Saturday, January 29, 2011

Crop out for a Cure altered red/grey and black box

Okay, so I'm going to start by apologizing.  This is a rookie attempt...and it's pretty obvious....but I'm going to keep it because I like the top of my box, and I also like the colour scheme. Also, I'm hoping that maybe someone out there who checks out my blog who has done this sort of thing more often and knows what to do can help me out a little bit!! They'll see how in need I am of box altering advice!!!  I'm sure I will have to do the sides over again, and at that point I'll do it the right way! Ha ha ha. So this was inspired by the Diabetes Crop out for a Cure. PLEASE go and check it out. Donations to be eligible for prizes, but even if you're not into donating for good karma, the prizes are also great! But it is for a great cause!! Anyways, I was challenged to alter an item by two blogs, and also to make something using the colours that represent the JDRF, which is grey and red. You could have other colours on it but grey and red needed to be the main colours. So I altered an old box that fits A2 cards. I actually ordered envelopes and this is what they came in. So I decided to alter a box because you always have tons of cards and stuff that you just don't want to throw out, but you really don't have a place to keep them, so this will alleviate that problem! Yay!!
This is the top of my box.

the bottom but is emty becuase I want to do a cut from a child's year cricut cartridge, but I don't have it yet. I recently bought it online, but have not received it yet.

This is the side view from the front

So as you can tell by the side photo I did something I'll never do again, I just didn't really know any other way to go about it, so anyone who has a lot of experience doing this, tips are welcome and invited!!! Anyways, I pieced the sides on, I don't know if that's what you're dupposed to do, but there has to be a better way. I wouldn't do this again because it seems as if the sides are always catching on something when you move it or whatever, But if you cut the paper shorter so that it doesn't catch, it doesn't cover whats underneath the box.  Also, if you look at the front view, you can tell that the top of the box corners are flaring out and they don't look like they are even attatched.  I was hoping for a cleaner look, anyways, maybe it's just the box top...if you know a better way, let me know!!!

Recipe: Red, black and grey DCWV cardstock, ranger red embossing powder, black and red ribbon, Pooh Font Cricut Cartridge, inkadinkadoo flourish stamps, fiskars love stamps, recollections border punch for sides.
Anyways, thanks for checking me out today! Look forward to more crafts and firsts, hopefully the next is better than this one! I still like the top of it though, that's why i'm keeping it becuase of the top. It looks nice if you don't pick it up or anything...ha ha ha!
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  1. Hi Brenna, I think you did a great job. I have a horrible time altering things, therefore I don't do it very often....HA! My way of thinking is that there are no rules and no right or wrong way to do it! I know if I did it more often, it would be easier. Some day when I have more time...right now I'm having fun with other things! Thanks for doing the hop!!

    Oh sugar...I just noticed that I am signed in under Katie. It's easier to keep this post than sign her out and sign back in....

    P.S. I Love You

  2. I think you did a fine job. My friends daughter once said to me (when I was complaining that I messed something up) "There are no mistakes when you are doing something handmade". I always try to remember that because it is made something from the heart and that is what matters!
    thanks for playing along with us over at the Sisterhood.

  3. What a great idea and I think it's wonderful. And you know I mess up pretty much on each and every project I do. There are no mistakes, just opportunities to embellish :-). I think it turned out great. Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  4. How cute! I love the red and grey on this! Thanks for participating in my challenge!

  5. You were my winner!! Email me your address at scrugglenamp at aol dot com and I will mail your package as sson as I get confirmation from Sara!