This month Altered Pages is teaming up with Just For Fun Rubber Stamps and their design team to share lots of inspiration and creativity.
Today I wanted to share my first project. You all know how much I love to recycle things and today I have a fun "green" project that is both functional and pretty. A Laughing Cow Cheese Box (you know they are just too cool to throw away) that I turned into a fun Christmas Ornament that doubles as a gift card holder!
And this is what it looks like inside....
Here's what I did... I started off by reinforcing the hinge area with a piece of really sticky fabric tape. This is much more durable than say masking tape, double stick or washi tape.
Next I painted the inside of the box with Deco Arts Glorious Gold Metallic Paint and the outside with black acrylic paint. While the box was drying I stamped a piece of white cardstock with Tree Line stamp. It was then colored with a bit of ink and the Ink Blending Tool. The trees were then die-cut with a circle die and mounted on a doily die-cut which I had embellished with a few dots of the Pico Embellisher.
I then cut out one of the Santas from the Blue Traveling Santa Collage Sheet and his sled filled with toys and adhered it to the tree line.
Next I stamped several Holly Swags; colored and cut them out. I applied a layer of Goosebumps Shimmer texture spray to give it a bit of shine and sparkle. After they were dry I added a couple to the top of the die-cut piece which was then mounted to the front of the cheese box.
Inside the box I stamped the sentiment and affixed a second image from the Blue Santa collage sheet as well as a couple more bits of holly tucked under the image.
I finished off the box with a bit of Green Jute around the rim, a piece of red sari ribbon for the hanger and a few dabs of Stickles Glitter Glue here and there.
Altered Pages: Blue Traveling Santa Collage Sheet; Stickles Glitter Glue; Green Jute; Sari Ribbon; Memento Ink; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Ink Blending Tool
JFF Stamps: Tree Line; Holly Swag; Wishing You (sentiment)
Other: Laughing Cow Cheese Box; DecoArt Paint; IMAGINE Crafts Pico Embellisher; Goosebumps Shimmer Texture Spray, Memento Markers; Die Cuts