I love to create hybrid projects to give as gifts—especially for baby gifts! This project can use any paint colors and any digital papers and it’s very fun to personalize! I choose to make this for a little girl and will use papers from the Tiny Princess Digital Kit by Sugarplum Paperie.
- Tiny Princess Digital kit by Sugarplum Paperie—Papers No 2 and No 4 and the Hearts, Frame 2 and Precious word art.
- Unfinished wood box, Nichole Crafts
- Photo Editing program ( I use PSE 6)
- Epson Premium Matte Photo Paper
- Paper Trimmer and Judikins detail scissors
- My Studio Acrylic Paint in Light Pink #727190 and Vanilla #72701
- Scor-Tape 1/2 in width
- Foam Brush
- Pop Dots, All Night Media
- Foam Mounting Tape, Scotch
- Ink for edges, Tea Dye Duo (PaperTrey Ink)
- Ribbon, Sweet Blush Saddle Stitch (PaperTrey Ink)
Next, I measured my box and to find out what size we want our papers to cover. I measured and decided that the top piece of paper on my box should be 7 3/8 in by 4 3/8 in, to leave a small border on all the sides. Each side piece will be 5 1/4 in by 4 3/8 and the back piece will measure 6 3/4 by 4 in.
I also wanted to line the drawers of the box and those papers will be 3 3/8 by 5 1/2 (I would have liked them a bit longer, but that was all I had left of the paper!)
I set that aside to dry and got to work on the drawers, which I painted a vanilla color and covered most of the them as a lot will be showing when the recipient pulls them out! Leave adequate time for the drawers to dry.
While everything is drying, I cut my papers down to size and adhered the Scor-Tape to the back of each piece.
If you haven’t tried this tape, you need to! It’s the best for hybrid projects, especially those that get handled. It won’t budge! You don’t need to put the tape all around the edges, just in a few spots near the corners and a bit in the middle to secure.
At this time, I also inked the edges of each paper to give more definition and a bit of a vintage look.
I then adhered all the papers to the box and drawers. I added a few of the elements together from the digital kit to create a focal image to place on top.
I cut out the diamond shape image with my detail scissors, inked the edges, and put on the foam tape underneath all around the edges to help it lift off my box.
I wound around my ribbon and adhered it under the box with Scor-Tape before adhering down my focal image. I also printed off some of the little hearts to place on top of my image with pop dots for a fun effect. Everything again got a swipe with the ink before sticking in place.
That’s about it! Fill your box with whatever goodies you choose, or let your recipient hide away their own treasures!
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- Card Caravan Challenge: Hearts - February 4th, 2013
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- Card Caravan #27: Round - September 16th, 2012
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