Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hop Hop Hop!

Hello! If you are looking for the Graphic45 / Petaloo blog hop then you've come to the right spot! :)  There's a fun blog hop going on right now with the Graphic45 and Petaloo Design Teams.

Here's what you stand to win!

Be sure to check out all the cool project ideas on the blogs in the next few days:

Monday,  November 12: 
Alberto Juárez: vintageodyssey.blogspot.com
Nicole Eccles: 
http://nicoleeccles.blogspot.com/


Wednesday, November 14:
Clare Charvill: http://www.mycreativespirit.blogspot.com
Laura Denison: 
www.lauradenisondesigns.com
Susan Lui: www.luv2scrap-pages.blogspot.com

Friday, November 16:
Gloria Stengel: www.gloriascraps.blogspot.com
Jane Tregenza: http://janetregenza.blogspot.com/
Betto Cesare: http://scrapguys.blogspot.com
Irene Tan: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Saturday, November 17: 

Sunday, November 18:
Helena Johansson: http://petaloo.typepad.com/


Monday, November 19:  
Mireille Divjak: http://petaloo.typepad.com/

And if you get lost, just head back to the Graphic45 or Petaloo blog:

This is what I made using graphic45's Nutcracker Sweet collection and flowers from Petaloo: (I really like that nutcracker, and Petaloo flowers make great Christmas tree decorations!)


It's a little altered box for storing candy for Christmas made from this:


Someone gave this present to hubby and he said "looks like the kind of box you could use" - ah...so clever Baboo, you are catching on to this scrapping thing eh? heh!

Anyways, I covered it with papers on the inside and outside like this:


Christmas is coming....! Hope you get lots of fun Christmas ideas while hopping!

159 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that tree and the nutcracker!!!!

eyes2theocean said...

Wow this is really cool and inspirational. I never thought to use a whiskey box before and that is a great one. The lace and flowers complement the nutcracker so well. Really beautiful work.

sue said...

What a great idea for repurposing a box you would have thrown away.

Super Anisoptera said...

WOW! sooo cool! recycle! :) wonderful combo of petaloo and G45 :) i love it!

wahoolady said...

Love this! I've got to find a box to try this with.

Kathy said...

Love what you did with this box! I try and convert random cardboard boxes into something beautiful also. Does not always work as wonderful as yours, but at least I try. Keep up the great work!!!!!

cropnmoomsie said...

The detail is amazing. Love the project.

ALICE WAHYUNI said...

What a brilliant idea Sharon, u always be able to transfer trash to treasure *trully adore

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Whoa...such a great idea! I love boxes of all kinds, and this sweet altered box is just wonderful!

vihreän talonkorttiunelmia said...

Great idea! I love it!

Haasiendamom said...

Cute box!! I do love these papers. Gayle

Phyllis M. said...

What a great Idea and love your altered box. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Camille Short said...

Gorgeous! Love that cute nutcracker.

Linda said...

Love this. What a great idea :)

Sharon Y said...

Beautiful! Love that your husband is catching on, hee, hee. What a great box to re-purpose.

Mary Jane W said...

Great job altering the box. I love Graphic 45 in combination with Petaloo flowers!

Lynne Forsythe said...

OMW....what a GREAT IDEA!! Love it!!!

Mary said...

What a great idea for all those extra boxes I have around the house. I love the nutcracker idea as well. Very beautiful and something I may try.

Mary Wilkins

Val said...

Oh man! Shoulda saved some of those boxes! Love love this idea!!

tndj said...

I have 4 nutcrackers in my house so you know I just totally adore your project. He is adorable. Colors stand out and everything says Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

Love boxes like this! So pretty!!!

marylouh said...

I look at these projects and think "why didn't I see that potential when I had a gift box?" Great project. Good use of G45 and Petaloo.

Anonymous said...

Love to reuse nice boxes and you have found a great way during the holidays! Such a pretty box. Mary Werner

Dena Cottrell said...

I Love love love altered books. I really like how you used the flowers for the tree decorations. What a creative use of both products. I wouldn't have thought of it. Thank you.

JEANNIE said...

Very clever designs..Beautiful colors.

Yoshiko Sata said...

What a sweet altered box !
I want to know what you'll put inside.
Thank-you for sharing your project !

JEANNIE said...

Very clever designs..Beautiful colors.

Anonymous said...

