Sunday, July 11, 2010

What a treat!

Well...the kids and I are in PA and getting ready to head to the NJ BEACH for some r & r! I will be taking this week off from blogging to just spend with the kids. I plan to do a lot of reading and sitting on the beach for HOURS........ After we get back to my parents house...I have a few posts set up to post so my blog won't be completely empty :)

I will leave you with a cute altered project....

I LOVE creating little containers for candy/gift cards. For this project, I used a wood container, painted it and added some fabric paper scallops to dress it up. I covered a chipboard flower with designer paper, sanded the edges and then added a section of ribbon (Lovely, American Crafts) in the center to bring the flower to life. The colors match perfectly and so the dimension looks pretty neat.

I wrapped some designer paper around the painted handle (like a stem) and then created the little matching tag. This is perfect to present a little gift of jewelry, candy or a gift card (or all three!)
Materials used:
Designer paper-Everyday: How's It Going?, Everyday: Long Time no See (American Crafts); ribbon-Lovely (Dear Lizzy/American Crafts); Thickers-patterned chipboard shape stickers (Dear Lizzy/American Crafts); rub-on- Mini Marks-Pounce Phrases (Dear Lizzy/American Crafts); Chipboard flower-(SU!); wood container (Hobby Lobby); Acrylic paint, white; Fabric paper-Sycamore Swing (Dear Lizzy/American Crafts); die- scalloped scallop die (My Favorite Things); twine.

Enjoy your week!!! Thanks for stopping by!

17 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful container! Have fun at the beach, Cammie!

Donna said...

Darling container! What a great idea of giving that little something extra. Enjoy your kids and the beach. Have a wonderful time!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

I understand why you like to create these types of things - they are so adorable!

We just visited the Atlantic City Boardwalk a few weekends ago while at the Worldwide Marriage Encounter convention - it was lovely! If that's where you're going - remember to get some salt water taffy to fill one of your adorable containers with!
ENJOY!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your vacation!!! DOn't forget the sunscreen!!!!
Diane Cooper

lisa808 said...

Cute project. Enjoy your vacation.

Patti J said...

I can't think of anyone who wouldn't love to get this as a gift - what an adorable box! Sounds like you are going to be well rested and full of crafty ideas when you get back! Have fun, and enjoy every minute with those kids - they grow up in the blink of an eye! Hugs!!!

Whimsey said...

Have fun soaking up the sun!!! Don't get crabs! :D

Love your altered project - very cute!

Erin Smetak said...

Cute cute cute!!!

Have a blast at the beach!!!!!

Earline said...

How cute is this and a wonderful ideal for someone, have a nice day.

Gabriela said...

Oh my goodness Cammie, for MEEEE?
What a beautiful box container! I adore the scalloped stripes in the front. Enjoy every moment at the beach.

Starla said...

This little box is DARLING! Enjoy the HOURS of reading (ohhhh, that would be BLISS) and the time with your kiddos

Melissa said...

Wow!! Uber amazing flower and idea! Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

well...enjoy your time with your family...I am assuming your sisters will be there with you so I am sure there will be laughter....take care and we'll 'see' ya when you get back

wonderful package....so clever

Debby said...

so pretty Cammie.Enjoy the vacation!

Debby said...

so pretty Cammie.Enjoy the vacation!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Oh this is just adorable!!! Great inspiration (: Hope your summer is going well!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute. SOunds like the beach will be fun and much needed. Enjoy the time with the kiddos. See you in a few weeks at CHA. YEA!!!!