Thursday, November 22, 2012

"All Things Altered" Winter Blog Hop

Welcome to the "All Things Altered" Winter Blog Hop! You should be coming to me from Nicole's Blog. If you are lost, see the list of blogs at the end of this post to make sure you visit everyone!

Once again, Pam at Scrapbook Flair organized a group of crafters for an altered art blog hop. She has put together a line-up of 12 designers, all making some sort altered art for you to use for inspiration!

And there are PRIZES! Pam, our hostess (Scrapbook Flair), is giving away an AMAZING prize! Plus, some of the designers are also giving away goodies! Here is a peeky at my prize package!

I am giving away an 8x8 Graphic 45 Curtain Call paper pad, all THREE of the Curtain Call stamp sets, three Colorbox Mix'd Media Inx, and three packages of Graphic 45 Staples! (The Curtain Call collection is now RETIRED, so this is a GREAT prize!)
To be entered to win the main prize package:

1. Leave a comment on all the designers' blogs
2. Sign up to Follow the blogs. (To follow my blog, check the left side bar to see the methods for doing so.)
3. Leave a message on the Scrapbook Flair Blog telling Pam you did what you were supposed to do! {grin}

To win MY prize pack, just leave a comment on this post and I will draw one winner to win it! I would love for you to Follow me as well.

Here is my altered project. I decided to make a simple project that would be great for giving a gift certificate this season, or it would be perfect to hold small items for children, or to hold a little something for a quick and easy hostess gift.

I used a Graphic 45 Small Matchbook Box Staples for my little treat box.

This little box is 3 x 5 x 1 1/2 inches. It is so cute, you will want to make a bunch of them! The box started out "naked" (kraft). I painted it with a coat of white gesso, then used a gel medium to adhere a vintage style paper to all the surfaces. I covered up the hole in the top of the box with paper. I wanted this gift to be SECRET!

I found a pad of Melissa Frances Home for the Holidays paper in my stash and love the soft, snowy look of it.

I also painted a small Maya Road chipboard stocking with gesso, and glued some paper to it. I really dug into my stash for this project. It was fun to poke around and see what I have been hoarding!

The "to/from" chipboard tag is an old product from K and Company, called Christmas Cheer Chipbox. It contains 55 printed chipboard elements in the box and I don't think I have used very many! What a find! It was in the bottom of a drawer! Who knew?!

The other elements are bits and pieces from the floral department and the ornament department of my local Hobby Lobby or Michael's.

Once you have all your paper measurements, this box is a snap to put together.

Here is another of the little boxes that I created for Thanksgiving. For a tutorial, click HERE.

I also made one of the 8x8 size Matchbook Boxes, with a frosted window. To see more, click HERE.

Now, hop on over to Irit's Blog!

If you get lost during the blog hop (so sad to get lost!), here is the list of participating Designers! Make sure you leave a comment to be entered in the drawing!

Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Jess B.
Scrapbook Flair

Box: Graphic 45 Matchbook Box (small)
Designer paper: Melissa Francis Home for the Holidays
Chipboard: Maya Road (stocking); K and Company (tag)
Embellishments: craft store
Twine: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Paint: Liquitex white gesso
Adhesive: Liquitex gel medium; Heidi Swapp Scrappy Glue


  1. Gloria, as always, I am in awe at your talented use of colors. I loved both gift boxes but am particularly taken with the muted whitish one. It is quite lovely. You've inspired me to ;ook through my stash to see what I can find! Thanks for sparking my creative juices.

  2. oh my, I am a regular visitor here and totally love what you create and have made for this Blog Hop! and what a prize, One of the collections of g45 that I have not been able to get my hands on! Thank you so much for the op to win and for the time and effort you put into your projects to inspire us all.

  3. Well now, you have been hoarding some good stuff because it's all perfect for your gorgeous box!! You always amaze me with the details! Love it!

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  5. Woo hoo love your creative ideas and oh so will be thrilled to be a chosen winner. thank you, Julie jm monroe

  6. Wow Gloria, another fabulous group of ideas with the gift boxes. What a wonderful way to receive a special gift in. TFS and being a part of The All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop.

