Sunday, July 11, 2010

So proud!

I just have to share my latest creation for the July Portfolio at Sweet Shoppe.  It's a trinket box and I just adore it!  I used Traci Reed's 'When You're Smiling' kit and am so glad.  The colors are just perfect!

Believe it or not I had this box just laying around!  It used to have some watches in it.

After figuring out what papers I wanted to use in Photoshop Elements, I printed off all the supplies I'd need from Traci's kit and got to work measuring and cutting.  Then I mod podged the pieces of paper on and let dry.  While it was drying, I started working on the phone book flower. I am actually doing a blog post at The Hybrid Chick this coming Friday (the 16th) about how to make flowers out of an old phone book - so keep an eye out for that!  I also worked on the scalloped edge with my edge punch and laid it all out how I wanted it.  I also measured the ribbon to go around the entire outside of the box and adhered it with red line tape.  I added some small embellishments and some twine to the flower and voila!  This is the finished product!



Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

6 comments:

Kristin said...

That is GORGEOUS! I wish I wasn't so scared of hybird. You make some beautiful stuff!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [12 Jul 12:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Nikki said...

That is so beautiful! I envy your skillz so much!!!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Oh very cute!

Juli Fish said...

That is wicked cute! Love the layered papers on top. Can't wait to learn how to make some flowers!

Krisi and Adam said...

Love this. Those flowers are pretty darn cute and what a fabulous way to use an old phonebook (why do we get those delivered still anyway?)

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