What a great way to upcycle. Now where are those empty boxes I kept to make something with? Just gorgeous, lovely papers!

Scrapycandy said...

Flowers really added to this. And I love the box idea. Now I'm jealous! Thanks so much.

Pat Von Minden said...

I am on my way to the basement as soon as I finish this comment. Do I have boxes stored... Now I have to look at them in a different light! Thank you for your inspiration.
Pat Von Minden

Peggy said...

Great idea. I have a few boxes I can cover. Thanks and loved your project.

GeorgiaC said...

So cute. I love this paper. Thank you.

Katie R. said...

What an adorable box. Makes me want to dig through my stash.

Sharka said...

What a great idea!... I could hide my favourite candy!!! The box is cheerful, colourful and would make a great gift along adding a gift inside...2 gifts in 1!!! TFS :)

luv46kdz said...

What a smart hubby you have! Nothing is trash to us scrappers anymore :) love it

Paula

Alice Carman said...

Love the box and how you used Petaloo's flowers.

Jackie said...

I love your Sweet Candy Box ! I also must say you have a smart husband!!!

michelle said...

Cute reminds me of lifesavers boxes from my youth!

Whimcees said...

Hello!

What a wonderful project idea! I love it all! So colorful and happy - a great gift for some lucky person! Wishing you a sunshine day!

Hugs,

Barbara Diane

Kent Mullens said...

Great job. I love to alter Boxes. It is a great way to present gifts to someone.

Abigail Stoops said...

Such a fun, creative use of a box!!!!

Kathleen White said...

Simply lovely

mitz said...

...what a transformation.. luvin the christmas colored flowers.. amazing..

Karen Wedding said...

Ok, I gotta know how you train your husband to keep these things? I can't get mine to keep from throwing things away that I've told him I want to keep. Great box. Would be perfect for gift giving too.

Jeanette Wilde said...

Makes me want to run out and buy some whiskey stones. Beautiful work!

WandaH said...

Cute, makes me want to go out and buy whiskey stones. Who knew? lol

yellowroseofms said...

Beautiful altered box! So creative. I love this paper and the wonderful flowers.

nzillingworth said...

What a great idea, the things i could hide lol Wonderful colours and love that soldier . Wonderful project and done superbly xxx

Anonymous said...

Cute altered box.

Anonymous said...

Cute altered box.

langeatheart said...

Love the box! Sounds like you have a great husband to! Now I'm on the hunt for boxes I love this idea!

kandilin said...

THis box reminds me of a lifesaver box and a great idea for using something that would otherwise be thrown away. Thanks

cardgirl said...

Oh an altered box, one of my favourite things to do. What a great base. And what you have done is amazing. :)

MsDebren said...

I can't resist nutcrackers, luv this idea and project !!!

Becky Dunham said...

What a lovely box Sharon! Lucky you that your hubby gets such cool gifts and knows a good box when he sees one :) I love that nutcracker too and the G45 papers are so gorgeous with the Petaloo papers! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Great idea for upcycling packaging. I love ideas like that. So hard to throw things away. lol

acpriess said...

This is beautiful, I am in awe of your talents. Kudos to your husband for being so supportive too.

scrapper said...

Oh how adorable! Nice when we can get the DH to recognize a scrappertunity!

scrapper said...

Love the scrappertunity turned art!

Gloria Stengel said...

That is a great box! He gets top marks for saving it for you! Love the project!

Romy said...

This turned out just gorgeous! Such a fabulous Christmas project. It will make a wonderful gift for under the Christmas tree.

Jackie said...

Really beautiful box and a great way to recycle.

MamaKaraba said...

SMART Husband! Great box!

Christina Gualazzi said...

Beautiful way to upcycle, your project is just my style. Love it! I have so many boxes and things I need to transform.

Colleen Lovgren said...

Clever!

Jean said...

Just love this!!! Great inspiration!

Rea' said...

Oh Sharon, what a wonderful gift box... love that collection it has so many "Magical" possibilities. That plaid ribbon just makes it "pop"!

Holly and little people said...

I wish my hubby got boxes like that, it's perfect for this project. Thanks for sharing.

ionabunny said...

Wow, you have used those papers so effectively. I love the nutcracker soldier. Excellent to recycle that box into such a beautiful project

My Studio Voice said...

