Tuesday, March 31, 2009

CBCC #32 - altering a container




For this week's CBCC challenge, Courtney sent all of us Challenge Chicks some black plastic containers for us to alter. These containers are very skinny and square, but the top opens and folds down in an odd fashion. It sort of folds open like a book at the top. So..... I couldn't cover the entire side with paper - I had to leave that separation in there so the top could open up.

It worked out pretty good - I was able to use the tiny strip across the top for a bow on one box and a sentiment on the other box. :-) The box with the flowers on it - I'm planning to fill it with flower seeds and mail it off to someone. Wouldn't that be neat to open this box and have flower seeds ready for planting?

I'm not sure what I will do with the box with the chipboard oval on it. I figured that since I would be putting something small inside the box, that sentiment would work out nicely. Do you have any ideas for what to put in this box? I'd love to hear what you think!

Check out what the other Challenge Chicks did with their boxes and leave them some love:

Courtney Fowler
Maria Fiscella
Danielle Marcus
Sparkle Smith
Maria Gurnsey
Kim Gruetzmacher
Risa Malieta West

Flower box details:
Stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms Large Daisy Patch and sentiment
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa, Bashful Blue
CS: Whisper White, Cameo Coral
Other: copic markers, sponge

Oval chipboard box details:
Stamps: Happy Harmony (retired Stampin Up)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
CS: Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey Eva dsp
Other: Maya Road oval frame chipboard, Shabby Shutters distress crackle paint, pink tafetta ribbon, Celery button

7 comments:

Risa said...

Very cute boxes Holly! I love the idea of using flower seeds...very creative!
hugs
Risa:)

Maria Gurnsey said...

These are so cute!!!! :)

Kim said...

Holly those are awesome! Love the idea of putting seeds in the one!!! Gorgeous work!
Hugs~ Kim

Dani said...

Fabulous job! I love the seed idea.

Sparkle said...

Both of these are great! I love them.

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, you did a great job on the little boxes, Holly....you are sooo creative!!! I love all the colors, papers, and how clever to use the seeds!!!

Donna said...

Wonderful job in altering the container. The seed idea os great!