Thursday, August 30, 2012

Shoebox Memories

Hi Girls (...and boys?!)
Recycling week and it's my turn again. I, Elin, absolutely LOVE to recycle stuff! As a matter of fact; I recycle all the time in my crafting. This time I used a shoebox that came with my 4 year old's new shoes last week:
Boring carton right?? All brown and ready for the garbage most people would say.
But hey wait...what happened???
 Yes; it's the same box! I added a bit of white gesso on the edges first, then used Riddersholm Design's cool retro papers: Fleamarket "Notes" on the top of the box and Fleamarket "It's Time" on the bottom. 
I used my favorite stamps from Inkido: Carte Postale and Post Card to spice it up a bit. As you can se I also used Gesso around the edges on my papers and on a stencil with the word "memories".
In an attempt to keep this post sweet and simple, I used a die to make a frame and the gorgeous picture is from Pion Design: Ladies.

There's still time to join in on our monthly challenge....

With love,


  1. Wow! This is stunning! Who would have thought .. Laura xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful! Oh I've so got to learn how to use gesso! Really stunning creation xxxx

  3. Gosh what a transformation. This is fabulous xx

  4. What a beautiful project! brilliant piece of recycling.
    Mel. xxx

  5. Wonderful work, sweetie!!!
    love it so much, and soooo recycling!!!


  6. Beautiful job Elin. I have a great idea for one of these, and I have a new shoe box from my sons new back to school wardrobe. Thanks for the inspiration. I love reusing and recycling things.