Monday, February 25, 2013

Green Elephant Memory Box

This is a memory box that I made as a birthday present for a friend of mine.  Her favorite thing is elephants and her favorite color is green so i just rolled with that.

I made the elephant charm hang over the edge to help hold the lid shut.  I punched a whole in the lid and put a large eyelet in it.  Then I stuck an eye pin through the eyelet, with the eye part on the inside of the box and used a jump ring to keep it from coming all the way through.  Then I curved it and decorated it with Swarovski crystals.  I rounded the end creating a loop and attached the elephant charm using a jump ring.

The tulle flower I got in a RAK swap at Mini Album Scraps from Laura Stirckland.

I used the Tim Holtz 30 game piece because she was turning 30.  I colored it with a black Sharpie and then glossy accented it.

The butterfly was a wooden butterfly.  It's either a Maya Road one or it's one that I got in a RAK from Jane at velocityvette1 on YouTube.  I'm unsure of which one I ended up using.

This flower was made following a tutorial that Fiona, at jennings644 on YouTube, made.  You use normal paper flowers, ink and embossing powder to make it look like a glass flower.  The lady bug is a handmade glass bead that I got form a friend in the Czech Republic for my birthday.

Melissa Francis keyhole.

I received a birdcage similar to this one in my RAK swap from Laura Strickland so I wanted to try to recreate it.  I used Vintage Photo crackle paint on the birdcage die cut.  Then I sprayed it with some glimmer mists, Black Magic, Tattered Leather and English Ivy.  I added the chain with the butterfly charm.  The flowers and leaves I misted with English Ivy as well.  The stickpins are ones that I have received in RAKs or as extras in swaps.

I love how this tuned out!!!

Close up of the flower, again made by Laura Strickland.

Pretty Box!!!!

Inside lid holds a standard 4x6 photo.

I got the little wooden people in a RAK from Jane, velocityvette1.  I inked them with Tim Holtz Distressed inks, Salty Ocean and Picked Raspberry.  The same with the little heart and it was inked with Tim Holtz Distressed ink Barn Door.

Tim Holtz key.

I hope you enjoyed my pictures.  If you have any questions please just ask. 

Thanks for looking!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Christmas Matchboxes

My oldest son wanted matchboxes to take to school at Christmas time to give to all of his classmates.  So these are what we came up with.  

We decided to make them look like presents and sealed them with a kiss :)

I used the Stampin' Up! matchbox die to make these and it also cuts out the little labels so we used them to label them all.

Red with Green Ribbon, it was a satin Ribbon from Paper Trey Ink.

Green with Red Ribbon, Pure Poppy is the color of the ribbon, from Paper Trey Ink.

Lots of boxes!!

And of course a special one for his teacher!!  I used Graphic 45's Nutcracker Sweet paper to make the box and the Rosette.  The kiss seals the Rosette and then there's a star stick pin stuck in behind it. 

Sorry this is blurry,  I was trying to get some quick pics with my phone before he left with them.

A view of the side.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing these!!  I would have liked to do more to them but he asked me to do them like 2 days before his class party.  So I did what I could with the time given :)

Thanks for looking!!!!

Happy Crafting!!!!

Halloween Altered Matchboxes

I know I am VERY late uploading these.  My New Year's resolution was to get more active on my blog and on my YouTube Channel, which is kjsharp82.  So I'm working on loading projects that I have completed lately and then I hope to get working on some new ones to share!!

These altered Matchboxes were made for a swap that I hosted at Mini Album Scraps.  The swaps was back in September of 2012.

It was make 3 to swap and 1 to keep yourself.

I filled mine with German candy, as a treat for those in the states.  German candy is so good!!

Who couldn't love that face?!?!

Thank you for checking these out and stay turned for more posts of other projects that I have completed!!

Happy Crafting!!!!