Beacon Adhesive: Sweet Flower Chest

Hi everyone! I am sharing a sneak peek of my project that is featured over on Beacon Adhesive’s blog today. For more info and photos you can find the my blog post HERE

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"Hope" Chest

Hi everyone! I am here to share another project I created for Breast Cancer Awareness month. I used Eileen Hull’s  Train Case Diecut for this hope chest. I cut the case from mat board and the following Canvas Corp cardstocks: Pink and Ivory Ribbon Stripe, Pink and Ivory Toile and Pink Lemonade Thickstock and put together according to the directions. The Pink Lemonade Thickstock was used for the top lid which I embossed with Brenda Walton’s Floral Tapestry Embossing Folder (retired).

Instead of using the diecut closure (hinges included too) that comes with the Train Case I added this closure that I purchased from Hobby Lobby.

The hinges I have had for several years and I am just now getting around to using them. I also adhered pom pom trim around the lid and base of the case. 

I glued trim and flat back pearls to the inside.

The top of the lid I decorated with two diecuts (Tim Holtz: Spring Greenery, Brenda Walton:Medallions…retired),store bought paper flowers, tulle and twine. I did punch out flowers from the Yellow and Ivory Mini Dot Reverse and 80 lb. Ivory cardstocks which I shaped added sequins and a  Dew Drop to the center of each one. The ivy and twigs are from the Spring Greenery Diecut which I cut from the Gypsy Moments: Take Our Breath Away Cardstock. I did ink the ivy with chalk ink for a deep green color around the edges of the leaves. The twigs I added sequins and Crystal Stickles to the center of each sequins. I foresee me creating several more of these little train case in the future. 
If you have any questions about this project please let me know.

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Mixing Bowls and a Cookie Box

Hi everyone and Happy Spring! It is finally warming up and I am so glad. I love that flowers have started blooming and the trees are starting to turn green. I want to share four projects I created using some of Eileen Hull’s newest diecuts.

With Easter being this Sunday I decided for my first project I would create a mini Easter basket from a sheet of Little Sizzles Mat Board, patterned cardstock and the Cookie Box diecut. I inked the inside, edges and creases of the basket with Broken China Distress Paint before putting it together. I adhered the patterned cardstock to the outside of the basket, added the mini pom pom trim and punched holes on either side and ran a pipe cleaner threw each side of the basket to create a handle.

I used the Brenda Walton’s Medallion diecut-658339 (which is retired) to added a fun twist to the front of the basket along with a vintage little chick sticker and I printed the Happy Easter sentiment from the computer to finish it off. Since I am on a 21 day no sweets or junk food ban I filled my little basket with crafty goodness.

My second project I have had this idea in my head since I first seen the cookie Box die but wasn’t sure it would work. Not all the ideas that swim around in brain translate like I want at times but I am happy to say I made it happen. I turned the Cookie Box Diecut on its side to create some storage for some of my many rolls of washi tape I have. As you can see I glued two halves together by using my hot glue gun and I adhered six of the tabs to the ends/sides and cut the rest off to create the lid.



I painted the edges of the scalloped circles with Mowed Lawn Distressed Paint and covered with patterned cardstock.

I punched two small holes so I could add twine and knob as a closure for the chest.

I added paper flowers…store bought and handmade along with twine, thread, pearl sprays and the paper leaves are cut from the Holiday Greenery Diecut.

I adhered lace on the back of the chest to cover the edges of the cardstock I cut to define the base and the lid.

I glued four small spools to the bottom of the chest and adhered lace around the bottom to create a skirt.

Now it is ready to store some of my washi tape. 🙂
My third and fourth projects I cut two bowls each from the Mixing Bowl Diecut  and I also used the 3D Food Jar and Spoon Diecut “pocket” to create an adorable arrangement. I printed these little girls and the other little girl with bowl for the other mixing bowl and then fussy cut out. I purchased these from Eclectic Anthology.

I used the Rose, 3D Diecut (558504) along with the Holiday Greenery Diecut, a few punched flowers, tulle, thread and moss to add finishing touches to the bowl. 

This little bowl I kept simply by adding a little moss, paper flowers and leaves and I finished off the outside with lace and flatback pearls.

I have you have enjoyed all of my projects I shared with you today and if you have any questions about any of them please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by, hope your Friday is awesome and enjoy creating!