My Digi Art

Saturday, January 14, 2012

“Altoids Sewing Box”

I am use to making cards and such so this is a bit out of my comfort zone but I think it came out pretty good. 

The outside flowers are made from 8 - 1 inch round circles and the inside flower is made from 4 – ½ inch round circles.  I tried to give my project an antique feel.  I hope it comes across on camera.  My first plan was to cover the top with buttons but I wanted a softer look. 

My Tip is to use what you have.  I have a box of empty tins for just such a project. 

Shelly is having challenge called “Roll Em” you use their random generator to find out which of these: 1 – Torn or Punched Edge, 2 – Ribbon/Trim/Twine or Lace, 3 – 3 Layers, 4 – Kraft Paper, 5 – Distressing, 6 – Embossing, 7 – Ink/Mist/Paint, 8 – Brads, Buttons or Bling, 9 – NO Patterned Paper, 10 – Doodling.  That you will be using for your project.  My numbers were: 7, 5, and 8 that is another reason I went away from buttons and used brads in the center of my flowers.  Let me know what you think.  Okay, okay enough talk … 

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

For Fun has a “What Fun” challenge at:

Paper Take Weekly has a “Die-Cute” challenge at:

The Shabby Tea Room has a “Vintage Boudoir” challenge at:

Polly Crafts has a “Anything Goes” challenge at:

Shelly’s has a “Roll Em” challenge at:

Phindy’s Friday Blog has a “Tic Tac Toe” challenge and I picked Die cuts, Flowers and Sewing (because it is a sewing kit)

ABC Christmas has a “Anything Goes” challenge at:

Stampin for the Weekend has a “Out With The Old” challenge at:

I used for this project:

White card stock
Fabrico – Chocolate Ink
EK Success – 1 inch Circle Punch
EK Success – ½ inch Circle Punch
Brads from oriental trading
EK Success – Leaf Punch

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  1. OH WOW these are awesome! Yes, your 'antique' feel came through in the photo! Fabulous!
    Thanks so much for joining our "Roll ‘Em" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

    Shelly's Images DT

  2. This is AWESOME!!! I think youre still in a zone!! This is beautiful great job. Thanks for sharing with us at FOr fun!!

  3. This is SO precious. How creative and beautiful! Thanks for playing along in our "Roll Em" Challenge at Shelly's Images, and please play along with us next week - I can't wait to see what you will make next!
    Karen - DT Member

  4. I love this shabby little tin. Thanks so much for joining us in the Tea Room this week.

  5. Wonderful project!! I love this idea!
    Thanks for Sharing at For Fun Challenges!
    ~Liz (Guest Designer)

  6. A wonderful creation hun! Thanks for playing over at PTW! xxx

  7. gorgeous thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

  8. What a cool, unique idea! Love it! Thank you for playing along in our "Roll 'Em" challenge this week at Shelly's Images. We hope you had fun! ~~Sammibug,~~ Shelly’s Images DT

  9. The altered box is such a great idea! I just love it!
    Thanks for joining us on the "Roll'em" challenge at Shelly's Images.
    Shelly's Images DT

  10. These are great notion boxes! So beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place!