Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Box and Card Set for Ephemera's Vintage Garden

Hi Crafty Friends!  Today I am sharing my latest Creative Team  project for Ephemera's Vintage Garden. For this rotation, I am fortunate to be working with The Vintage Queen Bee Kit.  The images in this digital kit are amazing!!  If you enjoy making handmade journals and mini albums, then these complete kits are for you. For my first project with this kit, I chose to alter a wooden book box from Michaels and to store some handmade cards, created from the kit, inside the box.  I know I've said it before, but I can't say it enough how I've enjoyed working with digital papers.  Not only are they gorgeous, but you can print them over and over again, and even resize them to suit your needs.  In this case, I can give these cards to special friends, and just make more so I will always have cards to match my book box!

Below is a better view of the book box.  All paper is from the digital kit which comes with the papers and all sorts of extra images you can cut out to create little pockets, belly bands, circles, tags, etc.  The spine of the book box is also paper from the kit, with just a wee bit of extra distressing added by me. The roses are even created from the printed papers and using a rose die.  The knob and bookplate on the front of the box are by Recollections.   The chipboard flourishes on top of the box are by Gina's Designs.

Below is a closeup of the top of the book box.

Below is the inside of the book box.  Isn't the paper GORGEOUS!

Below are the three cards I created to fit inside the box  More info under each card.
Background design paper from the kit,  as are the pop-dotted elements at lower left (circle and ticket).  Honeycomb at upper right is a Tim Holtz die, chipboard bees on top of honeycomb are Gina's Designs.

On the card Above, all paper is part of the kit.  I only added bits of lace, buttons and a flower, and some Tim Holtz distress ink.

On the card above, all paper is from the kit including the circle shapes at mid and upper left.  In the center I have created a cut-out and tucked in a piece of chipboard honeycomb as well as a couple of bees and crowns by Gina's Designs.

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If you would like to see a tutorial on how this paper kit can be made into a completed journal, all ready for your personal touch, you can watch a video by Debbie-Anne the creator of this lovely kit HERE.

Check out Debbie's other gorgeous papers, and sign up for some amazing freebies HERE


  1. Once again, you amaze me Nancy! These designs are made spectacular with your amazing talent of embellishing to perfection! Love it :-)

  2. Gorgeous box and cards! Vintage queen bee is one of my favorite journal kits! Blessings!