Creativity Heals Design Team Project

Hello all, I'm sharing my Design Team project for Creativity Heals. This project is a box that I built and decorated for a box swap that I just participated in. The girl I swapped with should have received it by now(USPS shipping confirmation shows that she did) so I feel confident sharing the pictures with you. I had SO SO SO much fun making this box. :) The instructions said to use 12x12 chipboard & to cut it into individual pieces for each size then to glue the pieces together...HOWEVER, I live in the middle of no-whereville and my craft store(Michael's) doesn't carry plain chipboard in 12x12 sheets. Instead I went to the art supplies & bought illustration board...I actually liked it better because it was in a larger size & more sturdy than chip board. I cut my width(8" in this case) and then used my razor knife to score the lines to make the panels. After all my panels were scored I folded them to make the box. I then cut the end pieces & glued those in place. I printed the music paper on my Imagine machine & used ModPodge to adhere it to the box. I then painted the inside of the box with a shimmer paint that I mixed up myself. I lined the box with a velvet ribbon& then used some beads to finish off the sides where the ribbon is folded over the edges & the top edge of the ribbon inside the box. I am very pleased with how this came out & plan on making more in the very near future... I had a ton of fun making it, it was SO EASY!


Dawn said...

Great project! I love the papers!
Dawn xx

Teena said...

Love this box! Music is a favorite paper of mine, and I too love the sturdiness of illustration board! Beautiful work!!!