Thursday, February 2, 2012

Altered box and paper bag card

Hello to all my crafty friends and family!  Thanks for coming by today!  Grab a glass of tea (I brewed some fresh just before lunch) and take a look at the box I altered for my oldest sister, Bev, for her birthday.  I gave it to her today and by the time she left she already had 2 places in mind to put it!   I started with a little wooden box I picked up at J's, and painted the parts I wan't going to cover with paper, using a aint from my stash.  Then I used this neat paper from Graphic45 to cover the outside.  I thought it was perfect for this project!  The old looking ads are actually off the other side of the paper!  I used modge podge to put all my papers down, attach the ads, and then gave the whole thng another coat of mode podge to kind of give it a protective layer.  Did the same thing on the inside of the box, using an October Afternoon paper.  The flower on top of the box is one I made myelf!  My good friend Kathy taught us how to make them at my crop in Sept.  (Thank-you Kathy!)

The paper bag card I made for her is the first one like that I have made.  For a swap I am in we are to make one for our partner, so I decided to make Bev one for my practice one!  I thought it turned out pretty good!  The images are Tilda's colored with copic markers on XPress-it cardstock.  I used a little bit of stickles on the one on front. The papers are all from a DCWV Christmas stack I had in my stash.  I used a CherryLynn die with my Vagabond to cut the snowflakes.  I love how detailed those dies are and how well they cut!  The rest of the stamps (sayings) are all from my stash.  Oh, and I used my CTMH Dutch Blue ink pad for edging my tags and papers.

I hope Bev liked them!!
Thanks for stopping by todayand have a 'Scrappy Day'!


  1. Both projects are gorgeous! Great job Janice! Your Copic skills make me jealous! Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Great Job Janice, love that winter Tilda and the box is sweet too, reminds me I haven't tried yet to alter that train case I
    bought, only repaired it so far. You do great work lady!