Friday, February 15

Big Thanks!!!

 Here's a project I did today.
This is a box of chocolates I got yesterday for Valentine's Day.
I couldn't bear to throw the box away!
I had to alter it!

Here's how to do it.

You will need:
~Chocolate box
~12 x 12 piece of patterned paper
~Utility knife (optional)
~Distressing Ink (optional)
~Embellishments of choice

 1. First things first! Open the box and EAT THE CHOCOLATES!!! Don't leave any! Don't even think about putting the chocolates back into the box after either!

2. Carefully take the box apart.

 3. Cover the box with glue and use a paintbrush to spread the glue around. Be sure to get glue especially along ALL the edges so the paper will stick

4. The box will fit on the patterned paper nicely. Use a brayer to be sure the paper adheres well to the box. This is not really necessary but makes the job way easier. Try and place it on the paper so you can get some bigger pieces left over to use with embellishments or use on other projects.
Waste not, want not!!!

5. Let it dry for a few minutes, then carefully cut it out, being sure not to cut your bigger areas too much.
Here are the scrap pieces I had left over

6. At the places where there is a slot, cut with a utility knife. Or you can use scissors to do this.

6. Fold on edges and distress the edges, if you like.

7. Carefully put it back together. It's ready to put a gift in. But NOT the chocolates, 'cause they're all eaten!!!

After I embellished it, here's what it looked like.

Thank You Gift Box

~Eureka-swirls and pearls
~Tammy's Scrapin Corner-handmade embellishment (butterfly)
~Flutter By Wednesdays-love (and a butterfly)
~Crafty Catz-BINGO (pearls, die cuts, ribbon)
~Fairytale-set of something (includes a card-see pic at top of post)


~Scrap Creations-BINGO (pearls, die cuts, ribbon)
~Crafting for all Seasons-color inspiration
sundae brights 
 ~Charisma Cardz-anything goes
~Craft Us Crazy-favorite...die cut is my butterfly die cut
~Alphabet-A is for anything with wings
~Daring Cardmakers-butterflies
~Joyful Stamper-inspire me Fridays
~Raise the Bar-anything goes
~Basic Grey-your favorite diecut (butterfly)
BG paper is Out of Print

(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
  `•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ Heart
 `•.¸.•´ ~DEANNE~
. . . psst, don't forget to check out my {PIN}spirational Challenge Blog !


  1. Fabulous!!! and so pretty! Thanks for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

  2. LOVE IT! Very nice. I love when everyday items can be altered and used for something else. Love the paper you used!

    Thanks for sharing your favorites with us at Craft Us Crazy!

  3. Love it! Such pretty paper too! And I love the center of the butterfly decor. The picture you have of the giraffe and baby I have a large print hanging in my girl's room. We have had it since the "nursery". Great connecting with you through Inspire Me Friday's party. Lisa

  4. Beautiful altered candy box!!

  5. Das ist wirklich ein tolles Set. Ganz wundervoll gemacht.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße Jeny

  6. What a wonderfull set Deanne! I love that pritty papers and what you have made with it! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  7. Absolutely gorgeous! Very creative AND you can enjoy a snack while your creating something. It's a win win. I know I am always more motivated and inspired with chocolate. Especially truffles!

  8. WOW I will never again throwout a box!!! Oh my I want to go and buy some just to do something like this lol Just wonderful and totally love how you have used the leftovers for the card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  9. Such a gorgeous creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
    {Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  10. Step 1....CHECK! A few times check LOL! I love that you showed HOW you made this...fantastic :) :) Anything but a Card :) :) :)

  11. Super cute.
    please add the link it is missing
    What a Great Job.
    I love the artistic colors and the layout.

    we are so glad you ,
    entered into the challenge this week.
    we hope to see you back next week.
    Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrapin Corner

  12. oops, I just saw it lol

  13. This is fabulous Deanne!! I love your box and the card to match. How beautiful! So creative!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


  14. A great project. Love how you recovered the box, with such beautiful paper and embellishments, and the matching card too is beautiful. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting For All Seasons.

  15. This is absolutely gorgeous Deanne, you've really inspired me to do something with my empty box

    Andrea x

  16. Gorgeous box and card Deanne - love step one! Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

  17. Wonderful card!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  18. ohhhh that altered box is outta this world. totally ♥ it. The card is awesome too but my heart is on the box. Stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  19. Fabulous project!

    Thanks for joining in the fun with us at Alphabet challenges

    Hugs Shaz x

  20. WOW what a great job of altering & repurposing this box Deanne! LOVE your design and that matching card is perfect! Well done my friend! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘THANK YOU’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  21. Wow, that is sooo pretty! Love the idea with the box and gorgeous butterfly card too! Thank you for sharing your talent with Daring Cardmakers! Zuz. x x

  22. Wonderful creation, thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ x carol

  23. Gorgeous card, love your layout, such sweet colours, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz, hugs, Sarah x

  24. brilliant creation and thanks for sharing at crafty catz

  25. Wow! What a great project - thanx for joining us at the Alphabet challenge :)
    Hugz, Jan (DT) xx

  26. Wow, what an amazing project! Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations this week.

  27. What a great alteration, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges.

  28. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    xx Nela


Thanks so much for your wonderful comments! Always greatly appreciated and read. Have a happy crafting day!!!

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