Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Letters From Home

Hello everyone! It's WOW Wednesday over at Cat's Creations Blog. Today I'm sharing another altered cardbox project. This is a gift too but since I haven't put the name of the recipient on the box yet, I can share it with you.

I mixed a couple of lines of paper for this project. The top is Authentique's Valentine collection "Lovely". The paper is called "Amour". Here is a little closer look at the top.
It looks like handwritten letters from old. I love this! People just don't write like they used to with the age of computers, email and blogs. Kind of sad. I have some letters saved that my grandmother wrote to me and a letter that my grandmother saved that my dad wrote to her when he was in college. I thought this paper was perfect for a card box. The handles are from Graphic 45. Because of the size of the box I had to use 2 sheets of paper to cover the front. Since the papers were identical I cut the papers in such a way as to show almost the entire design. To finish covering the front I took a strip of the same paper and used the other side which was a solid. It is seen on the right end of the box.

For the sides of the box I used Authentique's "Thankful" collection using the paper "Grateful".
For the inside of the box I used two more papers from that same collection. "Giving" (the paper with birds) and "Pioneer" (the checkered).

I also made cards to go in the box.

I need to make a few more before I'm satisfied but I'm nearly through with this project. Remember that you can click on the photo for a closer look.

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Have a good one!


  1. Love these boxes! I should make another one, too. How many have you made now? I'm thinking at least 3, right? When I gave my mom hers for Christmas, she asked if I was going to refill the cards for her, too. HA! She's a card maker so I told her she could do that!

  2. Love that paper on the front! It's perfect!! You do such lovely work on these card box gifts and filled with cards too!

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