Tara's Craft Studio

Paper Crafting Projects

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Altered Wood Box for Valentine’s Day

Hobby Lobby and Michael’s have great unfinished wood jewelry chests, frames, and other miscellaneous wood projects that are inexpensive.  They are just waiting for your unique decorative touch! I like this box in that it has the glass top showing the top compartments along with a lower slide-out drawer.  I painted it with gesso and then covered it in velvety Anna Griffin paper. The lovely lattice Prima stamp used on the drawer floor looks great with pearls or rhinestones at each corner.

 

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One-Piece Gift Box with Cutting File

 

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This little origami box is great in that it is all just one piece!  The box lid folds down as you can see in the pictures.  I thought the little Prima fairy inside was a cute surprise.  I used the Pazzles software to make a WPC cutting file here for those with this capability.   I am also enclosing the printable cutting template downloadI came up with – you will probably want to enlarge the template as the original cutting file measures 8.75″ x 11.875″ (the downloadable template had to fit on a standard 8 1/2″ x 11″ format).  Once you have it sized to how you want it, print it onto your card stock or paper and then cut the black lines and score the blue lines.  The Scor-Pal tutorial can be dowloaded here

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