Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Shopping Our Stash - Days of Yore!

Hello, Crafty Ones!
Shopping Our Stash  would like to see your
Vintage or Shabby Chic creations.
I look forward to seeing lots and lots of distressing!
Thes fabulous flowers were included in a bouquet of flowers given to us to lift our spirits. We lost The Hubster's mother and my sister within two weeks.  I just knew these would be wonderful in my Vintage Vase.
I love "engineered" projects!  This year I want to try as many new designs as I can find or think up in my own head.  I purchased these hinges to use on some cigar boxes I am up-cycling.  When I saw Alexandra's wonderful YouTube Video, I decided I would try her technique for using these closers on a standard box design.   I have a step tutorial for creating a post it note holder that creates the same box but the note holder tray can be made from less substantial paper (card stock instead of chipboard) and it does not require the closer.  You can find that tutorial here: RLD-Inky

Keepsake Box with Swing Hasp Closer
(using The Graphic 45® French Country Collection)
This elegant cut sheet from the G45 French Country Collection was perfect for the Crackled Bud Vase.  I love these bottles.  Good thing I like my probiotic drink.  Guaranteed bottle supply!
 Stamping on your crackled bottle will add to the vintage look!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to enter your project into our challenge this week at:  SHOPPING OUR STASH!



  1. ...no area un-touched! Your detail is awesome. Of course: G45 for you! Those yellow lillies are striking in the vase. I love your enthusiasm for building new things!

  2. Chana, I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your sister and mother in law.
    Sending much love and many hugs xxooxx
    The bright beautiful flowers are stunning in your vintage vase...and...as usual your creations knock my socks off!

  3. Beautiful keepsake box and 'vase'! Isn't it funny how we both grabbed our G45 papers for this challenge?! Love that flower and the hinge on the box, and that crackled look to your vase!

  4. Your projects are gorgeous (as always) The box is adorable I must have a peek at your tutorial.

  5. Beautiful projects!! I love how the clasp for the box is on the side!!! The crackled bottle looks awesome!!!

  6. so beautiful, so amazing, as always your attention to detail is as impressive as your designer's eye! <3

  7. WOW!! Chana, love this beautiful items you created, that box is full of wonderful and lovely details, specially the closure clasp, just lovely.
    The vase is also beautiful, love that paper.
    Thank you for the tutorials, they are awesome to watch.


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