Wednesday, May 11, 2016

All About Boxes WWC 67

If it's Wednesday, it's time for a new challenge. This time, Deborah has us All Boxed Up. We all find ourselves in need of a container of some kind on occasion. Whether to present a tiny treasure or a tasty treat, a beautifully hand-crafted and decorated box makes anything special.

 Stampin' Up! gives us many options for creating boxes. There are the ready-to-go Tag-a-Bag Gift Boxes, the food-safe Tiny Treat Boxes and Takeout Boxes (all three of these options are retiring May 31). And the Gift Box Punch Board gives us options for creating many different sizes of boxes - up to 4" on each side - from either card stock or Designer Series Paper.

Then there is the All Boxed Up Kit which makes 10 little milk carton-style boxes. And don't forget the Thinlits: Cutie Pie Thinlits, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits and Bakers Box Thinlits.

Now, with all these options available, I decided not to re-invent the wheel, so to speak. One of the types of adhesive I use a lot of is our Mini-Glue Dots. And it just so happens they come in a little box. And it just so happens I had that little box sitting empty on my craft table when I was pondering what to do.

It was really simple to take the box apart - sorry, I didn't take any photos of my process! - but it comes apart easily and is all one piece. I flattened it then glued the entire shape onto a piece of Neutrals Designer Paper Stack, trimmed around it and just folded it up and re-glued it.

No measuring, no scoring, no cutting - well, just a little, no fiddling! Embellish with Burlap Ribbon and a Botanical Blooms flower cut from Watercolour Paper and coloured with an Aqua Painter and Watermelon Wonder ink. In the center is a black star sequin from the Metallics Sequins, topped with a Basic Jewel Rhinestone for some sparkle. A sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes tucked underneath and a couple of leaves - it's ready to go!

Here's a close-up:

Now, we want to see your take on our All Boxed Up Challenge. Visit the Watercooler Wednesday blog to see what the other Watercooler Artists have done. There are some truly amazing creations!

1 comment:

  1. Gail, you are too clever! What a genius way to reuse a box, and make it 100 times prettier. I love how you created your own pattern by watercolouring the flower, and the burlap wrap-around sets it all off perfectly :)


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