Thursday, February 10, 2011

Alter Whitman Chocolate Box

Greetings friends and loved ones. Today I am pleased to show you a Whitman Chocolate candy box that I have altered. My husband was going to throw this away, but I snatched it just in time to make this creative little number.

Now there is a story behind this box....and why I made it. You see, my dear Mother has been home bound since October. She fractured 4 vertebrae in her back. During her recovery she has lost weight and went down to 86 pounds. Well, I know she loves chocolates, so I have been sending her boxes of chocolate so that she can keep her weight up.

This labor of love I started has cost me a box of chocolates a week!!! I did not know my Mother was such a Chocoholic!!!! lol Must run in the family!!!! So for Valentine's Day, this was sent off today filled with Lindor Truffles. I keep sending something I know she hasn't tried just so she doesn't get bored. I also sent her a card I will show you this weekend with more chocolate in it!!! lol I shall see if it will last a week....hahaha I have succeeded at getting her to 90 pounds at least.

Here are the roses I made to place on this box. Hopefully I can make that tutorial this weekend for you. I just used left over paper from covering the box to make the colored roses you see here to match. Very cool. I adore these roses.

Isn't this just the most darling box ever??? Yum and look at those chocolates. It was such a fun thing to do to present to my Mom. I know she is going to love it. It is very easy to if you get some "Whitman" Chocolates for Valentine's Day Ladies from your sweethearts, take my advice and keep the box and make someone you love or even yourself one of these pretties.
Thanks for stopping by today.

Challenges Entered
Crafts and Me - Red
Creative Card Crew - For a Loved One
Penny's Paper- Crafty Challenge - Hearts a Flutter
Scrapbook Sisters - My Valentine
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything But A Card
Sisterhood of Crafters - In Love with Valentine's
Stampin' Royalty - Hearts Hearts and More Hearts
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Let's See Some Love
My Time to Craft - Hearts and Flowers
Oldie But Goodie - Add a Heart
Crafty Card Makers - Hearts
Die Cut Dreams - Lots of Hearts but no Sentiment
Ooh La La Creations - For Someone Special
The Pink Elephant - Be My Valentine
Gingerloft - The Color Red
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Glitter
Magnolia Down Under - Love


Chrissy said...

Such a gorgeous box and the work on it is amazing. The colours are beautiful, and the white hearts, just perfect.

Ronda Archangelo said...

Your Mom is lucky to have such a special daughter and this wonderful box of candy too!!

Love crafts forever said...

Yes it is!!! This box is absolutely amazing!!!'s my favorite candy inside. Yummmmmmy.
Hugs Nataliya

Hands On said...

Crazy box. Major work! Lucky somebody who gets it! Thanks for playing with Stampin' Royalty.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Carol, this was a work of love and it shows! What a gorgeous creation. Your flowers are amazing.

Debbie Pamment said...

Am just LOVIN' this gorgeous creation - WOW what a fabulous job - stunning and delicious too!
Thanx so much for joining us at MDUC this week

KarinsArtScrap said...

lucky mom with such a daughter.
beautiful made carol.
love the roses and that beautiful box.

greetings karin

jude said...

Just passed through and found your wonderful blog.Absolutely stunning box .Im all for recycle you sound like me im always taking boxes in... thinking one day will come in handy.Thanks for showcasing a beautiful blog
hugs judex

debby4000 said...

WOW your chocolate box is stunning.

Mephisto said...

OMG what a stunning work.
Everything looks so fab on it.
Thanks for joining in by SSC this week.


Pinklady 68 said...

A gorgeous box!! Love the colors and lovely heart punches you have used:-)

Have a nice weekend! Hugs Laila.


I LOVE your whitman altered Valentine box! It's so pretty. The colors brighten my day! Your Mom will LOVE IT!!! Lindt chocolates are Very good! Have you had the peanut butter ones or the raspberry filled ones??!! YUMMY

Emily Keaton said...

