Paper and Fiber Arts

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Card Box with Wonderland B & T for Die Cuts Storage And New Product Blog Hop

You know how you think you want to use a particular image that you've already cut, stamped or colored in some way and then you Don't end up using it in your project?  Well, I have a bunch of little gems like that in piles all over my work area.  You can see some letters (in the picture below) just wanting a home.  I decided to turn the new CTMH My Creations Card Box into a pretty storage box to sit on my desk to house all those little orphan pieces until I can use them on a card or other project.

 This is what the box looked like beforehand.  Here are some of the papers and other supplies that will be used.

 Here is Spring Iris reinker waiting to be mixed with CTMH's Create a Shade Pearl Paint.

 I'm all about re-using whatever I can, so I save the plastic containers that Tombox refills come in and then use them for painting, etc.

 All the pieces of paper are cut and will be sponge distressed using Crystal Blue ink.  I label whatever I can, so that I can find what I need fairly quickly.  The card box is in the background after I painted it with the newly mixed pearl paint colors.

 I also painted some little wood blocks with white acrylic paint and glued them onto the bottom of the box.  This is the back of the box with a piece of Crystal Blue card stock stamped in White Daisy Pigment Ink and embossed with Clear Detail Powder.  The image is from the Universal Backgrounds set (D1477).

 The sides are both the same with some pewter embellishments.

 This is the front foot with a small butterfly from the Fill In the Blank Stamp set.  On the top of the box are the bird and larger butterfly stamped from the same set.

 The inside of the box is painted with the Spring Iris/Pearl Paint mixture.  It turned a different shade on the surface of the inside walls of the box which gave it a cool two-tone effect.  The box is beginning to get filled up with lots of fun things for future projects!

Here is the top of the box with a paper rosette made from the same paper pack.  The button on the bow is from the new Bling Assortment.   The Sparkles on the butterflies come from the Blue and Green Assortment.

Please join the CTMH New Product Blog Hop hosted by the lovely Ms. Tresa Black. Thanks Tresa!


  1. What a great idea to use the cardbox for those lonely little leftovers, I may do that!

    Here's a funny... I scrolled through the pictures quickly before reading, and I spotted the photo of the paint and reinker ready for mixing (pic #3). I thought "what a cute little whale ornament!" LOL! Guess I should read the text too.

    Thanks for joining the blog hop, love your tutorial. So full of great tips!

  2. Geez, it's too pretty to put scraps in! Just gorgeous!

  3. Wow, great use of the box. (It is one of my favorite new products in the Idea Book.)
    I think that it is inspired that you added feet to the box. That touch really takes the box to a new level.
    You are inspiring!

  4. Great job. I've been planning to decorate my box and put sample cut-outs from the Art Philosophy cartridge in it.

    And Tresa... I thought it was a whale too! LOL