6.18.2012

May Arts Graphic 45 Blog Hop - Curiosity, indeed!

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Graphic 45 and May Arts have come together once again for an amazing week of blog hopping goodness! Today is the first day of the hop, and MAN, are you guys going to love this stuff! Be sure to visit the May Arts blog each day this week for the links for that day AND chances to win great prizes!

I got to use the fabulous Old Curiosity Shop Collection from Graphic 45. I paired it with the fabulous Black Sheer/Nylon Edge ribbon and beautiful crochet lace from May Arts! The rest of my supplies were mostly bits and pieces from around my studio!

Curiosity, Indeed!

I began by first layering the Grapic 45 papers inside the Tim Holtz boxes.


Step 2 - Add stickers


The next step was to add the Graphic 45 stickers in a few of the boxes. I brushed the back with cornstarch and adhered them with foam tape for dimension. I love that the postage stickers have stamps for places in Massachusetts! WAY FUN BONUS!!!!


Step 3 Add Chipboard


I then added bits of lace inside a few of the boxes and adhered chipboard pieces around the outside of the box.


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I wrapped the sheer ribbon around the box entirely and secured with tape. I then added a layered bow with a chipboard accent (tied on with May Arts Burlap String) to the top of the box.


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Finally, it is time to fill the box with trinkets and goodies! This is the best part! My spiderwebs, Glass bottle and the Charlotte doll head are from Retro Cafe Art Gallery. The metal clothespin is Graphic 45, and the other bits and bobs are pretty much random things I found around my studio. Yup. I officially have weird stuff. I sculpted that little monster head toward the bottom ages ago and never added it to a doll, so I figured he was just about perfect for this project!


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I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial! Don't forget to check out the other great Graphic 45 and May Arts posts today!


Alberto Juárez :
Gloria Stengel
Nicole Eccles
Jingle
Charlene


I'll be back later today with my Gallery Idol Round 4 Card! I can't WAIT to share it with all of you!

206 comments:

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Dee said...

WOW!! That is absolutely amazing!! I love Graphic 45, I love Tim Holtz and I'm a huge fan of "weird" stuff!! This is an awesome combination!!

Linda R. said...

Great project! Your attention to detail is amazing. Love the little spider web!

creativedawn said...

Oh, this is so cool! It reminds me of the old apothecaries that had shelves and shelves of "stuff". Lol, at least to the very young me at the time. I love it!

Konnie with a K said...

Nice job!

Lourdes said...

Perfect!!!!..... I really like your work!....so many details! I like the spiderweb!!! sometimes the "weird" things are so funny!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh my this is so cool- the details are amazing! greatjob

onecraftymama said...

Yep, you officially have weird stuff - weird & awesome & perfect for this! Love all the fun spooky bits - that little poison bottle, and spiderweb! My faves :) Congrats on making it to the next round of Idol!

Cheryl Hutcherson said...

So adorable! Love it!

Maria said...

Really nice!!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful creation and fantastic tutorial. Keep up the great work.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are amazing!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!! WOW!!! Loving all the details!!!

ScrappyRae10 said...

OOOOOO this is amazing!

Tarnished Rose said...

Love your box project! Awesome.

Smiles~
Marilyn

Cathy L. said...

The trinkets are amazing. Great job.

Sol said...

Supercool!

tracy said...

This is a great project I love how you used the papers.

Sara Nell Langland said...

How fun is this! Love how you used the papers and ribbon.

Angi said...

Wowza! Super gorgeous! Love how you decorated the boxes.

Monica Edwards said...

Now how cool is this project - awesome awesome - love the little heads...

Monica
scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

Leslie said...

So interesting!!! and beautiful. I love your take on using the Graphics 45 papers!

Tarracoscrap said...

Beautiful box project!

Charo

Lynne said...

Love your project. It's super cool. Thanks for sharing!

lori said...

Very nice! I love this line of G45!

My Creative Chateau said...

Great use of the Old Curosity Shop paper and pairing with the May Arts vintage cotton lace.

KimCreate said...

Lovely config. box project!
Kim

Charlene said...

How cool is this, teamie! Love your creativity and use of fun "stuff". Cornstarch? Hmmm, gotta check that out!

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CatMyers said...

This is so cute. Looks like you had FUN making it too.

Jocelyn said...

Love this. I have a few of this boxes and overwhemed with how to cover and fill the deep spaces. But seeing this I see that I'm overthinking it. Thanks for the inspirationg.

Lynne Moncrieff said...

