Monday, April 27, 2015

Petaloo Blog Hop - Day 1!

Greetings and wishing a happy Monday to you!
Exciting news and week for us here on the blog...

We are so thrilled to be partnering all this week with our friends at Petaloo

Welcome to the Quick Quotes and Petaloo Blog Hop! 

It's Rhonda here today to kick off our fabulous week of fun with Petaloo. Our theme for the week is Mother's Day and for my project I've chosen our Gypsy Road papers. My project started out looking like this:

It's a leftover box from a gift we received during the holidays last year.  I inked all of the corners edges of the box using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink to prepare the surface for the transformation.

Up-Cycled Gift Box

To begin, I trimmed my pieces to fit for covering all of the sides, then inked the papers with Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink. I'm a big fan of inking my paper edges to give them dimension.

The scalloped border you see is a die cut piece from a previous Club Q Kit. It fit perfectly, so I inked the edges with Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink, then attached. The bottom edges are folded over so I can still lift the cover off of the box.

Next, I added the Petaloo Burlap Trim in Cream next to the strip as a nice transition. I stapled the trim on the bottom edges of the box. The next piece that I added was a small white doily that I altered using the Antique Linen PowderPuff Chalk Ink. It slipped right under my trim and created the perfect embellishment block.

The little pearls were woven in and out of the trim and tacked down under the trim with glue. Now I added the Petaloo Darjeeling Mini Mix x8 flowers in Cream, the Darjeeling Petites x24 in Cream which are all accented by the Darjeeling Foliage Assortment x 15 to accent the blooms.

I completed the design by adding a sweet flourish that I tucked under the doily and a few little tags that I stamped the "So Loved" sentiment on using Midnight Confessions PowderPuff Chalk Ink.

Quick Quotes Products:
PowderPuff Chalk Inks: Midnight Confessions, Antique Linen, Warm Sand

Petaloo Products:
Foliage Assortment x 15

Thank you so much for stopping on over today!  Now be sure to hop on over to our very talented friends at Petaloo to see the amazing inspiration they have for you today!


What's a Blog Hop without a few Prizes?!!!

We have FOUR PRIZE PACKS to give away
1.  Leave us a message HERE on the Quick Quotes Blog each day... scroll down
2. Leave us a message on our FB page  here
3. Re-PIN a project from Pinterest   here
4. ASK a friend or family member to LIKE US on Facebook   here 
5.  Leave a message on the Petaloo Blog here
(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: Prize contest open to US residents only.
If you live outside the US and want to play,
you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won.)

Winners will be announced on Monday, May 4.
Pin It Now!


Golden Goddess Designs said...

great project Rhonda! I love it!

famillemarleau said...

This is a wonderful project. I love it. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Chriss America Real said...

I love, love, love redecorating old boxes! You have done a beautiful job Rhonda! The paper and the flowers go so well together. So lovely and elegant, any mother would love to receive this as a gift!


Louie's Mom

Unknown said...

This box is truly transformed into a master piece!

Unknown said...

Another beautiful project, Rhonda! Long term admirer of your work! Great team-up ~ QQ and Petaloo!

Mary Holshouser said...

A useless box because a piece of beauty - thanks to Connie bringing it back to life.
thanks for sharing.

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Beautifully done. Love the details in decorating the box as well as the beautiful floral bouquet. great job.

jcobb said...

Just beautiful! And I just happen to have one of those boxes around the house!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my goodness, what a beautiful way to re-purpose something so ordinary into a truly amazing work of art! :)

Judy said...

I always like it when I see someone reuse an item that most people would throw away. Kudos to you for creating this lovely gift box. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Becca Yahrling said...

Beautiful box! I have several boxes that I have kept ... hope I can do half as good a job as you did. said...

Gorgeous upcycled gift box! I love it! Great use of papers, flowers, and inks! Love all the Quick Quotes and Petaloo products used!

april dawn said...

What a nice gift this would make.

Hollyk said...

Love the project. so beautiful

Tarnished Rose said...

Beautiful box.

Kathy said...

Wow, I didn't know you had all this stuff! Thanks for the great blog hop and the chance to win some of these fantastic products!

Barbara Rankin said...

OMG, what a fabulous collection! Would sure love to win this. Such a beautiful combination!

Carol said...

Fabulous up-cycling, love this!

Mary Mac said...

Gorgeous project, I am a huge fan of burlp.

snazzyjj said...

Beautiful work Rhonda!! Can't believe is started as a plain, old box.

Jean said...

Just beautiful!

cghundley said...

Pinned at this address:
Carla from Utah

cghundley said...

Your decorated box
came out so pretty
and love the trim
and embellishments
on it!
Carla from Utah

Unknown said...

What a great project!

Patti Krauss said...


Sandra said...

A beautifully creative use of a box. It would be a special gift to someone or used as a keepsake box.

Sherry Butcher said...

Face book share

LaChelle Unger said...

Beautiful transformation!

ScrapperJanice said...

Beautiful new box - love the flower arrangement on there!

Janis said...

Wow....beautiful!!! This looks so elegant!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

Janis said...

Pinned here:
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com

pitje4life said...

Love altering stuf that you would otherwise trow away! it turned out beautiful!