dinsdag 2 december 2008

This Thursday: altered tea-box

Sample nr.2 for This Thursday: an altered teabox. Christa (my scrap friend and collegue) found this really cheap wooden box in a store. I altered it with the georgeous Oh Joy Crafting Kit papers from Cosmo Cricket.

All the papers from that crafting kit go together in any commbination. Here I used "Frosty" and "Wrapping Paper". Also needed: embossing ink+powder (gold), Acrylic paint (used Paint dabber from Adirondack "Juniper"

The dividing wood on the inside can be removed. I glued a Cristmas embellishment on the bottom.

1.Paint the box with acrylic paint. I used Adirondack paint dabber "Juniper". Remove the metal slots for better coverage or paint around them with a small brush.

2. Measure every surface and cut paper to fit. Remember to ink every edge and corner of the paper. It looks nicer that way than with white edges. I inked the box also with distress Walnut Stain for a more vintage look.

3. Stamp on the sides with distress embossing and emboss with gold. This looks complicated but it is really quite simple. Place the box on an even hard surface before stamping. Make sure the stamp comes in good contact with te box. Ink the edges of he box a bit more with distress.

I will fill the box with seasonal teas and wrap it for a Christmas gift! But chocolate or embellishments for a crafting friend is also an option! Chocolate is always a well received gift!

This Thursday: folding booklet

This is the first sample I made for This Thursday. The sponsor, Cosmo Cricket, sent me the georgous Oh Joy Paper Crafting Kit. I could not believe my eyes when I opened the package. Twelve double sided design papers, a die cuts sheet, journaling cards and a words/text strips paper. Enough for hours of crafting fun.

Because of the double sided design papers I made this folded booklet. On the inside are some corners folded to make pockets for little tags or journaling text. The rub-on is enhanced with Stickles crystal. The corner triangels are covered in Matte Accents from Ranger. Papers used from the crafting kit are "Mitten Mitten" and "Frosty" and a tag on the front cover.

1. Make folds and cuts in the paper as shown. Now you can start folding the little pages. Remember to ink every edge! That is so important give it a finished and worn look. I used distress Brushed Corduroy.

2. Here you can see how the pages fold. I cut a cover slightly bigger than the pages. Don't forget the two folds in the middle for the back of the booklet. Ink every edge and corner!

3. Create the embellishments for the cover. Some pages can be folded to make pockets for little tags. Glue pages together on the inside.

3. Glue a ribbon a little loose around the pages. You still need some room inside to attach photo's! Punch a little hole in the cover where ribbon goes through.

4. Glue cover and embellish as you wish. Add photo's and journaling inside. This is a great little booklet for Christmas memories!