Saturday, January 12, 2013

Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog Inspiration Day!

Good morning (again...although now I guess it's afternoon. Oops.) Just got back from Rileigh's basketball game, and it looks like her team will be tough to beat this year! Good game, girls!

I wanted to come back and share the project I made for the Crafter's Companion's "Anything But A Card" challenge going on this month. Today was the US team's turn to show off some inspiring creations, and what do you know...I'm on that team!

I decided to take the box that contained the iPod Touch Andraia got for her birthday last year and turn it into something I could use to help manage the crafty clutter that accumulates on my desk each day. You know, those little leftover pieces that end up all over the place, including the floor, as I go through my creative processes. So here's how I did it:

I started by tracing the top of the box onto a piece of black cardstock, cut it out, and adhered to the top of the box. I also cut another piece in the same size to put on the inside of the bottom of the box. Afterwards I put a strip of black and white polka dot washi around the edge of the top, and using my fingernail, "cutting" around the recessed groove you see in this picture, peeling away the excess (this is to assure the box closes snugly and opens easily.)
 I used my Stamp It Australia - Overlapped Text stamp and white Memento ink on the top, stamping the left side side and then again on the right hand edge without re-inking to give it an interesting look.
 I added some circular alphabet stickers to the top, and a pink chevron washi tape strip on the bottom. Voila, it's a new little box to store all of those little pieces! Super easy, and I've saved another item from heading to the landfill :) (If you follow my blog, then you know I'm a HUGE repurposer.)

I hope you like it! Don't forget to head on over and see what "anything but a card" creations the rest of the team made, and check back each week as we have *four* teams full of inspiration to share their creations with you all month long. Make something using a Crafter's Companion product and link it up on our blog for a chance to win some great prizes, whether you are here in the US or elsewhere in the world :)

Watch for another couple of posts later today including another Crafter's Companion CHA new release sneak (scroll down if you missed the sneak I did earlier, it's directly after this post). I hope you all find time to get crafty today!


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