This is a project I've been wanting to do for so long. I wanted a box that would look really pretty in my living room and would be able to hold some mini-albums and treasures. I really do like things that can be functional. I found this box by Creative Imaginations a few months ago and it was on sale! Even better, right?!!
And then I found them! The moment I laid eyes on the Retrospect 365 Paper Pack by Quirky Twerp, I knew they were the ones for me and for this project. The papers are gorgeous, full of rich deep colors and the designs are fabulous. Butterflies, birds and florals with a slight shabby, vintage feel to them. OMG - I love them! You'll be seeing me use these on more projects.
This took me several days to make. I wanted to apply many coats of Mod Podge Hard Coat to give that nice non-tacky surface that is easy to keep clean. I like to let each coat dry thoroughly and sand between coats. Sometimes when you complete a project that takes you a while to create, you feel such added pride when you finally get to reveal it. Like it's your "baby". Well..... meet my baby!
Even the back of this box is dressed up.
Here is a view of the side
And a close up view of the top including those awesome vintage buttons.
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really enjoy reading them!
Box: Creative Imaginations
PP: Quirky Twerp
Paint: Apple Barrel, Smooch
Pearls: Zva Creative
Chipboard: Fancy Pants
Flowers: Prima, Recollections
Trim: Fancy Pants
Ribbon: Prima, Wrights
Metal: Tim Holtz