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Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #20 Box it Up!

Craft Hoarders Anonymous – Challenge #20 Box it Up!

Hi there fellow Craft Hoarders!  I am once again super excited to be back  for my second guest design spot for  Gloria Stengel’s Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge.  Today is all about keeping true to the theme of this lovely blog!  Everything that I used for my project was from my hoarded stash of supplies 🙂  There are certain things that I hate to part with like some of my paper, ornate vintage embellishments but when I manage to create something like this Vintage Keepsake Box it actually makes it sooo much easier! I think this lovely little box is just perfect to give to my wonderful Grandmother for Christmas this year.

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Sunflower Box

Sunflower Box

Hi there Core Fans!

It’s Joann and I am so excited to be here today to share a fun 3D table top decoration which I think is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season for all of my American friends.  Being from Canada, we have already celebrated Thanksgiving but every year I remember something a friend on mine that lives in the United States told me…  “We let our Turkeys get a bit larger here”.  It makes me laugh every time.

As I was thinking about setting the table for Thanksgiving dinner it dawned on me that it would be nice to have some sort of treat at each table setting so the idea of a Fall themed gift box was perfect.   The sunflower box was made using the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Shattered Collection and I just love the look of this paper.  I decided not to emboss or sand this paper because I wanted a more elegant vintage feel to the box.  The top is covered with an embossed layer of Tim Holtz Kraft Core Nostalgic Collection and several more layers to make up the pretty sunflower, all of the layers were however lightly sanded.  The center was finished with a pretty vintage metal embellishment.

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Love Mail

Hi everyone,  Happy Sunday!  Hope you are having a great day 🙂

I had a bit of time in my craft room this morning and once again found myself playing with some of the lovely Maja Designs paper (I just can’t seem to get enough of it… lol) so decided to pop on with a quick post for you.

For this project, I used the Samantha Walker Stationary Box found here to make a lovely little vintage storage note box which I thought was perfect to hold all of those special notes you want to keep!

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I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Frilly and Funkie: Valentine’s Day – With a Twist
“More Than One Score” Scor-Pal Challenge #1 – Flowers

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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The Warmth of Winter

Hi everyone,

I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!  I just wanted to pop on today with a quick post for the fun little challenge from Frilly and Funkie where the theme is  The Warmth of Winter.

For this project, I am using the papers by Maja Design purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.   I am just in love with these papers and can hardly wait for my next project so I can use them again!

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and here’s a little closer look at the mug filled with some lovely goodies!

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last but not least, the sweet little mitten box filled with hot cocoa, sure to keep you warm on those cold winter days!

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I am entering this project in:

Frilly and Funkie:  The Warmth of Winter

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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Vintage Storage Box

Hi everyone,

Hope everyone’s New Year has been great so far.  It’s hard to believe where time goes.  I am sure I am among lot of you that have made some sort of New Year’s Resolutions.  I tried very hard this year to make them achievable.  One of the  things I want to do this year is to find new ways to organize craft room.  I am going to start with a fun little box I made to keep handy some of the things I want to use for the project I am working on.

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I am using the papers by Pion Design purchased from The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  I am just in love with these papers! I’ve been drooling over these for quite some time.  My DH ordered them for me online as a surprise, I think he got tired of me talking about them and wishing they were available here locally.  I am sooo happy he did.  I can see lots of projects in my future with these lovely collections!

I am entering this project in:

Frilly and Funkie: New Year’s Resolution

and also the following challenges:

Crafting by Designs: Anything Goes
Creative Moments: Anything Goes
Ribbon’s Ramblings: Pink & Ribbon Theme
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Something New
Sugar Creek Hollow: Something New

I hope to see  you again soon.  I love to read your comments, thank you so much!

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