Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Its Would You Ever Guess Wednesday at Erica's Craft Room

Would You Ever Guess Wednesday is when we use cuts from cartridges that are not on the normal keys on the overlay We try to look at the other function keys. Today, I kind of messed up the theme a little. We could have done the normal WYEGW or do a floral arrangement in anything but a vase. I missed seeing the floral arrangement part of the assignment. I only remembered Home Decor. The tree is the only part of my project that matches the theme. So sorry!!!

Today I altered a wooden box that I actually had to dumpster dive to save! I know my co-workers thought I was really crazy but they helped me get it! The great part was, they dumpster was empty except for this box and it wasn't even yucky!! (If it had been...well, I think the box could have stayed there!!)

So, I started with this...I painted the edges that would show through the paper
And I ended with this!

Anyway, this box held a Kentucky Bourbon cake and the minute I saw the box, I knew I wanted to alter it and make it into something! I decided it would make a fantastic album box for pages devoted to telling the story of how we built our house. I have all the photos of the step by step progress and although we have lived here 8 years, I have yet to scrap any of them!

I used the Simple Stories papers. One set of Generations and one set of Destinations that I bought from Erica's store. (Here is the link to her should check it out. She has some great prices! )

For the lid of the box, I cut a large circle from Plantin Schoolbook (11") and glued it in place. Next I found a house on the Create A Critter cartridge. (cut at 4"). The tree is from Art Philosophy and was cut at 6.50". I welded the words Our Home from the Billionaire Lite cartridge and they were cut at 2"

I had so much fun altering this box. I need to begin making pages telling the story of our home.

Please make sure to visit Erica's blog to see more wonderful projects made by our design team!


Doris P. said...

love the box and the story of what you will use it for! love the colors!! -dt Doris

Tonya said...

What a great altered box. TFS!

Marji said...

I'm KY born so when I saw the before pick it peaked my interest and wowed me when I saw the finished product!! Amazing box, can't wait to see the pages!!

TeresaK said...

That was a great use of a cool box like that! Had to laugh at your dumpster diving! LOL!
Love the idea of storing your home photos in there...all in one place!
dt sis

Anonymous said...

love this fabulous job

gypsyrps said...

Clever idea. Thanks for sharing. Turned out great.

Amy E said...

WOW! I never would have known that was the same box! You did an incredible job!!

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek at the vinyl work I did on our mailbox! The design is actully from the Sweethearts cartridge (4th from the last page) but it's only a corner. I flipped it and welded it in my Gypsy to make it more of a bracket. The font is either from Quarter Note or Paper Lace. They are my two "go-to" fonts for welding into cursive.

Have a great Thursday!

Miranda said...

Love the altered box!
Miranda :)
MCCR DT Sister

Laurie said...

Awesome altered box!

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Wow! Now that's a make over. It's beautiful!! Neat idea!!

Homespun Elegance said...

This is so awesome!! I love facelifts!! LOL That's what I call them ;) Beautiful project!

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