Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tea Box

I created this gift box for my mom's birthday. It is a wooden cigar box that was purchased at Michaels. I covered it with K&Co paper which came from a value pack and painted the outside with Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in Peeled Paint. The flowers are all from On the inside, I used a piece of chipboard trimmed with Maya Road Trim as a divider and adhered it with glue dots to make it sturdy, but removable so that once the tea is gone, she can remove the divider and use it for something else. The butterfly image on the inside lid was purchased from Petitepaperie on etsy. I just love her digital images and she emailed it to me super quick! The tea inside is from Teaman on etsy who makes the most fantastic (and reasonably priced) hand blended tea. I love to support small businesses and do so whenever I can.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Steampunk Debutante Card

I can never get enough Graphic 45, I love the Steampunk Debutante paper so much I have been hoarding it, not wanting to cut into it. I don't know why I do that sometimes...I decided to finally start small and cut into two pieces with this little card. It's just a simple one, but it definately got me motivated... Hey I can always buy more, right?

Monday, July 4, 2011

Mother's Day Present

It's late, but I thought I would share a Mother's Day gift, I made for my mom this year. The picture inside is my grandparents' wedding photo that I printed on ivory canvas and framed with what was once a stark white frame from Craft Warehouse. I painted a patina green (Eco Green Crafts...LOVE this paint!) to match the Bo Bunny paper (I can't remember the line, but it was from the Christmas collection) and covered the green with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint. The lace was glimmer misted to match the peach i am roses flower and the butterfly is from Blue Moon's Lost and Found collection. I alcohol inked it with copper mixative so it matched the copper brads and metal photo corners. I did the same with the key and locket charms.