Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ScrapTiffany Recycled Blog Hop, plus a giveaway

Hi. I'm Dale, a very keen scrapbooker and cardmaker from Western Australia.

Welcome to the Scrap Tiffany Recycled Blog Hop. If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop go to here.

I have chosen to make a gift box. I'm recycling a box of Blaq socks I gave my hubby for Christmas. I'm transforming it into a box to enclose his Anniversary cufflinks. As it's for a man I've chosen a classic black and white colour scheme.

The box was already black to begin with. It slid in and out.

I then simply put the gift on some tissue paper into the slide in part of the box and set aside.

 I covered the outside of the box with Upsy Daisy Designs patterned paper. Then I attached some interesting white ribbon. I cut out a design from another piece of patterned paper by Upsy Daisy Designs and attached it to the top using pop dots to give it some dimension.

I think you'll agree that this now looks a little different to the original and is certainly an improvement. Plus, as the box slides in and out it can even be re-used again. I will have to give it to someone other than my husband though as twice is enough.

Here is Paul receiving his cufflinks. He was very happy with them.

I've also created a layout about the gift giving. It was the occasion of our 16th wedding anniversary. All the products used on the page are by Kaisercraft.

I'm also running a giveaway in conjunction with this blog hop. It's very simple to enter. Merely be a follower and leave a comment on this post. I'll draw the winner after the hop has concluded. Here is my prize. It is all winter-themed.

Thanks for persisting with this very long post. I hope you liked what you saw and now I'll send you on your way to Danielle.

ScrapTiffany -
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Katie -
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Jennifer -
Norazah -
Jolanda -
Wendi -
Bev -
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Sophie -
Gaby -
Dale -
Danielle -
Renee -
Becca -
Danielle 2 -
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  1. Wow Dale...what a big bunny blog hop!!! Hope I can join in a bit.
    Clever lass as transforming that interesting sock box, into a lovely gift are a clever lassie!
    Lovely anniversary LO too...

  2. Cute gift box recycle! I love rich, dark feel of it.

  3. lovely gift box!! lucky man for sure!

  4. What a pretty way to recycle that box. Thanks for sharing!

  5. this is too cute.. great idea.. we all have so many odd boxes that if trimmed up would be beautiful.. great job... hugs Bev

  6. I really like how you made this a slider! Great idea for reuse!

  7. I have become a follower. And I like what you did with the box. It inspires me to do something with my collection.

  8. I love how you transformed the sock box...very interesting ribbon. I love your patterned paper on your layout...very pretty.
    I am a I'm going back to the beginning of the hop.

  9. wonderful idea. it turned out so nice. i am now a follower :)

  10. What a great idea. I love how it turned out and the fact that it slides in and out to be reusable for many uses.....simply wonderful.


  11. Hi Dale ! I am blog hopping for the first time ! I put the message up on JC&C blog as well ! Love what you have done with such a simple sock box ! Your LO is gorgeous too - Kaisercraft is certainly yummy !

  12. Great re-use of the box!

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  13. Great ideas. Thanks for a chance to win. I am now a followers

  14. Dale, I love the way you transformed this box! 'So creative and beautiful!! Your layout is adorable, too! Congrats on your anniversary even if it is belated!

  15. Gorgeous box! I am now a fopllower! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. i like your box..very classy