Saturday, June 3, 2017
G45 Wooden Box
As I stated in a previous post, Graphic 45 paper collections are my favorite. While it took some time to actually cut the paper, once I got started, I found that it was easy!
For this project I used a wooden box. I painted the side edges and a portion of the top edges black. I also painted the inside sides of the box. I didn't need to paint the whole box, because I will be adding strips of paper so only a small portion of the black will be showing on the outside, and the inside bottom and top will be covered completely with paper.
For this box, I will be using Graphic 45 A Ladies Diary paper collection. I first chose the paper for the top, cut to size and glued onto the top. For the top embellishments, I used a couple of the cards and a tag that came with the paper collection. I also used a Petaloo black flower on the bottom left, a printed flower on the top right, and a die cut dress form. The middle space looked a little barren, so I added one of Tim Holz's hearts. I think that gave it the finishing touch.
Now for the inside, I chose two different papers for the inside top and inside bottom. I'm not one to have the same paper together inside a box or even on a scrapbook layout. I love to mix patterns, and with the Graphic 45 collections, that's really easy to do!
For the bottom, I added a couple of my favorite cards in the collection. On the inside top, I used G45 A Ladies Diary pocket and made a tag that I could slip into it. The ribbon at the end of the tag makes it a little easier to pull out. And on the outside front, I removed the metal closure that came on it, and replaced it with a Tim Holtz clear knob. On the tag, I wrote a message to my BFF, to whom the box was being given.
Well, this concludes My Ladies Diary box. I hope you enjoyed my version of a simple wooden box.
Have a crafty day ~ Deb