Wednesday, 2 June 2010

WOYWW Anniversary

There's a real buzz of expectation around the web as Queen Julia celebrates her Official Birthday (as opposed to her real one) and one year of WOYWW.
I'm not one of the original participants, but I wanted to join in the project-making fun to celebrate the event anyway.
So, here's my starting point. A very uninspiring juice carton with the top cut off! Empty of course!


And with the edges painted black.


Then, I cut 4 panels from white card, one for each side of the carton, and ran them through my Cuttlebug machine with the swiss dot embossing folder. I also cut flowers, letters (WOYWW) and a tag with Sizzix dies and chose ribbon and buttons, playing with their positioning until I was happy.



I stitched the buttons on with contrasting thread and adhered the panels to the juice carton. Next, I  made holes for ribbon at the top, stuck the letters onto the tag, and there it was....  




.............my new Button Box.

I've Julia to thank for my new storage because I would never have bothered making it if she hadn't invited me  to her party today!
Now, I'm off to to see who else has come and what they're wearing. Actually I'm off to admire what I'm sure will be varied and beautiful work from all the talented followers of WOYWW.
Oh, with all the excitement I nearly forgot!
Here's my WOYWW photo for this week.


58 comments:

  1. What a beautifully covered button box you've made.
    A x

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  2. Great use of a juice carton!

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  3. That is a great idea, and I love the finished product. Happy WOYWW Anniversary to you!

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  4. Happy WOYWW anniversary!!! Love the covered carton! x

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  5. What a beautiful button box :)

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  6. aww I love it, would never have guessed what it started out as, truly altered, looks so pretty.

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  7. Now THAT is clever. What a great way to store your buttons. Love the WOYWWAC! Seems you met the challenge head on. I always love projects that involves trash, so this one really speaks to me. Of course that cuttlebug helped a lot, too. Happy WOYWW.

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  8. Ann - double whammy of fab from you today - a sofa shot! Am so happy that your ribbon box is in full working arrangement - have just left Joey a note explaining that her ribbons are only messy if she never compares them to mine! Your AC project is just fab..what a great idea, it's so beautiful too, perfect criteria fit. And yep, if you want to credit me ikn some way for it, I'll take it, thanks!

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  9. Now that is a pretty piece! Lots going on in your WOYW sofa! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  10. aww and I was hoping the juice was full, it looked so yummy! jk...hehe I do love what you've done with it! I think something similar would make a nice pencil holder :)

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  11. Love the idea for a button box. ike to see someone else who's crafts are spreading out and taking over the house!!

    ** Kate **

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  12. OMG what a great idea! You could keep paintbrushes in one of those cos its waterproof! LOVE that idea. Thx for sharing! Leandra

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  13. That is an impressive button box.... love the colours ... I find that WOYWW makes you try things that one might not have, before the birth of this group. Your area looks as though there is a lot of creativity going on.

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  14. Wow... its beautiful, far too pretty for buttons!!
    what a fantastic idea, I love it!

    xx

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  15. ooh cute button box, me likey!!

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  16. What a clever idea! and it looks lovely

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  17. Great box :0) i love how all your stash is spread out...i wouldnt have it any other way :0)

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  18. oh your button box is lovely and how useful this will be.
    Tracey

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  19. What a fantastic box - its wonderful!!

    Leanne xx

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  20. wonderful button box! Happy WOYWWing!

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  21. I really like your button box, and to think it was a juice carton!

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  22. that is such a neat carton, love your style and what a good idea to use up each juice containers.

    xx

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  23. That's a terrific box for your buttons.

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  24. Oh what a beautiful button box, I am in awe! This is just stunning!

    Keryn x

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  25. Ann this is beautiful and a brilliant idea! Have a great week. Tracey x

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  26. I love the idea of this box, will have to give it a go.

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  27. C'est génial, j'adore !

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  28. Oh wow your WOYWW is fabulous I really didn't finish mine and I think I'm going to turn it into a bird feeder!!My sitting room is messier!!
    Have a crafty day!
    (Lyn)

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  29. Oh No what a great Idea I say OH NO because this means more empty cartons it's so bad with all the empty cereal boxes and cat food etc I love WOYWW because of idea like this so cool

    Love Dawn xx

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  30. What a very creative piece. A wonderful idea to store buttons, you would never believe what it was to begin with it looks brill. Great creative craft space too. have a great day, Tracy Evans x x

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  31. Great button box - but oh my word your sofa is full - made me laugh....so love crafting - think I would get some objections on that though

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  32. Oh! What a lovely box! Great that you now found a place to store your buttons.

    And oh my! You don't have a craftdesk, you have a craftsofa?? Where do you sit? LOL

    ** Evi **

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  33. what a great box - who would have thought it started life like it did.
    Linbyx

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  34. A wonderful transformation!!

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  35. What a great button box...love the flowers!

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  36. Love your button box, so pretty!

    Nicki, xx

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  37. It is exciting is n't it??? And oh my goodness what a great button box ... from a humble milk carton too ... I hope you get to leave that out for a few days X

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  38. Hiya

    what a great use for an empty carton and you have decorated it so beautifully.

    Joey.x

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  39. What a gorgeous new button box, Ann - it really is lovely!

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  40. Lovely buttonbox - brilliant idea!
    Hugs,
    Cardarian

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  41. O fab idea to recycle juice cartons - its lovely.

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  42. You realise I won't be able to put a carton in the recycling bin again! That is gorgeous. Hugs betty

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  43. What a transformation from juice carton to beautiful button box.

    Marilyn

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  44. what a lovely box for all those wayward buttons!!! Hope you don't frop this one. Love the recycled element to this Ann- the white is so refreshing...

    hugs and Happy WOYWW Anniversary!

    Paula x x x

    p.s. thats the messiest i've EVER seen your space LOL x x x

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  45. oh wow you have covered that box beautifully love it hugs cheryl xxx

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  46. Fab transformation and workspace !

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  47. What a pretty button box. Love it! Kathleen x

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  48. Great project Ann and useful too.

    Brenda

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  49. That is just brilliant. I feel terrible that I didn't do anything like everyone else did, but no matter b/c my craft quotient is way, way below everyone else's and I could never have done it justice.
    I have you to thank for hooking me up to woyww. Thanks! I love it!

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  50. Phew! It's 8.45pm on Thursday and I've just finished nosing around everyone's WOYWW Anniversary posts! I promise I have visited everyone, but not left comments on all the posts. There are some truly talented people following Julia's lead.
    Thank you for all your kind comments here. They are very much appreciated. See you next Wednesday for another WOYWW.

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  51. Coo - super piece of work!! I love "Queen Julia" - think it's inspired!! Juliex

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  52. Hi Ann! That crafty button box is brilliant! Love this WOYWW _ when I am all sorted out in my new crafty room I may just take part myself ;-D

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  53. Yikes! I've just left a comment & when I posted it. It's disappeared! Thanks Mr Blogger!!
    As I was saying... I'm so sorry for not getting the chance to call sooner Ann. School hols & all that! Your workspace is looking very creative & I love your new button box.xx
    I apologise if you end up with 2 comments off me this week!
    Hugs, Gez.xx

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  54. Hi Ann
    I'm still visiting lol Your button box is very sweet and there is no way unless people say witch one they are. Maybe ask Julia to ask to include which they are in her post it would be very interesting to see who's what
    Nikki

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  55. A great bit of recycling..resulting in a great bit of storage for your buttons :)

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  56. gosh that is amazing.... great idea. you guys are all so creative.:)

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