Thursday, August 23, 2012

Altered CTMH Card Box!

Today I have a project I have prayed over and tried to focus on for about a month... since I got the card box from CTMH.  Look how nice it turned out!

Scrapbooking and cardmaking are my loves so I have been checking out other altered projects to make this one... it is for my mom and dad to hold cards in!  Won't this be a nice Christmas present when I get the box full of miscellaneous cards!  She is a HUGE card giver :)

So this is how I did it... first MOTIVATION!  Here fave color is Sage Green.  Also I have a Bobunny paper set I use to make her cards with so I wanted to use some elements from it... and I found some lace that reminded me of her and I had the motivation... see the pic?  I left this sitting on my craft table for a few days while I thought about it....
Finally I got motivated and started with some ink on the edges... as you can see above... then I took the sage green cs I had pulled out for inspiration and used it to cover the box starting on the bottom.  Some of the blogs I have read talk about having a template... but it didn't come with one so I just winged it and made measurements with little indentations with my thumbnail and then cut or scored it at that point.... see...
After some inking and taping on cs I finally covered the whole box....
I used heavy cs and my ATG to glue on the paper... now for the fun part... embellishing!
It all started like this above... and ended with this below!
I even decorated the inside too!
My mom loves butterflies and there is a large one on the top that is not so identifiable in this pic... but it is there!

I am so proud of this box... now for cards to fill it up!
My favorite is the bling on the box.... I think it isn't to much or too little.

What do you think???  I would love your feedback on this project.

Have a blessed day!  Kathi







3 comments:

  1. Your box turned out very nice! She'll love it!

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  2. Your parents will love the box. It turned out really nice

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  3. Hey Kathi! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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