Tuesday, March 22, 2011

An Altered Tea Box

I've been wanting to make a box for the TP valentine mini I made for my husband, which you can see here.  This little tea box is just the right size.

I followed the same design as the mini; painting the edges in black and using paper from the Deja View global treks pack.  I cut a window in the front and used  a piece of acetate I had saved from some packaging. 

The acetate is clear; it's just picking up the reflection from the doily.  And see that little bit of trellis behind the box?  I'm outside on my deck.  Such a beautiful day!  So glad for some warmer temperatures.

The frame for the window is a digi stamp from Sugar Creek Hollow.  I have an embossing pen that I haven't used in years which I used to emboss the frame.  Amazed it still works!  Added a small rosette with some Prima bling.

The top has some recollections swirls, a handmade flower which I learned to make from Tracy, and a tag made with my Cuttlebug.  Love, love my cuttlebug.  Both are sprayed with Lindy Stampgang starburst spray.  And here is the box with the mini inside.   

Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day!

paper:  Deja View  global treks
digi stamp:  Sugar Creek Hollow
Lindy Stampgang starburst spray:  Rudolph's Nose Red
recollections swirl, Prima bling, clear embossing powder
tools:  Cuttlebug, Rubber Stampede embossing pen

challenges I will be entering
Sugar Creek Hollow:  anything goes
The Secret Crafter:  anything but a card
Our Creative Corner:  don't throw that away


  1. OMGosh this is such an amazing creation, and such lovely choice of colours,

    thanks for sharing with us at Secret Crafter: 126 Anything But a Card

    Good luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget :) x.

  2. I just love it, perfect colours and the little window makes it so pretty :o)

    Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


  3. Perfect choice of project for this challenge! It turned out beautifully and I'm now off to check out that video cuz I LOVE your flower! Thanks for plying my challenge at the OCC this week!

  4. Super altered project and a wonderful thing to do with what would otherwise be trash! Your colors and embellishments are lovely and that "Love" panel is beautiful. Your handmade flower is awesome too! Fabulous job on the recycled packaging challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  5. What an amazing project. This is so beautiful. I love the little window. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Don't forget if you become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment you'll be eligible to win some great blog candy. (on the other designers blogs as well) Hope to see you back at SCH for another challenge soon!
    SCH DT


  6. Lovely!

    Thanks for joining us on our "Anything but a card" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x