Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Shopping Our Stash - Shape Up!

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
Welcome to the New Year!  I am hosting this week at Shopping Our Stash and in honor of all those "I will get in shape this year" resolutions, I figured creating a project using different shapes would be a solution to the failed resolution.

Create a shaped card or project or simply use shaped dies. The only NO NO is the shape cannot be Round or Square.

Hexagonal Trinket Boxes
I made this box as a companion piece to a "bud vase" I created for my neurologist last year.  The Graphic 45® Birdsong Collection is just so pretty!  I added one black flat back pearl to each of the panels and it really added interest to the design

 Trinket Box For My Dressing Table
 I am changing the accent colors in my bedroom from cream to oatmeal(ish.)  G45's Old Curiosity Shoppe paper works perfectly!

The Trinket boxes are constructed using heavy weight chipboard and Kraft Paper.  Once the boxes were constructed, I painted them black using Earth Safe Finishes® Chalk paint.

This Link will take you to the YouTube Video Tutorial I used to make this box.   I did not use a compass to draw my hexagons. Instead, I used templates that  I  created with heavy Duty Chipboard.  

Here are the GryphonArt Templates I used to create my hexagons. Be sure to print at 100%.   I hope Uploading this as a JPG will work.  I downloaded the PDF file. 

 After printing the templates, I cut and traced them onto heavy -duty chipboard.  I glued the template sheets to the top and marked the"Front."  I created other templates for my Lid Layers.  

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