Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Letter Rack.

Having sorted out the pots for my marker pens I decided to turn my attention to the piles of paper on my desk that really needed some kind of storage so I took one discarded cat food box and set to and made a letter rack. 
 
I cut the box down to the required size
then  used packaging tape to strengthen the side panels.
 
Mod Podge and a few sheets of  torn up kitchen roll
soon had the box covered and left to dry.
 
I gave the dry box 2 coats of Tester pot paint 'Powder Purple'

I covered the inside panels and front panel with
Raspberry Rd 'Antebellum No 16'  digi paper.
Butterfly was in my stash sent to me by a blogging friend.
Wording generated on PC and printed off.
Faux stitching pricked out round edge.
A mauve colouring pencil used to draw the faux thread.

Papers now sit nice and tidy on my desk.
I have show cased this for my Butterfly Challenge.
#3 A Stitch in Time.
 Challenge runs for 2 weeks and I would love to see you over there.
 
Entering into the following challenges:
Kabooodle Doodles #214 Anything but square.
My Craft Creations # Anything goes.
The Cheerful Stamp Pad #81 Anything goes.
The Paper Nest Dolls #5 Anything goes.
Through The Craft Room Door # Anything goes.
Hiding  In My Craft Room #140 Super Scraps.
Pixie's Crafty Workshop #115 Use up your snippets. (butterfly, mod podge, tester pot.)
Penny's Paper Crafty #168 Anything goes.

25 comments:

  1. Lovely upcycle of an ordinary cardboard box. This is beautiful. Nice to hold cards for convenience and organization. Blissful...

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  2. What beautiful transformation….it was fun looking at the journey too.

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  3. Just brilliant Mrs A. Genius and the finished letter rack is stunning. Debbiex

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  4. Wonderful. I love your paper box. I am learning many things from your blog!

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  5. Morning Mrs A, These boxes are too good to be thrown out l have a few and was wondering what uses they could have and here is my answer!! great make and gorjess papers too thanks for the idea xx

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  6. Absolutely beautiful and stunning Mrs. A.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. Another fabulous make Mrs A - hard to believe how it started out. If I send you a sows ear can you make me a silk purse please?

    Hugs, Di xx

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  8. fab, thank you for joining us over at Kaboodle Doodles this week xx

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  9. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and very practical altered creation for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 81: anything goes , Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

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  10. Lovely letter rack Mrs A.

    I was saving all the empty cat food boxes until the pile grew so high in the garage I had to get rid of them!
    It's such nice thick cardboard, ideal for projects - think I may start another pile LOL xx

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  11. Gosh what a difference a very clever Lady makes. This is brilliant.

    Kath x

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  12. Fabulous! I must have a word with my brother about keeping one of these boxes for me to alter.
    Thanks for the tip for strengthening the corners!
    The last time I made myself a box the edges separated from the sides so will have to try your technique - thank you! xx

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  13. This is gorgeous Mrs A! well done it looks really pretty huggles Sue xxx

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  14. Hi Mrs A
    Super example of recycling. Looks amazing.
    Good luck with the challenges.
    Ang x

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  15. this turned out beautifully! thanks for joining the "anything goes" challenge at the cheerful stamp pad! xo

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  16. Turned out awesome my friend....just been chatting to your lovely daughter on F/B,,,nice to know who's who...was thrilled.

    I am trying to finish my project for the next challenge....looks like it's doing well...

    take care..luv aNNIe xxx

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  17. Another great upcycling project - pretty and very useful too.

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  18. A beautiful transformation, I love the colours and the gorgeous designer paper you used. A lovely useful end product too.
    Jean x

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  19. What a great idea, really pretty too! Think I might have to do something like this for my stencils! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
    Mandy x (PPCC DT)

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  20. What a fab use for a cat food box! You may find your kitty sitting in there among the letters!

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  21. You are the only person I 'know' who could take a cat box & make it into something gorgeous & wonderful! Which you did! Love it! How useful & beautiful you have recycled some plain ole cardboard! TFS &Hugs

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  22. Would have never guessed that that beautiful rack was once an ugly box! Masterful upcycling!

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  23. Creativity to the max & so beautifully done, Mrs. A! PS--hope you got to see my first use of some of the flowers in the pink box you sent--they really helped me make a card I was happy with http://www.ggnursecreations.blogspot.com/2014/03/happy-spring.html

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