30 September 2010

Noughts and Crosses

Another off-the-page project!  **insert groan here**

OTP's really, really aren't my thing.  I try, and I *sometimes* enjoy the process - but for the most part I would rather spend my time creating a layout or a card.  So, I wasn't all that excited about the Advertising Design class at My Scrapbook Nook.  

"Your assignment is about PACKAGING, to alter an item found in your kitchen or make your own food packaging." I chose to alter some packaging. Less than a week ago I altered a drinking chocolate tub, so I had to think of something different. I think this is why I don't "do" OTP's - I get stuck at the ideas stage.

I started with this:

And finished with this:

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(I-spy more Basic Grey - Lime Rickey this time, not quite as old as some of the papers I have in my stash)

No complicated instructions needed for this one. If I can do it, anyone can! Cover the box, decorate as desired, add a protective coat of Mod Podge.  Paint the bottle lids, top with matching paper circles, coat with Mod Podge. Add alphas. Be sure to leave an opening on one end of the box so the tokens can be stored inside.

Here's another look, viewed from the other side.  The Pink Paislee letters say 'Noughts and Crosses' around three edges of the box, and on top I've added 'Tic Tac Toe' in the Cosmo Cricket 'Tiny Type' alphabet stickers.  The x's and o's are American Crafts foam 'Thickers':

In the end, the finished project made me smile and it wasn't such a bad assignment after all.


  1. Oh my gosh this is amazing.. I Love this.. What a great way to recycle and use that paper.. Awesome job Karen.

  2. Well I am thinking you are pretty clever with "off the page" projects as I have now seen two and they are both brilliant. What a great way to recycle.

  3. so cute karen and a lovely idea for school holidays ;) LOL xo

  4. Hi Karen,
    Sorry I've not been by for a while,I have hurt my back and waiting for physio so I'm not blogging or crafting as much..Thank you for your lovely comment...I love this it's such fun and a fab idea to recycle the box and tops...
    Mandy xx

  5. An awesome OTPager Karen..I bet J loves playing with it too.Really love the bright, funky papers of BG.

  6. What a lovely little idea here Karen....it is a very clever OTP if you ask me!! Love the bright pp, & just thinking of it is marvellous!

  7. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog <3
    Loving what your creating for the comp too, I see just like me most of your blog posts are about the Nook too LOL

  8. Oh Karen!! It is soooo cute!!! I might just have to try this some time. My kids would love it!! I love the Lime Rickey paper!! It took me a while to find some because it was getting on the older side (:

  9. now this is far far far too adorable! i love this!

  10. What a great idea! I think even I would be able to make a tic tac toe after seeing this (but I would never have gottten the idea *lol*). DS10 hoarded bottle caps a few years ago, and I think has lots left in a drawer.

    I love all the stuff you have made for the NookU - I really hope you are enjoying the challenges and feel at home in the community and that it was worth joining!

  11. super cute.. fab idea!! Robin


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