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This is my latest design team project for Wild Orchid Crafts, it’s a re-purposed face cream selection box, which has had the shabby treatment, and tomorrow I will make the mini album to go inside.

This is what the box looked like before I set to work on it today…

bare box


and the inside

bare box open


I decided to leave the silver cover visible on the box and not paint it out in acrylic paint, opting to matt and layer it with patterned paper, pearlescent shimmer card stock, lace and fabric.

shabby box


I incorporated the shabby rose pins on the front of the box, that I made last week…



and I also made layered up some new flowers, after being inspired by some Prima Flowers that I had seen online



There is also little banner’s featured on the box, one in the top left corner of the box and another on the inside of the lid:-)



Its been fun making this today, and I am looking forward to making the mini album tomorrow, be sure to check out my Youtube channel for the video tomorrow showing the completed project

flower cluster


Thanks so much for popping in

Sarah x

lacey flower

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Shabby Chic Card Box Set

This weeks project for Wild Orchid Crafts is a repurposed chocolate box, converted into a shabby chic box set which holds some notelets/cards and envelopes… perfect to give as a gift.

Here is a photo step by step for this project and the video will be up on Youtube later today..

I started out with an empty box

Then I took some Daler & Rowney Titanium White Acrylic Paint and gave it a couple of coats inside and out

Here we are with a lovely bright white box…

Next I took some 1/2″ scortape and some Glamour dust

and ran the tape around the inside lip of the base of the box and also the outside edge of the lid

then sprinkled the glamour dust

here are the 2 edges all finished and sparkley

next … more scortape around the top edge of the base of the box

some pretty white lace to cover the bottom of the box

now for some lovely white flat back love hearts 🙂

i’m placing one in between each scallop of the lace and fixing them down with Ranger Glossy Accents

back to the lid, I prepared some 20mm pale pink open roses by chopping the wires from the base and folding the stubby part over..

On the long sides of the box top I have 3 roses x 1 20mm half back pearl x 3 roses and on the shorter side, I put 2 roses x half back pearl x 2 roses… fixed in place with hot glue…

then I ran some 1/8th inch red line tape around the outside edge …

so that I could run some 6mm flat back pearl strings around the edge

and place an applique heart in the centre

a few small white gardenia’s more 20mm pale pink open roses and some 8mm rose buds and we’re finished

Thanks for popping in… i’m going back up to my shed tonight to make the cards for the box, so fingers crossed for another blog post later tonight to show you the inside and the cards

Sarah 🙂