Earth Day Recycled Record Album Covers

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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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I designed this die to display Instax mini photos, but for this project, I left them as open “windows”.

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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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This is a personal blog and all ideas and opinions are my own. I am also an employee of Ellison/Sizzix and therefore receive financial compensation not pertaining to any aspect of this blog. Occasionally I may receive material product for personal use and not for consideration to be used in my blog. This post contains affiliate links to help support my blog. You are not charged any extra cost for purchasing supplies using those affiliate links. I greatly appreciate your support.

About Lynda Kanase

Sizzix Senior Product Designer, Crafter, Maker, Stitcher, Scrapper, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Instructor, Anglophile, Dog lover and Mom trying to make the world prettier, one project at a time. Please join me on this creative adventure.

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