It's Friday and that means I am creating and posting for
my DT Friday here at Creative Scrapbooking Divas today.
I am highlighting an altered item I finished to give to my daughter Ariana.
A while back, you may recall, I had made a few "special boxes" for my kiddos. If you would like to peek at those, click HERE to see Lance Jr.'s and HERE to see Gabriella's. My intentions were to make one for each of the three smaller kids. Well, as my mind wandered down new paths, and I got caught up in other crafts probably, I neglected to finish a box for sweet little Ariana. Mommy is so sorry honey! I Love You!
I had planned on using a Taco Bell Family Pack to alter for her special box. Well, somehow the original box I had saved was tossed out. That is probably part of the reason
this project was on hold.
So, a few months ago, during an online crop I was participating in on Blog Frog
I started to alter a new one.
The challenge was to alter an item bigger than your head...
I snapped this picture to show I was playing fair LOL
Needless to say, I didn't finish and missed the deadline.
The box made its way onto a shelf and has been sitting there ever since. That is, until I decided to finish Ariana's "Special Box". I had already finished covering the entire box with brown paper packaging and lots of Mod Podge, but that was as far as I had gotten.
All that was left to do now was take down some measurements, choose my papers, and of course, add some Unity images somewhere (I <3 Unity). Ariana is such a girly girl. Pink and Purple are her favorite colors and she is always playing dress up. So, I definitely wanted to go with lots of Pink on this one with some fun and whimsical girly elements.
The papers I used were from some Blog Candy I won at Cindy's Blog, not sure of the company or brand, though. I pulled out some matching embellishments, chipboard letters, and stamps.
I distressed all of the paper edges with TH - Vintage Photo.
Here are all the pieces ready to be placed on the box with a generous helping of Mod Podge.
As you may notice, the middle 'A' is a bit different. That is because I didn't have 3, so I tried to be clever and turned a 'V' upside down and placed a matching chipboard heart in the center. It works!
Now it was time to add the stamping. My Unity January Kit of The Month arrived yesterday, so as I looked at the stamps, played around with some ideas, it all came to me.
I plugged in my hot glue gun to finish added everything that was left: some flowers (from my stash and from my dear Blend Nataliya, the name tag, a few butterflies (also from Nataliya) and a button I borrowed from dear sweet Ria (my BFF's mom).
I tied a bit of baker's twine around the handle for an added touch and Voila....
I was so happy to see sweet little Ariana's face light up when I presented it to her this morning. My kids are early risers and so energetic at 6:00 a.m. I figured this would keep her mind occupied until I was able to finish a few cups of coffee. Well, she hasn't left it alone since...he he he!
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