Altered little memory box

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 010Simple little hinged lid box from the thrift store.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 009Rather generic design on the lid.  Nothing to get excited about.  But the price was right and it was in good condition.  One of those ‘blank slate’ sort of projects that you could do just about anything with.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 012I got out one of my ‘fauxzen Charlotte’ clay dolls and gave her a gold crown and attached a kraft heart to her back to serve as wings.   Dug through my paper stash and gathered a bunch of neutral tone pieces; then cut them into graduates sizes.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 013Played around with the positioning of the papers a little.  Symmetrically arranged?  Off center and at angles?  However you arrange it, just be sure to put all your layers in place before gluing to be sure you really like how it’s going to end up looking.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 020After I had it all put together and glued in place, I decided it needed ‘something more’.  Just a little something more.  Rummaged through my embellishments and settled on this little metal ‘Memories’.

6.4.13 projects CURIOUS Stars 021And, OF COURSE, the final touch on ANY box I alter is a handful of my signature ‘basket fluff’ mixture.  It’s just always nice to have SOMETHING in there for when people open the box.  (and you KNOW everyone will always open the box and look inside; even IF the tag ready “EMPTY BOX”! )  If you don’t have the time to put together a fancy paper mix like this, even just a piece of crumpled tissue paper is better than nothing.


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