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Thursday, 4 December 2008

Altered card box

Has anyone seen these card boxes in their local markets or fairs ???? I got a couple a while back with a view to altering for presents. They are only about £2 each!!!! They come with some pretty naff cards in but I am puting a selection of my own in there. This one is for my Mum who is notoriously difficult to buy for.

The paper is K&CO that Jeremy chose especially for my Mum....good man!!!! The top label and butterfly base are Bazzill Bling. I used a doily to soften the edges a bit round the label and as an extra layer on the butterfly. I didn't glue right down on the butterfly so it stands out and flops a bit hehe!

I made new inserts as well from Bazzill cardstock and added some cards of my own!

Thank you for looking at this........its a present for only a few pounds but I know that it will be used!

13 comments:

Di said...

Oh now that's gorgeous Karen xx

Sue said...

What a super idea Karen, I prefer your backing paper to those red tulips.
Sue x

Rosie (Freycob) said...

OOh, excellent idea Karen!

Janice said...

I did wonder what 'thingy' you were altering - hee hee hee! Lovely box, I'm sure your mum will be very pleased.

Kaz said...

That's fab Karen, so pretty.

Angelnorth said...

Great gift idea and it turned out fab Karen - love it!

Kathy said...

That looks fab Karen - what a great idea. I've not seen those boxes, but I wish I had!

Hazel said...

Your mum will love this, Karen - and good choice of paper, Jeremy

Chris said...

Oh I will be having me a look out for one of these boxes Karen... you have done a wonderful job with yours it is beautiful!!
It saves the trouble of finding somewhere to store all those cards we make as well as looking stunning too. Way to go :D
hugs
Chris xx

Anonymous said...

An interesting idea for young children to enjoy isn't it like in the good old days of BP and stickyback plastic creations that we loved for five minutes and then binned when we had grown up a bit! The kids will love it though and theyc an store all their junk in them for a while til we have the next clear out for the bin men and charity shops! Thanks for the idea stikcy back plastic here we come!

Chris said...

Hi Karen you are one of my RAK winners, could you email me your address through the link on my blog :D
hugs
Chris xx

Carol said...

WOW what a fab idea, I've not seen those card boxes around here, but, will definately keep my eyes out for them - fab idea for a gift!

Deanne said...

love your altered card box karen, i've got altered boxes for everything lol.
gorgeous colours xx