One word .... SENSATIONAL!
Wishes
Lynne

Annette said...

that is too cool...

Orlie said...

WOW what talent you have Great job here. brians@tds.net

artjunkie2 said...

Super cool! Love the paper line and how you incorporated it into your project! Love your little monster head! Lol

Miriam Prantner said...

So fun! You did a great job! Can't wait to see your card later!

Fabric Works said...

Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl Walker said...

amazing project!!!
hugs,
Cheryl Walker

webgranny19 said...

Great project!love the curiosity shoppe!

Betty said...

so cute - just bought that 8x8 pad - now to create with it!!

Megan Aaron said...

beautiful! just gorgeous!

Martuska said...

Great work! Thanks for sharing!

eyes2theocean said...

This is so cute... I really like those configuration boxes . And the little monster head is so cute. :)

Mohawk Crafter said...

Off the wall. Love it. Going to follow your blog just for that. Glad I was directed to your site.

Sandi said...

Am a lover of "weird stuff" also! Great project Jingle!!

Connie Mercer said...

looks great!!!

Gloria L. said...

You did an amazing job!

Aline said...

I love this project, great and beautiful !

Danielle said...

Awesome project! That clothespin is so cool!

Tracy Heaton said...

Wonderful project
Tracy x

Tenia Nelson said...

Dang girlie.....this is all types of awesome!!! Just AWESOME!!!! Just sayin'.

Cait said...

What a great use of one of my favorite lines of paper...your box is amazing!

scrappymo! said...

Your box is stunning!

Mayra said...

nice and clean... very refreshing

Anonymous said...

I like the lighter look of the T!m boxes clean and crisp.

Lisa T,

Boni said...

what a great way to use my fav set . Just awasome

Kristie Maynard said...

Great project, TFS!!!

hilde janbroers said...

amazing project!!! super!!!

Martica Designs said...

This is adorable tfs.....

kim said...

Your project is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

Christina Ketelsen said...

Enjoyable project! Love the use of all the Graphic you used. Just fantastic work...TFS...Christina

sleigh said...

This is GREAT! Seen a few of Tim's configuration boxes turned into wonderful art and I think I may want to give it a go one of these days too, that's what I keep saying, lol! Thank you for sharing this wonderful project with us today :)

achairnadream said...

First time I have seen a configuration box done in white. Very different, I likey.

nicemouse said...

Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

maryjane said...

So inspirirng... love this!

Drifty Wright said...

I Love Boxes--all shapes and sizes!! This is so great--Graphic 45 and May Arts are meant for each and boxes--the ultimate Tri-Bond!! Thank you so much for a wonderful project and tutorial. How Fun!!

Kimberly said...

Love love this paper!....TFS! Great project....

pitje said...

this truly is a curiosity cabinet

Danielle Copley said...

May arts ribbon and G 45 paper, what a great combo! Wonderful job!

Angie said...

Gorgeous Box!!!! I love all the fun elements!!!

shari said...

What a great project, thanks so much for sharing. Shari (cricutrookie)

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That is so cool!!!
And loving your card for the next round.
So clever! :)
Off to vote!

Sheri said...

very cool! love the black and white combo!

SmokieBlueRose said...

You made it look so easy to do but I know it's not. Simple elegance.

to_csh said...

Graphic 45, May Arts AND Tim Holtz. Be still my heart! I love them all and love your design!!

Margie said...

Love this!

Elisa K said...

Love it... congrats on making it to round 4.. hugs

gabie said...

Wow! Curiouser, curiouser,....
Love it.
hugs,
Gabie Pina

Nat Laney said...

Wonderful job! congrats on making it to round 4.

butterfly said...

The boxes are great - quirky, fun and creative. Lovely stuff.

Kaatje said...

nice project

Wanda said...

always love black & white... classy!

Linda said...

Love your project and the hop.

Ruth G said...

So timely! I'm starting a shadow box project to make for my hubby! Thanks for the inspiration!

happybooker said...

Love the "wierd" elements you found lying around your studio. They are the best parts. I like the way you paired the configuration box with the Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper (one of my most favorite lines of Graphic 45). I like the black and white character of the piece and I love the addition of the May Arts ribbon! Thanks for quite a bit of inspiration for today.

Diana Waite said...

AMAZING my friend!

Sandydee said...

This is so cute, just loved it.

marylouh said...

Love the shadow box. Love the "odds and ends" in the shelves.

Monique Leslie The Misfit Crafter said...

Oh i love it. I am a sucker for halloween

marylouh said...

Love the use of the paper.
Graphic 45 always seems to have paper appropriate to all kinds of projects.

