Isn't that what the Cheshire Cat says in Alice in Wonderland? "Curiouser and Curiouser!"
A recent assignment with Graphic 45 as a designer was to create a Halloween or Dark Side Steampunk "Think Outside of the Box" project combining two of any of their Box Staples to create a dimension project. So I, of course, went with Halloween and the fabulous Graphic 45 Hallowe'en in Wonderland Deluxe Collection they re-introduced this year. Love, love, love that paper collection!
What I did was take the ATC Book Box and the Regular Book Box (in black) by Graphic 45 and tweaked them a bit and put them together to create this "Curiouser and Curiouser Trinket Box." I did a remake on the regular book box to add a drawer which holds a fun Junk Journal. I also added a mirror on top that turns around. On the front you see Alice and the Queen of Hearts as shown in the photo above and when you turn the mirror you see a collage of many of the Wonderland characters as shown in the photo below.
I just adore how this project turned out! It was so much fun and I want you all to be able to make it too so there is a SnapGuide tutorial for creating the trinket box, one for creating the junk journal and one for creating the tag album that fits in the top section of the trinket box.
This project is being showcased on the Graphic 45 blog post today with lots more photos and there's also a fun and fabulous Halloween card by Nico, one of my Graphic 45 Design Teammates. Please check it all out on their blog post and leave a comment there as there is a prize to be given away this week to one lucky person. (Winner will be announced Friday).
Here's my SnapGuides for this project:
Detailed Supply List:
- Graphic 45 Staples ATC Book Box & Tag Album, Black
- Graphic 45 Staples Book Box, Black
- Graphic 45 Door Pull, Shabby Chic
- Graphic 45 Door Plates & Knobs, Shabby Chic
- Graphic 45 Hallowe’en in Wonderland Deluxe Collector’s Edition
- 1 each 6” #8 Threaded Rod
- 2 each #8 Nuts & Washers
- Decorative Glass Drawer/Cabinet Knob (Purchase at Hardware or Home Improvement Store)
- Small Flat Mirror
- Black Chipboard
- Black Cardstock
- 1 each 8” Party Straw
- Decorative Die
- Oval Die
- Large Magnetic Snaps Set (+/-)
- Metal Hitch Fastener
- Black Hair Ponytail Elastic
- Black Ribbons
- Cheesecloth—Antiqued with Spray or Stained
- Heart Stick Pins
- Green Tulle
- Heart Beads
- Rhinestone Beads
- Tim Holtz Clock Face
- Silver Seed Beads
- Flower Punch or Die
- Glossy Accents
- Black Lace
- Purple Hug Snug Ribbon
- Various Halloween Stamps & Stencils
- Distress Inks
- Prima & Petal Flowers
- Kaisercraft Black Roses
I think this project would look fabulous with any Graphic 45 collection and you could make it with or without a mirror. I hope you have a great week and thanks so much for stopping by!