Monday, March 28, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Blog Hop


Welcome to your next stop on the Counterfeit Kit challenge Blog Hop for the month of March! If you didn't start at the very beginning, you will want to head on over to the Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. We have lots of great scrappers participating this month-you won't want to miss a single hop!

Our mini challenge for the blog hop was to scraplift ourselves. I don't do this very often, so this was a fun challenge for me. I knew right away that I wanted to scraplift this gift bag that I made for my mom's birthday back in January:


I really loved this project-the stamps, the label shape of the bag topper, and the fact that it was a fun way to give a gift. I tried to think of a way to make the bag differently. I was a little stuck, but I was quickly inspired when I saw the cute little boxes that Backyard Farms uses for their tomatoes:

I loved the die-cut fence on the front and the fact that it was made from kraft cardstock. Being the frugal girl that I am, I decided to take the elements that I loved from my gift bag and use them to create a gift box. Here is what I came up with (my sweet daughter even baked some Double Chocolate Chunk cookies so my box wouldn't be empty for the hop!)

Everything (except the box and the cookies) came from my March Counterfeit Kit. I hope that you like the project and are inspired to upcycle your produce packaging, too! Your next stop on the hop is with the fabulous Karen Williams. Don't forget to leave some love along the way!

36 comments:

KathyJo said...

I love the box. The tomatoes I buy never come in a cute little box like that. Great job scraplifting yourself.

Mary B said...

What a lovely idea for a gift. I love the fence part and how you have covered the advert on the box is great.

Jessica ♥ said...

too cute! Love the bag AND the box! Fabulous first stop! :)

- Jessica
Counterfeit Kit DT

Glinda said...

Sherri, You are so clever. I just love your little cookie bag and the bag you made your mom is really cute too. Would you mind sharing the directions on how you did this?

Dawn said...

Great project Sherri. Very pretty

Jimjams said...

Both gift containers are lovely - how clever to incorporate the picket fence. TFS

Lisa said...

what a cute idea! very creative - I guess I need to look at my food packaging more closely in future!

Lesa said...

OMG!!! How cute!!! Love it!!!

Margie said...

I LOVE it!! How cool! I love your inspiration, too!

furrypig said...

great use of a tomatoe box it is brilliant!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love your idea to scraplift a gift bag! A supply of these would come in handy.

Geri said...

great projects! I love how you kept the scallop top on both yet kept each totally unique.

KateB said...

wish our tomatoes came in adorable boxes like that! Fantastic idea and super cute!!!

Karen Williams said...

such a cute package and what a great way to embellish it- love the colours you used

Jennie said...

Cute container!!

ms.schwiet said...

What is one person's old container..garbage...is another person's art. Well done

Mad for Paper said...

Sherri, both projects are gorgeous. That produce box is so cute and I love the blue flowers. On the bag, is the large die cut folded over the top of the bag? It looks really nice.
TFS
Ang

Sharla said...

Very clever way to upcycle that box!

~Mar said...

That is so cute! I might actually buy tomatoes if they were packaged like that, lol!

nomorelittlemonkeys said...

What a fun gift idea!! I love both projects!

Laurie Marmon said...

Very cute! Love how you used a box and made it even more special by recycling it.

S said...

Cute project - well done.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

SUPER cute! LOVE how you used that box!! I need to make a gift basket and this is the perfect inspiration:) LOVE!

jediflame said...

Wow!! It's so great to see a different kind of papercrafting project (besides a layout) on the hop! I love the box you made, and the cookies your daughter baked look so yummy!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a great reuse for that container. I'd be so tempted to buy more tomatoes! :)

Cute!

Clair said...

I love a bit of good, old recycling - especially when it ends up so pretty. Awesome make! x

Larisa said...

Nice box! I wish I could make the same ones oneday))) Thanks for nice idea)))

Shelley said...

Cute box! Now I'm wondering if I can find one in my area!

smdluxe said...

wow Sherri I love this!! It looks store bought, you did a great job!

Kathy said...

Sherri- this is adorable. I love the tomatoes too and will have to save the boxes to reuse. You are an inspiration!!

A Creative Operation said...

Very cute!

Kim Strother said...

I'd love to get this as a gift! So cute! and the cookies look yummy!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful project!!

I just found your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Kim B said...

love those!! too cute

Tricia said...

So beautiful! I love your take on the little fence.

Ann Marie said...

Love the topper, especially with the upcycled packaging, very nice!

Ann Marie