January 18, 2010
Wintery wonderland projects....
It’s a winter wonderland around the world with record low temperatures with plenty of snow. Make the most of this time to capture the moment and preserve the memories. This treasure box and album is created using Helmar Adhesives and multiple preferred vendors’ products: Clearsnap, Creative Impressions, Inc.,Elle’s Studio and The Robin’s Nest.
Zutter 4” x 4” Chipboard Covers
Zutter ¾” Antique Brass O’Wire
Helmar Acid Free Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
Helmar Super Strength PVA Wood Glue
Creative Impresions, Inc. Large Felt Snowflakes
Creative Impresions, Inc. Bits of Bling
Elle’s Studio Vintage Label Cut Outs
Making Memories Clear Creations Tags & Acrylic Paint
The Robin’s Nest Winter Retreat
The Robin’s Nest Snow Fun Rub-ons
Prima Wood Box
Ribbon – Source Unknown
Clearsnap ColorBox Ink
I covered the base of the wood box using with wintery papers from The Robin’s Nest applied using Helmar Acid Free Glue. To add to the vintage feel of the papers, I rubbed ColorBox inks around the edges for a distressed look. For the box lid, I used coordinating papers from The Robin’s Nest applied using Helmar Acid Free Glue. I drilled a hole in the lid of the box and put a hardware drawer knob. Using Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive, I embellished the box lid with large felt snowflakes form CreativeImpressions.com. I placed Bits of Bling from Creative Impressions in the center of each snowflake. The box wouldn’t be complete without a label, here I used Elle’s Studio Vintage Label Cut Outs and distressed with sandpaper. To give the box some legs to stand on, I painted wood knobs and adhered to the box using Helmar Super Strength PVA Wood Glue. The box if beautiful on it’s own, lets’ take it a step further by making a coordinating album to fit inside the box. Using the Zutter Bind-it-all, I punched holes and bound it with Brass O’Wires. I dry brushed the chipboard covers with blue and white acrylic paints. Once the paint dried, I applied The Robin’s Nest Snow Fun Rub-ons. The inner pages of the album are from The Robin’s Nest Winter Retreat papers cut to 4” x 4” size of the covers. Apply a Large Felt Snowflake with a Bit of Bling all from CreativeImpressions.com. The ensemble is complete and ready to fill with memories of wintery events.