Sunday, May 25, 2014

French Vintage Tea Party

Good Day All,

I have a fab post today I think you will enjoy. I was selected to be a Guest Designer this week at Scribble an Scrap Blog & Challenge for Challenge #19-Anything Goes.  I'm so excited to be chosen to be a GD at Scribble and Scrap she has wonderful vintage photos, digi stamps, papers and other items as well. And the DT well they have fabulous inspiration for you to just Oooo and Awww. Please go check them out and join in the fun. We can't wait to see what you create. :D

So I am sharing my first Vintage Box. I wasn't sure how it would turn out, cause as you know you think of one thing and it ends up looking like something else. Right?? Well this turned out better than I expected. I hope you all enjoy it and I have lots and lots of pics. And the big surprise - You will never guess what I made it out of?? I'll tell you at the end. Lol

Here we go:

Front of the box with the swing latch lock

Back of the Box

Bottom of the box

Close Up of the Vintage Photo from Scribble and Scrap 

Close Up of the Butter I made out of metal flowers

Inside of the box - Pocket is on the lid with tags: 1 for journaling and one to apply pictures to front and back.

Close Up of the pocket that holds tags and another butterfly. **See the little teapot charm - so cute. ***
Found that little charm at the gift shop in hospital where my granddaughter was born. 

Another Closeup of tag with Teapot Charm with seambinding

Close Up of the journaling tag and picture tag

Supplies Used:
Paper: DCWV - The French Country Stack (love the designs on this paper stack); G45 - Botanical Tea
Inks: TH Vintage photo - edged on all the paper, and butterflies, tags and the picture frame; Smooch Pealized Accent Ink - Molasses used on the corner metal embellishments (let dry for couple of hours)
Stamps: G45 Botanical Tea - Sentiment on the tag on top "Tea Party" and the Sentiment on tag adhered on the inside of the lid. Powder Puff - Pink Cheeks; StazOn for the Tag on the inside lid because its glossy.
Accessories: Momenta metal embellishments, Petaloo flowers, Recollections - white floral embellishments from Michaels; Wooden legs from Michaels (wood dept area); SpareParts - white frame from Hobby Lobby; Want 2 Scrap - Pearl Swirls; Used glossy accents and Glitter Art as my adhesive; TH metal embellishments on journaling tag; String pearls & Lace from $ bin at JoAnn Craft Store; Punch from MS - lace punch (can't recall the name); Recollections Tags (these are the new tags just in with the vintage looking knobs and stuff) @ Michaels; The Latch is from Stamping Asylum (Plano, TX)
From Stash: seambinding pink and vanilla, used jewelry wire for butterfly body and antennas, twine

To make Butterflies - used the bronze looking flowers from Momenta @ Michaels - cut 2 petal off the Metal Flower, left 4 petals and separated. Cut recollections glittered flower - inked with Vintage Photo & Pink cheeks ink placed metal on top of the flower, wrapped wire around it and the made the antennas. Used Glossy Accents to adhere.
Wooden legs I colored with Copic marker R11, inked around it with TH vintage photo, adhered with hot glue.
Used TH Vintage Photo to rub onto the White Frame for vintage effect.
Whew....Well I hope I got everything, if you have any questions please leave me a comment.
Oh, Yea, what is it made out of ..........................................................A Kool-Aid Box.

Challenges entering:
CraftHoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog: Challenge #8 Show Us Some Metal or Glass
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD May 20-26, 2014
Altered Eclectics: Challenge 1st of May - Anything Goes
Outlawz - Paper Ala Mode - May 24- May 30 Anything Goes
Paper Creator's Crafts: Challenge #24 Flowers and Bows
BrownSugar Challenge Blog: Challenge #95, Anything Goes
Live & Love Crafts Inspiration and Challenge Blog: Challenge #23 Tinchy's Inspriation Collage
SunFlowerfield: Sunflower Designs Monthly Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic/Rustic
Alphabet Challenge Blog: H for Handmade Embellishments
Kraftyhands Challenge Blog: May Challenge Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge Blog: Challenge #37

I hope you enjoyed my French Vintage Box. I really had a great time making this, and plan to do another one. : D Please join us for a fun challenge over at Scribble and Scrap Blog and Challenge and go by to check out the shop Scribble and Scrap. (awesome vintage photos)
I hope you all have a fantastic Memorial Day weekend. We have family coming in from out of town to see baby Reminie. : D
Oh' Please join in for my Give Away you still have a couple of weeks. Tell your friends! :D
Thank you and Stay Crafty,
Hugs, Deborah


  1. Wowers, this is spectacular. Breath taking project. Hugs! xx

  2. Wooooowwww really funtastic project Deborah...luv this and congrats being GDT...hope you like being my blogland friend..and woow much challenge..good luck to you...hugs..Monika

  3. Oh, a Kool-Aid box has never had it so good. What a lot of work, but what a feminine charmer you turned it into. Thanks for taking the time to detail how you made the butterfly. That really is one of the most beautiful butterfly embellishments I've ever seen. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Stunning! Thanks for joining at Creative Fingers: Anything Goes with Rick St. Dennis

  5. Gorgeous! I just love the butterfly! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  6. So gorgeous!!! What a love box. I love all of it.

    Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.


  7. Stunning! a real work of art, lots of beautiful details, thanks for playing along at Paper Creator, good luck, hugs, Colette xx

  8. That butterfly just takes my breathe away! What a lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  9. Oh this is most beautiful!! The outside is beautiful, but the inside even more so. . . very country cottage warm and comfortable! And those butterflies. . .so very charming! Thanks for sharing your style with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  10. Fantastic vintage box !
    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Creator challenge !

  11. Very clever project - so pretty! Thanks for showing all the detailed shots. My favourite part is that adorable teapot charm :)

  12. Wow, this is a beautiful piece of work. Love all the details.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

  13. Such a pretty altered box! I love all the little tags you tucked inside! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #8: Metal or Glass!

  14. Love your altered box. Love all the details you have done. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  15. Gorgeous Altered Box, steal my heart...just love all the details...glad you are sharing with us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

  16. Love love love it! I love all the metal on the box. And I just love a box! This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

  17. This is absolutely gorgeous - love it. TFS with us Altered Eclectics this month and hope to see you again real soon xx

  18. Very clever,it's gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it in the Kraftyhands Challenge.
    Sylvia x

  19. Very beautiful and special project!!! I did end up changing too ( Google Chrome) no problems blogging now:):) thanks for the visit today:)

  20. Great take on the Metal of Glass Challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper : )

  21. Wow, it is beautiful. Who would have thought you could make this out of a koolaid box? You did great.

  22. This is so gorgeous. Love all the embellishments.

  23. Love the metal embellishments! Such a great project! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Fingers!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  24. Hi Deborah,
    Beautiful vintage box; stunning both on the inside and outside. Great alteration! Thanks for joining us at LLC for our May challenge and sorry I'm so late commenting; have a had a very busy month.

    Hugz, Sandy
    Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts