Altered Box for the Paper Secrets Birthday Bash

The Paper Secrets Birthday Bash officially starts 10am PDT today on their forum! Come join in on all the fun games and challenges scheduled for this weekend…for each challenge you complete and upload to the gallery, you will be entered to win a prize. Each challenge has its own prize (pics of the prizes you could win are attached to the individual challenge posts). All entries need to be submitted by 11:59 pm PDT on April 4, 2011.

I’m hosting the altered box challenge. You can alter any type of box you’d like (cardboard, chipboard, wood, etc), as long as you incorporate paper in some way. You can make it as simple or as elaborate as you’d like! For my example today, I went with simple. I started with a plain wood/wooden box:

Then I painted the edges on the interior and exterior:

Then covered all sides with paper:

I’m actually going to be creating a type of photo shadowbox with this, so it’s not embellished yet in these photos. After the weekend, I will post more pics with the completed project. TFL!

***Once you get to the Paper Secrets Forum, just click the topic “Paper Secrets Birthday Bash Games & Challenges.” That will then take you to the challenge and game posts. :-D***

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5 recycled toilet tissue/paper roll tags

This project uses empty toilet tissue rolls (some people call them toilet paper rolls) for the base of the tag. I lightly sanded the empty rolls then painted the edges on one side and the whole surface of the other side.

I then used leftover scraps from my previous layouts using the My Mind’s Eye Stella and Rose collection papers in the Hazel range to decorate and embellish one side of the rolls. One is a Welcome Home gift tag, 2 are for Mother’s Day and 2 are basically Thank You’s. Each tag holder then has a pull-out insert (3 inserts are decorated with a flower and 2 have trim) where you can write the “to” and “from” along with any personal message to the recipient.

Here are some additional photos of the 5 tag holders and inserts:

I’ve heard of others using a similar method to create fun and interesting tag albums! You could also try sealing off the ends and creating inserts for the tops of the holder instead! All 5 flowers were handmade. It didn’t occur to me until I’d finished that a tutorial on the flowers might be a good idea, so I’ll try to post one in the near future.

TFL!

Materials:

empty toilet tissue rolls
Folk Art Acrylic paint
Sand paper
MME Hazel cardstock papers
MME Hazel “lovely” brads
MME Hazel “memories” trims
MME Hazel “lovely” label Stickers
MME Hazel “mother” layered stickers
MME Hazel “lovely” bits and pieces
MME Hazel “fancy” buttons
MME Hazel “special” buttons
MME Hazel “lovely” title
MME Hazel “mother” title
Heidi Grace Inspire Me “Pocket Buttons”
Cosmo Cricket tiny type alpha stickers
October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickersRanger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks
DMC embroidery floss

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 quick dry liquid
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac

Tools:

EK success large scalloped circle punch
Making Memories medium circle punch

I’m entering this project into the following challenges:

Two Peas in a bucket’s MME challenge, Sketches4all’s layered tags challenge, Just Us Girl’s zipper flower challenge and Frosted Designs reuse or repurpose challenge.

To enter the Frosted Designs reuse/repurpose challenge (entries must be submitted by noon (CST) Thursday, March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Just Us Girls zipper flower challenge (entried must be submitted by 9:00 PM EST on Thursday, March 31, 2011 to be considered “chic of the week”), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Sketches4all group tag challenge (entries must be submitted by midnight March 31, 2011), CLICK HERE.

To enter the Two Peas in a Bucket Manufacturer challenge, CLICK HERE.

Love Nest layout – Pencillines sketch challenge entry

This is the nest that love built. This is the porch that houses the nest that love built. This is the woman that puts up with the unpainted porch that houses the nest that love built. 😀 Each year doves build a nest in this one corner of our porch. One year, they nested twice. Now, I don’t know if my dh is being sentimental or just using it as an excuse, but he claims that he will not repaint this section of the porch until they stop coming back, because he doesn’t want to risk causing them to nest elsewhere. Not sure how well you can see, but in these photos, the chicks have hatched and have their beaks open, chirping for food.

I created this layout based on the sketch provided on Pencillines for their sketch#228 challenge. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Basic Grey Phoebe “Angel Island” cardstock base
BG Blush “Be Mine” cardstock
BG Blush “Charmed” cardstock
BG Blush “Double Dark” cardstock
Little Yellow Bicycle Twig Chipboard Shapes
LYB Twig Chipboard Sticker
LYB Canvas Stickers – Borders
Pink Paislee Cushies alphas
October Afternoon Mini Market sticker alphas
Distress Ink

Adhesives:

Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro PermaTac
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
American Crafts This to That foam Dots

If you’d like to take a look at the sketch I used for this layout or would like to enter your own project for the challenge, CLICK HERE.

I am also entering this layout into 2 other challenges. On sketches for all, the challenge is to create a layout using either photos of animals or no photos at all. To enter this challenge, CLICK HERE.

On Back Porch Memories, the challenge is to complete a layout (single or double, any size) using ONLY Basic Grey papers. You can use any cardstock or other embellishments, but the patterned paper must all be Basic Grey. You can mix and match paper between Basic Grey lines. If you’d like to enter this challenge, CLICK HERE.

Your Perspective

(I wanna see things from) Your Perspective

For this layout, I used Maya Road chipboard butterflies as a mask, Tattered Angels shimmer mists, Echo Park Be Mine papers, Pink Paislee Parisian Anthology tickets and trim, Cosmo Cricket alphas, Around the Block alphas, Memory Boutique ribbon, EK Success Fastenator staples, DMC embroidery floss, regular office staples and a binder clip.

I combined 3 challenges for this one layout. Inspiration from Nerdy *Victorious* Scrapbookers, sketch from Paper Secrets and Scrap Whispers requires the use of office supplies somewhere on the layout.

If you’d like to play along w/any of these challenges, here are the links:

Nerdy Victorious Scrapbookers

Paper Secrets

Scrap Whispers

TFL!

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