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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Vintage Box

Thanks to a friend of mine (Cindy!) I have gotten into altering boxes. This was a plain wooden box that I painted red. Actually when I was done painting it I loved the color so much that I wanted to just leave it a red box. It was such a nice deep red- very vintage looking....... so then I had to go on a hunt for the stamps and lace to go on the box. So while out on vacation I enrolled the assistance of my mother to help me find some lace that would be victorian, elegant, vintage all in one. This is what we came up with. I played around with the lace over and over to figure out just where to put it. I hope it is not too much. At first I had it just around the top and then I tried it along the bottom and thought it looked much more elegant with it there- but didn't think it looked overdone. What do you think? The stamp is one of the Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holz demo'd Christmas 2006) that I splurged on a year or two ago. It is a very old fashioned Santa and came with the word Believe and a christmas tree. I only used the Santa and the snowflake came from Winter Post along with the rest of the images on the box. I thought it went well together- old fashioned(ish). I stuck with cream and browns to keep it toned down b/c the box was quite red.
So now I have decided quite possibly that I need to do about 8 of these for holiday gifts. I am making many of my gifts and this will be the perfect box to hold them. I can't imagine someone wouldn't love getting it.

9 comments:

Mary G. said...

WOW! This is stunning! LOVE the red with the Victorian images. The lace is the perfect addition!! Beautifully done!!

Rach said...

oh wow!!
this is gorgeous, what a wonderful box.. love the pretty detail that you have added. hugs rachxx

Mina said...

what a stunning box...its beautiful
Mina xxx

Paige said...

YOur lovely box would be a gift in itself.

Michelle said...

hi heidi! your box is beautiful!..and definitely NOT overdone...
seeing your box on your blog remindss me that (MANY) years ago..i use to love altering boxes...and makes me wonder why i drifted away from doing that (??)

your box is gorgeous heidi...
TFS!
michelle.

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful, love the paper and details!

Cindy said...

Now who wouldn't want to be the very blessed friend who gets this? Your altered boxes are ADORABLE!!!!!!

Karli said...

Soooo beautiful! & yes, if I received one I would be over the moon!

Jacki Randolph said...

This is gorgeous! Love the colors cream and red! Every elegant!