May 8, 2013

Alter It- Whimsical Designs reveal

Hope everyone got lots of crafting done last weekend..  Us girls were asked to create an Altered Item for today's reveal for Whimsical Designs
I got a cute little project done that I've been wanting to create for what seems like forever..  I have a cat and the food I buy for him, are little single serving pouches that comes in a card board style boxes.. nice and heavy, perfect for crafting..  I also don't have any place to store my in coming mail.. "The light bulb above my head blings on!" ... I could take one of these cat food boxes and use it for my in-coming mail...Eureka!
and with that.. This is what I came up with:

The before:

and the after:

I used some of my Glitz "Happy Trails!" papers.. 
Had those for some time now and decided it was time to put them to good use.. 
Love those colors by the way..

I have some close ups for you..

I used my Martha Stewart butterfly punch to create the butterflies.. punched twice and glued one on top of the other.. adding some white liquid pearls in the middle of the wings..

I hand cut the banners and then the letters are a free font and cut that with my Cameo.

I was looking through some of the stamps I got from Stephanie and thought this was a perfect sentiment for this box.. 

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For supplies used on this project:

Papers by: Glitz designs
brown cardstock
empty box
Martha Stewart butterfly punch
Martha Stewart Edge punch
foam tape
white liquid pearls
*and finally
Sentiment stamps by Whimsical Designs

and there ya have it..LOL 
Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking out my Wednesday project for this week.
Stop by Whimsical Designs and check out the rest of our amazing design team has created..
I hope everyone has a scraptastic week


  1. Oh Nanne, this is so cool. Great altered mailbox. Love it. Great job.

  2. This is such a creative idea. I LOVE that color combo together, great papers! I really like the design you put together with all the layers. Super banner too!

  3. Very cool. I love it. It's a great idea. Everyone needs one of those.

  4. What a FABULOUS idea! I have to make one too! My counter is cluttered with junk mail that no one wants to seem to touch. At least this would keep it organized until it piled up too high. Great job!

    • Carson's Creations •

  5. GREAT IDEA, Nanne! The only mail I seem to get is bills and they are not worthy of such a pretty box! Heck, I'd like to throw them right into the trash bin. LOVE those papers that you used. This is one fun project!

  6. Great make xxx Thanks for joining me and the rest of the DT over at That Craft Place Challenge Blog and hope to see you again soon, Hugs, Caroline.

  7. OK...Talk about turning trash to treasure!!!!! Awesome job!!!!!