TGIF crafty friends. My project today is a little out of the box. Okay, actually, it is a box! Turns out if you take a really cool stamp set and mix in some themed washi tape and brads you can create a pretty sweet little trinket box!
I started with Anchors Away from The Project Bin, a set of 5 clear stamps with nautical sayings ranging from inspirational to humorous on a 4"x6" storage sheet!
The sailing theme made me want to work with natural materials. I had some adhesive cork sheets in my inventory so I adhered it to mat board before I die cut and assembled my box and then inked the edges with brown ink. I almost did a happy dance when I realized the Wide Land and Sea Washi Tape was the perfect size to cover the sides of the box!
When I started playing with the stamps I realized the "eat SAIL sleep repeat" sentiment fit perfectly in the opening of the trinket box (time for another happy dance!). I love every opportunity to add dimension so I accented the stamped sentiment with a pair of black enamel dots before sprinkling Sandcastle Brads and Seagull Brads around the oval opening.
Here is a good view of the sides of the assembled box with the Wide Land and Sea Washi tape. I used the Ship Wheel Brad as part of the closure, looping elastic cording over that and then hooking it onto a hitch fastener I had placed on the side.
Just like a card, it is always nice to make the inside look as special as the outside.
On the reverse side of the lid I added a 3"x4" card. This time I stamped on the cork and the image is still nice and crisp! I added Shell Brads and more washi tape - do you see the Rope Washi across the top?
And finally, the bottom of the box holds another sentiment stamped onto cork.
So what should I put in this little trinket box? Perhaps a little salt water taffy?
And now it is time to head over to the
Instagram Hop with The Project Bin!
You will find the Hop lineup and all the details HERE.
Supplies Used for Anchors Away Trinket Box:Eyelet Outlet Ship Wheel Brads
Eyelet Outlet Seagull Brads
Eyelet Outlet Sandcastle Brads
Eyelet Outlet Shell Brads
Eyelet Outlet Wide Land And Sea Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet Rope Washi Tape
Eyelet Outlet Enamel Dots - Single Color, black
The Project Bin Anchors Away Stamp Set
Sizzix Scoreboards XL Dies Trinket Box by Eileen Hull
DCWV Adhesive Cork
Ideology Hitch Fasteners
Clearsnap ColorBox Blends - Nutmeg
Archival Ink, elastic cord, card stock