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Monday, 8 April 2013

Recycle the old box to a unique gift project

Hello, my dear crafty friends! Irit is here again  and this is my totally Recycled and up cycled post.
 This time a have a story to tell before I show you my project.
We live in a big 7 bedrooms house for  the last 18 years. Great home to raise your 4 kids. But then kids are already grown- ups and on their own and there left  just 2 of us and a fatty cat. So about a year and a half we decided to move to a flat. Apartment. 4 bed rooms (2 for my craft addiction).We bought this  apartment and we are still waiting as this a huge   new building  and it takes ages to finish the construction. Lately we sold our house (finally) and were told that our new place will be ready in 3-4 months. So this project is a small recycled gift to myself and my DH. I am going to put the new key inside and to give  it to my husband  when time comes and as I do all  interior design it's like my  new baby I will present to him and to our cat... (lol)




So this is my totally altered  candy box (the back  is even not altered) found in my " junk box".
 I used the  cardstock  inside to make this small town with Tando chipboards.  I used a stencil to make the bricks over the bare  chipboards, heat embossed the walls with Clear gloss regular embossing powder and the roofs with a few layers of  Cardinal Red embossing powder. I  made a moon/sun from the inside part of Tando Flowers chipboard and heat embossed with  Sunny Yellow powder and covered the fences with  Bright White embossing powder. The title was made from Tando letters and heat embossed with  Ebony black powder. The mini  key (so adorable)  heat embossed with  Metallic Copper  powder and the background paper is MME.
The  whole box was covered inside with washi tapes and  some sticky lace on outside. The same washi and lace were added over the acetate  outer box cover, with a piece of  cut out paper and Let's celebrate today  home made die cut from Die- Versions. The paper was heat embossed with  Sunny Yellow powder and the die covered with glaze for the shiny look.





I think it's a lovely recycled project made with great products  and I will keep it for a few months to add a real key inside.
Hope you like my recycled project this month and see you again next month with more WOW! INSPIRATION.
See your next month
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