Monday, September 22, 2014

May Arts/Authentique/Imagine Crafts Blog Hop

It's time for another fun May Arts blog hop!  This time we're combining our gorgeous ribbons with beautiful Authentique papers and Imagine Crafts inks and sprays.

Just because summer is over, there's no reason to put away your summer papers and bright ribbons. Here's a way to bring a little sunshine into your family's lives on those dreary winter days.

I have some old  (I mean, they were on the clearance aisle to start with and have been sitting in my office for about 3 years old!) Martha Stewart boxes that were craving a make over.  So, for my project, I pulled one of the boxes out of the dungeon and decided to give it a paper and ribbon face lift.


See what I mean...yes, it looked that bad!

Now, thanks to May Arts Ribbon, Authentique's pretty papers and Imagine Crafts Shimmer sprays, and a little adhesive;  I've created a"Happy Box" and cheerful tags to tuck into backpacks, lunch boxes and even your spouse's car to brighten their day.  Having a supply of tags handy makes writing a little note of encouragement to brighten their day stress free and fun.



Much improved...yes?  Loving those happy ribbons!

Even the inside got the ribbon and pretty paper treatment.  And those tags were so much fun to create!

The box can be refilled or re-purposed for as a treasure box or keepsake.  The supply list is at the bottom


Here's the line up for the week: be sure to check in to each Ribbonistas blog daily for your chance to win one of 3 awesome prize packs full of May Arts ribbony goodness, pretty Authentique papers and Imagine Crafts surprises.


Monday
Charlene Driggs (that's me!)

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33 comments:

loulou said...

Definitely much improved. This box is so much fun. Like all your great tags too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

What an adorable project. So pretty and cheery now and useful at the same time! Love it Charlene.

marylouh said...

You would never know that the box started out as tired and dingy.
It is beautiful and a great way to send notes, gift cards, love.
thanks for sharing a wonderful project.

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhh love the colors on here!

cghundley said...

Wonderful idea
and lovely way
to cover the
box.
Carla from Utah

Papertangler said...

Fun idea. Definitely inspires a positive attitude :)

Gavi S said...

Such fun, cheerful colors! Great storage box!

Heather Thompson said...

So much better now. Way to turn it around. Beautiful.

Missy said...

Great idea! I love being able to use that item I got "just because"!

McStamper said...

Love your project. Pretty and useful.

barbara macaskill said...

Great makeover!! Love the idea of a "happy tag" box! TFS!

Anita Braddock said...

Beautiful Box love the details and the color of ribbons. thanks for sharing

sue k said...

Fabulous box, very much improved and so very creative.

Sue
http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

Robin B. said...

This is so cute! I lov the bright colors and embellishments.

BurningRubber said...

Wow! That is so cheerful and fun. I love the colors and tag are great too.

Celeste Goff said...

Love this altered box and the tags are simply amazing!

jcobb said...

Projects like this are why I can never throw anything away! Seems something lovely can be made from anything! Beautiful box!

Vicki said...

Such a great idea to recycle. And so pretty too. Love those ribbons and the tags are nice little keepsakes.

valerie breingan said...

Who knew old could look so pretty.Love your inspiration

Judy said...

Such a fun idea. Love that you made the little tags to go inside your awesome box. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Berl said...

Great idea! I love to have cards and tags ready to go!

joy said...

Great projects! I love your creativity; the box is gorgeous!

Amy C. said...

You did such a great job on this jazzed-up box!

Kathleen White said...

Now that's what I mean with taking trash to treasure. Beautifully done!

Sue from Oregon said...

What a festive box Charlene!

TracyM #6773 said...

OH MY - what a GORGEOUS makeover Charlene!!!
LOVE your BRIGHT & CHEERY Happy Box, inside & out, and I LOVE the FABULOUS tags you have created too - what a WONDERFUL project!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your FUN & CREATIVE INSPIRATION :)

Auntie Em said...

Your Happy Box filled with all the colourful tags is such a sweet and fun idea. The pretty ribbons are so cheerful. It would be a very uplifting gift for someone's desk or nightstand, especially when they are having one of 'those days'.
Thank you for sharing this pretty project! :)

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Charlene! How fun is this!!!? I have got to do this! Love all the bits of gorgeous ribbons and products! Gotta have it!

Janis said...

Oh, Happy Box, indeed!!! LOVE the festive colors and cheery phrases!!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Yolanda said...

Fabulous idea!! Very pretty and happy colors.

necgmc said...

So beautiful, sunny and cheerful. Great repurposing.

Barbara Swavely said...

Very pretty! Love your choice of colors and patterns!

Katie said...

This is so cute! A great box now! I love these papers and the spray on the tags too. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.