Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Got Boxes!


Just coming off a long crafting break.  It always seems around Christmas and New Years I tend to get in a funk.  It happens every year and can be short or long but as with most things this to will pass.  One great cure for crafting funk is winter CHA.  Seeing all the new products and great inspirations being shown daily on FaceBook and You Tube always has me itching to get crafty.

This year was no exception.  I was absolutely amazed at all the new products coming out by my favorites, Tim Holtz and Ranger as well as Sizzix and Graphic 45.  I am already saving my pennies.  For all those who get to attend CHA, I am so jealous and maybe someone I will be lucky enough to go.

To get back in the crafting groove I started out with some simply cigar boxes which I always have laying around the house.  They are an easy, quick way to get crafty without being a long term commitment.  Also, on the table where some matchboxes which I have had in a bag for months waiting for alterations.  Can you say bags of wooden matches!  LOL Yes, I have a few but haven't come up with anything to do with them yet.  That was one thing I was most excited to see from Tim Holtz was the matchbox die.  I love altering matchboxes.

So on to the show!  The supply list for all the boxes are at the end of the post.

First up is the altered matchboxes.  I took a class some time back with Lisa Bruno at My Heart's Fancy (My favorite store to shop and take classes at!) making a little chest with matchboxes and had been wanting to make another one for my booth.

Pretty basic cover the boxes with this project.  I used Tim Holtz Hitch Fastners for the drawer pulls. 

I did cover the inside of each drawer with Tim Holtz Tissue Wrap but I forgot to take a pic of that.  It was pretty cold outside.  LOL

On the top and bottom of the matchboxes are black foam core board to give the pieces so strength.  I also cover the sides and back with chipboard.  Which I forgot to mention in the supply list.  Oops!
I did some stamping on the sides using a old scroll stamp I had and one from Wendy Vecchi.

I used to different paper patterns on the sides with a small strip of paper separating them.

The legs are spools with some scrape paper covering the centers.

The overall dimensions are 5 1/2 X 4 3/4 X 6 1/2 inches.
Next up, are two small storage boxes I got at a scrapbook convention that I went to last summer.  They are made by Jenni Bowlin.  They are a great small size and loved the way they turned out.  The boxes themselves measure 5 3/4 X 4 X 1 5/8 inches. 

First up, Found Objects.  

I did some stamping on the top of the box and even thought the pattern of the patter was busy the stamping just added a little extra something to it.

The word band is from Tim Holtz and I used some distress paint to make the letters on it pop.

I used washi tape to cover the edges of the box which elimated the need to paint on a slick surface.

The legs are actually from Hobby Lobby Spare Parts, I used these because they were a slightly smaller scale than the Tim Holtz and better suited the size of the box.

The ribbon for the word band is wrapped completely around the lid so that on the inside it can be used to store little treasures.

Next one is Travels!

This one is pretty straight forward.  Although the washi tape I used to cover the edges was totally not matching the paper, I used some Glue n' Seal and cover it then used Wendy Vecchi's Archival Ink to make it the right color of blue.  I love Glue n' Seal!!!!

The legs are simple wooden drawer pulls that I painted with Wild Honey Distress Paint.

This is a great little box for storing some vacation memories in.

With finishing these three project it gets me back in the crafty mood and my minds is already planning the next bigger project.

Happy Paper Cutting!

Here is the supply lists for all three projects!!

Altered Matchboxes Chest
Drawer Pull
Kaiser Craft 6/12" Paper Pad 75 Cents
Spare Parts Wooden Spools
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hitch Fastners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap Terminology

Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot, Vintage Photo

Small Storage Box-Found Objects
Jenni Bowlin Small Storage Box BX720
Spare Parts Antique Silver Box Feet
Kaiser Craft 6/12" Paper Pad 75 Cents
Spare Parts Paper Flowers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hitch Fastners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands Observations
Ribbon Boutique Black Ribbon
Recollections Rhinestones
Washi Tape

Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Little Labels
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Papillon
Wendy Vecchi Art Gone Postal

Small Storage Box-Travel
Jenni Bowlin Small Storage Box BX720
Wood Drawer Pull 3/4 inch
October Afternoon 8x8 Paper Pad-Travel Girl
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Hitch Fastners
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Word Bands Observations
Washi Tape

Tim Holtz Distress Paint-Wild Honey
Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink Pad-Cornflower Blue