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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show Recycling

Simon Says Stamp and Show some Recycling/UpCycling and I had this fantastic wood box my hubby got a new wallet in.  He knew as soon as he opened his gift that I would want that box.  He took the wallet out and admired it and then said to me... "I suppose you want my box?"  LOL!

I have been hoarding it for awhile but decided to take it out and use it for this challenge.

Here is the picture of the box originally:

  1. Paint box with white acrylic paint. (I did this two times) 
  2. Smear Vintage Photo Distress Ink across the surface. 
  3. Stamp David (Stampers Anonymous)  using Black Archival Ink in corner.  
  4. Smear Black archival ink around the edges of the front of the box. Smear around sides of box. 
  5. Mask over box front up to bottom of David image with paper.  Smear black ink across bottom until filled in. 
  6. Spritz front with brown glimmer mist chalkboard ink. 
  7. Pick up excess ink from spritz onto white cardstock. 
  8. Stamp sentiment Verses Rubber Stamps - One's Destination on inked cardstock using black ink. Cut and run black marker around edges. 
  9. Attach sentiment. 
  10. Versamark the entire surface of the box and heat emboss using clear embossing powder. Repeat process two more times.
I had so much fun creating this and I think it will be a fantastic trinket box to give to an artist.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Wow this is fabulous Suzz, love your upcycling. I would have saved the box too, I am a horder of things that I think will be useful later!!

  2. Great box! Definitely a great treasure box!

  3. LOVE it!
    I bet that has been an expensive wallet! LOL

  4. WOW!! This is a fantastic piece of work ... great tutorial too ...

  5. Fab way to recycle the wallet box! Love the image of David and the added sentiment!

  6. What a fabulous trinket box and a wonderful piece of recycling, love the image too . Thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  7. that is a lovely box and great job recycling! Fantastic image.

  8. Hi Suzz. I love your recycled box. It's exquisite! I really love the colors and the Tim stamps you used. And...I thank you for the directions of the steps you used to create your little masterpiece! Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  9. You're right - a wonderful box and I love what you did with it. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  10. Hmmm... was the wallet purchase in this cool box really for your hubby....?? LOL ;) Great box, love the maskuline design!

  11. The image - amazing! The sentiment - fantastic!! I love what you've made!! What a treasure! : )

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    For more chances to win:
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  12. Brilliant project - absolutely fab - but I do wish people would colour his eyes - he looks scary!!!!

  13. Truly amazing Sue,
    The colours and technique are superb.
    Love it
    Dot x

  14. WOW!!! I Love and I mean LOVE this box.. It is so cool.. That face is such a cool image and I love the quote..

    Happy Wednesday!!!

    Hugs, Linda

  15. How amazing Suzz. Very impressive recycling.

  16. STUNNING project! LOVE IT! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! I never know what to do with that 'David' stamp - may have to give this a go... have a great week!

    Ellen :)

  17. Great project! Missed it last week so I'm extra happy to see the link to it from SSS - congrats on your win!


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