Friday, September 25, 2009

When I Count My Blessings


Today's post is my take on the Challenge for Papertrey's September Blog Hop starting at 8 p.m. EST. The challenge was to reuse & recycle portions of our newly arrived Papertrey order in an earth-friendly way. Wow - what timing! I had just saved the clear plastic boxes from my most recent order and already had in mind what I wanted to use them for and then they released the challenge.

I am also using this for the most current Basic Grey Challenge to use embossing and a Basic Grey product.

I wrapped my Papertrey box in Bazzil Basics CS, made a panel out of Basic Grey Indian Summer, dry embossed a panel with the CB Leafy Branch embossing folder, tied it all up with button twine from Paprtrey along with a sentiment from their new Fall Elegance set and a little leaf charm from my stash, then randomly stamped small leaves from the same Papertrey Fall Elegance set. Inside are 2 6x6 Basic Grey paper pads - they fit perfectly and will make a great gift!

This was great fun. If you are not already following the Blog Hop, you can go HERE and see some wonderful creations!

Take Care

42 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

This is just gorgeous - I use boxes like this A LOT but this particular box of yours is truly stunning in great colors! Rock ON!

Marge said...

Yes, truly stunning AND what a wonderful gift for some lucky lady to receive!

Bonnie said...

Oh this is so pretty! Gorgeous colours and great idea!

Nancy L. said...

really pretty!

Terri E. said...

What a great way to give away 6X6 boxes. Love the wonderful colors as well. Way to rock the recycling challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linda said...

Very pretty. Great reuse of the box.

Jamie said...

Love it!

ashjoy said...

And now I'm counting those kisses and wish I had some! Beautiful card!

Kristy Vernon said...

What a beautiful box. It's just stunning and I love the colors. It just says "autumn".

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply beautiful!!! I love the rich colors of your project!!! ~S~

Jennifer Holmes said...

This is so beautiful! I love everything about it!

ryannmarin said...

This is lovely and what a great way to package those 6x6 pads!

Cindy said...

Very beautiful. I have that collection of Basic Grey paper and I just love it. Love what you did with it also.

Liz said...

I love the colors you used! Great idea to put the paper in there.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

I love the vintage look! Great way to combine both challenges! :) TFS

BethieJ said...

This is STUNNING! I LOVE the colors!!

Cheryl said...

That is a great fall gift! I love the color combination.

Terri said...

Very pretty. Great way to reuse the box.

Lori said...

What a gorgeous way to present a gift! Love the rich, earthy color scheme.

Debbie Olson said...

You did an amazing job on your box--love it!

Lori said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Susan said...

You've inspired me to get those boxes out and CREATE! Very pretty!

A Little Licht on the Subject... said...

Beautiful! The colors are wonderful and wow - someone gets it as a gift. How nice!

Karli said...

Wowza this is stunning! Beautiful colors! Sooo vibrant-luuuuv :)

Winter said...

This is my first hop too! :) Your box is so pretty! :)

Karin said...

The colors are gorgeous! Love it!

The Wired Angel said...

beautiful card Dru...

Banu said...

Very very pretty. Gorgeous colors.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Great Idea to wrap the whole box. I love your design. I have tons of these boxes in my basement.

Sara said...

WOW mom, this is just gorgeous!

Laurie said...

Great idea! Beautiful gift box! tfs!

Susan aka "Crunchy" said...

Oh WOW!! This is absolutely stunning!!!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Wow this is just breathtaking dru. Wonderful. Hope you have a great wknd my friend. ;)

Tara said...

A stunning project and such a great choice of paper with beautiful embossing too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Basic Grey ;o)
Hugs Tara xx

*LittleMissT* said...

Stunning, just love the colours used, very imaginative use of the box!

Gina said...

This is so pretty, I love the colors you chose. Great job showcasing your project.

JazzyH said...

Very pretty!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wow this is awesome! LOVE the rich colors!!

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my!!! ditto to all of the above! this is a beautiful box - it would be lovely sitting on a table or anywhere in a room as an autumn accent piece (course, 2 packs of beloved BG works for me) LOL

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Wowwzer.......you rocked this card...love the colours.

Vicki said...

Just beautiful! Blessings to you!

SMK said...

love the twine and tag :D great colors!!