Monday, September 19, 2011

Crafty Secrets September Challenge ~ Retro

Good Morning!
It's Crafty Secrets challenge time again and this month it's all things retro.
Remember those plastic tissue boxes that were the in thing in the 50's and 60's? You could get vanity sets, powder boxes, lotion dispensers and tissue boxes. I remember my mom had a pink set with rhinestones on it.
I see them in flea markets, I picked this one up for $1. It's pretty as is, but, you know I had to dress it up with paper!

I  printed off some patterned paper from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD on copy paper and coverd the box, I adhered the paper with Mod Podge. I stamped the banner from the Artsy Banner stamp set with Ranger Distress Old Paper ink, cut it out and adhered it all around the top edge of the box. I painted on a coat of Mod Podge over the paper to protect it. I glued on some vintage white buttons on the banner flags on the front. I adhered some tiny pom-pom trim to the top edge all the way around.
I pulled out my Alterations rosette and mini rosette dies and cut some rosettes for the top. Are you getting tired of my rosettes yet? It seems like I use  them on everything I make, I LOVE those dies!! I cut the rosettes with paper from the Crafty Secrets Pastel Paper Pad and some My Minds Eye 12x12 paper strips. I cut the different sizes and layered them and glued buttons on top. I threaded the buttons with tiny strips of cardstock. I stuck 2 green stick pins in one of the rosettes.
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That's my project, now check out the other girls projects and the Heartwarming Vintage Blog to see some eye candy!
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Thanks so much for stopping by, have a great week!
Smiley from millan.net

16 comments:

Shelly Hickox said...

This is gorgeous, Pam! I love the colors and no, I never get tired of rosettes! The more the better and yours are too sweet!

Linda D said...

Sadly, I do remember them LOL!! Again, your project is beautiful. Love the pom-poms :)

Jan said...

How adorable and love the papers you used! This is a kleenex box that I'd love to have :)

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

I love it Pam! What a cute project. Fave Colors too:)

Vicki C said...

I ADORE this project Pam!

BEAR's Mom said...

i remember those tissue boxes
and you did this one right purty!
love the altered box
and no, i'm not tired of the rosettes!
very nice project Pam~
~victoria~

Daisy said...

Love your decorated tissue box. Such a retro item that you put your creative touches on. Pretty!

A Vintage Chic said...

Gosh, Pam...I haven't seen one of those in AGES! My grandmother used to have them all over the place--now I'm going to have to find some and do this, too--fabulous!

Julie

beadz said...

What a cool project! I love the flowers that you made. Great idea.
hugs,
Gini

Cynthia said...

Really fun tissue box, Pam! The pom pom trim and rosettes are perfect.

Creative Grammie said...

Wowzer, what a transformation! So adorably pretty!

belinee said...

Oh my god! How lovely! :))))))) I love it, Pam!

kathy/North Carolina said...

Darling! I love those rosettes. I just ordered the mini rosette die for myself, and can't wait til it arrives! I really like the way you stacked them to create dimension. Very clever.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, great way to dress up your $1 find

Kristina M. Anderson said...

Great idea! Way to upcycyle! Lovely project. Thank you for the great idea.

Lana said...

This is beautiful project! Love the rosettes and colors you chose.

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