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Shabby Chic Keepsakes Box

Hi everybody! Leslie here, sharing a shabby chic keepsakes box with you today! Oh.My.Gosh. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun this was! I used the Acrylic Keepsake Box along with a variety of texture papers and corrugated cardstock, dies and punches, paper flowers and pearls, and ribbon and twine! The sky is the limit with the fun you can have with these clear boxes!


For the shabby part of the design, I chose some really cool blue texture papers and cut them the size of each of the panels along with a piece of small channel corrugated cardstock for the top of the box. The texture looks like cement on some of the pieces and peeling cardboard on the others. :)


Lid: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the lid and then adhered the corrugated cardstock to that.
Bottom: I removed the protective film and adhered the blue texture paper to the top side of the bottom panel.
Sides: I adhered the blue texture paper to kraft cardstock for the four side panels, and after removing the protective film, glued them to the back side of the four panels so the texture paper can be seen through the acrylic. 


I removed the rest of the protective film and assembled the box, and here you can see the finished look of the inside.


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. I tried to keep the sides fairly simple with emphasis on the shabby papers.

For the chic part of the design, I embellished the lid with punched gold foil circles, gold die cut flourishes, and large paper flowers. 


I didn't have the right color blue ribbon in my stash so I dyed some white seam binding with color wash. I added the ribbon bow along with a twine bow, some pearls, and the #keepsakes die cuts in the lower corner to finish the lid.

The last step was adhering a piece of kraft cardstock to the bottom.

Clear Scraps products used:
Acrylic Keepsake Box

Other products used:
Navy, kraft and gold foil cardstock, small and large channel corrugated cardstock, blue texture paper, color wash, dies and circle punch, paper trimmer, craft glue and Distress Collage Medium, die cutting machine, paper flowers, seam binding and jute cord, flat back pearls

Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,


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