Lynn W. said...

What a creative project! That big black bow just tops it off nicely:)

Lynn Wild

Disco Queen said...

I love these G45 old curiosity shop papers. They are so perfect for Shadow boxes. Thankyou for sharing such an inspirational project with us.

Mary G. said...

What a fun project! The Old Curiosity Shop papers are perfect for this!

Dorina D said...

What a unique curiosity box. Love the use of the papers and ribbons and how you used items from your stash. Great job.

crazyoldsyd said...

This is so cute? I love Weird stuff too. Seems to be the mode for my life==Weirdo! I need to make one of these and just put some "weird" stuff that means things to me only. Great idea!

lilabber said...

Very cool and groovy. love the sculpted monster head on the shelf, looks like the curio cabinet for a mad "crafty" scientist. Love it.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Such a great project. I love your use of the ribbons and lace here...

Rea' said...

Love your configurations box! Your paper choice was awesome, love all the details inside, and that ribbon just made it pop !

kay(texfolkart) said...

wonderful curiosity cabinet! thanks for sharing your ideas!

Kate said...

I love your cabinet! Stunning!!! I love all the little knick knacks!

luv46kdz said...

Wow, really nice : )

Paula

Scrap4Therapy said...

Fun times!
Debbie

CandyHaz said...

What a great use for that paper

Susan said...

Your shadow boxes are delightful and full of interesting items to ponder over. Thanks for sharing

Ava Gavloski said...

jingle, thanks for sharing the details of your project, appreciated

howo34 said...

Great project its very cool and a bit creepy to me! lol

Judy Webb said...

Enjoyed your shadow box.

Katina said...

Great shadow box. I like how you started with a light background and then accented it with the dark papers and stuff. Cool!

Nan G said...

Cool elements box! Love the paper, ribbon and unusual stuff you've used!

Jeannie said...

Love this collection...very nice!

Carol said...

Gorgeous Shadow Box!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

DB said...

Love all the little details! Awesome job combining Tim Holtz and Graphic 45.

Barb Turpin said...

You are so creative Jen! Love Graphic 45!

texasbarb said...

Nice project!! Simple but elegant.

Bethany Becker said...

What a great project. Thanks for sharing!

Emily Keaton said...

Totally cool project!

shanjamorjor said...

very creative thanks for sharing

Angela said...

So Cool.

Melissa Hurdle said...

Very cool project! Love the crow and the eye>

Crafting Teacher said...

Nice project..thanks for the chance to win

Carol E said...

Wow! What a wonderful project, I just love it. Thank you so much for sharing it.

HawaiianLibrarian said...

Oh my, such curiosities that abound w/ whimsy and delight! Just fabulous! Mahalo, thank you for sharing.

Emily H said...

Wow! You must have a fun studio! Goodness! This is incredible!

Suzanne said...

Perfect project for Olde Curiosity Shop.

Karen L said...

What an amazing project....especially like that funny white figurine! Kinda ghostly!! Love the way you used the Graphic 45!

Debbie said...

this is amazing lot the black sheer ribbon
upnurse at aol dot com

Jackie in Alaska said...

A very creative use of the materials. I love the "wierdness"-simply wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
Jackie in Alaska

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Beautiful project.Thank you for sharing.

Pam said...

Love your project!

Trish said...

this is a great project. i love your sense of whimsy!

Cristiane Juliani said...

So creative!!! Wow!!! Thanks..

yellowroseofms said...

Very creative!

elena said...

Great project!!! Thanks...

Peggy said...

Great job on decorating the configuration boxes. God bless, Peggy Allen

Kathy Ancheta said...

I love your funky style! I am not brave enough to try stuff like this. I must know more about the cornstarch method?

berlykim37 said...

I love this paper. your box is so cool.

Angie`s Inky Fingers! said...

fantastic box, i`d love to do one of these! xx

lynneatw said...

I love this shadow box.

Sister Brute said...

Very pretty and oddly creepy - I love it!

Charlotte Zweigoron said...

I love this paper and I love what you have created here!

Christine Slak AKA Aunt Prissy said...

I've been waiting for just the right inspiration to work on the boxes in my stash and I think you have inspried me!

Danielle Trippeda said...

This is amazing. I love all things Graphic 45.

Jillisgram said...

Tim Holtz and Graphic 45 --- what a combination! Very nice work! Val from IL.

Carol Gibson said...

Great project. Love the Tim Holtz mixed with the Graphic 45.

Karen Wedding said...

