Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Mini-box with buttons

This is a fun project and so simple that you can really do it in about a half hour. I found these little necklace boxes at Michael's $3.00 for six, yep, that's right, 50 cents a piece. They even come with some cotton inside! These particular boxes are pretty shiny on the outside so after experimenting I found it wasn't good to stamp directly on them. Instead I cut a 3.5" by 3.5" inch piece of white cardstock to fit the top. I used the ink colors below, clover meadow, honey, Dutch blue and holiday red for my decorating.

Here's the cute stamp set I used, Robot Power! Isn't it adorable? The small stamps are really great for random stamping too.

Take the little dog stamp and, using Dutch Blue, stamp randomly around the whole page. It's okay to let the dog go off the page.

Stamp the red rotor randomly in holiday red filling in the white spaces between the dogs.

Now do the same stamp but in a different color, clover meadow. Then take that small fan like stamp in the set and stamp in the white spaces with the honey ink.
Using a couple of circle punches or your circle cutter, punch out a 2 inch circle in white cardstock and a bigger one in honey.

Now distress the edges of all three paper with the holiday red ink if you like.

Attach the cardstock square to the top of the box with Tombow. Glue the smaller circle on the larger one and then attach to the center of the box. Now add a window charm circle. These are so cool and make your stickers or embellishments look like epoxy stickers.

Now find a bunch of buttons that play up the colors that you've used. I skipped the waxy flax this time so they would lie very flat. Attach them around the edge of the top of the box with glue dots and you're done!!

Now I know this is the last day of June which means the 30 days of projects is over but that doesn't mean I won't still be giving ideas on lots of projects in July and so forth, just not every day. During July I am going to be sharing some organizational tips and also am participating in a blog hop that starts tomorrow using the new July stamp of the month. You don't want to miss it.

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