Monday, May 5, 2014

Crafty Secrets Linky Party and DT challenge

Hello everyone!
It's the 1st Monday of the Month and that means a new  
Recently the Birds and Blossom Scraps sold out, so now they are available as a 4 Page Digital Download!  FABULOUS!  I just love this set and decided that would be the bases for my 

SO EASY & FUN to turn THIS ...


Crafty Secrets products I've used on this project are:
I'm sure you all know how to alter/recycle a box, and there's really no 'trick' to doing it, but in my mind the PAPER you use is the KEY!  And these gorgeous gardening designed papers/images are PERFECT!  You can add as few or as many embellishments as you'd like ... for my embellishments I simply did some 'fussy cutting' from the left over papers (robin, flowers) to adorn my 'The Garden' title panel.


 Since there was color along the edges of my cricut box, I used some Tim Holtz White Distress Crackle Paint.  It not only covered the color but also gave it a nice 'aged' look.

I wanted the focus to be on the front cover and inside of my box,
so using Modge Podge, I adhered a simple, marbled paper to all the other surfaces.

 Modge Podge was also used to adhere the front cover panel.  I cut my front cover wide enough to go down over the side closure panel.  By measuring and scoring for the fold first ... it was much easier when it came time to 'glue' it down.


Remember me mentioning using as few or as many embellishments as you'd like ...

Please be sure to check out the fabulous projects by my team mates!  They come up with some of the most awesome projects and are so generous to share all the details, tips & tricks with all of us!!  Here's a list of their blogs ... please pop on over!
Okay,  now its your turn to enter our May Linky Party and post any sample you have created using any of our products.  Every person will receive a $6.00 coupon and 1 lucky winner will get a $50.00 Crafty Secrets Gift Card!  You have until 12:05 PM May 15/14 to enter. Sorry, only one $6.00 coupon per person but you can enter up to 4 samples and increase odds of winning the big prize. Don't be shy!

A few challenges to share in:
613 Avenue Create #70 - Anything Goes option/bling 
Challenges 4 Everybody #41 - Anything Goes 
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge #5 - How Does Your Garden Grow 
Digi Galore - Anything But a Card 
Country View Challenge #15 - Nature's Glories 
Lia Stampz Challenge #64 - Anything But a Card 
Rhedd's Creative Spirit May Challenge - Anything Goes Altered Art 

Thanks so much for stopping by today and I can't wait to see what YOU create!
Have a FABULOUS day/week!!

Other items used on this creation:
Modge Podge
Sponge Brush
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Pop Dots
Fiskars Swivel Craft Knife
Tim Holtz Tea Dye & Broken China Distress Inks
Tim Holtz distress tool
Spellbinder Gold Labels 4 die


Mulberry Mindy said...

Such a cute re-purposed box. I have a few of these, and knew they were too cute to throw away, but haven't done anything with them yet! The key word there is YET! This may help inspire me to do something with them this week. Thanks for sharing, Darlene!

Pat said...

Fabulous project! Be sure to join the Path of Positivity Challenge this month, which is Happiness. Lots of prizes there. Be sure to leave a comment on how gardening always makes you happy!

Laurian said...

Fabulous project Darlene, love all the elements you've used!

Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Anonymous said...

Wow, fabulous, I just love the papers. Really gorgeous, im really into papers.

Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Challenge.

Moira DT.

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Wow Darlene, your decoupage book looks fabulous and your tutorial with all the photos makes it look so do-able! Great job, thanks for showing our stuff off so beautifully.


Vicki Chrisman said...

I just have to say "I love how you think OUT of the box... or in this case.. IN the box" lol Seriously, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Making something cool out of something that's going to get tossed is my absolute FAVE!!!

Vicki Chrisman said...

I just have to say "I love how you think OUT of the box... or in this case.. IN the box" lol Seriously, you never cease to amaze me with your creativity! Making something cool out of something that's going to get tossed is my absolute FAVE!!!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Dar. I just love this cleverly altered little box! You've used some of my all time favorite images, and it just looks amazing! Thanks for the great tutorial, too!

Elizabeth said...

Nothing I like better than an altered item with a purpose. I agree the cartridge boxes are just too well constructed to throw out and you have made a beautiful gift for your friend. She will be able to keep seed packages in this box and know where she put them. Very creative!

Sue Bridesmith said...

Adorable Design Thank you for joining us at Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge it is much appreciated without you we would have no challenge, I do hope you will join us again for another fab challenge nest week…. Good luck in the draw…
Suzy B Owner Suzy Bee's Bloomin Challenge

jrmom said...

This is amazing. Loved the tip for scoring front piece of paper. And the embellishments are beautiful.

Diane said...

Beautiful altered box.....sure do love those Crafty Secrets papers... and love the cover of the box...another CS masterpiece!!

the primitive country bug said...

This is so sweet and I love that you repurposed a box you already had. Great job!

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 27 'anything goes' - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper May challenge. x

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Your box turned out great - loved how you used the crackle paint!

alex said...

Wow Darlene this is truly fabulous, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create, hope to see you again soon
{613 DT Member}
Alex x

Sheila Rumney said...

Love this garden box project! What a great project to keep track of whats planted.

Cynthia said...

Wow, great altered box Darlene. Thanks for sharing the tutorial as well.

Lagene said...

WOWZERS! This is Fantastic!

Astrid Maclean said...

Gorgeous box!! Both the outside and the inside are so pretty and a great step by step! Thank you so much for adding it to our Nature's Glories challenge at Country View Challenges!

Creations by Shirl said...

Great project! Thanks for joining Lia Stampz Challenge!

Juliz Design Post said...

What a great idea upcycling the cricut boxes. Looks fabulous.
Julie x