  7. OMG, Gloria. I love your gift boxes, and it is so clever to have used frosted material for the last one. Who would not want to receive a gift in one of your beautiful boxes. Gosh, the box is a gift itself. Love your ideas and beautiful work.

  8. Anonymous7:44 AM

    I love these little boxes, especially for the tea light candles. This would make a perfect little gift as an extra. Thanks for the idea.

  9. Love the little boxes so nice for little things.. Take care

  10. very lovely. i've been making these matchbox cards on my cricut and filling them with nuggets. i'd love to get my hands on some chipboard boxes. this is beautiful. love the graphic 45 paper pad as well, would love to win it.

    i'm a new follower. nice blog!

  11. great share gloria, i may add this match box gift box to my bucket list.
    ava g

  12. Love this project. I can hardly wait to get some of these boxes!

  13. Such beautiful boxes! I found your blog thru Pinkie's blog. Glad I did!

  14. these are beautiful! you have inspired me to try and make my own, now!

  15. Such pretty projects! Love your giveaway as well. I'm already a follower:) phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  16. You know Gloria, everything you do makes me sigh with happiness! I love these little boxes! Thanks for sharing this great idea and for the chance to win some of my favorite goodies!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  17. curtian call is one graphic 45 paper I don't have...
    would love to win

  18. Oooooooh,these boxes are just lovely! Thanks so much for the chance to win. cherylwinget at aoldotcom

  19. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! the little boxes...and what a great way to combine new stuff with your stash!!..thanks for sharing this!

  20. Lovely little boxes! Fun to dig into one's stash now and then and find a surprise or two! Would love to win your Curtain Call prize pack. I follow via email.

  21. lovely and intricately always give your pieces such beautiful details..Love it.

  22. You did this Magic again! Love your work so much!

  23. Love your altered gift boxes! Each one is more stunning than the one prior! Wonderful!

  24. Great ideas on how to decorate these boxes!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  25. Ooh, your gift box looks wonderful enough to be the gift itself! Love those embellishments!! Thanks for the amazing candy!!!
    I'm already a follower of your blog!

  26. FABulous gift boxes, every one of them! I'm a huge fan already... thank you for the great giveaway too! :)

  27. Gorgeous gift boxes!!!
    Your giveaway is awesome and would be soo great to win as I have a college student majoring in Theatre :)

  28. I love your gift box. I am always flattered when someone keeps the gift box along with the gift. Thanks for your inspiration. I can't wait to start working on my own gift box.

  29. Your gift boxes are so beautiful--the first looks good enough to eat! The matchbox is amazing. A treasure in itself!
    kristainmn at gmail dot com

  30. I always love to see your projects. They are so inpirational and your tutorials are so helpful. Thank you!

  31. I see your works of art all the time on the Graphic 45 blog. I'm surprised that I don't already follow your blog since I love your pieces! Anyway, I am now an official follower!

  32. I especially love the Thanksgiving box. So festive. It has inspired me to make some for Christmas.

  33. Wonderful projects, Gloria. Ilike that the floral picks on the Christmas box almost look like candy. Very festive, and beautifully executed!

  34. Love all of your boxes, they are so beautifully decorated!!! Such a great idea for gift wrapping and you can use this all year long:)

  35. Those boxes are so awesome - now I want to make some as gifts! I love that you used your stash to decorate them! I'm subscribing via email since that way I won't miss your posts and I'll remember to check out your older stuff - a quick peak looked inspiring!
    esthert119 (at) yahoo (dot) ca

  36. Always love your work. Boxes look great. Thanks for sharing.

  37. Gloria so love your Christmas box. As I have said many times, you never cease to amaze me and inspire me. Thank you for all sharing your talent with us.

  38. Beautiful altered box, Gloria. I love the Melissa Francis paper you chose. The matchbook box is on my list.

  39. Gloria this is beautiful. What a beautiful presentation and gift idea! I'm a new follower.