Monday, March 12, 2012

Birdhouse Box and Mini Album

Hi everyone! Hope you had a great weekend!
Today I wanted to share a box and mini album set I made for the Lindy's Stamp Gang booth at CHA this winter. I've never done a box for a mini album before, but this was perfect for the spring theme we had to work with. This first picture is what I turned the box into, 
but initially, the box looked something very similar to this one on this next picture....I bought it at one of my local TJ Maxx Stores, and it was made to hold stationary. As soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to do something with it.
I bought it, and turned it into what you saw, and made a small mini album that coordinates with it, to go right inside  it.
I made a video giving more details on each angle of both the box, and mini album. You can watch that HERE.  As you can see, I did the crackle technique on the box, using brown as my background, and ivory paint as my top color. I then sprayed the entire box with my Glitz Spritz in the color Scintillating Silver.
On the bottom I used some cardstock which I punched with one of my Martha Stewart border punches, and then embossed using Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Power in the color Byzantine Bronze. on top of the embossed paper lace I created, I added some cream colored crochet lace. Throughout the box I added butterfly accents, which I punched out of cardstock using some of my butterfly punches by Martha Stewart, and a Stampin up Bigz die. Some of the butterflies I sprayed with my Starburst Stain in the color A bit o'bubbly and then embossed with  Dandelion Yellow embossing powder for texture. Other butterflies I sprayed with Wild Honey Suckle Coral and Glory of the Seas Gold Starburst Stain, and then embossed with Hibiscus Rose Orange embossing powder.

 I added small bling pieces of bling to the centers of the butterflies, and more of the cream colored crochet lace on the roof of the box.
The accents on the side of the box are fabric dimensional accents from the Colorbok Flea Market Collection, which is the one I used to create the mini album that coordinates with the box.
The mulberry and canvas flowers you see in the front ot the box, and of the mini album where colored using Starburst Stains in the colors Tiffany's Blue and Cotton Candy Pink.
As you can see in the next pictures I continued adding butterfies, the flowers and the fabric accents to the mini album. I did that to tie it in together to the box.

I sprayed all the pages in the mini album, as well as all the accents on the cover of the mini with my Glitz Spritz in the color Scintillating Silver.
On the back of the box I added a big carstock sticker from the paper collection I used and added some cream lace in the back of it, just to accent the piece. 
I love how this project turned out, and I hope you did too. Thanks for stopping by today. More coming up next!


  1. That crackle is amazing... you must share the ingredients. Love the colors of the box... so SPRING-like! =)

    x0, D

  2. Very cute! Did you use the Tim Holtz crackle paint? I just purchased some recently from Blitzy and need to find a project to try it out on.

  3. Super cute and great idea. ^_^

  4. Super nice bird cage and mini. Love the crackle. I used the ranger crackle on my last mini and hated it. The cracks were way too tiny, so I used the elmers glue and I am inlove. The elmers glue does a really nice crackle. Have you used it before? What did you use on this project?
    We have to set a date to be able to get together at the niche.

  5. Oh my, I liked it when I saw it on the video but it definitely does not do it justice. The pictures are amazing! It is so gorgeous, i'm just speechless. you are one talented lady.

  6. Gorgeous job. Love the shine and glitter!!!

  7. great job, luv the crakle and glitter!

  8. This is so beautiful Sharon!!!! You took an adorable item and turned it into an amazing piece of art!!!! I'm a sucker for anything crackle painted so double points sister!!! hehehe!!!
    Blessings always,

  9. Love this,,The crackle affect came out gorgeous.Love it !!!


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