Friday, April 6, 2012

Bunny Box

Do you recognize this?

If you're a fan of Laughing Cow cheese, you probably have one of these boxes in your refrigerator right now.  I usually eat a cheese wedge as part of lunch and before I'd toss each box away, I'd stare at it for a while...just knowing that I could do something crafty with it.

Well, I finally gave in to my inner squirrel and stashed one away.  It wasn't in the stash for long (thank goodness!) before I created this little bunny box with it.  I'm about 80% liking this box.  I know I can do better, so plan on seeing more experimentation with this surface...I do eat one little cheese wedge a day, so I can build up a stash pretty quickly!

A Couple Details:
  • Tissue tape makes dealing with oddly shaped edges soooo much simplier!  I applied a couple of layers...one wrapping the bottom edge and one wrapping the top edge for both the top and bottom of the box.  
  • My Coluzzle (you could also use an electronic cutting machine) made quick work of cutting circles to cover the top and bottom.
  • The adorable bunny image is from The Graphics Fairy.  I colored him with Distress Inks and a water pen, then added several layers of UTEE to give him some thickness.
  • Some Tim Holtz adornments make our bunny royal and heavenly (it is an Easter box).  And layered flowers, seam binding, buttons, and an edging of Liquid Pearls finish things off.

Challenges:


Supplies:
Patterned Paper:  K & Co Classic K ‘Bailey’
Image: Graphics Fairy; Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Old Paper’, ‘Tattered Rose’, ‘Frayed Burlap’, ‘Vintage Photo’, ‘Evergreen Bough’; Versamark; Distress Stain ‘Victorian Velvet’; Perfect Pearls Mist ‘Perfect Pearl’, ‘Heirloom Gold’; Alcohol Ink ‘Mushroom’, ‘Pearl Mixative’, ‘Blending Solution’
Embellishments: Darice flowers; Prima flowers; vintage buttons; Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE); Tim Holtz adornments; TH tissue tape ‘Nostalgic’; Hug Snug seam binding; Liquid Pearls ‘Bisque’
Tools:  Foam and felt ink blenders; Glossy Accents; Matte Multi-Medium; Glue Dots pop up; Coluzzle; heat tool; TH paper distresser; tweezers; Wondertape; water pen
Misc: Laughing Cow cheese box

23 comments:

  1. A great recycled box - just gorgeous & perfect for Easter! Love the detail on the box with the little pearl;s & I love your flowers. Thanks for joining our new challenge blog "Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent"!

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  2. Sweet box! I laughed as you described the "save or not" routine. Same thoughts, same box!

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  3. This is so cute and so do-able! And guess what? We have Laughing Cow cheese in Australia too.
    I've actually got a 'keepsake' box made from a Laughing Cow cheese package that my youngest son made me around 20 years ago sitting on my bedside! Wow, you've just given me an idea for a post!
    Happy Easter to you and once again, thank you.

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  4. Wow, what a great idea and so cute too! THanks for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

    hugs, Marjo

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  5. Love this Project! It is the Cutest. Thank you for sharing.

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  6. I don't normally buy this cheese, but last year I did just so I could use the container to decoupage and make into a little gift box. On one, using a bird image from The Graphics Fairy, I decorated and then put some shredded paper on the inside and tiny little chocolate eggs. Turned out very cute. I think yours is great! Easter blessings, Tammy

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  7. Very pretty box and such a good idea. Happy Easter and thanks for playing
    Love Cynthia x

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  8. I love your cheese box, Vicki, I haven't seen one of those in awhile. Yours is lovely. Love how you finished it and the image is so sweet and beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us this week for the Papercraft Star "Anything Goes" challenge. Happy Easter.

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  9. I think you did a FABULOUS job on this box! LOVE that designer paper (1 of my favorites) and how you've colored & used the bunny is PERFECT! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EASTER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  10. Great use of the box, I have one at home to use also! =)
    Thank you for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

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  11. Love your bunny box. Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #10 – “Eggs and/or Bunnies”.

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com/

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  12. What a beautiful transformation!

    Cheers from Bangalore, India
    Sonia
    cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  13. I think it looks fabulous! Save a box for me!!

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  14. Ooohh wonderful. I'm all about Trash To Treasure, so I absolutely love this. Wonderful transformation, the end project is gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  15. What a great altered box! The distressing looks great! Thank you for joining us this week over at the Papercraft Star!

    Anitra

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  16. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  17. Adorable box. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

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  18. Wow what a gorgeous box, beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge
    Claire xx

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  19. You really did a great job with this cheese box; i will never look at a"Vache qui rit" box (french name) the same way!Have a nice day.

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  20. La Vache qui rit/Laughing Cow--I haven't had some in quite a while, but will head to the grocer's today to remedy that. Your beautiful box is an inspiration!

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  21. Vicki, This is so absolutely cool. I don't have one of those cheese boxes sitting in my refrigerator, but now I want one. Thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent and hope you will come play with us again.

    I might just be missing it but I don't see that you answered our Bonus Round question. If you want to play and be eligible to win the sentiment displayed on our post, you can just just drop by again and leave us a comment and we will count you in.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

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  22. You did a fabulous job changing a laughing cow into a stunning bunny!!
    Thanks for joining us at "Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-invent"!
    Hugz
    Rene

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