Monday, June 8, 2009

Crafty Secret's DT Challenge!

This challenge is all about birthdays! Should be easy enough right? Sometimes you need little gifts......token gifts......so here is a lil' altered project I came up with. Since I am a teacher , I have access to many of these lil' staple boxes......and since I am a scrapper, I can't throw ANY of them away! (It's a sickness people!) So what's a girl to do? ALTER them of course!

Pretty ugly box huh?

Better?
I used the Crafty Secret's Girlfriend Creative Scraps to cover the box. Of course I also used some vintage buttons, ribbon, and a couple of pearls to dress it up. So what do you put in such a box?



Well......martini magnets of course! What's better than a few martinis holding up those important papers on the fridge?! I used some glass pebbles from Michaels. The martini image is from the Craft Secret's Chandelier Fun set. I colored it with my Copics, cut it out, and mounted it on red paper. I used Crystal Effect to adhere the glass pebble to it. When that is dry, cut around the pebble, then glue the magnet to the back of it.


Here they are all nestled inside of the box!
I have a card too to share today! Totally unrelated to the above box! ( They don't match at all! )But, I did use the same set........ Chandelier Fun.

I stamped the chandelier in Versamark, then used white sparkly embossing powder. I did the same with the "chain" but did cut that itty bitty thing out! The candles were stamped in Momento black, colored with Copics, and yes.......they were each cut out! The paper is SU! and Basic Grey.

Can you see the "chain" hanging there?

............and my lil' candles?


The rest of the DT has FABULOUS projects to share! Go check 'em out!!!!
Happy Monday to ya!!!




28 comments:

Jocelyn said...

How awesome is that altered staple box!!!! Love the Martini magnets! The card is soooo adorable!!! You are soooooo talented!!!! Have a great week....sweet friend!!! :)

Pam said...

I LOVE this Michele, great gift box idea and the magnets are so cute!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww...loveeeeeeeee what U did with the Staples box!!!!! Tooooooooooooooooo cute and loving the magnets and the card too!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Allison said...

Wow, that card looks like so much work! Just yesterday I was out scouting chandelier images...this one is so cool!

Julie Campbell said...

Fabulous, Michele! Love both your projects! I especially appreciate your chandelier card--I love cutting out tiny details & I know how time-consuming it is--but always satisfying, isn't it? Always love what you do!

Cricket said...

How cute!!!

smiles,

Tara Powell said...

What a genius idea! I love it!
Have a great week :)

Heidi Blankenship said...

Michele, I LOVE your altered staple box! It turned out so cute and I love the martini magnets too! I can never throw anything away either so I totally understand!! Love your card too! Both of your projects are Fantastic!!

Boni Boutelle-Jones said...

Way too fun!! I too am a collect-aholic. I collect all sorts of boxes and tins and whatever else I think I may be able to 'alter' at some point. My DH bought me a filing cabinet just for my little treasures. Every once in a while I take an hour to sift through the treasures to inspire me. Very cute idea and execution!! YOU ROCK!!

Regina Easter said...

wowzer........................love everything...

Jessrose21 said...

How cute is that box! Love those magnets, how perfect. Your chandelier card is gorgeous.

Vicki C said...

Oh me oh my!! CUTE CUTE CUTE!!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

The box was pretty ugly but WOW, what a transformation! Great job and I love the little magnets!!

cards4u said...

How clever - love your box!!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Awww, the box and magnets is so fun!! And what a classy card, too!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

LOVE both creations Michele! That staple box is amazing ... you are so creative!! Thanks for sharing the card too ... great inspiration here!!

Casii said...

Perfect altered project! Super idea to try out. We still have a week of school to work on end of the year gifts....

Marisa said...

What a clever idea to alter that staple box. Well done.

Love your chadelier card as well.

Alex said...

FABULOUS Michele - what a great way to alter that box and those little magnets are awesome, I love them!! Adorable card too...you are sooo dang creative!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

LindaDuke said...

I need to buy some staple boxes for sure.... Great idea, and your card is beautiful. LOVE the magnets.... Linda Duke

rina said...

i love the martini magnets!! that is really cute!!! :0)

The Mama Monkey said...

Those magnets are just adorable!! What a great gift idea!

Cindy Haffner said...

Super work!!!!

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

Love your card! Fabulous recycling with the staple box.

:-)

Pamela said...

This is cool! And I love that card!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Michele - these are totally AWESOME projects!!!!! I laughed SO hard about the not throwing things away - it's a sickness thing!!! If you can create stuff like that, I want the sickness too!!! LOL!!! :)

Julie Masse said...

Adorable altered box!! I love the contents too - great project! :)

veronica said...

i would love to try the pebble magnets. i love your martini ones. very cute.