Wow! What a wonderful project. So much detail. Great job!

Joanna said...

Thanks for posting a fun project!

Tanya said...

So cool! I LOVE it!!

Marie said...

Love the project. Very nice indeed!!

NWFlamingo said...

Sweet! I love this line.

Dawn said...

great project, I have been wanting to do one of these, thanks for the inspiration

Cindy Lou said...

Very cute and fun. Love projects that get the mind churning :)

Brenda said...

Totally awesome! Can't wait to see your next card for Gallery Idol!

Sara Russell-Clark said...

I love this! Really great use of the ribbon and papers :)

Scrappychick said...

Holy wickedness batman! Love it!

Jacquie Southas said...

I love decor pieces like this - the details are great

karens crafty corner said...

My favourite papers used in this fab project! x x

Rea said...

Great project, and love all the little treasures.

Wende said...

Nice work!

Christine said...

What a fun project...so versatile, too!

Teena said...

Missed the hop yesterday but I'm catching up and so glad I am. There is too much gorgeous stuff for my brain to absorb, but I'm doing my best! TFS! Teena

Tanya said...

Delightful project! Love the idea and your little treasures tucked in the litle shelves. Super cute!

marilyn said...

Fabulous project! Love memory boxes.

Kaye said...

Stunning project, Thanks for sharing it with us.

Two Crafty Catz said...

Such a cool project!

Luv 2 Create said...

Love your configuration box. Love the dramatic black/gld & wht color combo you have used.
Marcie

gale said...

This is really cool! It looks like it was a lot of fun to put together.

Sheila said...

Kudos to you. I'm sure Tim H. would be impressed with your work.

Raven said...

Such a neat idea. The papers and colors go so well together.

Ratty Hugs said...

What a super project, love the colors & the details. Thank you so much for creating and sharing it.
alsmouse ~C8> Ratty Hugs

Becky Dunham said...

Love this project Jingle! The little sculpted head is one of my favorite parts :)

Diana said...

Great job. Nice and clean. Beautiful. TFS

Monika/Buzsy said...

This is fabulous Jingle. Love the great elements.

Linda said...

Loved your project!! thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent with us. Great give away too!!!

orfanannie said...

Neat project. I'm afraid I'd quit half way through this since I'm a bit impatient with my projects. However, you did an outstanding job and it's a great project! thanks for sharing with us

. said...

This is beautiful. That clothespin really caught my eye. I love the way it looks. Your work is gorgeous.

Kathy said...

GREAT tutorial, Jingle, and love you used all the different embellies on your boxes!

Beth said...

Love your curiosity box....this is a fun hop!

Pearl said...

This is really lovely! I like collecting miniature things and this will be a great way to display them. Thanks for sharing!
Love Pearl x

mtscrapgal said...

Your collection of boxes is spectacular. It's hard to see all the goodies you included since there are so many. Great job. Thanks

Lydia Madara said...

Wonderful blog hop! So loving Graphic 45 and May Arts! Your work area is right up my alley! Love the configurations boxes. lmadara@ptd.net

Two Crafty Catz said...

Love it!

Scottishrose said...

I love shadow boxes to display miniature items...this is darling!
TfS!!!

Sue D said...

This is awesome!

Vail said...

Great shadowbox, very creative.

Jessie Lee said...

Great design idea!!

Karen Stephenson said...

nicely done. A cool use of Tim's boxes.

jennifer berkhahn said...

What a great blog so many cool pieces you've done. I'm sure your dad loved his gift.

Ms Scrapmess said...

OMG - you're talented girl!! Great idea with the pencils, how do you come up with these ideas?!

Bonnie Tyler said...

I love your boxes. You are very creative. TFS.

Diana Fernandez said...

Love your projects! I adore graphic 45!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi , Gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing . France

michsmith1973 said...

Super cute project!

nanatam said...

Love playing with those boxes! Great Job! TFS!!

Alita said...

This is a very strange and yet Unique project. Your little goodies go really well with the Graphic 45 paper line you used.
Thanks for sharing.

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Adorable shadowbox..creatively decorated filled with all kinds of neat little curiosity notions..love it.

Sonia Y said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

Bart said...

Great job on the little monster head! Stampendous and Graphic45! You go girl!

Scrapycandy said...

This is a fun project. Love your blog! Thank you!

Tolegranny said...

Just love it. Fabulous!

Sherry Gardner said...

really love your card...

Cindy said...

Great project! I love all of the little embelly's that you used!

Lora said...

Stay sharp and keep those creative juices flowing. Simply delightful.

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