Well, today marks my first official challenge as a new member of the Crafty Secrets Design Team. Our esteemed leader Vicki and our Crafty Secrets boss-lady and owner Sandy have challenged us to create a project incorporating a tutorial...what fun!! It was really difficult to choose images and papers to work with because there are so MANY fabulous papers and vintage images and stamps and things, and Sandy has been so very generous sharing her delightful product. So, instead of doing just ONE project, some friends and I got together and did SIX! (lol)
We decided to create little treasure boxes, and spent the day happily crafting together, so you'll see several different results here. You might want to scroll down and look at the finished product so the steps will make sense to you.
This project meets the following challenges:
Wee Memories Challenge # 11 (let's get sticky)
Pile it On Challenge # 24 (use stickers)
Zoe's Challenge # 1 (nice and girlie)
Charisma Cards (all about the bling)
Fun with Shapes and More (flowery)
Aly's Sunday Challenge (flower power)
It Takes Two (create a card and something else to match)
Practical Scrappers (flowers)
First step, we used square chipboard coasters (mine came from the "Old Fish Factory," a great little restaurant in Lunenburg Nova Scotia). I painted mine pink, although it's not essential to paint them, as you'll be covering them with paper anyway. I just didn't want the dark colours showing through the pretty papers.
Next, we made little "drawers." You can either use a matchbox as a template, or, if you're lucky enough to have an electronic cutter, you can cut them with that. Using the matchbox template, choose complementary colours cardstock, and cut four of each piece.
Score and fold each piece, along the outlines of your templates, and begin gluing them together, using clamps to ensure good adhesion.
The little drawers will look just like the drawer of your matchbox, of course.
Next, punch a hole in the centre of each for a drawer handle.
We used Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners as our handles.
Next, we glued the finished boxes on top of one of the coasters like this (sorry for the rotten image here, but at least it gives you the idea)
Next, we covered the top coaster with lovely Crafty Secrets patterned papers, and glued the coaster on top of the drawers like this:
We all chose images from Crafty Secrets Creative Scraps, and glued them inside the drawers, just as another little surprise for the recipients. Then we created a small easel card with complementary papers and images, and glued that to the top of the completed treasure boxes.
Here are some smiling faces of new Crafty Secrets fans! (I'm behind the camera) We had a WONDERFUL day together. I thought it was hilarious that we all chose the same image for the outside of our easel card!
Please DO stop by to visit the blogs of all the other designers for some beautiful eye candy and fabulous tutorials! Here are the links to their projects:
And here are links to the delightful vintage images and stamps from Crafty Secrets!