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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Treasure Box

Dear Ones~
Today's creation is not a card. I made it for the StampTV Guest Designer Challenge. This is the challenge:

Make anything BUT a regular, flat greeting card.  It can be a unique a pop up card, a gift card holder, a tent topper....or it can be an altered item....let your creativity flow!!!!   

 So I decided to go outside the box, or rather, to go inside the box. Last fall I made a really cute Advent Box that contained 24 drawers for each day of advent. I thought, wouldn't it be fun to make that again, only just do 8 drawers that could hold earrings or other treasures.

Here's what I came up with:
Here's a view of the top:
And here's a view of the box with some of the drawers open:
The drawers are staggered, so each one is in a different position. I made my own patterned paper with stamps from the Gina K Designs stamp set Hello Sunshine and Simple Flowers. It took me FOREVER to pick the color combination, I think that was the hardest part. I finally settled on Gina K Designs Bubble Gum Pink, Passionate Pink, Sweet Mango and Memento New Sprout. I just stamped the images all over an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Pure Luxury Card Stock with no particular pattern. Just wanted to completely fill in all the spaces. What fun!!!

The flower on top was cut with my Cricut using the Art Philosophy cartridge, and I used the Spellbinders Lotus die for underneath the flower.

Here are the supplies I used:
Strathmore Bristol Board for the drawers
Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Card Stock in White
Recollections Pink Buttons Card Stock
Gina K Designs Dye Ink in:
     Bubble Gum Pink
     Passionate Pink
     Sweet Mango
Memento Dye Ink in New Sprout
Gina K Designs Hello Sunshine Stamp Set
Gina K Designs Simple Flowers Stamp Set
Spellbinders Lotus Die
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
White Brads from my Stash

This was rather labor intensive and took a couple of days, but it was so much fun to make. Thanks for stopping by - and think spring my friends!!!


  1. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and that DP you used! Love the flower you used to top the dies, and the butterfly is a perfect accent! It looks so well professionally made! YOWZA! ;)

  2. I agree with Donna. Everything about your box is absolutely beautiful. It's so well thought out and executed. I want one!!!

  3. Judy this is gorgeous! Love the paper you created, and the colors are beautiful together. You are so talented! Absolutely love this!

  4. I love it more over here on your blog! It's so beautiful you could totally make these for sale in your local boutiques. Rock on Judy!!!

  5. Judy this is just gorgeous, such a beautiful colour scheme and those die cuts are the crowning glory
    Hugs Alex xxx

  6. This is extraordinary Judy so gorgeous! It must have taken you hours, but you did fabulous job on making it look so gorgeous! You will definitely be one of the next guest designers ! Have a Blessed day! XO

  7. Wow- that's so cool! Love it. ♥

  8. You covered this box perfectly. Great job and you made your own paper! You are amazing, you know?

  9. This box is fantastic! I saw a glimpse of it on FB but seeing the whole enchilada on your blog is super fantastic! It is gorgeous and love the papers you used on it. The papers alone are awesome. Can't believe how lovely the papers are...wish they were all made up like that and ready to work with. Love em'.

  10. Absolutely gorgeous. Love it. Do you have directions you could share?


  11. Wow!!!! You've really outdone yourself with this beauty, my friend! I love your beautiful paper and all the bright flowers. That's a great color combination. I'd love to learn how to do this!

  12. Really beautiful and love the view showing the open drawers. Love the colors and your stamped patterned papers as well as your flower.

  13. WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! OMGosh Judy you outdid yourself on this one. Your patterned paper is BEAUTUFUL!! What a wonderful gift for someone....especially with a little trinket in each drawer.

  14. Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Judy!! I love the colours and your fabulous DP you made! What a beautiful gift for someone special!!!

  15. Oh Judy that is so pretty! Love the little drawers.