Monday, November 24, 2014

Guest Designer @ Craft Hoarders Anonymous Pillow Box Ornament Tutorial

Hello Friends!!

Happy to share with you that today I am Guest Designing for
Gloria's Challenge Blog
Craft Hoarders Anonymous!!

Challenge #20 Box it Up!
Your challenge is to create some sort of altered box. You can create a box from scratch, or you can alter a pre-made box. Your box can be made of paper, wood, chipboard, plastic, or metal. As long as you dig into your hoard to decorate a box, you have met the challenge requirements! The box does not have to be used as a can be used as home decor or for any purpose you can imagine. Let's box it up! 

One talented participant will receive this prize donated by
 Heather A. Hudson of My Artistic Adventures
That would be me :0)  LOL

Here is my take on the Challenge.
I decided to do a NEW Pillow Box...woot woot!!
I used some goodies from Really Reasonable Ribbon!
Robin's Egg Blue Snowflakes and Holly Pillow Box Ornament Collage Sheet $6.00
Since we are to use things we are hoarding...I have a pile of Bingo Card and Star images from some of my other sheets that I have not got around to they are included in my piece well as some chipboard pieces that I have been hoarding.  
They are from my Christmas Bingo 2 sheet Set $6 

Peace on Earth Set $5
Before I begin my Tutorial...don't forget
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First I cut out my Pillow box and inked the edges with Ranger's Frayed Burlap.
I cut out some images from another collage sheet and used the same ink to ink them.  I punched a whole in the top where indicated on my pattern.  First I placed one of the pink circle enforcers on the inside of the box to make the handle area more sturdy.  Same with the outside top...added an enforcer.  If you wanted at this time you could add the Old Willow Organza hanger.  Much easier than doing it after you have closed up the sides.
I took the Edna Crochet Lace and wrapped it around my pillowbox, gluing it in place and then doing the same with the Red with white dots grosgrain.  I started the lace in the front, so it ended in the front and would be hidden by my focal piece.
I added Tombow Foam tabs to the back of my star...and made sure to leave enough room to slide my little Christmas Bingo Card and 
candy canes into place.
Now I actually opened up the bottom and tied and doubled a piece of Old Willow Organza and then tied the end into a knot, then threaded the loop through the whole in the top so it would be used as the hanger.
I glued my sentiment into place and have all my goodies tucked in where I would like them to go.
I topped the pillow box off with a Triple Loop Bow that I made out of Red Iridescent organza, using my Bow it All tool from
Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I added lots of glitter from Art Glitter.  I also added a tiny button in the lower right tied with Peppermint Baker's Twine, and used a Deep ivory Mulberry Rose above it.
For the final touch I painted a couple pieces of chipboard,
I added one to the bottom left corner.  
Here are a couple close ups
Detail of the tiny Bingo card and Candycanes.
 Holly, flower, and button detail
Focal Image
The chipboard, which was painted and then covered with 
Crackle Glossy Accents.
If you feel like listening...I talk you through what I used in the video below.

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1 comment:

  1. Heather, I have become a huge fan. I love this box and think all the little details are amazing! So glad you are a guest designer at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!


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