Shabby Chic #keepsakes Box

Hey, everybody! A super Happy Thursday and last day of September to you! We are barreling right into October! My ring light came in and I used it with my Ott lights for these photos, and I love how they turned out. I’m super stoked to have finally found the happy medium! I’m thrilled to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I created a pretty shabby chic keepsakes box using the Acrylic Keepsake Box with a variety of texture papers and corrugated cardstock, dies and punches, paper flowers and pearls, and ribbon and twine! This was SO much fun! The sky is the limit with the fun you can have with these! ;)

Prior to assembly, I layered blue texture paper onto kraft cardstock for the four side panels which I adhered to the inside of each panel so the paper can be seen through the acrylic. The texture looks like cement on some of the pieces and peeling cardboard on the others. :) I also adhered kraft cardstock to the inside of the lid and blue texture paper to the inside bottom for a more finished look to the inside once it was assembled. I adhered vertical strips on the outside edges where the sides connect, and used a stitched border die on both sides of each strip for a little interest. Then I embellished each side with a horizontal strip of larger channel corrugated cardstock and then adhered die cut hearts embellished with punched gold foil circles, keeping the sides fairly simple with emphasis on the shabby papers. I adhered kraft cardstock to the outside bottom of the box, again for a more finished look.

I used smaller channel corrugated cardstock for the square on the lid which I embellished with punched gold foil circles, gold die cut flourishes, large paper flowers, pearls, and simple ribbon and twine bows for the chic part of the design. I dyed white seam binding to get just the right color blue I needed for the ribbon. This was messy inky fun and I actually remembered to put on gloves, lol! The finishing touch was adding #keepsakes die cuts in the lower right corner.

Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Keepsake Box

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis 80# Navy cardstock, CutCardStock 80# Twine cardstock, corrugated cardstock, Hygloss gold foil cardstock, Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, The Paper Studio Entirely Textures 2 paper pad
Ink: Ranger Denim Adirondack Color Wash
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Heart Layers, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ circle punch, Lawn Fawn Stitched Borders, JustRite Stitched Oval and Vine dies, Sizzix Alphanumeric tiny Type Lower Thinlits
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Wild Orchid Crafts paper flowers, Hug Snug chalk white seam binding, Canvas Corp Jute Cord, Darice flat back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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