Friday, 8 September 2017

Swedish House Crafts - Vintage Photo File Box With Pion Design Images

Hello, my friends!

I'm back today with a new project for Swedish House Crafts!

Do you LOVE all the gorgeous vintage images from Pion Designs as much as I do? 
I just love to look at them! 
I decided it was time to come up with a pretty project 
that would help me to enjoy looking at them more often. 
So I came up with this little photo file box. 
Here it is:

I found a simple little unfinished wood box in my stash 
but it could easily be made from chipboard or heavy cardstock. 
Since the photos are tinted with a pretty pink, I painted my box in a soft pink colour. 
I trimmed the photo down, inked the edges, and matted it with kraft cardstock. 
Then I adhered it to the front of the box. 
Here's a closer look:

 I chose another photo and repeated the process for the back of the box.

To fill up the sides of the box, I used a decorative punch with some kraft cardstock. 
I adhered it in place and then added some pretty pink rhinestones. 

When everything was in place, 
I inked all the edges of the box to give it an aged look. 
Suha has some fabulous sets of Bronze Box Feet in the shop. 
They come in a set of four feet, along with one handle, and they come in several sizes. 
I used the small set and added the four feet to the bottom four corners of the box. 
Don't they dress the box up beautifully?

I then added the handle to the top of the front of the box. 
If you are using a chipboard or cardstock box, this handle can be added with brads. 
Since my box was made of wood, I adhered it in place, 
and then added pretty pink rhinestones into the brad holes. 

You may have noticed that I have something in my box. 
I cut tags of both kraft and soft pink cardstock. 
I made them just a little bit taller than my box, and rounded the top corners, 
so they would extend a bit above the box. 
I chose more of the beautiful photos with the soft pink tinting, matted them, 
and adhered them to the tags. 

Isn't it a fun way to be able to enjoy these beautiful vintage images? 
It's so much fun to make too! 
Why not pick up some of these goodies from Swedish House Crafts, 
and put together your own Vintage Photo File Box? 
Experiment with your own stash box in a different shape or size. 
I'd love to see what you come up with! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'll be back again soon with another fun project! :o)

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Karen Steele said...

Wow Nancy! This is an outstanding and beautiful project!

Eek Eek said...

Gosh, you are so creative! This looks fabulous :D I love vintage photos and you are right, this is such a nice way to enjoy them :) Love how posh the feet are!! How to make your project look glamorously footed! :D

Annabel - Knitty Kitty Digis

Darlene said...

Oh Nancy I just LOVE this project! I'm a lover of all things 'vintage' and this is just awesome! WELL DONE! Fabulous inspiration ... thanks! Now I want to make one too and I love those images ... BEAUTIFUL creation my friend!

Susan M said...

It's fabulous Nancy ! Love those little feet on your box ! The pink is a gorgeous colour and love the punched decoration.

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is awesome! Beautiful vintage project mf 😊

Marilyn said...

Beautiful project and I love the vintage images.


Gorgeous project, Nancy! It's really fantastic

Loose Stitches said...

What a gorgeous project Nancy! I love how you have decorated your box and the feet make it look so elegant! Wonderful way to have added photos inside! Thank you for the inspiration, now I want to go find one of my boxes. :)
Hugs, Sherry x
Loose Stitches and Unraveled Threads

Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! WOW! WOW! what a VERY Beautiful project.