I know that many of you are familiar, or friends, with Elizabeth of Bluebird Papercrafts (formerly Creative Breathing). She makes such wonderful and cute little crafts and projects! And "E" is so generous with sharing her pictures and ideas, too. I recently used one of her creations as inspiration for one of my own.
This is Elizabeth's Shadow Box ~
Stunning, isn't it?
And this is my version ~
I call it my "busy box" because it has so many cubbies that it keeps your eyes busy! I used a box that held some Melissa & Doug craft items (the beads that I spelled Merry Christmas with). These boxes are awesome! Whenever I see them at thrift shops and yard sales, I scoop them up!
I painted it white with red trim, and then started to find little things in my craft stash to use. With so many squares, it took quite some time to match papers and trinkets to my satisfaction. But, I'm quite pleased with it! Of course, I put a random cherry paper in near the bottom right - not Christmasy, but I don't care!
This was so much fun - thanks for the inspiration, Elizabeth!
Now I'm working on a decoupaged jewelry box for my niece's present. Another "borrowed" idea from Magpie Ethel! I'll show it to you in a few days when I'm finished with it. (Yes, I know, I still haven't finished my December tag-along - maybe this afternoon . . . )