Tuesday, March 15, 2011

An Altered Truvia Box

Hi, everybody!  Sorry I have been MIA for a few days.  I had a couple of projects with due dates this week so I had to get them finished.  Between that and looking for a new job, I had little time for blogging.  Soooo... I have a new project that I just finished last week that I want to share with you today.  I always love recycling/ repurposing every day items I have around my house rather than putting them in the recycle bin or the trash can.  I recently discovered a wonderful low calorie sweeetner made from the stevia plant called Truvia.  You have probably seen the commercials for it on tv.  Well, this product only comes in little packets like sugar packets but the packets come packaged in a nifty flip-top box that is perfect for holding 4" x 4" or 4" x 5" cards and envelopes.  I covered the box, inside and out with patterned cardstock and embellished it with lace, ribbon, rub-ons, tiny paper rose buds and some bling.  I used two different patterned papers in the same shades of bluish green.  The paper on the top has white vines, leaves and flowers on it and the paper on the bottom has pink and white flowers and pink lettering.  I rubbed on more pink lettering and some swirly flourishes to add some interest.  The letters are Tim Holtz Grungeboard that I glittered and the hearts are glitter stickers.

I plan to paper the inside of the top but I haven't done that yet.

This design on the top is from a stamp that I stamped in green and then in pink.  I cut out the pink flowers and popped them up on small foam squares.  I added the tiny pink glittered hearts and the pearls in two shades of pink.  I layered the stamped piece on top of some pretty green foil cardstock and popped the whole thing up on pop dots.

Here's what it looks like from the back.  I think I got the soft green ribbon around the bottom edge of the box from the dollar bin at Michael's.  I wish I had bought more of it because I just love it.  The edges are slightly ruffled and it has a tiny narrow ribbon woven down the center of it.  Very fancy stuff!

I hope you like my little box.  Tomorrow my first project for the Crafting Pals Design Team at Amber's Crafts and Stuff is due in preparation of the first weekly challenge hosted by Amber, owner of that blog site.  The challenge will be posted on Wednesday morning and I hope all of my follwers will visit her blog to see what we have created to inspire you and hopefully entice you to participate in the challenge too!  

I have several new projects to share and I hope to post one of them each day this week.  Most of them are cards but I may have another mini later in the week.  Thanks for dropping by.  Have a great week!



  1. This is such a cute box! I just threw out a Truvia box a few days ago too. DARN!

  2. Love the box, I used to be crazy mad on making and covering boxes....I still can't get out of the habit of collecting nice packaging... and good weight card. My hubby throws them all out every so often (accidently lol) and I have to start all over again. Hugs lin

  3. Love This!
    Just became a new follower..Would love it if you decided to follow my blog.

  4. Oh, I LOVE! your box it is so pretty! I want to make one now1 lol Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

  5. What a cool idea! I haven't seen Truvia in Canada but I'm sure I can come up with some other box that would work well. My hsuband will roll his eyes but hey!

  6. Your project is gorgeous!! I'm a new follower!
    Momo sent me and I'm so glad I stop by, you have beautiful projects and ideas.

  7. I'm already a follower but saw you on MOMO's list & thought I'd say Hi. Hope you get lots of new friends/followers.

  8. Super cute!! Love it!! Great job!! I am your newest follower!! TFS!! Jenn (www.countrycricut.blogspot.com)

  9. Cute project.

    Momo sent me and now I am following

  10. What a neat idea and your box looks awesome! Momo sent me and I am following.


  11. I love when people think outside the box, or what can I do with that box ;). LOL

    Momo sent me, and now I am a new follower and I would love if you wanted to pop over to my blog and become a follower of mine. :)


  12. Hi, I've been sent by MOMO, isn't she fabulous. Love your blog. I'm now a new follower. Would love if you dropped by mine. www.canadiancraftcorner.blogspot.com

  13. Anniebee, this is amazing. I just can not believe how beautiful this card box is. You have done an amazing job.

  14. Beautiful box, so pretty! I was sent by Momo and glad to find your blog. Super cute! I am a new follower of yours. Please stop by my blog and follow too:) Good luck in the challenge!!
    Sherrie K.

  15. Wow! Your box is really pretty. Momo sent me. Visit my blog for a chance to win some blog candy.

  16. Found your blog while visiting Momo's. What a great idea to recycle this box. You made it look so beautiful. This would be a great box to give someone with thank you monogram cards it. I became a follower and look forward to see what other cute projects you do. TFS
    Debby P.

  17. MOMO sent me and I've enjoyed viewing your blog and now I am a follower. I invited you to visit my blog at www.stampinwitheerlinda.blogspot.com. Your box is very pretty and thanks for sharing.

  18. I love to alter boxes for my cards! you did amazing work!
    I fallowed your link from MoMo
    I hope you have the chance to check out my blog: http://peacelovestamp.blogspot.com

  19. Your card box is just gorgeous! I love the colors and embellishments you used! I'm a new follower...Momo sent me! I'd love for you to stop by my blog as well :)


  20. Oh what a clever idea. I can see us all running to the store tomorrow to buy a box a truvia coming home emptying it out & running off to our crafty space. LOL TFS Momo sent me by the way.

    Karen C

  21. Super cute box.... love all the details you put into it! Look forward to seeing more of your creations. I found you through Made by Momo's blog followers post. Following now! =)


  22. I enjoy repurposing objects too; this is a fabulous project!

    Momo sent me, and I am now a follower.



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