Very nice project. I just traveled 2000 miles via air with two boxes to alter. My dear husband is so patient. He carried one with stuff in it, and I packed his clothes in the other so it could travel in his suitcase. Next time I will take a larger suitcase. :-)

HelenM said...

very nice!!

bird said...

Great idea! I love it!

Debbie said...

love how the box looks like a book thanks for sharing
upnurse at aol dot com

Ros said...

Great idea. I will have to look out for some boxes. Would make an ideal Christmas present

Anita said...

Wow totally love it looks amazing hugs Anita..xx

Scrap2day said...

What a great idea! Love the way the inside totally screams candy! The flowers are a perfect match!

Pam said...

Fabulous idea! This is really pretty.

Dee in N.H. said...

I love it!!! And how awesome that hubby recognizes the perfect box for altering!

fusiafscrapping said...

Oh, this is lovely, thank you for sharing such wonderful idea with us.

Dora said...

Hi! Thanks to your ideas, the little ones will get nicer gifts this year! Merry Christmas to you, too!

Teresa said...

This is a great project! Your hubby was right about the box, huh?

Pink Heather said...

What a clever idea. It turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing.

Pam said...

This is just the inspiration I need to get going on a gift for a friend ! Lovely ! Thanks !

crazyoldsyd said...

What a great way to "re=cycle" Makes you want to look at our boxes and packages to see what new and exciting projects the G45 paper will up-cycle! Love it, thanks for sharing

Chermaine c said...

gorgeous box! Love the green and nutcracker ! love it totally

CrazyCraftyCreators said...

Perfect recycling!...I love to reuse and repurpose...especially with pretty papers and embellishments!

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Fun and cute box. Love the layers and decorations used. Great job.

wendyportc1 said...

Love this!!

Rea said...

Oh, that is so fun that your husband gave you the box. I love what you did with it. Beautiful with G45 and Petaloo.

Gisy Angel said...

Very pretty! I just love everything G45. Their products are just perfect to fit all inspiration!

Ava Gavloski said...

love the upcycling project. great design.
ava g

Emily said...

Love it...that nutcracker is fabulous!

Anniebee said...

What a wonderful hubby to give you this cool little box! You did a fabulous job decorating it too! I would love to receive such a gift as it shows that genuine care and thought went into creating a special gift just for me. Great job!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So funny! Yes, hubby is learning that I save all the things that can be altered!! I love what you did with the box.

Lanna said...

Thank you for such a cute box to recycle. Love it. Lanna

Kim H said...

what a wonderful little box. love all the green with splashes of red. very Christmasy lol thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

Stampy Sister said...

So very cute! I love this take on the gift box. Very nice.

Teena said...

Such a cute box! I love the nutcracker, too!

cal8007 said...

You are so clever!! Thanks for sharing!

Carmen L

Karen Denson said...

Fantastic! Thank goodness your husband knows you can use things like this. It is absolutely striking. I love the nutcracker and how you decorated the tree with the petaloo flowers. Beautiful job!

Sharon said...

Wow! What a great idea! I would love to get my hands on a couple of boxes like that to complete a project with the paper from Graphic 45. Now if I could only get my husband on the bandwagon and thinking in the 'scrappers' direction! LOL

Thanks so much for sharing this with us, Sharon.

shanjamorjor said...

really cuuuute!

Patricia Howarth said...

I absolutely love your altered box, I love the colours in this Graphic 45 paper, they are so vibrant, and the nutcracker is beautiful. How great that your hubby recognises these things that you can 'alter', you have trained him well ha ha.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

carol said...

What an adorable box..Nutcrackers are too cute!

Maureen Hayes said...

What a gorgeous candy box you created! I wish I could find boxes like these to alter, thank goodness your hubby didn't toss that out! You did such a wonderful job of repurposing it using these beautiful Nutcracker Suite and Petaloo products. Thanks for the inspiration. . . I am off to find a box to alter!

Margie said...

Love your box-simply beautiful!

bkazoo said...

Love the nutcracker. Great alter of the box!

bkazoo said...

Love the nutcracker. Great alter of the box!

2amscrapper said...

fabulous idea!

harrahx2 said...

Even your husband is aware of what you can do? That by itself is amazing! Beautiful work and I now must check out whiskey rocks. I never heard of them but love the packaging! LOL

Rebecca Deeprose said...

A totally terrific idea!!!

June-Marie said...

Ah....hubby is soooooo smart!....looks fab!

Sarita said...

Beautiful, great place for a Christmas mini.

