Monday, June 30, 2014

An Erie Tale Altered Box

The Halloween collections that Graphic 45 creates seem to always be some of my favorite papers.  The new Erie Tale paper line is no exception.  

For this project I intended to create something that did not look typical Halloween, so I chose papers that were generic enough for gift giving year round. I did end up throwing in a few pumpkins and toadstools, to add to the mystical theme.  

On the top I used a few of my precious metal staple flowers that I embossed in a spiral pattern.  To add to the eclectic look I added a few vintage buttons and some warm toned flowers.

To close this recycled box I made pegs from Tim Holtz hitching posts, so I could weave ribbons through it like a corset.  I really like how that turned out.  The box I used was actually an old gift box from Sephora.

To edge out the box (and cover up some mistakes,) I used a bit of the geometric tape from Graphic 45.  You all know how much I love to use tapes!

This floral design is just to die for.  I think I need to make a book out of this too!

Since I could not just leave my little box empty, I fashioned this paperclay heart to stick inside of it.  In a way, I was inspired by the Snow White tale...

The heart has a Shabby Chic Keyhole glued on with a tiny scrap of Steampunk Spells behind it.  To get texture on my heart, I simply used a rubber stamp.

The Spanish moss made for a perfect little nest for my fun heart.




  1. This is fabulous! I love the ribbon corset closing and the floral paper in that set is stunning. Love that texture on your sweet heart.

  2. Your closure is very cool and unique.

  3. This is a beautiful piece...every detail is perfect. Standing O from me!


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