Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Seed Gift Box

Hi there!

Wow - I have so been MIA lately - my apologies but I'm really lacking some serious crafting mojo at the moment!!  And of course having the 3 boys home 24/7 doesn't leave too much time for crafty fun!

Anyways, it is another Wednesday and I have my second project to post for the PaperWorksCo July Papercardkit using the fabulous Garden Variety papers again from Cosmo Cricket.  These are so fun to play with and perfect for all those summer cards and projects that you need to get done.

Today, I decided to alter an empty cigar box.  I ended up having to completely dismantle the box to cover it properly with the paper.  It was very easy to do and fit back together again quite simply.  I loved this verse which was included in the kit and I thought it would make a perfect little Seed Gift Box to give to a gardening friend or even make a great teacher gift!  The papers and embellishments are from the kit (excluding the plain red paper which is from my scrapbooking stash).  The metal hinges are also from my stash.

As you can see I've placed some seed packets inside but you could also easily add in a pair of garden gloves and a garden centre gift card.

I am adding this project into a couple of challenges out there:-

Creatalicious Challenges - Something 3D
Simon Says Stamp - 'Let's Get Fruity!!'

Thanks for stopping by today - I really appreciate your visit.  I hope my little project has inspired you in some way!  I love reading your comments and I really do thank you for taking the time to leave them!  I hope you all enjoy a fabulous Wednesday!

Danielle x


Riet said...

Ohhhh Danielle,this is so beautiful box.

Hugs Riet.xx

Miria said...

Hi, Danielle. You always so creative! This box is fab.Hugs. Miria

Olga said...

It's good to see you are back! Fantastic box!!!

Lorraine said...

Great idea and done so beautifully.

email: said...

That box is such a neat idea!! I love the sentiment too!! :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


Mandy said...

Hi Danielle,
What a great the papers and the sentiment is gorgeous..Great work...
Mandy xx

Rachel said...

Awesome project Danielle!!

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Danielle,
What a great idea. This makes avery pretty box and I love the sentiment.
Fiona x

dolcreations said...

Danielle this is awesome. I so love this idea! I love the sentiment on the front too. I have MIA too enjoying this wonderful summer we are having!
Thanks for the inspiration you always give on your blog!

Sue said...

Hi Danielle
what a grogeous idea. fab for kids, nice to have them of school though eh, sue,x

Lorraine A said...

what a fabulous creation Danielle :-) I love the verse ,,, perfect !! :-) I need to make one of these for a friend's B'day !! thanks for the idea :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

stampinfrog said...

Danielle your alter cigar box is fabulous!

Rica said...

Hi Danielle, hang on in there sweetie - school holidays don't last forever - it just seems like it!!
Fabulous altered box, such a great idea. That sentiment is just precious.
Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge.
hugs Heather xx

Nannieflash said...

Hi Danielle, wow what a lovely pressie, love the cover and the sentiment. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous box Danielle, beautiful sentiment.

Cheryl said...

Absolutely gorgeous and a beautiful sentiment!!! I love this!!
Hugs xx

Carolyn said...

Wow fabulous box. I love the sentiment. I know what you mean about crafting slowdown. I can never get to my inspiration room because my whole day is spent driving kids around. Normally it would be my day!! You think you get more time, but NOT!! I can't even get on my comp as they're on it all day. Makes visiting friends blogs hard and you have to catch up. LOL. Lovely project.
Hugs xx

Rhonda Emery said...

that box is so pretty. I am now a follower.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

what a cute seed box! Great altering!

Bec said...

absolutely stunning.. thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges..


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