Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Letter B - Altered Gift Box

For the letter B, I chose to alter a gift box that was really sturdy that my mom gave for Christmas two years ago.  I had just participated in a handmade flower swap at CUC - check out our link at the right - and needed something to store all of the flowers in so that they wouldn't get smushed.  So, I painted the edges of the box first.  Then I used Echo Park pp and even the packaging front page to embellish and cover the box.  The label cover on the front was also part of the packaging.  I covered the title of the paper with a flower and then added the "handmade" alpha stickers.  Love that paper line too!

Sketchy Saturday at CUC!

I am a huge sketch person!  Totally love them and when CUC introduced their Sketchy Saturday, well I could hardly resist!  This week's sketch was by Julie Bonner and was totally inspiring.  I created this adorable layout about my niece who is too cute for words.  Not only that, I reused some Prima Packaging - plastic doilies from a flower package background.  It was too pretty to throw away!