Well hello there! Very long time, no see from me!! Oh the shame. I would love to say it was because I have been crafting and creating but nope, just being plain ole lazy and not blogging. Hanging my head.
I have created two custom card drawer boxes for an Etsy customer. She loved the first one so much she ordered a second one. Love when that happens. She wanted a peacock colored box in which to store cards and letters etc so with that in mind I knew I would need some good weight cardstock as well as reinforcing the box itself with chipboard. I also learned that if you add chipboard to the box, you will need to shrink the drawer down just a smidge or it won't slide in and out so nice. Good thing I always buy an extra sheet or cardstock to cover myself!! :)
I was over the moon when I got to Michaels and discovered this amazing peacock paper! Seriously, how could I not use it? It was a great weight and worked up so nicely. Plus it had all the colors my customer and I had discussed and it was blingy!! oh yeah. Here is the card drawer box opened.
Here is the box closed. I love the teals and purples of that paper!! So dreamy to work with.
And here is a shot of the top of the box. oh yes I went there with the extra bling! I used my Sizzix dies to cut the hearts and used a small punch for the smallest hearts. I used rhinestones that I glued by hand because I totally didn't trust the ones with adhesive on them to stick to the textured paper. I pop dotted a few of the hearts to give it some dimension.
Then came the hard part, trusting the postal service with my creation! I was so afraid it would be smashed in transit but it was not (whew) and the customer LOVED it!! Which made me a very happy lady. She loved it so much she ordered another one for her daughter for her wedding. I will post that one tomorrow. Promise.