April Pals Blog Hop: Re-Purposed Candy Box

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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.

Recycled, Repurposed, Keepsake Box, Floral, Eastern Elegance

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…

Recycled, Repurposed, Keepsake Box, Floral, Eastern Elegance

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]

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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,

Katy
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  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  5. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  11. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  12. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  16. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  17. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  18. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  21. Amanda at Inkflair
  22. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  23. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

 

13 thoughts on “April Pals Blog Hop: Re-Purposed Candy Box

  1. Debbie

    This upcycled Whitman box sure got a new lease on life and it is spectacular! You chose my absolute favorite DSP and those flowers are incredible!! You are so talented, Katy! Off to PIN!

  2. Donna Kopenski

    Wow, Katy! This is unbelievable…one can see that you put a lot of work into this creation. It’s fantastic my friend!

  3. Peggy Noe

    Katy, this is so gorgeous! I especially love the flowers made from packing paper…so soft and pretty! And I’ve never thought of making fans out of dsp – great idea!

  4. Terri Orr

    This box is even sweeter now than when it had the candy in it!! This is SO pretty. I think you outdid yourself on the flowers–they’re beautiful. But, OH, the brilliance of using the washi tape on the corners of the box! I shall definitely be using this idea. So very lovely!

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