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Friday, April 29, 2011

Dollar Store Configurations Box

First of all, I just wanted to say that I am working on finishing the mini paper bag book that I posted the tutorial for on Wednesday.  I decided to use leftovers from my Counterfeit Kit Challenge kits for the months of February, March and April.  That will be posted soon, and I think it is turning out CUTE!

For todays post...I just want to start off with the fact that I love the Configurations Boxes from Tim Holtz.  I used some to make this...


I collect thimbles and I ran out of room in my other thimble display case.  I saw this box set and knew it would be perfect ford showcasing some of my favorite thimbles.  I used K and Co. papers, with Tim Holtz tissue tape and corners.  I used a 7 Gypsies door knob also.

Then, the other day I was in the local dollar store looking for a plastic platter and I found these...


 And guess what my brain said!


I used the bottoms of the boxes, because they had a deeper side, stuck them together with score-tape, inked the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink, and covered them with the same papers from K and Co.  I used some Prima ribbon around the edge.


I covered the back with papers, even though no one will see it.  The boxes themselves were a little flimsy, but once covered and wrapped with ribbon, they were pretty sturdy!


I had some vintage die cuts from K and Co. so I gathered up some and went to town!  I used pop dots and foam tape to add dimension to some of the pieces.


I had a K and Co. metal frame that I used to frame a butterfly paper scrap.  The picture was cut out of some paper, and I used dimensional glaze to go over the "frame" of the paper, then added a cardstock easel on the back to get it to stand up like a photo frame.

I was thinking of all sorts of ideas with these little jewelry boxes.  I still have the tops of the boxes to do something with.  What could you come up with?

Stay Crafty!!

3 comments:

Susie said...

That's so clever, I would have never thought of that. :) susie

Patty said...

What a clever idea! TFS the idea of how to do this. Who knows? I may try it when I finish all the other projects I have going :)

Pam said...

This is just what I have been looking for. I had already bought the boxes, just like the ones you used, and knew what I wanted to do but didn't know how to go about it. Thank you so much for sharing. Can't wait to get started on this project and maybe even more using this same idea.