We hardly ever attend weddings. In my lifetime, I’ve been to less than 10 weddings and that includes my own. 2014 has been a remarkable year though as we have actually been to two! First back in May, my sister got married, and a couple of weeks ago hubby’s brother. For my sis’s wedding I made an exploding box; scroll down or click HERE to see it. For this second wedding, I altered a box:
It’s a very large shoe box that I have altered into a wedding memory keepsake box.
This is by far the largest project I’ve ever worked on; a 12×12 inch paper didn’t cover the lid of the box, hence I had to put a stripe in the middle.The papers I have used are from Maja Design.The blue one is April, 5th from Maja’s Vintage Spring Basics Collection, and the brown/white one is Princess Margareta’s Garden from the gorgeous Sofiero collection.
Around the whole box, I attached the champagne coloured Lace Reinette, an all time favourite of mine. The latch set in front is from FabScraps; it’s just for show, but it looks good, doesn’t it?!
The lace across is the stunning “Lace Empress Alexandra”.
This is what the box looks like from a bird’s perspective.
Sparkle is this week’s theme for LLC – I used Stormy Sky Distress Stickles for the chipboard letters. They’re very blingy, but somewhat hard to catch with the camera.
The circle of love
The circle is made up of lilies, carnations and roses, all from Wild Orchid Crafts.
I also wrapped some white pearl string around the flowers. In the middle there are two large bark hearts, which were frantaged with “Shabby White”.
Then a banner with the Maya Road mini sewing spools, the letters have been cut out from a Pion sheet and distressed. I also used a love charm, which I applied stickles to.Collage with close up pics:
CHALLENGES I’d like to enter this project into:
Eclectic Ellapu – Hearts
Crafty Creations – Vintage
Card & Scrap – #82 Anything goes
Cretalicious - # 67 Flower Power
Inky Chicks - #38 Anything Goes
I also made a matching card:
For the card I used my absolute favourite paper ever… it’s “Ornament” from Pion Design’s Studio of Memories collection. The frame is cut out from “Anemone 6×6″, from the more recent Flower Frames collection.
Played with UTEE to achieve the vintage crackled glass effect.
This is what the inside of the card looks like:
Used a die to cut out the plate for some writing, the mini bag was perfect to place some money bills into.
CHALLENGES I’d like to enter my card into:
ABC – Tic Tac Toe (Flowers, Lace, Punch)
Nordsalten – #102 Layers
Vintage Utfordringen – At least 3 layers
Many thanks for looking.