Artisan Finalist Blog Hop-Day 10

Hello there!  I finally got my computer up and running again, and I would still like to share with you my last project since it was my very favorite of the bunch.

This is an altered book box.  When I had the idea to do a book, I started looking around and they are everywhere.  I wanted one with a spine that was somewhat flat if I decided to cover it with paper.

I actually just painted the whole thing an off white color both to cover what was existing and to match my Beau Chateau DSP.

I have seen these beautiful book page wreath's all over the web, so I thought that I would make a small one for my book box.  I cut a lot of small rectangles, I think they were 3/4x1 inch pieces, of first edition DSP, curled them into a cone, glued with tombo and sponged them with soft suede ink.  I punched a large circle and just started gluing them outside towards the inside.  A circle punch of the butterfly from the First Editions DSP was hand colored for the center.

I wish that I could have fit the whole word Cherish on the box, but the box was just not big enough.  Most of you that are familiar with this paper know that it is supposed to be "Cherish".

I just played around with the Beau Chateau DSP until I liked the way it was all going together, added some chickens down at the bottom, curled the edges, stamped some water spots, crinkled some ribbon, punched some flowers, and added a vintage brad and some pearls.

Stampin' Up! has some beautiful ribbon, and I used a lot on this project.  The retired wide striped grosgrain ribbon was the perfect choice to use as a closure to the box.  Victoria crochet trim and the blushing bride pleated satin ribbon was a must.

The adorning accents edgelits die fit the design of the paper perfectly, and helped to showcase the underlying paper.

The inside was a bit simple, I really could of done a whole separate project for the inside, but I wanted to follow the rules, so instead I just had a bunch of cherished family photos printed out and just wrapped a bow around them.

Here is the side and back view of the box.  We had to label our projects with all of the products used, so I thought this would be a great way to use this piece of DSP, it already had the lines and everything!

Thank you so much for sticking with us non-winners for the whole duration of the hop.  We all gave a lot of hard work and effort into these projects, and everyone wants to win.  So being able to showcase our projects to you in this format was wonderful.  If you are still hopping, head on over to Amy Roger's blog at Amy's Stampin Creations to see her last project.

Please leave a comment to all of these talented wonderful women below to let them know how much you appreciate them sharing their work with you, a little sweet comment goes a long way.

I am going to take a few days off from blogging, but will be back on Wednesday with my design team post for Stampin Royalty.  I am excited that the Fall season is right around the corner, it is by far my favorite time of year, so look forward to some great projects that I have planned.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

5. Sandie Conner YOU ARE HERE


Patti Willey said…
Love this Book-Box! All of your projects were so incredible thanks for sharing them! Looking forward to your Halloween & Christmas posts I know they will be a treat!
Amy Rogers said…
Absolutely gorgeous project - I can see why it is your favorite. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all the details (especially the rolled paper flower). I've really enjoyed seeing all of your projects - Thanks for sharing!
Becca said…
This is so Wow. I love it. Too bad SU discontinues so much paper every year! I do have these papers and I've bookmarked this fab project as inspiration for a future creation!
Becca said…
This is so Wow. I love it. Too bad SU discontinues so much paper every year! I do have these papers and I've bookmarked this fab project as inspiration for a future creation!
Terri Orr said…
Sandie, this is just beautiful beyond words! You have done some fabulous things, but I believe you've outdone yourself here. Sheer perfection!
I can see why this was your favourite - it's perfect!
mary fish said…
stunning sandie!
hugs, m
mary fish said…
stunning sandie!
hugs, m
Catherine said…
You make the most beautiful things!! This is just fab!!
Peggy Noe said…
Sandie, this project is amazing! I love the wreath! Have you thought about doing a video to show how to make it? Thank you for the inspiration.
Unknown said…
What an inspiration! I'm going to have to get out my 1inch square punch (too lazy to hand cut all those squares) and give this a go! Of course it won't even compare with yours! Thank you for your creative thinking!

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