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A gift for my beautiful daughter Danielle

I have been watching a lot of YouTube lately of very talented ladies making altered boxes.  I thought to myself, shoot I can do that!  Low and behold, that is what I did.  My daughter, Danielle, has a thing for birds and butterflies.  I thought, what a neat idea, surprise her with one of these altered keepsake boxes.  I went off to Michaels and picked up a couple they were only $4.99, so why not.

I had recently purchased the Graphic 45 Botanical Tea, it has absolutely stunning papers and would be beautiful on this box for her. I started off by painting the wooden box with Americana Enamel paint in Light Buttermilk, then taking one of the papers from the Botanical tea collection, I used the blue stripe for all for of the sides, distressing them and inking them with Tim Holtz Distress ink in Vintage Photo.  On the top, I used a piece of chocolate brown cardstock layering the blue bird paper from the collection, distressing all the edges and tearing the top corner so I could add a piece of the brown paper and a paper doily, inking them as well.  I used some crystal swirls I just had in my stash on the top corner on both sides of the flower sprays I created. For the flower sprays, I used all I am Roses that I sprayed with Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays in Nantucket Pearls (I have to say it is my favorite color pallet right now).  I punched several butterflies out with my Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, putting an ice blue gem in the center of each butterfly. 

Inside the box, I did the same with other papers from the collection, adding more flowers from I am roses sprayed with the Lindy's sprays.  There are a couple of stick pins I just made with beads I already had in my stash.  I added a few embellishments with some of Prima metal bird cage and Graphic 45 staples just as accents.

I hope everyone likes my first attempt at an altered box.  I will be listing this box in my Zibbet's store.  I have plenty of this paper to make more boxes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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