Anonymous said...

What a clever and beautiful project! Love the tree with the flowers!

JamieH

Ruth said...

Gorgeous traditional colors used. I like the ribbon you used.

Sherrenae - Sherri said...

Beautiful project!

Pammejo said...

Beautiful project!!! Love Graphic 45 and Petaloo, TFS http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

What a great idea for reuse! AND it is beautiful too! Thanks for the inspiration.

Drifty Wright said...

All I can say is 'Sweet'! Can imagine all sorts of goodies going into the center!! Wonderful use of the papers and flowers!! They all sing 'Christmas'!! Thank You and your hubby is pretty smart!!

Terri D. said...

Such a clever and creative altered project. This would be a great gift. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Blessings,
Terri D.

Lesley said...

Great way to recycle a box! I love how you used lace to look like binding.

Linda said...

Gorgeous project, thanks so much for sharing!!!

Anonymous said...

Great job altering the box. Love the tree the best with the flowers you chose. Now I know what I want to do with those cricut cart boxes!

Lisa T.

Luv 2 Create said...

Wonderful gift idea. Beautiful project Sharon. Luv it.
Marcie

puffnstuff39 said...

What a great idea! I love that nutcracker! Great project! Hugs, Jeanne

Natali Yarkova said...

Каждый мастер должен увидеть что-то необыкновенное в окружающем мире )
Так мило , что вы переделали коробку и придали ей сказочное содержание ! Это весело и интересно !!!

Sol said...

Lovely box. Great idea.

Erlinda Ramirez said...

The flowers look gorgeous on the tree and the nutcracker is great. I loved your idea for the box, TFS!

Peggy said...

Great box and love that the box is recycled.
God bless,
Peggy Allen

SmokieBlueRose said...

Hubby is a big help! You can't tell that the inside was not bought like that. The flowers on the tree is a very nice touch.

Amy Jones #8546 said...

wow...Great transformation. I love the box.

Sue in AK said...

Very nice recycle and gift box.

marilyn said...

Yep! I do believe he is catching on. LOVE your altered project.

artjunkie2 said...

What a fabulous gift box! I love this collection!

craftylyn said...

I really like this altered box so well done it's lovely
Linda

Cindy Lou said...

What a great redo! Love the colors and combinations for the papers, so very inspirational.

Nat Laney said...

Great recycled project. Love the color combo.

Kaye said...

Beautiful project thank you for sharing with us

Cindy J said...

Beautifully created! Very clever!!

Katie said...

Love this project! Love the tree that you made and how you put the flowers on it! And love the lace. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Suzanne said...

What a way to hide the chocolate stash!!

Bluemoon18 said...

Truly inspirational! Love the tree and embroidery trim! TFS!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

What a great idea! I love your choice of papers. TFS

happybooker said...

Sharon, thanks for the great ideas for covering a box for Christmas! I loved your choices of paper and your color design. I really needed this inspiration as the holidays are fast approaching. Thanks for sharing your fantastic talent!

Terry Barber said...

Reminds me of those lifesavers boxes but much prettier. Thanks for the idea to doll them up :D))

ckkrussell said...

Beautiful box! Love that little nutcracker!

Beth said...

This is just beautiful. I love the cubby inside. I also busted out laughing when you called your hubby Baboo. That is what I call mine too! Except it's my "Sweet Baboo"

Dil said...

super cute!

Nikki said...

Just fantasti on the re-using of an old container :)

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Wonderful! Great upcycling. The lace goes great with the papers. Love the layers and all the details. Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation and have a Happy Thanksgiving!

BethW said...

Wow-yeah for such a smart hubby.You worked wonders with the box.I love nutcrackers-here's hoping I can a box to try this with.

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Gorgeous candy box. Thank you for sharing. Hugs, Velma

Diana said...

Beautiful. That is what my hubby would say too. TFS b4ustamp@yahoo.com

Megan Aaron said...

I love this! I have to get some of that nutcracker paper!

OlesyaK said...

awesome idea! love the papers you used!

Velvet Pearson said...

What a lovely reuse of packaging!

Patsy Ingram said...

What a clever idea for this box. Everything about this shouts "make me", "make me". Bookmarking this one. TFS

lynda said...

Who knew an everyday box could become so pretty! Your project makes me think that maybe I should not throw them away anymore...

pitje said...

I am all for recycled projects, way to go you did a great job!