Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April. To celebrate Earth Day, this month we are showcasing projects that feature recycled, re-purposed, or earthy/recycling themed elements.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com, number 18 on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.
This past Valentine’s Day, my husband gave me a HUGE box of Whitman’s chocolates! After a couple of weeks (and minus some well chosen delectable morsels), I trashed the remaining contents and put aside the box. Why? The box reminded me of the Christmas Keepsake Box from a couple of years ago, only much larger! It would be perfect for storing mementos, special greeting cards or just about anything you can think of that is fairly small. All it needed was to be spruced up. My finished project started off as such…
I first selected the Designer Series Paper and then corresponding cardstock. One of my most favorite DSPs this year has been the Eastern Elegance DSP. I love the combination of Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry and Smoky Slate… add some Whisper White elements and the result is rich and promising! Using Crushed Curry cardstock as the base was a no-brainer… the Whitman’s box already had a yellow background. My close up pictures, however, show a textured Crushed Curry cardstock… remnants of past year’s cardstock selection! I adhered the cardstock, edged the sides with Daffodil Delight Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape and proceeded to decorate the box top and sides.
In an effort to minimize the time spent by you perusing the blog hop, I am going to list all of the supplies at the very end of this post. Some of the close up pictures will be self-explanatory. Should you have any questions, however, please do not hesitate to leave me a comment or email me at [email protected]
A fast run down…. the box is re-purposed. The white flowers were made from packing paper. Their centers were made from the scraps left by die-cutting the scalloped edges. Retired products include the Artisan Embellishments Kit (#129328), Flower Trim (#126869) and textured Crushed Curry cardstock. Product numbers on retired items are given only in case these items are available in the Clearance Rack on the Stampin’ Up! store. If you are not familiar with this section, you can find savings on past retired products. It is restocked several times each year and we try to give you a head’s up since supplies are only available at the reduced price while available.
The next stop is Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events, number 20 on the Pals Blog Hop! Please note the badge and buttons are provided by our very talented MDS designer Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat.
Thanks for visiting. I hope to see you again during next month’s Pals blog hop!
Have fun stamping,
- Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
- Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
- Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
- Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
- Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
- Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
- Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
- Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
- Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
- Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
- Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
- Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
- Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
- Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
- Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
- Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
- Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
- Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
- Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
- Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
- Amanda at Inkflair
- Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
- Brian King at Stamp with Brian