Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Club Scrap May Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Club Scrap's May Blog Hop featuring the really awesome kit Creative License. You should have come here from the very talented Lisa's blog! Here is this awesome kit!

 
 
Today I did something other than a layout! I made this box for my son's desk. He has pencils, erasers and tons of other stuff all over and I thought this would help him get organized. But once I gave it to him he had another use for the box. He decided to put his Wii games in it and it was a perfect fit for them! Plus the CD envelopes are great holding game Cd's that he lost the boxes for (Or - temporarily misplaced, as he would say!)


 
First I took 2 CD envelopes (lesson learned: paint all edges first, I didn't do this and I had to go back and fill in later, good thing this project was grunge looking so any mis-painting fits in!) Cut a 5 1/8 square from corrugated cardboard, I used the box from my Club Scrap kit.



Next I took clear tape from the makers of Duck Tape and taped the envelopes together. The flaps go on the outside of the box. Before taping the box together cut out 2 sheets of cardstock to line the inside of your box. The measurements are 5 x 10 1/2. Score the paper at 5 inches and 5 1/4. This will fit nicely into the corner of the envelope. I then taped the corrugated cardboard square to the bottom, and covered that in gray cardstock as well.


Then decorate with the papers from the Club Scrap Embellishment Kit. I also cut gears from the Silhouette using the gray cardstock in the kit and distressed them with black and white paint and some green mist I made from paint.


The key and speed limit sign I found in my chipboard stash, and painted that as well.

 
 

I took a strip of paper to finish off the top of the inside.

 
This is the last stop but be sure to leave a comment at Club Scrap!

Products used:
paint
misc chipboard
Clear  Duck Tape
 
Thanks for stopping by and your comments are always appreciated!
Donna Coughlin
 

 

16 comments:

Annette said...

Great and different idea for those cd holders (of which I have dozens!) Thank you.

Julie said...

FANTASTIC IDEA!! Donna, what fun to rework the CD Folders into this unique desk storage piece, AWESOME job!!

Tricia Morris said...

That. Was. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing your brilliant idea. Your son had a great usage idea, too! Yay, organization!

Donna Nuce said...

Really cute idea for the CD holders! Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great day Donna!

Ink Stained Roni said...

Such a fun creation! Love it. TFS!

Hetty said...

Super box idea,Donna and i love the cd pocket.

Rettaescape said...

Great box idea! Love how your son made it his own.

APeeling Papercrafts said...

I love this! So great! I love how you put the cd folders backwards so the pockets were on the outside! Great idea!

Wendy Bellino said...

What a GREAT use for CD folder! I am pinning this for later so I can make one for my office!

debduzscrappin said...

Super cool project - very handy!!!

Carolyn said...

Cool project!

Kay Williamson said...

Wow what a great looking organization project! This makes being organized much cooler! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Karen Wyngaard said...

I absolutely LOVE this repurpose of the CD folders! I know a couple of (ahem!) boys who could use some organizational help as well. Time to shop for more folders and copy this idea!

Lisa D said...

Wow! What a great way to think "inside" the box! I love what you've done with these cd folders! The little slits on the outside are perfect.

KnitterPam said...

Great idea, Donna!

Lilian YF said...

This is an awesome idea! Great project!
Lilian
The Leaf Studio