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


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

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

  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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