This is my final
project for my spot as Guest Designer at City Crafter Challenge Blog. What a pleasure working with Kirsty, Ros, Charlene and Wendy. I've loved it, ladies... thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Ros is up as hostess
this week and has an exciting challenge for us that had me searching my home for something to decorate. She wants us to take an ordinary item (e.g. a tin, envelope, peg, jar, etc.) and "Dress It Up"!
Back to me searching
my home for an item... I opened a cabinet in the kitchen and saw...
I don't see a box... I see an album cover!!!!
This is what I did...
I had to trim some
of the box away, gave it a quick coat of gesso and glued down some papers from Prima's Nature Garden collection.
I covered the spine
with a piece of natural canvas...
and did a modified
"stack the deck" (Laura of Following the Paper Trail) for my pages.
I added a Prima
flower and two from Petaloo. The butterfly is fussy cut from a sheet from Graphic 45.
The gems are Prima's
Say It In Crystals and my title was cut from the one of the papers.
The lace is from Surplus City.
I punched a hole
in the back cover, added a wide eyelet from We R Memory Keepers, threaded in some colored seam binding and tied on a hinge clip, jump ring and pearls from Idea-ology for my closure.
I made faux envelope
pages and covered them with the NG papers. Each page has a pocket end and holds a double sided photo mat with a tab (tubs cut with Alterations Tiny Tabs & Tags die).
When I said a modified
stack the deck... I meant that I only did five fins for pages instead of the usual six as I wanted a wide space in between each page.
I hope this will
give you some ideas for what you can do with an ordinary food packaging box.
I didn't stop here though.
I went ahead and decorated the inside with a multitude of additional pockets, tags and photo spots. Please stop back and I'll show you the finished project.
Now, hop over to see
the gorgeous things the CCCB Design Team ladies have made. And again... thank you so very much CCCB for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your challenges. I've loved every minute!
Thanks for stopping by!