfect thickness but since I was recycling the album covers, I had to cut extra shapes to get the right thickness. For each single Staxable frame, I cut five album chipboard frames and sandwiched them together to make the correct thickness. The thickness is need to keep the structure tightly held together.
I used the neutral colors as the outside layers to create a cohesive look. In this example I made 11 Staxable frames with five die cut, layered shapes each. You can have as many Staxable frames as you like. You can even keep adding to this over time.
I designed this die to display Instax mini photos, but for this project, I left them as open “windows”.
The records were pre-owned and not worth much but I had fun recycling them into a growing mini sculpture.
Happy Earth Day 2018!
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