Saturday, November 16, 2013

Tags or Boxes at Sugar Creek Hollow

The challenge for the next two weeks at Sugar Creek Hollow is called Tags or Boxes.  All of the gals on the Design Team as well as our Guest Designer, Bonnie Garby, have made tags so I went rogue and made a box.  After all, the challenge is called Tags or Boxes.  We want to see vintage or shabby chic projects and with Christmas fast approaching both will be needed.

I decided to make a box, not only because I suspected there would be a lot of tags but also because my daughter has a birthday soon after Christmas and since I have already bought her birthday gift I know that it will fit perfectly in this Wallet Box.

Here is a look at the back and sides of this box.

I cut all the pieces for the base from some Recollections card stock and scored everything.  The base, except for the accordion sides was put together using double-sided tape.  Then I cut all the patterned paper for both the outside and inside making sure to leave a small border.  The patterned paper is digital paper that I got as a freebie from Far Far Hill.

The next step was to do some stamping over all the outside pieces, except for the piece on the closure, which matches the inside paper.  I used one of the stamps from the Tim Holtz Ultimate Grunge set as well as a Paper Artsy Mini.  Black Ranger Archival ink was used for the stamping.

Then I stenciled the leaves on using Dusty Concord Distress Ink by Ranger and a stencil called Botanical by Momenta.  The last step before gluing the patterned paper to the base was to ink all the edges with Ranger's Pumice Stone Distress Ink.

The embellishment on the closure involved cutting two scraps of card stock and taking a Martha Stewart edge punch to them.  After they were adhered to the closure, I added some pearl flourishes from Dollarama, some feathers from my stash and a deep purple rose from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Finally, I added the accordion sides and some adhesive Velcro dots to keep the closure in place.

I am going to enter this project in the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps - Anything Goes
City Crafter - Hold It


  1. Wonderful box!Perfect! I would love to join in,esp.since tags and boxes are My faves in My paper crafting(Besides cones)I have been enjoying following You for a long while now,please drop by and stay for a chat and cup of Your fave ; ) Denise of Coffeeberry Coffee

  2. Fantastic box, love how you shaped the sides to expand if needed.

  3. This is such a lovely project! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  4. Hi Cec. Great shabby chic purse box. Love your colours and stamping! Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika

  5. Beautiful and useful creation !!

  6. Cec, this is gorgeous! What a great project and fantastic gift idea this is!

  7. Oh I haven't seen this type of box before and it's really wonderful. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us this week at ATS&M.

  8. Gorgeous box! Thank you for joining us at CCCB! Hugs, Wendy


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