Sunday, March 10, 2013


Chic to be Shabby  is the challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  

I was excited to play along as shabby chic is something I really enjoy..  I decided to create a wedding keepsake box.

The base of my project is a Graphics 45 Altered Art Box. 
I covered the surfaces with a variety of lovely soft pastel papers distressed and smeared with white paint. I coordinated with a variety of pinks, black, and soft greens.   The front is covered with a variety of roses which have been misted with pink glimmer mist. The ribbon was also died to pink color as well.

The box has two openings which allow for photos inside and out: 

Inside I mounted a frame die cut from pink vellum.  The frame is for additional photos or to add a keepsake.

Here is a picture of the box fully open. 
I added a pocket with the Hero Arts doily stamped using versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I created a tag to fit in the pocket with lace trim.

The box open standing up:
I love collecting papers and was happy to use them on this beautiful keepsake perfect for an anniversary gift.

Products: Authentique Festive, Authentique Lovely Prima Flowers, 
Spellbinders Grand Ovals Die, Hero Arts Starburst Lace, White Embossing Powder, Ranger Dabber - Snow Cap, Ribbon, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist,Tim Holtz Idealogy Lavish Trim, Gem Flourishes

Come join in the challenge this week for a chance to win a $50.00 gift voucher from the ever generous Simon Says Stamp:

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  1. great card Suzz. Shabby Chic is such a pretty genre and you do it so beautifully.

  2. Suzz...this shabby chic wedding box is such a beautiful keepsake and I am sure it will be a treasured anniversary gift! I so love the pink that you've used on this. So feminine and so shabby chic! The lace and, flowers and bling are so perfect for this style and they are all wrapped up in that gorgeous pink bow! :) Love the black and white photos mixed with the pink and white color palette. That makes them pop even more in this gorgeous little box. As always, your pieces are so elegantly finished off to perfection! <3 Candy

  3. Beautiful wedding box Sue! Love the papers you used and the pink misted roses. Gorgeous colours. And the bling adds a perfect touch.

  4. What a beautiful box, so pretty
    Rosie x

  5. What a onderful elegant keepsake. Love the softness and romantic feel to this piece. The photos are fabulous and are showcased beautifully with the added flowers, lace and bow. Tracy x

  6. What a cool keepsake, Suzz! I love the thought you put into it for storage & display and what gorgeous photos!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  7. This is amazing, Suzz! Love the chic feel of it! What a great keepsake! Love the that you've capture this into something so beautiful! Hugs, Sandra

  8. Oh Suzz this is definitely over the moon incredible! I can't believe the amount of detail you have put into this special piece.....OUTSTANDING!

  9. Wow Suzanne! As if the pictures weren't beautiful enough, the shabby chic feel is stunning! Gorgeous color, and the papers and roses, and ribbon are all perfect! Love it all! What a wonderful keepsake for the most special things!

  10. Beautiful shabby box, just love the inside too, lovely flowers and embellishing of it!

  11. Such a beautiful Wedding box you have created here.


  12. So beautiful and sweet!

  13. Oh how pretty... what a beautiful showcase for those wonderful photos - what an amazing gift! It will be treasured...
    Alison x

  14. What a beautiful keepsake you have made her Suzz. I love the soft pastel colours ...its an amazing project.

    THanks for sharing

    Crafty Hugs

    Annie x

  15. Oh Wow, this is soooooo pretty Sue and what a wonderful keepsake whether on an actual wedding day or for an anniversary. Love the way you have treated the pretty papers and arranged the embellishments. Absolutely stunning!

    Lesley Xx


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