Stars and Stripes Patriotic Girl Box

Hi everyone! I’m back this week with an easy 4th of July project I created using the newest Taos Petal Points Collection and the Mermaid Paintbox Collection by ColorBox. I also used some art screens, a rollagraph and Eileen Hull’s Stacking Drawer Diecut to create this fun little patriotic drawer. Lets get started!

I placed White Chipboard on top of Stacking Drawer Box Diecut and placed between cutting plates and run through the Diecut Machine.

I placed the Stars Art Screen on top of the “sleeve” of the Stacking Drawer Box Diecut and inked an Art Dauber with Peacock Pigment Ink from the Taos Petal Point Collection and ink over Stars Art Screen. Once I got the area I was stenciling covered I removed the art screen.

Next I placed the Lattice Art Screen on top of the front of the drawer diecut. I inked an art dauber with Chianti Pigment Ink from the Taos Petal Point Collection. I only inked the front of the “drawer” since that would be the only area seen. Once I completed that I removed the art screen.

I put the sleeve and drawer diecuts together according to directions on the diecut packaging. I cut cording long enough to tie a bow around drawer to keep closed. Next I cut s strip of blue cardstock and adhere around the center of sleeve and adhered red ric rac around blue cardstock.

I inked the Doll Faces Rollagraph with Wicked Black Pigment Dye Ink and rolled onto a piece of Watercolor Paper. I selected the side view face and cut out. I saved the other images for future projects. 😊

I inked the glass tray, added water and painted the face image with the following Inks: Mermaid Paintbox Collection: Face-Papaya Cream, Lips, highlight cheeks and side of nose with Berry. Taos Petal Point: Eyes-Turtle and Hair-Amber. 

I added a blue cardstock mat to the girl image and added Foam Pop Dots to back and place on top of drawer.

I adhered a piece of red tulle behind girl image and added buttons, stars, sequin and red flat back pearls to the top of drawer.  

I also added a cancelled U.S. postage stamp to upper corner of box for some visual fun. As always if you have any questions about this project please let me know.


ColorBox:Art Daubers

ColorBox: Stars Art Screen

Glass Tray
Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Box Diecut

Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Buttons: Red, White and Blue
Red Ric Rac
Red Pearls
Cancelled Postage Stamp
Blue Sequin
Red Tulle
Clear Stars
Scrap of Blue Cardstock
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Thanks for stopping by, hope your Monday is wonderful and enjoy creating!

Doilies and Flowers Drawer

Hi everyone! I back with another project in the same week for Eileen Hull!  I used the Stacking Drawer Diecut, Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and Eileen’s new Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets which are perfect for this type of project!

I started by applying the Adhesive Sheet to the Chipboard and adding the patterned cardstock (both sides) from the Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Pad (I think the paper pad is retired) before placing it on top of the Stacking Drawer Diecut and running it through the Diecut Machine. I put it together according to the directions on the packaging.

I cut flowers and leaves from the same paper pad using the Flowers and Leaves Journaling Cards Diecuts and shaped with a StylusI fussy cut two doilies from one of the cardstocks and two strips of patterned cardstock.

 Before adhering the strips of patterned cardstock around the cover I added cording, long enough to tie into a bow, around one side of the cover. I glued the doilies on top of along with the flowers, leaves and bows I made out of sewing thread. To finish off the flowers I added glossy dots and sequins to the center of each flower.

I dressed up the inside of the drawer with pink trim…I made a couple of mistakes which I won’t point out…that covered those and no one is the wiser. 😬

I packed all sorts of goodies inside since this is for a swap I am in…I should have taken a photo of all the things before packing it I know. But if I had unpacked it I would have never got it all fit back in the drawer. 😳  Be sure to hop on over to Eileen’s blog and see what the rest of the Inspiration Team has been up to. You can find this month’s blog posts HERE and HERE.

Sizzix/Eileen Hull: Stacking Drawer Diecut
Eileen Hull: Easy Cut Adhesive Sheets
Beacon Adhesive: Zip Dry Adhesive 
Jillibean Soup: Best of Jillibean Soup Paper Collection
 Pink Trim
Glossy Dots 

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 Thanks for stopping by, hope your Wednesday is great and enjoy creating!