Monday, March 11, 2013

Vintage Telegram Keepsake Box

A mini album needs a keepsake box to sit in...while shopping at my local dollar store I found this box and knew right off that I was going to alter it with Marion's new Vintage Telegram printables. I am thrilled with the way it came out so shabby vintage and wow I love pink. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy reading and gazing at all the photos there is alot but I wanted to make sure you could see every bit of this adorable box and how beautiful the printables are.
The box measures roughly 9x6.5, I had to print out two of each design I used. Which wasn't bad at all and with the scraps I fuzzy cut out images to pop up and give the box some depth.
My daughter found some dollar store frames that were green I painted them white, sprayed patina glimmer mist added cream paint, sanded sprayer tattered leather glimmer mist. Then dry brushed on gesso, sanded a little more and I love how it came out.
I distressed all the edges of the papers and cut a small piece of paper and glued it to the under side of the cover piece of paper to be able to roll the top layer back with having the under piece showing added some gems. This is a fun and creative way to showcase your papers!
Seam binding colored with glimmer mist!!
To give depth I glued a piece of chipboard under the cut outs to pop them up out of the frame. I really like to give height to my creations.
I tucked in tiny flowers and a wood piece along with some of the cut outs from the printables.
I sprayed patina glimmer mist on the eggs and added Stickles to the flowers.
The butterfly is cut out from one of the printable pages!!
This is my fav!!

Handmade stick pin from my stash, every projects needs a paper doily!
I love the little crystal gems peaking out here and there...

These printable pages Marion design are distressed beautifully!

Here is a video to share with you...enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!!
Peggy Lee

Vintage Telegram printables
Tattered Angels glimmer mist (patina and tattered leather)
Prima-Shabby Chic Resin (bird) & Say it in Crystals gems
Prima-Romance Novel Wooden Pieces
Kaiser Craft-Paper Blooms roses (dusty pink)
Folk Art Paint (black and cream)
Ranger-Claudine Hellmuth Studio-Mulit Medium Matte
Ranger: Distressed inks (black soot and vintage photo)
Ranger: Stickles (Icicles)
Dollar Frame
Seam Binding, Lace, Doily and vintage button


  1. OHHHHH MYYYYYY WORD PEGGY.....this is ABSOLUTELY Drop Dead GORGEOUS!! You ROCKED this girlfriend!!!!!

  2. Stunning! Love the layering and distress! Gorgeous papers!

  3. Oh my goodness Peggy, you are amazing with your creations! I love all your work and just look at them over and over. Thank you for making my heart smile ~ <3 <3

  4. wow gorgeousness peggy. love it so much...


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