Well what to we have here? This is a swap I did over at My Scrap Room. It is my first Papercrafting Swap. We were to alter a bracelet box and make a charm dangle in either a Paris or Roaring 20's theme. My swap partner was Markisha and I asked her a couple of questions and found out "Chocolate" was her favorite color. So with that in mind, I went with it.
Granted I was only suppose to make an Altered Bracelet Box and Charm Dangle but once I started I couldn't stop-so I went all out. Above is an Easel Card I made. I love this image. I found it on the internet. I made all my own flowers either with the Spellbinders Bitsy Blossom die or a Marvey punch. Everything has been distressed with Rangers Brushed Corduroy.
Here is the actual Bracelet Box for the Swap. If you watch the video you can see the Charm Dangle inside and how I decorated the inside of the box. The Eiffel Tower is a CottageCutz die and I made it 3D. This image is also something I found on the internet.
When I purchased my Bracelet box it came with two other jewelry boxes so I just continued to alter them as I went along. I painted this box a nice deep rich chocolate brown. I used cheesecloth under my roses and stickled it with icicle stickles. See the CottageCut 3D mini Eiffle Tower....isn't it cute on this. The corner is a Cheery Lynn die. I believe I put some hand crochet flowers and a couple small crochet doilies inside this box.
Here we have another box that was in the set I purchased. By the way I got the 3 boxes at the dollar store in a package. I painted this with the rich brown paint. This image matches the Easel Card. I used a Tim Holtz rosette die and a paper doily on this. Again the little mini Eiffel tower in the lower left corner. This box contained some "Paris" themed chipboard pieces and a metal Fleur de Lis.
Believer it or not this is an altered box of Ferrero Rocher Chocolates! After all my swap partner said her favorite color was Chocolate....that's my kind of girl. I know this says Chocolate in french-exactly what else I am not sure....lol I used the CottageCutz Eiffel Tower on this and a couple rows of Martha Stewart Doily punch border.
This is an altered Glassine bag. It contains a French themed Prima Stamp set. I used the Martha Stewart Doily Border again, Cottage Cutz Eiffel Tower, Paper Doily and flowers and corner to match.
One last look at a few of the items and how they coordinated together. I had a blast making this. Markisha really loved it and I am just thrilled. I have included a video below if you would like to see what was inside the boxes and more details about the project.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have enjoyed your visit. Guess what? I joined another swap!!! lol I have been working on that this past weekend. Fun Fun Fun. I will share with you soon the beautiful Bracelet Box and Charm Dangle I received from my partner. Probably in a couple of days.
wowwww Carol this is stunning, beautiful made and decorating.
Wow, Carol....your imagination and creativity go so well together... :). GORGEOUS!!
You have been a busy lady!! Great set of cards!! Think the easel card is my favorite - love the shape of the card and the dress form and flowers along with the Eiffel Tower are screaming France :) Fabulously done all round!!
Overboard? REALLY? Went all out? ARE YOU SURE? LOL oh my! These grouping definitely reflects on the title of your blog, Carol. INCREDIBLY REMARKABLE - each a separate masterpiece - each gorgeous - there are so many details on each project that I don't now where to begin LOL BEAUTIFUL - and very chocolatey feeling. Love the covered chocolates, too! Carol, you are one of the most thoughtful, genuine, truly lovely souls I have had the pleasure of meeting. Markisha will be thrilled! I can only imagine how lovely all these details must be in person. Carol, you always inspire me to try to go beyond what I currently am doing. Thank you. hugs, de
These projects, each and every one looks so nicely done in your blog photos...but then when you see them up close in your video...WOW! Astounding!!! I can't begin to imagine all the time that went into this swap you did. So many fabulous details, and as Donna, said in a post above me...INCREDIBLY REMARKABLE! Love the beautiful crocheting you did too. I keep saying that one of these days I am going to get back to that...
Thank you for visiting my blog...right before I read your comments on my blog, I was thinking of you...
because...I'm in the middle of making a card with the napkin fold using the great tutorial you did for Split coast stampers...
Wow is this ever a collection of yummy and inspiring things. When you join a swap, you JOIN A SWAP AND THEN SOME! The person getting this is going to be blown away. I happen to know first hand that whenever someone sees a picture here, they have absolutely NO idea how really gorgeous your cards are. Your pictures and videos show beautifully, but until someone actually holds one of your creations, they just can't even really imagine the true beauty. The insides of your creations are almost as amazing as the outsides - and you really never show that in the pictures. Ok - enough bragging on you (which I could do a long, long time). Thanks for all the inspiration here! Beautiful stuff my friend. I would love to join a swap like this, but I wouldn't be able to produce things at this level!
I read your comment about that retiring at 70 stuff. I just don't think it will work for most of us. I am pretty sure I will wear out before then. I am already so tired and I am only 52. I am excited that I had a zillion tests run and my cholesterol is only 124 and all the other levels were really good. Not sure how that happened! The doctor told me I need to start exercising, lose another 30 lbs, and eat more salmon, tuna, and sardines. She showed me all the levels of tests and things it would help if I did this and I could avoid future medicines and problems. I am going to try. I don't 70 is the new 50 though - maybe 70 is the new 68?
Hugz to you - we need to catch up soon!
Amazing creations! Absolutely gorgeous!
What a wonderful swap surprise you have created. Every piece is so special and wonderful. I love your theme and what you did with it.
Oh, holy moly. You are something else, my friend. Swaps sound great for you to have all your fun and work your talent. Markisha must be thrilled. I know she is!!! I just love seeing all these beautiful projects. You get an A+.
Carol, I am speechless over here! Oh my goodness! I KNOW Markisha must have loved it. I know my own reaction when I receive goodies from you. Again, speechless!
WOWZERS!!! Everything is amazing and your partner in the swap is the luckiest girl ever!!! I know she will love it! It shows you love your papercrafting hobby! Just absolutely gorgeous!
Wowzers, like Caroline said!!!!!!!!! My Lord this is gorgeous. First of all, i loooove colors, and embellishments very beautiful. such a wonderful gift idea.
Oh my gosh Carol! Your projects are amazing and I just bookmarked you into my fav blogs. I also wanted to thank you for all of your sweet comments at SCS on my work. I feel so not worthy after looking at your beautiful creations! I'm going to have a lot of fun here learning from you and watching your videos. God bless you and have a great day.
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