Thursday, 21 December 2017

MAWTT Anything but a card

This challenge is to make anything but a card so I recycled a box for a friend. Come along to Moving Along with the Times and see what everyone else has made. Teams A and B are both playing along so there's lots to enjoy.

I buy quite a lot of Craft Box boxes that are full of mixed media items each month. When I empty the boxes they are perfect for recycling as they are sturdy boxes with a magnetic clasp on the front flap. This one happens to be bright pink so I continued the colour theme with my additions to the lid. I prefer to leave the rest of the box plain. The flower paper is from a pad that I've had for ages and I think it was by Stephanie Weightman. I cut the section that I wanted and fitted it to the lid. The top edge was quite plain so I decided to use a Spellbinder die to make a fancy border. I used a pink pearlescent card and the border die was from the Parisian set I believe. The wooden letters were from The Range and I painted them in pale pink acrylic paint before setting them at an angle across the plain section of the paper. Some of my Craft Box goodies came into play again and I added a section of Snipart circles/bubbles under the name. Two cabochons picturing roses were added to the design and the last embellishment was a 'diamond' butterfly that I won in a Facebook competition a while ago. I really loved the box myself and if my name had been Karen I wouldn't have wanted to part with it!! lol

I lined it with pink tissue paper and filled it with gifts for a supermarket worker who had been very kind to me over the past few years. I was due to move house and out of the area so would not be travelling to that supermarket any longer. I wanted to thank her for her kindness and she was thrilled and touched to receive it.

I'm entering my box into the following challenges:

I'd like to wish you all a very happy Christmas and all the best for a wonderful New Year.


  1. This is a super box Hazel, looks great, thank you.
    Merry Christmas to you , xxx

  2. What a great box l9vely design and colours