Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Keep Calm and Craft

This project was something I made for demo to show how to upcycle old items. I based the projects around Cardmaking box set and a perfume box set I received. The boxes were just too good to leave lying around. Both boxes are decorated with the Parisienne Blue Collection from Docrafts and all the dies are from Xcut:   Haberdashery A5 Die Set, Sewing Patches Die Set,  Trim Boarders A5 Die Set and the Carnival Alphabet die sets. I have to say I love these projects. they hang from the back like a picture would and I used bakers twine doubled up and it was super strong and perfect for hanging.

I attached the Bakers Twine first so I could cover it with the paper when I decorated.When the boxes were decorated I took a simple Artists board and decorated it with the wording (which I embossed) , flowers, die cuts etc. I raised the artists board using 3D foam on a roll.I doubled it up to give a little height.

Well I hope you like it. I love mine hanging in the studio and the second one went to a great demonstrator friend of mine for her craft space. So have a look at your old gift boxes hanging around and see if you can convert them into a great gift for someone :)





7 comments:

  1. What a great project , love how you have done these, great colours and the wording is super the way its decorated xx

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  2. Fabulous Cliona, love the colour!
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  3. Fab projects. I love these boy x

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  4. Great idea, I'm feeling the need to have a try x

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