Monday, April 23, 2012

Life is Beautiful

Remember the Bunny Box I created from a Laughing Cow box?  Well, if you do, you know that I wasn't 100% satisfied with that project, but I'm LOVING this one!  My mom and sister, Jenny, sparked the creative juices when they told me about some Easter ornaments they saw at a craft store.  They said that they looked like they were made from these little boxes...except that they were oval.  Oval, smoval...I can work with round!  So I printed this gorgeous daffodil from the Graphics Fairy that I'd pinned a few weeks ago and gave it another go.

The Details:
  • Instead of keeping it as a box, I focused on the ornament idea, taping the top and bottom together with tissue tape, and adding crochet ribbon and a twine hanger.
  • I colored the box with Distress Inks and a foam blender to coordinate with my background paper, then layered on my paper, the fussy-cut daffodil image, and a vellum quote using Matte Multi-Medium.
  • Glossy Accents on just the daffodil blossom gives it some "pop".
  • I used a pop-up Glue Dot to adhere the heart locket and added crystal glitter to the opening to "unsticky" the exposed glue dot.  It also adds a little sparkly something special.
  • The ribbon is hand-dyed seam binding.

Isn't it great how you learn something from each project...even if it's what not to do?  You don't have to like them all, just learn a lesson and make the next one better.  Well now, that motto certainly applies to more than crafting, doesn't it?!

The Graphics Fairy:  Brag Monday #133
Always Crafting: Creative Monday Challenge #6 - Yellow and Sunshine
Love to Create: Challenge #12 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #86
The Pink Elephant: Challenge TPE 145 - Hello Sunshine (use yellow)
Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturdays: Recycle
Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-invent: Anything Goes (use at least one recycled object)

Cardstock: Stampin’ Up! ‘So Saffron’ (back of ornament)
Patterned Paper:  My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Two ‘Sunshine’
Image: The Graphics Fairy
Inks: Distress Ink ‘Wild Honey’, ‘Old Paper’, ‘Vintage Photo’
Embellishments: K&Co. Sentiment Vellum Quotes; Tim Holtz tissue tape ‘Symphony’; Hug Snug seam binding; lace ribbon; Papertrey Ink rustic button twine; Bead Landing Found Objects locket; Martha Stewart glitter ‘Crystal Fine’; button; Glossy Accents
Tools:  Foam ink blender; Matte Multi-Medium; Glue Dots pop-up; Wondertape; 3M Spray Adhesive; heat gun; Coluzzle
Misc: Laughing Cow cheese box


  1. I love it. Need to get some of those boxes...need to eat cheese! lol

  2. This is so beautiful! I just Love it!! Great Colors, fantastic design! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!! We look forward to seeing more of your creations really soon!

    Many Blessings,

  3. I saw you on The Pink Elephant. Gorgeous! I love the colors &, well, everything!

    I'd love to have you join us at Tuesday Alchemy:


  4. Your creativity is awesome .Love the ornament risen from recycling .
    Beautiful image .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  5. Great idea! I am just about to finish up some cheese in one of those round containers. Going to have to save it now. I love the Spring colors you used. Thanks for sharing.

  6. That is a great idea! I love the spring look and all the details.

  7. Your piece is lovely. I love your design and Tim's products are used beautifully. Thank you for sharing.

    susan s.

  8. This is really gorgeous!!! A great altered box - just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!

  9. i loveeee this!!!sooo pretty!

  10. Great project, so cute too.
    I saw your link on Make it Monday. I'm #138 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  11. Very clever idea- could be used for the holidays making nice gifts for teachers etc. Love your colors. The glossy accents is perfect!

  12. Victoria - this is really pretty!!! Love re-purposed stuff! xo

    -pamela ;)

  13. Wonderful project! I love it. Thanks you so much for joining us at SSDS this week with your recycled project. We really appreciate your participation.

    Scrapcat Cards by Linda

  14. Such a great idea to use the box to make an ornament! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  15. Oh this is gorgeous!

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  16. Beautiful ornament and such a clever idea. Thank you for playing along in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Reinvent and hope you will come play along with us again.

    If you would like a chance to win the recycle sentiment displayed on our post be sure to come back and leave us a comment with your answers to the bonus round before our challenge ends.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  17. Gorgeous,Fabulous design and colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Create Challenge!


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