Happy Saturday, friends!
Have you noticed a few changes to my blog? I've been playing around a little bit and was very happy to figure out how to add the page tabs. I think it tidies my sidebar and cleans things up a bit. I'm still playing around with the contents of the pages too. What do you think? :o)
Today's project is my second one using the fabulous "Follow Your Bliss" Journal Kit from Ephemera's Vintage Garden. Last time I shared a mini album. Today I have a box to show you. This paper mache box was decorated using only two sheets printed from the kit, along with a couple of leftovers from the mini album. To begin, I inked all the edges of the box, and then did a quick inking of the edges of the paper just to cover the white. The pages are all beautifully distressed already, so they didn't need anything else. The box measures 5 7/8" square and the journal kit page measures 5 1/2". It was a perfect fit! For the sides of the box and lid I used the one page that is meant for a cover. I cut the black and green apart. The green, cut in quarters, fit the box sides just right. I then punched strips from the black part. Since the lid is a little bit bigger then the box, the punched pieces were just a wee bit short. I punched out 4 circles from a yellow scrap to wrap around the corner. Now nobody knows the black strips are too short! ;o)
Here is a view of the top of the box. Isn't it a pretty design? The colours are so lovely!
All I did here was punch out various flowers and leaves from the kit papers.
The pretty striped "washi" and the stamped looking image are already part of the design.
Such a quick and easy project that anyone can do with a minimum of supplies.
Ephemera's Vintage Garden Printable Journal Kit - Follow Your Bliss;
Paper Mache Box from My Stash;
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink: Walnut Stain;
Punches: Fiskars - Mini Flower Punch, 1" Circle,
Recollections - Various Flower Punches,
Martha Stewart - Branch, Rose Leaf, Doily Lace Trim;
Pearls: Ranger Liquid Pearls - Buttercup, Petal Pink.
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What am I putting in this pretty box?
You'll have to come back soon to find out!
In the meantime, head over to Ephemera's Vintage Garden
and pick up the Follow Your Bliss Kit.
You'll be so happy you did!
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Debbie is very generous with her gorgeous freebies! :o)