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.