Disclaimer - No punch art today
But if you come just 'cause you like me and my blather, I do have something else to show you.
I mentioned that I "saved" my hubby a bunch of money at a 40% OFF sale. This box is one of the things I got
VERY little of this is SU product - but I wanted to use up some "other stuff" and I wanted to use something that I wasn't tired of seeing all the time - so I dug down in the stash a few inches (or feet or yards - I'm not telling how deep the stash really is)
One of the things I like best about SU is the coordination of colors - if you have paper - you have ink that will coordinate. So this little box was a little more work than I'm used to - and a little frustrating at times but that just made me use my thinking cap.
Three of the papers I used were part of a line of paper so they coordinate but the frogs, the red flower and the brown dots were just odd bits that I added in. Pretty brave of me and I'm very happy with the result.
I used up some retired chipboard pieces to frame some of the handles and I used a BIG piece on the back
I left the "top" open on the back so I can swap out photos if I want to.
Here are some tips if you ever decide to tackle covering a similar box:
It was GLARING white so I tried to ink the "edges" to distress them. Ink didn't "stick" to the gloss - so I got out my sanding block and roughed up the shine and sponged on some ink BEFORE I covered it in paper.
Go for a distressed look because it hides your boo boos
To attach the paper - I cut then applied mod podge (matte finish) to the back of the paper with a foam brush (1 inch wide throw away kind). Start in the middle and brush out to the edges. Stick onto the box and you have a few seconds to "move" the paper to the correct spot. Then take your bone folder on its side and burnish your paper down.
Now I need to go fill up the drawers with all my little embellishments that I forget about and start using them!