Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Vintage Christmas Box with Paper Artsy

Hi Dreamers!

A happy hello to my new followers!!  And an extra hello and thanks to visitors and regulars.  Love all your comments...some are quite funny and really make me chuckle.  LOL  Blogging is so entertaining!  LOL  So, hello all and today we have a pretty vintage box.  The stamps are from Paper Artsy available in the USA from Blockhead Paper Arts.  Can you guess what the box is covered with??  Take a look.



Materials List:
Holiday Theatre -Paper Artsy
Grunge It Up - Blockheads Paper Arts
Pearlescent Poppy and Cosmic Copper - Brilliance
Vintage Photo Distress - Ranger
Pioneer Glue Stick
White Tissue Paper
Paper Mache Box
Large Beads
Large Gems
Sealer - Plaid Royal Coat

Top Detail

  • Smooth out a piece of White Tissue Paper
  • Stamp the Angel/chicken Joy image on the tissue paper with Pearlescent Poppy ink.
  • Stamp once for the top
  • Stamp multiple times in a horizontal row for the sides
  • Stamp the Mandolins from the Holiday Theatre set and the Swirl from the Grunge It Up set with Cosmic Copper in the empty areas around the main image

 Top Detail

  • Heat set the inks
  • Apply Pioneer Glue stick to box
  • Place the tissue paper over the box top
  • Trim tissue leaving enough to wrap to inside
  • Repeat for sides

  • Pat some of the Cosmic Copper ink onto the corners
  • Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink to all areas


  • On bottom of box, glue a piece of white CS
  • Add four large beads for feet
  • Paint box with one layer of the sealer
  • When sealer is dry, glue ribbon around box lid and add the large gems

Detail of front 

Did you guess that the box was covered with Tissue Paper??  How fun is that.  You could use any color tissue you wanted.  I will fill this with something sweet and will have a nice little gift for someone.  I really should make a whole bunch of these.  Oh, wouldn't it be cute to put some truffles in the box and lay a gift card on top.  I think I will do that.  LOL

Some fun Challenges for My Vintage Christmas Box:
Stampin for the Weekend: Texture
Totally Papercrafts: anything but a card
Pile it On: embellishments
Anything But a Card: anything goes-no cards
Live and Love Crafts: anything but a card
Sugar Creek Hollow: vintage + distressing
Artistic Inspirations: anything goes
Flourishes: an altered item

See you tomorrow for WOYWW  and some photos of my cards for the sale on Friday.  Love ya.


  1. What a stunning creation, Karen! The colours are so vibrant, and the images so detailed, crisp and clear... love this!
    Alison x

  2. Very Stylish! Love these images:)


  3. Oh my goodness this is so beautiful xx

  4. Wonderful box, Karen--the little feet on the bottom, what a great detail!


  5. wow fabulous creation, Thanks for playing along with our challenge at TPC x carol

  6. Fantastic altering. love all the stamping details and the colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at SCH this week.

  7. So much creativity in this vintage style box - very elegant - thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  8. What a lovely vintage creation. Very nicely done!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Artistic Inspirations!

  9. What a lovely box, thanks for sharing

  10. What a beautiful creation!!! Thanks for participating in our PILE IT ON challenge!!


  11. wow that's stunning love the colours and the stamping is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at artistic inspirations hugs trisha x

  12. This is gorgeous...Thank you for playing along with us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  13. Absolutely gorgeous, Karen! I love it!

  14. Who wouldn't want truffles and especially in this gorgeous box. Thanks for the instructions. I love the images and the feet are just perfect.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.

    Patti SCH/DT

  15. Absolutely gorgeous Karen! Love the vintage feel. Thanks for joining us for our "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" at Flourishes!

  16. Great box! so vintage :)

    Thank you for joining at LLC´s December challenge :)

    Hope you had a lovely Christmas and wishing you a happy New Year! :)

    Hugs, Karita


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