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Thursday, September 04, 2008

Treasure and Explore Altered Box

Hi Everyone! Here is a "treasure box" that I created today. I basically altered a "Kraft Box" and I plan to fill it up with little treasures . ..you know, mementos such as little trinkets, post cards, letters, etc. The size of the box is 4.5 x 6.5". The box design already has a special treasure on it. The "Baby's Breath" on the ribbon and the flower came from a bouquet of flowers that my husband gave me for our anniversary this year.

To create the box, I adhered "Deja View" designer paper on to the box and the coordinating chipboards. I then added the ribbon, Prima flower, button, and Baby's Breath. That's it. . . .it took about 1/2 hour to make this altered box. Sheesh, it was faster than making a card! LOL!

Here's a close up of the Baby's Breath. The button is a wood button that I found at a garage sale. A lady was selling a large bag of these brand new, still in the package buttons in various designs and sizes. There were at least over 50 packs of buttons and she sold it to me for $3.00. Oh my gosh, it was a steal!!

She initially was going to sell it to me for $5.00 and I was standing there inspecting what was in the plastic bag. . .I guess long enough for her to think I was going to walk away so the lady suddenly said, you can have for $3.00. I was going to buy it for $5.00 but hey, considering she insisted, $3.00 sounds good to me!! I didn't even need to bargain with the lady! LOL!


This is the top of the box! Nothing much else to it. . .



Here's another close up of the top of the box. I really like how it turned out especially because I had added the Baby Breath from my pretty anniversary bouquet. It makes it special.

Hope y'all have a wonderful Friday!!

11 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow girl, this is fab, love all your details, love all your work. Happy Friday!

Rita said...

Oh wowzer, Maria this is such a beautiful treasure! It's gorgeous, I luv it!

Teri said...

What a beautiful masterpiece! I don't know how you do it, so many fabulous projects!

Momiji said...

this is beautiful Maria...can you possibly do a video on it?

Fe-Fe said...

Oh Wow! This is just stunning. Everthing about it is just perfect. Love the colours and the attantion to detail is amazing. Fabulous!

2 Worlds said...

Wow this is gorgerous Maria, whata great box !

malieta said...

This box is very beautiful Maria! I love the rich colors, the different textures and the sentiment is very beautiful!

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, what an amazing project. Such an awesome job!

Mel M. M. M. said...

What a gorgeous project. I LOVE the babies breath madly. And what a great idea to have a treasure box. Too sweet! :O)

Tracy.H said...

Wow! Maria! This is beautiful!! :0)

Annapurna said...

This is so awesomely inspiring. LOVE it. TFS.