Wedding Keepsake Box & Card

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?! 🙂
box3_miniThe 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:PhotoGrid_1410596386954_mini

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.
card4edited_edited-1_miniPlayed 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.
Hugz, Sandy



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