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Cool 3D Altered Project with Lots of pics :)

Today I have such a treat for you!ย ย 

Yesterday I got my papercrafting jive on with my bff (best freakin friend) Pammy and made this!

I enlarged the pic… it is an 8″ x 8″ box about 2 or 3″ deep Pammy found on clearance at michaels…

We prepared items during the week and got together at her house on Friday for a fun day of crafting… 5 hours later I left with THIS!ย  Isn’t it awesome ๐Ÿ™‚ย  It is for my mom and dad’s 50th wedding anniversary coming up later in June but I wanted to share this with you today because I am so happy with it…ย 

Let me take you on a tour ๐Ÿ™‚

Starting in the left lower corner… check out the depth on this cute altered box…

and the hidden butterflies on lower levels ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Love these ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And I also love all the whimsy with all the different colors that go together so well…

Check out the pearls tied in this the rolled paper and ties with a gromet… very cool!

In the lower right corner is more fun stuff…

Like this fussy cut bird and sitting on a rolled flower with a pearl for it’s center… the flower is almost covered but still peeking out adding LOADS of layers to this corner of the frame.. and that crocheted flower had a pearl center I removed for this more antique jeweled center ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Don’t iss the baby dragonfly brad ๐Ÿ™‚

In the upper right corner is my fave part… a butterfly with a 50 stamped in it.ย  Pammy made this with Martha Stewart clay and a mold of the butterfly then used a rubber stamp for the numbers… I colored in the numbers to show off the 50 a bit around the white and we layered it and whalaah!

Another cool part of this is the fern leaf we added… Pammy made these cute fern with leaves out of cardboard and mod podge and paint!ย  Isn’t it a fun addition!ย  I also love the pops of light blue around it!ย 

Then the upper right corner… the dove is flying across the frame here…

And I love the “Our Life” charm below the cluster of flowers… and the whimsical pink butterfly because I had added the pop of hot pink for the bird to sit on ๐Ÿ™‚

So how did we do it???

ย We started with a focus pic, the box, scraps of paper from one line… and lots of imagination!
Here was the table when I first got there…

with some of the embellishments for me to choose from…

and a box with fun stuff to get me started ๐Ÿ™‚

And then the beginning was born!

I wanted my parents pic to be circular but Pammy thought if we cut the hole in the paper instead of cutting the pic it would look better… I think she is right!ย  What do you think???

The curled paper is done by wetting the paper lighting and curling it around something and letting it dry or drying it with a heat gun.ย  doesn’t it give a nice effect ๐Ÿ™‚

Next we added mulberry paper ripped into little pieces to the outside and inside edges of the box…

I didn’t take a pic of this step but you can see it really well above and the paper and box below ๐Ÿ™‚

Next … while that was drying I cut a template from cardboard the size of the base and started designing…

And adding…

Then when the box was dry enough we started layering it from the bottom up in the box…

We used pieces of corrugated cardboard between paper layers to show off the layers better and give us more height!

To get this unembellished design… then we embellished to give the final effect… Take a look again ๐Ÿ™‚

I just hope they like it as much as I had fun making it….

Now back to quilting ๐Ÿ™‚

Half done on quilting the pinwheels… then I will add butterflies to the white spaces on the middle of the quilt ๐Ÿ™‚

My beautiful daughter and an aloe update too!

Can you believe it is taller than her and she is almost 15 now… this is her on one of her last days of school… ๐Ÿ™‚

Have a blessed weekend and hope you enjoyed this post!



Wobble card re-do and lots about me!

Hello all… so glad you could come and visit with me today.

Welcome to my blogging desk!

I sit here to blog and surf the internet… the coke is my honeys… I just drink tea, water, and lots and lots of coffee! lol… don’t think it always looks this way… I just cleaned it!!!

Now here is a recent pic of me and my honey at my sweet nieces 5th birthday party!ย  We are the reno team on our home and a great team as a couple ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I wanted to share with you about NOT reinventing the wheel.ย  I got this idea from Kathy Martin.. a blogger and designer I aspire to be like one day… you can view her post here….ย  Her idea is to use a pattern you already have to make a fresh new look!

So here is my original card…

ย And here is my redone card!

both made with the same CTMH paper pack which I love because the designer paper now comes with sentiments on the tab at the top of the page… here is one that I cut out for the sister card to this…

Try redoing one of your fave cards in different paper or altering it differently too like I did… go back up and check out Kathy’s blog.. she took a birthday layout and made a Christmas card!

Enjoy fall and have a blessed day!


Altered CTMH Card Box!

Today I have a project I have prayed over and tried to focus on for about a month… since I got the card box from CTMH.ย  Look how nice it turned out!

Scrapbooking and cardmaking are my loves so I have been checking out other altered projects to make this one… it is for my mom and dad to hold cards in!ย  Won’t this be a nice Christmas present when I get the box full of miscellaneous cards!ย  She is a HUGE card giver ๐Ÿ™‚

So this is how I did it… first MOTIVATION!ย  Here fave color is Sage Green.ย  Also I have a Bobunny paper set I use to make her cards with so I wanted to use some elements from it… and I found some lace that reminded me of her and I had the motivation… see the pic?ย  I left this sitting on my craft table for a few days while I thought about it….

Finally I got motivated and started with some ink on the edges… as you can see above… then I took the sage green cs I had pulled out for inspiration and used it to cover the box starting on the bottom.ย  Some of the blogs I have read talk about having a template… but it didn’t come with one so I just winged it and made measurements with little indentations with my thumbnail and then cut or scored it at that point…. see…

After some inking and taping on cs I finally covered the whole box….

I used heavy cs and my ATG to glue on the paper… now for the fun part… embellishing!

It all started like this above… and ended with this below!

I even decorated the inside too!

My mom loves butterflies and there is a large one on the top that is not so identifiable in this pic… but it is there!

I am so proud of this box… now for cards to fill it up!

My favorite is the bling on the box…. I think it isn’t to much or too little.

What do you think???ย  I would love your feedback on this project.

Have a blessed day!ย  Kathi