April 24, 2009

Bloggers Challenge - Alter It!



Another Friday, another Bloggers Challenge! This week I assigned the theme Alter It to the Bloggers Challenge Players, it's always fun to see what they come up with to alter. If you're like me, you've probably got a ton of things in your alterable cabinet - drag them out and play along with us this week.

I decided to alter these great Gift Boxes that my friend Robin sent to me. Here's the pieces I had to work with. I decided to cover the "not so pretty" red box with some pretty Bella Rose papers. I measured my box, then cut my DSP and adhered in place. Lucky for me, SU's Jumbo Eyelet popped right into the eyelets in place. For the inside, I covered the cardboard with Parisian Breeze DSP. The box would be perfect for a gift card, or a piece of jewelry.




For my sentiment I used the JustRite Favorite Occasions Set - this set has interchangeable centers and borders, and is perfect for tags! I stamped in Black on Watercolor paper, cut with my Nesties Circle, then colored using the Marker Watercoloring Technique. Sponged the edges, then added some Spica Glitter to the flowers. This circle is layered on a Chocolate 1-3/8" circle. The sentiment is stamped in black on Pink then cut with the Circle Nesties, layered on a Chocolate Nesties Scallop. I punched a small hole, threaded through some Hemp and tied it on to the Chocolate Grosgrain.















Details:
Stamps - JustRite Stampers - Favorite Occasions Set, Wooden Stamper
Ink - Black, Chocolate Chip, Markers, Spica Glitter Pen
Card Stock - Bella Rose, Parisian Breeze
Other - Gift Box, Jumbo Eyelets, Sticky Strip, Piercing Tool, Hemp, Chocolate Grosgrain, Big Shot, Spellbinders Nestabilities




Be sure to click on the Bloggers Challenge link on my sidebar to see what the other players created this week.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!


23 comments :

Barb Hardeman said...

What a lovely job you did on this box - taking it from a bedraggled red to a stunning chocolate and pink. Your tag is awesome. I thought the first picture of it was an altered plate. Very nice job...

Connie Paxman said...

Lisa such a beautiful box...it will make an awesome give...I really like that stamp.
connie paxman

Shona said...

Very pretty Lisa! You guys make me not want to throw out ANYTHING!! ha ha!

Connie said...

Beautiful Lisa! I have all kinds of boxes waiting to be altered...lol...one day!

Basement Stamper said...

Turned out fabulous!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Niceeeeeeeee! What a beauty the beast turned out to be!

Robin Merriman said...

I was hoping you'd do one of those boxes! It turned out beautifully - but I knew it would!

Lisa Bohler said...

Fantastic job! I LOVE the colors that you chose to go with it!

Margaret R said...

Wow, Lisa, these turned out SO nice! Love that tag stamp too! These will be a gorgeous presentation for gifts!

Tiffany Bauer said...

What a beautiful box (after you altered it!!). And what a great tag you added!!

Sheryl Dickinson said...

Great project! I love the tag--so sweet!

Nikki Bond said...

This is beautiful! {SMILES}

Kerry D-C said...

ooooooh! What a beautiful box! Love that paper!

Rachel Hope said...

Wonderful project...I bet Mom Loves it!!!!

Patti Chesky said...

Your mom will love this. It's perfect in every way!!

Lisa said...

Turned otu wonderful! Great job!

Marcia P @ The Stamp Spot said...

Ah, the gift boxes return! Great seeing what you have done with them Lisa.

:) Marcia P

Lori said...

This is beautiful, Lisa! What a change the pretty paper made!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Lisa! What an elegant gift box! Love the tag as well! :D

MJ said...

Ohh, love this. Great color choices fun project. Beautifully done.

Ida P. Krause said...

Super Pretty. What a great make-over these boxes received. They are just lovely.

CTMH_GAL said...

I do this all the time, Victoria's Secret Boxes work very well! and other perfume collection boxes that have a hard lid. People at work think I am crazy as I always want their empty gift boxes if I think I can alter them. LOL
Christy

chelemom said...

This box turned out gorgeous!!! Great idea!

 
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