Super cute, right? I decided to try this with a more vintage look, which was accomplished with the help of Graphic 45 paper, Vintaj brass, & Unity stamps.
I won't lie, the bellows were tricky. Her instructions have a pattern to print out. The folding was easy, but the taping was a bugger. I used electrical tape, which was a bit thick & bulky. Another attempt at this might be in my future using a thinner, yet super soft & flexible tape. Her corners came out perfectly folded, mine were more square.
I made mine out of a DieCutsWithAView card box. Once empty, I decided it would make great storage for all my A2 envelops! So this project makes a useful & cute way to keep a product I use almost daily handy.
Framed Scrollwork fit perfectly & was adhered with E6000(a crafter's best friend). I also snipped apart a Beaded Border so that some gems would fit in. All gems were glued down with tacky glue. I just don't rely on the sticky back and have had crafts were my jewels fell off. Irritating! The lattice Kraft color adhesive border is CTMH.
|Renaissance Faire paper
|A Proper Gentleman ~Timely Point of View paper
I used the word portion of Unity's Snapshots stamp. The fauceted beads were wired on with Vintaj brass & jump rings. The multi-layer tag was strung on black embroidery floss.
Now here is my favorite part....A SECRET MESSAGE! Inside the lens I stamped a special message. It's hard to capture for YOU to see here. But I think you can see a small glimpse.
"MAKE EVERYDAY THE BEST"
This Ippity stamp set is called So This Is Love.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonderful day of celebration & don't forget to resolve to CRAFT MORE in the new year!!! ~Jane