Sunday, August 26, 2012

altered box - back to school

Hello everyone!  Hope you had a great weekend.
Ok... so if you have been following my blog you will know that I am more of a scrap-booker and card maker.  I haven't made too many altered items... but I thought that i would make an exception for a couple of challenges and some fancy pants paper that i had left over from last Septembers Scaptastic club kit.

I started out with a box from the dollar store... I actually really like the checkered red top of the box
 I wasn't too keen on the flowers... well for a school box that is
 Added some fanny pants paper some embellishments...
and  voila.. a beautiful box for school items
 some close ups below on the embellishments and paper used 

 I was inspired by the below challenges to make this box 

just some lines - go back to school
fussy and fancy friday - back to school
simon says - back to school
the stamp man - alter it
inky impressions - back to school 
allsorts challenge - its a gift
scrappy moms - back to school 
my sheri craft -back to school 
tuesday alchemy - learn with joy
lexi's creations - back to school 
simply create too - back to school 
paper issues - apple for the teacher
raise the bar challenge - back to school 
stampin with the dragon - back to school 

thanks for stopping by :)
Sending hearts... 


  1. I would've loved this altered box as a kid! I used to keep all of my previous report cards and awards in a box, but it was no where as nice as this one! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Alchemy!


  2. If you're new to altered art Kimberly, then you have done a really great job on this, very inspirational.

    Thank you so much be joining in my 'It's a Gift' theme at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  3. Hello Kimberly, what a great job you have done altering this box. Any young school child would love this to keep all their things in. So bright and colourful. I love it.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Love Sandra xx

  4. Hi,
    wonderful work.
    Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.

  5. Love your altered box! Great set of papers you used, and I love the bright colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  6. This is a wonderful idea! I would also love this box as a kid =))

    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Tuesday Alchemy!
    Hugs Katya x

  7. That is so cool brilliant

    Thanks for joining us at lexi's creations

    Tracey dt

  8. oh my this is so cute, thank you for sharing at cupcake inspirations

    sweetie dt

  9. Very fun box!! Thanks for linking up over at

  10. What a great box to hold lots of great school treasures!!

    Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!


  11. You dressed up this box in a delightful way! So fun! Thank you for joining us this week at {PIN}spirational Challenges!

  12. This is awesome! Just fantastic! Thanks for joining us over at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  13. I lurrrrve your box Kimberly :) lainey x

  14. Awesome!! Love all the different papers and elements you added to the box! Very cute and useful too!
    Thanks for joining us st {Pin}spirational Challenges.

  15. This box is a must-have for any boy or girl to keep some school stuff in. Great job! Love it and the papers is awesome!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Simply Create Too.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  16. Oh, your altered box is perfect for school stuff! A great idea! Lots of great details and fine papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

  17. Awesome job on this! Any student would be excited to have this box for school stuff.

  18. This is just adorable, thanks so much for joining us at Just Some Lines. :)

  19. Love your altered box!
    Thanks for joining us at Through The CraftRoom Door for this challenge.

  20. This is so wonderful. what a great idea!! Thanks for going back to school with us at Inky Impressions this week xxx

  21. What a fabulous box Kimberly ! I REALLY love this and am sure anyone would like one of these at any age !! Its FAB !! :-)

    this would be perfect for keeping the Simon Says Stamp Junior Kit in !! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  22. Fabulous box! Thanks for sharing at Paper Issues!

  23. Thanks for joining the Stamping with the Dragon back to school challenge - it was fun being guest designer this week! I don't do altered art myself but your project looks great!

  24. Hey there!
    Leah from SOUS, just wanted to see if you could either hop to my blog, email me,
    just so I can get your SOUS badge to you for the Top3!

    mrsbealash AT aol DOT com

  25. What a find! Such a great altered item. Thanks for joining us at YNS!!!

  26. Brilliant, what a fun project. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

  27. Wow - this would be great for storing school momentos! Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappy Moms Stamps! :)

    - Mel

  28. This is absolutely gorgeous and cute....................Thank you for playing our Back to School challenge at Just some lines........... Great job!!!!!

    Just Some Lines (DT)

  29. Loooove it!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!



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