Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Red Chocolate Box - Thursday's Throw Aways

Okay, I know it's not Thusday, but I wanted to post this project.  Bear with me, I'm trying to clean up some stuff that is overtaking my craft space.

Cleaning up after the holidays also meant getting rid of the sweets.  No, I did not eat them all!  I packed up what I could and took them to work for the seagulls staff to enjoy.  This included three partially filled boxes of Gertrude Hawks Smidgens.  I was going to cut apart the boxes when they were done to use them in a Thursday Throw-Away segment, but I was challenged by my co-worker and our mail lady to repurpose the box.

This first one is Ruby or Riding Hood Red and Cameo Coral - at least that's what I think they are.  I carefully cut out the circle from the front of the box and took my Ruby Red marker and ran it on the inside of the cut away so the edges did not look so ragged.  Then I added a piece of acetate on the inside.  I stamped the flowers and border piece from Vintage Vogue.  The flowers are Cameo Coral rock and rolled in Ruby Red.  The border piece was colored with markers.  The centers of the flowers are 1/4" punches with Crystal Effects on them to make them shiny.

Inside the box I have a pair of flamingo socks and a butterfly scrub.  On the back you'll see the sentiment from Whimsical Words (You're Never More Than a Thought Away) and some more of the Vintage Vogue elements.  I punched holes in the lide with my Crop-a-Dile and tied it up with some white taffeta ribbon.

This will make a nice little pick-me-up gift for a friend. 

Okay, one box down and two to go.  Stay tuned for more in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful gift box!! You are so great at recycling things into lovely and useful projects.


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