May 03, 2012

Altered Box & Mini Album from Rachel


Hi, Rachel here with a couple of things to share using April's City of Lights and Montmarte kits. I used alphas from the Versailles kit as well.

First up I altered a cigar box for Maddison's hair clips.  I did one of these for her back in 2009 for all her hair accessories and it's overflowing now and so hard to find her clips in amongst her hairbands, so I decided to do another one so we can separate the clips.  (I am going to give this to her for her birthday in July :-)  Shhhh don't tell her!)

It was super simple to make - measure the sides and cut the patterned paper to suit and glue it on (I used mod podge).  I used Tim Holtz Sizzix dies - tattered floral and mini butterfly's. I cut out several sizes of the flowers and after inking the edges with worn lipstick distress ink layered them together and used the pink brads from the kits to keep them together.  Like I said - really simple! :-)

This is the front of the box.

Left side
Back
Right side
Top.  The top is also going to have a 7 Gypsies door knob on it for a handle, but I need my hubby to do that for me as it needs to be drilled and then recessed so the lid can still slide.
 Close up of the flower on the front.



Secondly, I made another mini album about our home here in KL.  We are heading back to NZ for a holiday during the summer break and I needed an updated album to show friends and family of our new place.  I used my Zutter to bind it together.


I'll let the pictures tell the story :-)  (I do like those wooden frames in the kit - they stand out slightly higher than the thickers which is awesome as I think it will protect the thickers from coming off when it's being handled a lot.)





 Had to use the bike stamps on the playground page :-)



 And don't forget Tom Turtle on the back page!


I still have 3-4 pages spare in the album actually, but I will fill them with photos of our friends here and pictures of Aaron & Maddison at school.


Thanks so much for looking.  Absolutely loved using the April kits and I am looking forward to working (playing!) with the May kits!  :-)


Happy Scrapping
Rachel

3 comments:

Nagman said...

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sandi said...

What a sweet box and the book is wonderful!

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