Wednesday, 31 August 2011

School Days

One of the things I love about the way papercrafting has evolved over the years I've been creating, is the rise of the art of altering. I don't now look at everyday items without wondering if they could be repurposed, adapted or  changed somehow. This little box is a case in point, it contained a lovely bottle of perfume, a mothers day gift from my daughter. After I'd sprayed and sniffed, the box went in my stash of 'useful stuff' for later.

So, here it is. I covered it with blackboard paper, added a kraft mat and bakers twine and embellished with a Tim Holtz adage ticket, library clip, flowers and brads. To sit inside, I covered a cheap notebook with kraft, added a few buttons, letters, ribbon flowers and a brad.

Challenges Entered
Cupcake Crafts - alter it
TOMIC - Back to school & metal
Totally Tilda - Back to School
Paper Sundaes - Magnolia


  1. Gorgeous Tilda creation clever creative use of your box..great take on the "Back to School" chall theme

    thanks for sharing at Totally Tilda chall this wk

    smiles Christine TT DT & Girlies x

  2. Great Tilda creation, Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda back to school challenge.
    Teresa xx

  3. Fabulous creation, great back to school gift! Thanks for playing along with us over at Paper Sundaes this week :)

  4. Beautifully altered box and notepad, such lovely added detail! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Cupcake this week :) ♥ Donna x

  5. Fabulous remake and notepad, love the embellies!

    Many thanks for playing with us at Cupcake Crafts.


  6. Wow! This is fabulous and great use of a box. I do the same, my craft room is full of empty boxes. Thank you for joining us at Totally Tilda and good luck!!

    Hugs Hazel xx

  7. what a clever idea to make a beautiful creation ! I love it. Thanks for joining us at TOMIC.

  8. Beautiful! thanks for joining us at totally tilda & good luck xx

  9. Hi Tracy, what a gorgeous altered box and notepad. I love the sweet image and your details are perfect. Thank you for sharing with us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

  10. Oh wow hun this is amazing, fab idea, I love it :)
    Thanks for joining us at Totally Tilda for our back to school challenge
    hugs Mandy xx