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Monday, 13 June 2011

CCM #48 Alter a Food Carton/Box/Container

On Crafty Cardmakers this week we want to see your altered food containers! Do pop on over to the blog as there are some awesome projects there. We also have on offer a prize of £10 from the lovely Joanna Sheen

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So to mine. I started with an empty box that holds puppy pouches.

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I painted it white. Not sure why, I think I might have been going to fusion it and then changed my mind. Anyhow I covered it with some gorgeous Bo Bunny paper that has been sitting in my stash for years.

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I wrapped a long length of white stretchy lace fabric around the middle and also a length of purple satin. I made a couple of bows from the satin and stuck them in the centre of the ribbon. Some Tim Holt diecuts and a few petaloo flowers finish it off.

CCM 48 OpenWM I am using it for storing my Bigz dies, as currently they are inside a zipped container and I can normally not be bothered to drag them out, perhaps I will be encouraged to use them more now. I have a couple of these types of boxes slightly larger which I think I will adapt to hold my BS embossing plates cos they are hidden away and NEVER get used!

I’m entering this into the following:-

Gingersnap Creations – Packaging Materials

KB Cute Monday – Anything Goes

Moving Along With The Times – Anything But  A Card

Papertake Weekly – Anything Goes

Pollycraft Challenge – Ribbons and Flowers

Shelley’s Images Blog – Anything Goes

The Poodles Parlour – Anything Goes

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  1. this is just fabulous!!! and perfect storage for your dies!!! Hugs Juls

  2. Hi Lin,
    What a simply Fabulous project!!!! Love the dp's, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the flowers , really pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

  3. Hi Lin - this is a superb storage box for your dies. Love the gorgeous lace and the papers. Fabulous flowers and swirls too.

    Thank you so much for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week. Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  4. What a great idea! I've actuially saved a pet-pouch box and was wondering what to do with it! LOL! Unfortunatlely, mine doesn't fit BIGZ!

  5. Lin this is fantastic! With storage like this who wouldn't want to leave it out for easier access?! I really love the colors you chose too :) Thanks for playing along with us at Papertake Weekly!

  6. This is beautiful! I love the paper :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  7. Wow this is gorgeous, i love the colours, papers and the swirls! Such a fab idea too!

    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and hope to see you again for the next challenge!

    Kitty xx

  8. So beautiful, such gorgeous colours.
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  9. Who'd have thought this started life as a dog food box, Lin, it looks brilliant. I love the swirls and the flowers and what a perfect storage soloution for your dies.
    Hugs Lisax

  10. This is so lovely - I'd never have guessed how it started life!

  11. Wow, what a gorgeous creation Lin!

  12. Super fabulous box - wow!

  13. I just love projects like this. I am always looking at empty containers and boxes. I think I drive my family insane when I scream "DON'T throw that away!"

    Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  14. What a gorgeous container for your dies! And to think it's all thanks to that cute little puppy, lol. (Yep, she gets all the credit cos she's just sooo cute!). xx

  15. Wow Lin, what an amazing project! It's amazing what you can do with stuff that will just be thrown away!! Just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  16. Beautiful little box! I'm so glad that you joined us at Shelly's Images "Show Us What You Got!" Challenge and I hope we see more of your creations in the future!

    ~kurlygirl Kurly-Q

  17. Love your altered box- and such a pretty way to hold your dies, Debi x

  18. Great box for your dies!
    Thanks for playing with us at The Poodles Parlour!

  19. Wow!
    Fantastic creation petal! Looks fab! Such a fab clever wee idea!
    Hugs Melly xxx

  20. My goodness what a transformation! That is just FABULOUS xx

  21. What a clever storage project ... so glad you joined us for creating with packing materials at Gingersnap Creations.

  22. Fantastic way to recycle packaging! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)


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