Friday, March 30, 2012

Shadow Box/Display Cabinet Closeups

Boxes 1 and 2
My "Borrowed Relatives"

Boxes 3 and 4
The butterfly I had in my stash already, the bottle of wine and wine glass I found on one of my recent shopping trips.

Box 5
 "Borrowed Relative" photo, a little blue bottle from a recent shopping trip, and a key from my stash.

Box 6
The little peach knob at the top of this box and the letter "L" is from a recent shopping trip and the glass magnet is from my stash.

Box 7
Another "Borrowed Relative" and a key from my stash (I LOVE keys!)

Box 8
These are some tiny butterflies I had in my stash.

Box 9
I found this little doily and a lonely little basket of greenery on a recent shopping trip. I added the tiny butterfly to the basket handle. 

Box 10
Another "Borrowed Relative" and the mirrored butterfly are from my stash, as well as the glass magnet in the bottom left of the picture.

Also, I am very happy to report that my friend LOVED this!!! YAY!!!! I am SSSOOO happy!!!
This was a true win-win!!

Be sure and check back, I have been working on some more items and will be posting them throughout the week. Lots and LOTS of goodies for you to feast your eyes upon!!!
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Shadow Box/Display Cabinet -- Phase 3

This is the next overall view with all the goodies added. I will be showing you closeups in the next post.

This is Box 1 and 2. The frame in box 1 is popped out away from the background to give more dimension.
Just love this little knob. It's actually a light peach color in real life and goes perfectly with the papers.

Boxes 3 and 4. I added a dimensional butterfly to box 3, and then in box 4 I cut out the roses with decorative scissors ink distressed the edges of it. Actually in most of the top layers I ink distressed the papers with Tim Holtz's Aged Paper Distress Ink. The little bottle of wine in front I found while out shopping this weekend and it is a small item that helps to represent one of the things my friend and I both enjoy.

This is box 5 and this little bottle is one I picked up this weekend as well. The photo in the corner is part of my "borrowed relatives" collection. Aren't they a happy couple??

Box 6 has got my friend's initial (another shopping find) and in the top corner is a glass magnet I have had stashed for a while waiting for the perfect thing to use it on. Above you can see the little knob again.

 Box 7, I put this key (I LOVE keys!!!) w/ribbon and hung it from a little bulletin board pin, and another pic from my "borrowed relatives".

Box 8--I have this little bench popped out away from the base paper again, added 3 tiny little butterflies...I am thinking of adding another picture or something to the left side of the bench, I don't like it bare in the left corner. Maybe I will move it all the way left and then add something to the right side instead. Not sure yet.

Box 9, I found this little potted plant all by its lonesome this past weekend and picked it up knowing it would be used somewhere for something good. Fits perfectly in this little box. Added a tiny doily under it and now it has a perfect little home. To the bottom right is another one of the glass magnets from my stash (notice it is a wine bottle opener??)

Box 10, I had this mirrored butterfly in my stash and thought the corner looked better with it in there so I added it and again another "borrowed relative" on the right side.
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Still more Easter Cards

I love this saying and it would be another great Sympathy card. Sometimes I have a hard time coming up with ideas for Sympathy cards, these should help alot!

The inside of the Faith gate fold

Another Faith gate fold

Inside of the above gate fold

This is a gate fold turned on end, another great Sympathy card idea.

Inside of the gate fold above.
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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Altering a display cabinet

The following are some closeups of each of the little boxes.  

Boxes 1 and 2 

Boxes 3 and 4 

Boxes 5 and 6

Boxes 6 and 7

Boxes 8 and part of  9

Box 9

Box 10
This has been a lot of fun!!! This first "stage" only took me about 4 hours to complete. I hope you all try something like this and see what you can come up with.
Don't forget to leave me a comment (or two!). Let me know what you think. Thank you for stopping by.
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Shadow Box/Display cabinet

This is the second phase of the cabinet with the papers in place. I used mostly Bo Bunny and Bazzill papers.
It's starting to take shape and I am really loving how this is turning out! I just hope my friend likes it as much as I do.
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Large Shadow Box/Display Case for a friend

This is what I started with. This is exactly as it was, I didn't do a thing to it. Love the shabby look of the worn paint. It's a dark blue. It's about 24" wide and about 31" tall. The little "boxes" are about 4" deep.
Stay tuned, more pics coming soon
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

More Easter Card ideas

Sorry this one is blurry. Love how the yellow just makes the card pop.

Love the softness of the colors on this one.

This one you can't see the brayered colors very well but it is from the same glossy cs as the one above, just from a different end of the cs.

This would make a gorgeous Sympathy card.

Another gate fold, the inside is on acetate again.

This time attached with eyelets.
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Saturday, March 17, 2012

Happy St. Patty's!!!

Peddler's Pack rubberstamp, stamped in Memories black dye ink on white cardstock, colored with colored pencils, cut edges with decorative scissors, layered onto lime green cardstock, cut those edges with same decorative scissors then layered it onto a dark green card.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Matchbook Easter Card--#4

This is #4 card for March class, isn't it absolutely adorable??? This little guy just makes me smile!

Inside (didn't have any jelly beans). So easy you could make tons of these for school or Sunday school.

You wouldn't have to stamp anything on the inside but I wanted to make it look finished.
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