Practicing Creativity

Whimsie Doodles monthly challenge 'For the ladies' and an altered candy box

It's time for another monthly challenge at Whimsie Doodles and as February's guest designer I have the pleasure of participating with the super talented Doodlecious Divas in sharing a project with you.

This month's theme is 'For the ladies'. Instead of a card, I decided to alter an empty candy box into a jewelry box. Our neighbors gave us this box, filled with Belgian chocolate truffles, at Christmas. When the truffles were gone my husband handed me the box and said, 'You want to keep this, don't you?' Does he know me or what? The box is sturdy and not too big, perfect for altering.

I used the Whimsie Doodles February Apron Abby stamp as my focal image. I colored her face and hair, but decided to paper piece her headband, dress, apron and shoes for a 3D effect. I used the same paper on her dress as I did for the box top and flowers—Sassy Designs Cottage digital paper pack—but shrank it down in size relative to the stamp. I used Honey Script font for the sentiment.

I added small Papermania Bare Basics bobbins as feet (to give it a bit more height) and had a blast embellishing. I didn't bother with the bottom part of the box as I liked the dark brown color. I didn't take a picture of the inside, but I finished that up as well. I distress inked the white insides with Vintage Photo and glued a felt square to the bottom. Here's a before photo of the box.

Supply List
Paper—cardstock, Sassy Designs Cottage digital paper pack
Digital Stamp—Whimsie Doodles Apron Abby
Color—Caran d'Ache Luminance 6901 pencils
Dies—Toga's Feuille sur Tige, Cadenas et Clé and Cage à Oiseaux, Memory Box Cherry Blossom
Embellishments—pearls, ribbon, pom-pom trim, metal tag, metal key, heart charm, paper roses
Fonts—Honey Script

I'm linking up with: All Sorts challenge blog week #298 - Any occasion than birthday, Crafty Calendar February challenge - Anything Goes, Simply Create Too #79 - Anything Goes, CCEE Stampers 1507 - Month of the Pearl, and DL.Art Thankful Thursday challenge #150 - Use the color blue.


  1. I like the way your husband thinks!

    Pretty project. Love the color combo and flowers.

  2. A perfect creation for our theme, thanks so much for joining in at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  3. What a brilliant job you did here!


  4. This is beautiful!! I love the colors, and your paper piecing looks amazing!

  5. Love this beautifully transformed box. thanks for sharing it with us for the CCEE Stampers' challenge.

  6. Gorgeous project! Love the spools on the bottom and great color combo. Thanks for sharing at SCT.

  7. Très belle cette boîte!! J'adore transformer aussi ces petits cartons destinés à la poubelle... C'est la transformation du vilain petit canard, en beau cygne... Magnifiques couleurs, image et embellissements, j'adore!

  8. Great make for our theme at Allsorts tracy x

  9. Awwwh! So charming. Lovely ideas, and even an empty chocolate box always smells lovely. No end to your talents!
    I so owe you a note ... I have some photos gathered, and I have this really distressing habit of putting off things I know I'll enjoy to save them for a treat. Odd, yes? That sadly results in letting those things go for too long! I will get there fairly soon ... really!


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