Really Reasonable Ribbon December Blog Hop

 

Hi there crafty ribbon lovers!  Today is the day for the December Blog Hop at Really Reasonable Ribbon. The design team and I have come up some beautiful projects with the new Beautiful Blues ribbon club assortment

 
If you are following along you should have come here from Jennifer's Blog.  If not, head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog to start at the beginning.


This month I decided to alter a mini crate box I picked up from Hobby Lobby quite a while ago.  I wanted to make something to hold the Christmas cards from this year.


I painted the box with Picket Fence and Broken China Distress paint.  I then added a silvery shimmer with Distress Pewter stain.  After that was all dry I added a band of Light Blue Netting and Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge around the middle of the box.  I adhered a silver glitter die cut made from one of my Spellbinders dies to the right side of the box front.  I created several bows from Light Navy Satin with Grosgrain Edge, Blue Topaz Argyle Print on White Satin, and Silver Metallic String.  I then adhered them to the top of the die cut.  I then cut out a Poinsettia from an MFT die with white, yellow, and green MFT felt.  I adhered that to the top of the bows.  I finished it off with a Navy blue flat backed pearl.

I hope you enjoy the Christmas card holder I created with the beautiful new ribbons from the December Ribbon Assortment.  Now head on over to Bonnie's Blog which is the next on our hop.  Have a wonderful crafty day!

15 comments:

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Great idea! Crafters can always use another box to put stuff in :o) Love the netting ribbon and felt flower.

Bonnie Garby said...

I love this idea Amber and I love how you decorated the crate. Perfect place to store and showcase your holiday cards this year.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Wow! This is such a great idea and your painted/decorated crate is gorgeous!!!

Nancy Hill said...

Beautiful box with the silver shimmer. Great idea for me to try.

Thecla W said...

Love this idea! And beautifully altered :)

Vicki robertson said...

Such a lovely altered box for Christmas cards! Great idea and the flower is fab!

April said...

What a wonderful box and a great idea!

Doudou said...

Lovely idea!! Beautiful.

Leslie said...

What a wonderful idea, Amber! Love, love, love the crate and how you've beautifully decorated it. You'll use it year after year!

Margie Malone said...

Wonderful idea to hold your cards. Love the crate.

usagypsy said...

Love that you did a little crate. I get so many good ideas from you girls!

Bunny said...

Nice card holder. I like the ribbon and the poinsettia that you added. Very pretty.

Sue D said...

Beautiful way to display your cards.

Jenny Alia said...

Beautiful box. What a great idea to embellish. Thanks for the inspiration!

Gloria Stengel said...

Love the idea! That is one cute crate!