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:

  1. 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!!

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

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  3. 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!

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

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

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  6. 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!

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

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

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  9. Love your box project! Awesome.

    Smiles~
    Marilyn

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  10. The trinkets are amazing. Great job.

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

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

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

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

    Monica
    scraps2treasure.blogspot.com

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

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

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  17. Very nice! I love this line of G45!

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

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  19. Lovely config. box project!
    Kim

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

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

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  23. 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.

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  24. One word .... SENSATIONAL!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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

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

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

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  28. amazing project!!!
    hugs,
    Cheryl Walker

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  29. Great project!love the curiosity shoppe!

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

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  31. Great work! Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

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  35. You did an amazing job!

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  36. I love this project, great and beautiful !

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  37. Awesome project! That clothespin is so cool!

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

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

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  40. nice and clean... very refreshing

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

    Lisa T,

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

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  43. Your project is amazing. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Kim
    k1i2m3@cox.net

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

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  45. 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 :)

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

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  47. Nice project. Thanks for sharing.

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  48. 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!!

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

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  50. this truly is a curiosity cabinet

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

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

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

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

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  55. very cool! love the black and white combo!

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

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

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

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

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  60. Wonderful job! congrats on making it to round 4.

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

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  62. always love black & white... classy!

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  63. Love your project and the hop.

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

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  65. 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.

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  66. This is so cute, just loved it.

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

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

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

    Lynn Wild

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

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

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

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  73. 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!

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

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

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

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  77. wonderful curiosity cabinet! thanks for sharing your ideas!

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

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  79. What a great use for that paper

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

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

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

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

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

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  85. Love this collection...very nice!

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  86. Gorgeous Shadow Box!

    Carol B
    ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

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

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  88. You are so creative Jen! Love Graphic 45!

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  89. Nice project!! Simple but elegant.

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  90. What a great project. Thanks for sharing!

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  91. very creative thanks for sharing

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  92. Very cool project! Love the crow and the eye>

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  93. Nice project..thanks for the chance to win

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

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

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

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  97. Perfect project for Olde Curiosity Shop.

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

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

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  100. Jackie in AlaskaJune 19, 2012 at 3:33 AM

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

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  101. Beautiful project.Thank you for sharing.

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

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

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

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  105. I love this paper. your box is so cool.

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

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  107. Very pretty and oddly creepy - I love it!

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

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

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  110. This is amazing. I love all things Graphic 45.

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

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

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

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  114. Thanks for posting a fun project!

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  115. Love the project. Very nice indeed!!

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

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

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

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

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  120. Holy wickedness batman! Love it!

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  121. I love decor pieces like this - the details are great

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  122. My favourite papers used in this fab project! x x

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  123. Great project, and love all the little treasures.

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

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  125. 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

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

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  127. Fabulous project! Love memory boxes.

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  128. Stunning project, Thanks for sharing it with us.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  135. Great job. Nice and clean. Beautiful. TFS

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  136. This is fabulous Jingle. Love the great elements.

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

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  138. 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

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

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

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

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  142. 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

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

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  144. 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

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

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  146. Great shadowbox, very creative.

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  147. Karen StephensonJune 21, 2012 at 6:46 AM

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

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

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

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

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  151. Love your projects! I adore graphic 45!!!

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  152. Hi , Gorgeous project. Thanks for sharing . France

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

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  154. 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.

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

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  156. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!!

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

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

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

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

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