This weekend I decided to pull out my Stella paper. I do love Stella. This was my first attempt at an altered item. I have a co-worker who said she would like to see a box in Stella if I did one. Well...I did one.
At first I wasn't sure how I was going to seal this. I thought Mod Podge! Apparently, it's been a while since I decoupaged anything. Although it's hard to tell from these photographs, I ink distressed all the papers prior to putting them on the box. The box itself is our My Creations Card Box, which is plain white. I inked all the corners with cocoa ink. It looked great, then when I started to decoupage over that, it starting changing colors. It actually looks a bit verdi gris. I was upset at first, then it kind of fit. I thought it added a little age to the box.
All the shapes were cut from the Cricut AP cartridge. What would I do without that thing? Everything thing else is straight out of the Stella Paper Pack. I added a few sparkles and a pewter badge button. Voila!
When I got through with my box, I had a bunch of little pieces of paper left. What better to do than make cards, right? I did a layout, a box, a birthday card, and then all the cards I made today and still have some paper left from this one paper pack. Here's what I have come up with so far.
I realized that I hadn't had a chance to use the Stella WOTG stamp set. I definitely had to fix that :) All the papers were ink distressed. I thought the Stella went well on the kraft paper. It was my first long card as well. I had several firsts this weekend. The little cards in front were so fun. They have their own little holder to keep them in. I had accidentally cut some paper too short, so it was time for some 3x3 cards. I had seen on Vicki Wizniuk's page, the Wizard's Hangout, this great little set. It's under her free templates section. For those who haven't checked her page out, she has some beautiful cards. This was my version of that card set with Stella papers.
Kind of hard to tell what's going on here, but they all fold up in one cute little package. With a little band around them to keep the package together.
I didn't mean for this post to run on forever, but I had new goodies to share. I love days when I can actually get something done, creatively speaking. Thanks for stopping by. I hope to be working on more soon.