FAB, FAB, FAB, and FAB!! Carol, you make the most wonderful creations, but I think this tops them all. How lucky your Mom is to receive such a lavish gift! And all of those fantastic handmade roses?? Out of this world. You are one very, very talented lady, Carol. I love seeing what you create! RYPH!!

Tracy said...

Really Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Wendi said...

Wow what an absolutely gorgeous box how lucky is your mum hope she is better soon

Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Unknown said...

Fantastic Box of choccies Thanks for joining us at DCD,
Chris x

Darlene said...

This is just gorgeous and a true labor of love! Beautiful work as always Carol and Mom's going to L-O-V-E it!!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood! We hope you'll come back again next challenge for more fun!!
(ps ... miss you over on CDAC ... hugs)

Benzi said...

I can just imagine how excited your Mom gets to get these wonderful gifts from you. Hope she continues to gain weight and do well. I am anxiously awaiting the tutorial on those gorgeous roses. Beautiful is the word here.

Deb said...

wow, what a fabulous and gorgeous creation,great job, thanks for sharing it with us at Die Cut Dreams this challenge, hope to see you again

Lynn said...

Wow!!! What a fantastic design you have come up for your choccy box...Tilda looks beautiful too :)
Thanks for joining us Gingerloft Challenges.
Lynn xx

Iulia said...

Yes, your box is amazing! What a splendid design and so many cute details. Your mother will definitely cherish it long after the chocolates are gone. All your work is amazing and look forward to see what you come up with next and that tutorial on roses. They look magnificent.
Hugs, Iulia

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this is simply gorgeous! I love everything about it, but especially all the flowers and pearls!!! Your mom is going to be so surprised and pleased with this beautiful creation! TFS

Whimcees said...


You are a wonderful daughter! Chocolate is the perfect medicine! I love the box - it is so beautiful! I hope your mother continues to improve and will soon be up and about!

I hope this finds you well and wish you a happy weekend!


Barbara Diane

patriziawithaz said...

This is beautiful Carol x I love all the detail,the colours, everything ! Thanks for sharing it with us at MTTCC this week and we hope to see you again soon x

Crafteezee said...

Wow Carol, this is a labour of love. Hope your mum gives it back so you can top it up for her. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x
P.S. I have huge candy on my blog but hurry only until Weds 16th Feb.

Tami said...

Love all the flowers and the punches thanks for playing at Gingerloft

Courtney said...

Wow!! This is gorgeous Carol! Thanks for playing along with our “Hearts a Flutter” Challenge this week at Penny’s. Good Luck!


Chris (catt871) said...

What a gorgeous box! OMG! Your Mom is going to love it!!!!! And those!!!! Can't wait for the tutorial on those!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Challenge this week!!!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Lucky momma! Your card and handmade roses are gorgeous!

Sue U said...

Great Valentines project, beautifully created! Thank you for joining us at this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge
Sue xx

lalkygirl said...

omg what a sensational box,the details are stunning and the colouring is beautiful,i bet your mum will treasure it,i hope she is feeling better soon
tracey [gdt at ollcb]

Lesley said...

Wow what a gorgeous box! Lovely pressie! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

Sharon said...

Gorgeous project.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again for the next challenge.
Sharon x

Angela said...

First of all I love your beautiful blog!! and your chocolate box is just divine! I would LOVE to receive this! thanks for showing us at The Pink ELephant this week! xxx

Jenni said...

Fabulous box - so much work and all beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Jenni x

DesigNeAl said...

Wow, the amount of detail in your box!
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La la this fortnight with your beautiful creation; we hope to see you again soon, xx

Fleur said...

Thanks for joining our challenge at OLDIE but a GOODIE, hope you’ll join us again
Hugz Fleur xXx

liza said...

wow fabulous box and your roses are beautiful,hope your mum recovers quickly an also gains her weight well....thankyou for joining us at Oldie But A Goodie this week
love n hugs

Debs said...

Wow this is stunning!
So much gorgeous detail.
Thanks for joining us at An Oldie but a Goodie this time and good luck.
Debs xx

Annie said...

wow! so many gorgeous details on your box with cutie tilda! thanks for joining us at an oldie but a goodie. hugs, annie x