Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Dress It Up At CCCB

This is my final
project for my spot as Guest Designer at City Crafter Challenge Blog. What a pleasure working with Kirsty, Ros, Charlene and Wendy. I've loved it, ladies... thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Ros is up as hostess
this week and has an exciting challenge for us that had me searching my home for something to decorate. She wants us to take an ordinary item (e.g. a tin, envelope, peg, jar, etc.) and "Dress It Up"!

Back to me searching
my home for an item... I opened a cabinet in the kitchen and saw...

ahh haaa... 
I don't see a box... I see an album cover!!!!
This is what I did...

I had to trim some
of the box away, gave it a quick coat of gesso and glued down some papers from Prima's Nature Garden collection.

I covered the spine
with a piece of natural canvas...

and did a modified
"stack the deck" (Laura of Following the Paper Trail) for my pages.

I added a Prima
flower and two from Petaloo. The butterfly is fussy cut from a sheet from Graphic 45.

The gems are Prima's
Say It In Crystals and my title was cut from the one of the papers.

The lace is from Surplus City.

I punched a hole
in the back cover, added a wide eyelet from We R Memory Keepers, threaded in some colored seam binding and tied on a hinge clip, jump ring and pearls from Idea-ology for my closure.

I made faux envelope
pages and covered them with the NG papers. Each page has a pocket end and holds a double sided photo mat with a tab (tubs cut with Alterations Tiny Tabs & Tags die).

When I said a modified
stack the deck... I meant that I only did five fins for pages instead of the usual six as I wanted a wide space in between each page.

I hope this will
give you some ideas for what you can do with an ordinary food packaging box.

I didn't stop here though.
I went ahead and decorated the inside with a multitude of additional pockets, tags and photo spots. Please stop back and I'll show you the finished project.
Now, hop over to see
the gorgeous things the CCCB Design Team ladies have made. And again... thank you so very much CCCB for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your challenges. I've loved every minute!

Thanks for stopping by!


Ros Crawford said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!! I should have know that you would come up with something brilliant ... This is terrific once again ... Really fabulous!
It's been such a pleasure having you on the team these last few weeks ... Thanks so much!

Unknown said...

Linda, it is really fantastic project!!! Great idea! ))

AppleApricot Wen said...

Wow Linda, so gorgeous... You've put a lot of loving work in this one, it turned out beautifully!! Love the papers and images you used... I'm so happy you're our guest designer! :)
Hugs, Wendy

Unknown said...

Brilliant! Of course you would see an album in this box Linda, after all you´re the queen of albums, aren´t you! Love love how you made this, those fine papers, the tiny tags, really beautiful!! Hugs, Ira x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Linda!! That is my favorite paper stack!! You used it so beautifully!! Love it!! Have a great day :)

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Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a stunning project Linda, now I am going to finish up that box of cereal and make myself one album as beautiful as this one, ahhhh.......
Thanks for all your beautiful work for the past weeks, we are so happy that you could join us at CCCB!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! WOW! a mini album made from an old food box. And a GORGEOUS one, at that! Amazing, Linda! LOVE this!

Tracy said...

I used to save those Kashi boxes all the time, then I got some real chipboard and was able to cut down om my clutter. LOL Your album is wonderful Linda. Can't wait to see it all decked out. Hugs!

Colleen Dietrich said...

You're amazing, you know that? I can't believe this was a Kashi box, I just can't. You transformed it so beautifully!

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