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Thursday, 28 June 2012


No card tonight but just thought I'd show you a couple of  memory boxes that I decorated for wedding shower presents for my nieces.  This first one was made this year for my niece who is getting married on Friday the 13th!!!  
I've covered it with distress inked Portabello Road 12x12 papers from Papermania. 
 I've also lined the inside with some advertising 12x12 papers.  It's rather nice with the glass lid so that you can keep treasures and keepsakes in it, wedding day or otherwise.
The flowers were made with a Spellbinder die and then I've added some lace and some Tim Holtz metal corners and label plate on the front. 

The next box, I made in 2010 but have just realised that I'd not blogged it - think it may be because the pics are  not so great. 
It started out as a plain brown gift box, which I covered with white acrylic paint and then crackled and distressed it up a bit.  The large corner flourishes are Viva stamps and I made the metal C and A plate from metal sheets,as I did the hinges which wer cut with a Tim Holtz die.
You can just see the fake eschuteon on the front, again cut with a Tim Holz, and although it doesn't unlock (no hole!) I blacked out the centre to make it more realistic.
You can just see the Tim Holtz corners here (same as used on the first box) and also a bit of the edging on the centre plate - I love metal working like this and don't do nearly enough (despite doing a class a couple of years ago at the Craft Barn!). The lace that I've used is also vintage for that final finishing touch.

Thank goodness it's Friday tomorrow, and the weekend is nearly here!!  Yayyhhh!


Grenouille Greetings said...

These are superb, Julie! Both of them! I really like all your metal features especially the ones you made yourself! I bet the recipients just LOVED these! Hugs, Lesley

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! They are both gorgeous Julie. I love all the detailing. I am sure the will be treasured


coops said...

wow these are fabulous julie.a gorgeous gift idea ;D

xx coops xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful box,s.

Hugs Riet.xx

Daniele said...

wow Julie

jules said...

oh wow Julie, these are stunning! how clever you are!!

Sabrina said...

Gorgeous boxes Julie!! Miss the Colour Create Team. Love seeing your creativity. hugs xx