Vintage Treasure Box

3/10/23 Top Pick at The Outlawz Paper a la mode Challenge!

Hey everybody! I hope you’re enjoying some decent weather on this fine first day of March! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m delighted to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #64 – Anything Goes + optional Distressing! If you choose to play the optional twist, the distressing can be done with ink or tool. It has been ages since I’ve done any distressing with a tool, so I dug out my Tim Holtz Paper Distresser to use on the focal element and panels on my vintage treasure box. Tool distressing does warp the edges of cardstock and I think that’s why I don’t do it very often, but all in all I’m happy with how this project turned out!

I created the box from CutCardStock Re-Entry Red cardstock. I cut the panels for all four sides and the top from Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock and My Mind’s Eye Tangerine 6×6 designer paper pad. I distressed the edges of all ten pieces and adhered them together and then to the box. Using the Stampin’ Up From My Heart stamp set, I stamped the focal image and cut it with a Spellbinders Standard Circles die. I die cut one additional circle from the Re-Entry Red cardstock, distressed the edges of both circles, and adhered them together and then to the top of the box.

Here’s a shot of the box opening up to reveal the three hidden trays inside. This would definitely be a fun way to gift multiple items to a friend – jewelry, trinkets, candies/chocolates or whatever! If you’re interested, this box is similar to a taller treasure box with hidden trays inside that I made several years ago HERE.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge Blog: March #3-2023 – Anything Goes
2. Classic Design Challenge: March 2023 #3 – Anything Goes
3. Outlawz Paper a la mode Challenge: February Challenge – I Love … (Friendships!)
4. QKR Stampede: #462 – Anything Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Astrobrights Re-Entry Red cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, My Mind’s Eye Tangerine 6×6 designer paper pad
Stamps: Stampin’ Up From My Heart stamp set
Ink: Memento Lady Bug ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Standard Circles Small and Large dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tim Holtz Paper Distresser, Tape Runner, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Studio Katia Sparkling Crystals Mix

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! Just remember – the technique twist is always optional and not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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