Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Finding a Repurpose

You know those cute little Project Life kits from Studio Calico and their little boxes that are just too cute to toss? I wasn't quite sure what to use them for until I found a video, by Julie Campbell, to alter those boxes in creative ways. Every year, I create a different version of an Advent Calendar for my daughter and I to enjoy. The Activities are usually a mixture of acts of kindness, our family traditions (such as watching a Christmas movie she has never seen), other fun holiday activities and a couple of craft projects. This year, I decided to hang some Advent tags on thick Bakers Twine, held by clothespins. It doubles as a great Christmas garland. This is where the altered Project Life Box comes in: I put her advent surprise inside the box. Whatever is inside, has to do with the activity that is written on the tab she pulls for that day. Today, The box contained stationery, a mailing stamp, and a red and green pen. The Advent activity is: Write a letter to someone far away. 

Here's how my box turned out:


You can watch the video below if you're interested in re purposing one of your own Studio Calico Project Life boxes. You can use it for other things too. It would make an awesome personalized gift box, a first aid kit (as shown in the video), etc.




Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Finding Myself

Okay so I didn't literally "find myself." I mean, I found my Project Life layouts in the December Issue of Creating Keepsakes at a local store. They already sent me a copy in the mail, but it was pretty cool spotting them on the shelves! Awesomesauce. I love that the magazine is sharing how easy it really can be to document the special occasions with the Project Life system.