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Thursday, February 21, 2013

eTeam Picks Challenge - Folded Paper

Welcome to eclectic Paperie’s Get Altered Challenge! 
The Get Altered Challenge is held on the first Thursday of each month and each challenge is an opportunity for you to be inspired by one of our eTeam’s creations, this week it’s Donna-Marie. 
 My challenge is to create a piece of art which includes something folded.
 I don't know about you folks but I am OVER loaded with passwords and user names!!!! I made this box to hold all of my passwords and user information right next to my laptop.
I started with an opened Keurig Box
I took the part you open off at the perferated seam as well as the rest of the top and painted the box with Black with Gesso.
I then used Authentique Renew to start making my box sturdy and pretty :-)
I added paper to the inside and chip board layered with the paper to the outside.  The outside chip board makes the box sturdy enough to hold all the goodies!  I left the front part just painted black (it was hard to get the exact size paper to fit).
You can see here that I used my Cropadile to add in two eyelets to the left side.  I used elastic string to tie through.  The elastic string came from an old gift package and it is tight enough to hold my wrtiting utensils.  A few paper clips on the front hold some fab Timmy metal pieces as well as his glorious feet added to the bottom.
By now you are probably wondering where the heck does the "folded" part come into play wellll...
Inside the box are all these yummy yum yum mini folders from Authentique.  These folders actually inspired this whole project.  They fit perfectly into the Keurig box (well almost perfectly... I did trim about 1/8 of an inch off one side so that they move freely inside the box).  (You can grab some of the Renew die cuts in the Renew Card Kit!)  I also cut down some envelopes in half to create the other little mini pockets inside.  I decorated the front of the folders for some added fun.
Here is a close up of the items inside...the Authentique mini folder is open and the envelope pocket was covered with Authentique paper, ribbon, buttons and embellies.  I made cards to put inside the pockets with lots of clips to add my written information quickly.
The paper clip embellies were super fun to make!  I just glued with Glossy Accents small paper punches, flowers, or buttons to the top and let dry overnight...voila my own matching embellished paper clips!  I also used Tim Holtz's hanger clips, his big heavy clips and mini bottle labels.
I have to say that I use this little mini box of information almost everyday!!
I hope you can join us here at eclectic Paperie making something fun for yourself :-)
Be sure to share your work, so that you can be entered into our challenge prize drawing!

The Get Altered Challenge is about exploring your creative journey, about stepping outside of your comfort zone, experimenting with new products, and creating altered and mixed media art.  Share a unique card, a scrapbook or journal page, a canvas, or any other project where you’ve used paint, ink, paper, and embellishments.  We want to see your work and hear about your inspiration!  All of those who play along with our challenge will be entered into a prize drawing for a $15.00 gift certificate to the eclectic Paperie store.
So grab your supplies and play along!  Here are a few things to keep in mind for this challenge…
-You do not have to use products sold in the eP store…but we do love it when you do!
-Share a direct link to your creation, not just your blog, using the Linky Tools feature at the end of this post.  If, for any reason, the Linky Tools doesn’t cooperate, please add a link in the Comments section of the blog.
-When uploading to any online galleries, please use any of the following keywords; eP, eclectic Paperie or Get Altered Challenge.  Link your creations to the eP blog.
-If you’d like to be considered as one of our featured projects and be entered into our prize drawing, please be sure to add your link no later than 6:00 pm EST on March 7th.  eP will announce the winner/featured project right before the eTeam Get Altered Challenge).


Redanne said...

I absolutely love your gorgeous creation! So glad that you will use it every day because this piece really does need to be seen!

Inkypinkycraft said...

wonderful creation! trace x

butterfly said...

This is absolutely fantastic, Donna-Marie - so much inspirational folding!! Completely love your paperclip embellishing - looks so cool... I crumpled rather than folding - but you did say we could!!
Alison x

Bonnie Irvine said...

What a lovely way to keep track of those pesky passwords. This box and file folders are beautiful. The paper is so fun and the altered clips make me smile. The box alone is gorgeous but when you add the embellished folders, it's just so cool to look at. There is such wonderful detail and contrast. Great idea and fabulous project, Donna-Marie.

Annette Green said...

Holy cow, this is amazing! It's always to make something pretty AND functional. Great idea!

Tracy said...

Loooove your project Donna Marie . . .sitting here wowing over what you have made out of a box,gorgeous!!

Erin Smetak said...

WOW! Amazing box! Your creative mind just blows me away!

Micki said...

Gorgeous, will be working on my project this weekend (fingers crossed). Just hope mine will look half as good :-)

Tracy said...

Beautiful projects ladies!!
Sorry it`s late,but all linked up now.

Tracy said...

Ooops forgot to pop DT after my name on mr linky.x