Hello there everyone,
This week Heartfelt Creations is doing a blog hop with The Robin’s Nest and I was inspired by their Regency Tag Kit. It got me to thinking of an old trunk or chest that a lady would have when she traveled so I decided to make one myself. The trunk is based on the BBQ that I made. It’s kind of amazing how you can take a project you made and by simply adding or removing a few parts it becomes a totally different project! Bonus, right?
and here’s a closer peek at the vintage flowers
HCPC 3500 – Open Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3502 – Mini Vintage Floret PreCut Set
HCPC 3545 – Open Leaf PreCut Set
HCPC 3569 – Burnished Key PreCut Set
HCD 725 – Decorative Metal Fixtures Die
HCD 727 – Vintage Floret Die
HCD 736 – Classic Leaf Die
HCD 741 – Burnished Key Die
HCDP1 238 – Floral Key Paper Collection
Other products: Off White Card Stock, The Robin’s Nest Stickers Regency Tag Kit, The Robin’s Nest Tear Drops, Gold Rounds One, Standard Circles Small, Grand Decorative Ovals One, Gold Ovals One, Pearls, Twine and Burlap from my stash, Distressed Ink, adhesive and die cutting machine.
The bottom of the chest is simply an open-topped box measuring 5 3/4″ wide x 3 1/2″ deep x 2″ tall and the top is made from a piece of card stock 5 3/4″ x 9 1/2″. For the ends of the top, cut 2 pieces of card stock 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ rounded at the top. After you round the top, cut a series of small relief cuts so you can fold over the edges and glue it to the top to make your rounded top. The hardest part of this project is the top. To form the top, start by fastening both the sides to the edges of the top piece only up to where the top starts to curve. After the glue dries, apply glue to the remainder of the flaps and roll the card stock and hold until dry. If you try to do it all at once you will probably make a mess. I did twice! The top will be longer than just the curved top, this extra portion is used to fasten the top to the back of the trunk. No trunk is complete without a lock so I took the Burnished Key PreCut Set and die to add a lock and key and then I had to add flowers! Stamp, emboss, die cut and distress the Vintage Floret Precut Set. Shape your petals with your paper shaping tools and attach them to your trunk, then finish decorating as desired : )
I am entering this project in the following challenge:
Inspiration Board Challenge for Scrapbook Creations
I hope to see you again soon. I love to read your comments, thank you so much!