Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Altered Baby Gift Card Box - Trendy Twine

This month, the Trendy Twine team is featuring a fun mix of light blue and dark brown twine in its projects. Our challenge was to create something 3D for a boy using ribbon and the featured twine called Chocolate Sprinkles.

I decided to make a tri-fold gift card box, the type where the doors swing open and the box is held shut with a slider.  The finished project looks like this:


It started life like this, as a Kohl's gift box for men, which I bought on clearance after Father's Day.  I thought it would be super easy to alter, but it turned out to be a little more complicated.


My plan was to cover the box with patterned paper. But when the doors were open and flat, the box measured a wee bit more than 12 inches end to end, making it impossible to cover with a standard piece of scrapbook paper.  

I looked through my stash and saw that patterned paper by Canvas Corp is printed on one side then completely solid - with no label - on the back side. Perfect. That gave me the extra half-inch I needed. I stamped a swirl design on the plain side of the paper, then used it to covered the box. 


To make the slider, I used a printed piece of Canvas Corp Paper and the original slider from the Kohl's box, wrapping it in twine.  To make the decorative element, I used a journaling card from Jillibean Soup and flipped the box to a vertical orientation. 

I added a Soup Label sentiment (There's No Bunny Like You), a doily and a chipboard bunny. I tied a wee bit of ribbon around the bunny's neck then added a pom pom tail from twine.  

To make the pom pom, I wrapped twine around fork tines, tied it tightly in the center, then snipped the ends. 

If you'd like to join our challenge this month, you can find all the details here on the Trendy Twine blog.

35 comments:

  1. awesome...I'm soooooo lovin' the colors! have a great tuesday!

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  2. You stamped? Really? :) You did a great job. I thought that paper was preprinted. This is an awesome transformation. I just love the pompom tail on the bunny. Super work, Izzy!

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  3. oh these are awesome! great projects!!

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  4. Great projects! I love the twine pom pom! :)

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  5. I think this turned out AMAZING!!!! WOW!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!!!!

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  6. These look great. I love that pompom.

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  7. You did great covering the box! I love that little bunny's tale! Great job!!

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  8. Love the colors in this project! Great way to cover this not so easy task. The pompom is so stinkin' cute - love the color combo. TFS :)

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  9. Great project, the colors are great.

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  10. Love his tail of Trendy Twine, so cute. Hugs, Anita

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  11. Really cool gift card box - thanks for sharing!

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  12. I love blue and brown. The bunny tale is great.

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  13. Love the colors, the blue/brown/orange. Great gift box!

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  14. Great project, I love the pop of orange too!

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  15. great idea!!! Love how it turned out, so cute:):)

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  16. Cute project love the twine, especially the Pom Pom

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  17. CUTE! I love upcycling things like that and your box turned out great. Love those colors and the little pom.

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  18. Such a cute idea, looks fabulous!

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  19. What a fun project.
    Great colours you used and I love that doily :)

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  20. Beautiful altered box, Izzy! Absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing it with us!

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  21. The little pom pom is super cute! Great idea!

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  22. This is so pretty!!! I love your color combination!!!(:

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  23. Wow! Izzy, that is so creative. What an awesome transformation :)

    Lesley @ Trendy Twine

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