Wednesday, 17 March 2021

Guest Designer at Let's Squash It!! challenge #6

Have you joined in the fun using your floral embossing folders this month  

For this post I decided to upcycle a couple of boxes I had on hand. 

This one is a very simple addition of a floral embossed border to a square tissue box.   The white card strip off cut fitted the narrower EF just right and it didn't affect the embossing even when I ran it through the Cuttlebug 4 times, then I cut it in half.  To finish I added a black card layer and wrapped it around the box ---  this Embossing Folder is a magazine freebie -- Australian Simply Cards - Floral Flutter

Our son orders lots of stuff on line and we have plenty of boxes so I selected this small one and gave it a coat of olive  acrylic paint, before decorating the sides with my embossed panels.

Painted the box

Next I inked up the EF   -- Sizzix - Beautiful Blooms,  with different Distress Oxide colours, but not all the colours at the same time --   here's the green

Next the yellow and purple --  I used a baby wipe to roughly remove ink from the sections I didn't want that colour.

Lastly the blue shade
I did try to water mist the wet ink but it made a mess.... so I decided to just very lightly mist the white card before I started and repeated the task three times to give me enough to cut and cover the box

The panel on the left was my disaster piece - too wet 

So I had fun anyway and got to use more of my neglected Embossing Folders.
Hope you can find some time to decorate a box and share it with the Challenge at Let's Squash It!. 
Thanks for popping in and have a Wonderful Creative day 



  1. Gorgeous work, Robyn! I also thought of making over a tissue box. Great boxes, Jo x

  2. I like them both, but love the black and white box the most.

  3. Beautiful upcycled boxes, Robyn!

  4. What a wonderful way to play, reduce waste and end up with something useful and pretty to boot!
    Great job, Robyn!!

  5. Two really great ideas, love the colourful second one. If I try and run a folder through more than once the card always seems to move and I end up ruining it. You have made it look so easy. I have made a box for this challenge, just need to find time to do the post now xx

  6. Such fun, Robyn - just love your embellished tissue box and the colorful panels added to the upcycled box!! Congrats on being a guest designer at Let's Squash It!!

  7. Beautiful work updating your boxes, Robyn!! They are both awesome! Congrats on being Guest Designer at Let's Squash it! xx

  8. Gorgeous boxes Robyn. The black and white is very striking. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It! Hugz


Thank you for taking the time to comment, all encouragement and inspiration is very welcome. May your day be a happy and extra special one, cheers Robyn