I decided that since the tags were all such vibrant colors I would make the box out of neutrals. That way when you open it there is nothing competing with the colors of the tags. I had a collection of Kaiser Craft papers that I had wanted to use for a while and I thought they would be perfect for this project. They were all neutrals and I added some black cardstock for the inside of the box.
It was a pretty straight forward project. I started with a cigar box that all the tags fit in and covered it with paper and then embellished the top. Here's a detail of the top of the box.
And a detail.
I loved this box because the paper on the edges of the box had little banners that said "hand made". So, I made sure to leave those visible. The paper I chose for the top of the box was a collage of ephemera and glasses and keys. I used a cut apart from the collection the defined the word "document", because I figured that was what I was doing, documenting my Summer of Color projects. I then used a technique Paula Cheney used for a tutorial on Tim's blog. I cut the trellis die with black CS and used sticky embossing powder to adhere Antique Linen Distress Glitter. I popped it up with foam tape. I cut foliage out of black and outlined one side of each leaf with a gold pen. I put that through the trellis and attached the bottom of the stem to the top. I used some leaves and flowers that Linda, from The Funkie Junkie Boutique had gifted me in an order (thank you, Linda). I painted them with Black Soot DP and wiped it off with a paper towel. I then used a Majestic Medallion from Spellbinders with a label inside along with a Graphic45 pull as a handle to open the box. And, that finished the top.
Here are some photos of the inside.
I love the pop of color in the black interior.
The envelope I attached with the colors for each week listed.
And, under the tags...
The interior is very simple. I wanted to remember the color combinations and so I wrote them on a piece of the paper and put them in a Maya Road envelope attached to the lid. And, since the tags do make me smile with their bright colors, I thought I would document that fact underneath them!
So, that's my box which took far longer to make then it was supposed to. I'm really happy with it and I love opening it and seeing all those colors! What fun!
Thank you so much for visiting with me today. I really appreciate your visits and your comments. Have a wonderful day and I hope you get to create something you love!