Thursday, March 13, 2014

Gina's Designs DT Project: Trim Organizer/Cross Promotions with CraftSupplies1

Welcome to my blog today everyone. I have my first cross promotion project for the month for you featuring CraftSupplies1! After putting this one organizer together, I realized I was going to need MANY more! You get a great box with 12 cards to wrap your choice of trim around. The box is very easy to put together. I used Aleene's Tacky Glue to assemble it. Once the glue was dry, I used gesso on the entire box and on the cards. The box (inside and out) and the cards are trimmed with the KellerKurtz & Company paper stack. Have I mentioned that I am in love with this stack? :) I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the box. This paper is a bit on the thin side so I did have some wrinkles that did not come out of the paper.  I used that to my advantage and went with a vintage look. I took my Walnut Stain ink pad directly to the paper on the box and buffed off the excess.
 The wide piece of lace from my stash was attached first followed by a gorgeous Venice heart lace from CraftSupplies1.
 The heart trim comes in a bright white and as you can tell, it can be colored! I use a combination of the Tea Dye Refill Ink watered down and coffee.
The filigree heart is part of the Filigree Frames Shape Set available at Gina's Designs. I used Magic Moon Pearls on the outside heart first followed by Orbit Olive Gold on the filigree. The inside of the heart was first inked with Sage Green followed by embossing with Clear from Stampin' Up. I used my script stamp over the top while the embossing was still hot.  All the fabulous flowers are from Craftsupplies1. I did spray some of them with my Tea Dye water mixture.The road metal filigree circles are also available from CraftSupplies1.

The upper edges of the box were lined with pearl trim - another fun product available from CraftSupplies1.
As you can see, I have decided to use this box for my laces (okay some of my laces).
After I cut out paper to line both sides of each card, I mod-podged (yes I am using a proper noun as a verb!) them down. Once dried, I distressed the cards with a file (not an easy task to try and rough up the heavy chip!) and Walnut Stain. As you can see in the picture above, I tore off some of the paper in various spots and on various cards. I buffed the cards to remove any remaining ink so it would not come off on the laces. 
 Each of the cards was stamped with a vintage sewing object. I then wrapped my lace around the cards and used a pin to keep them in place.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Don't forget that Gina's Designs is having a sale until March 15, 2014!  Please use the code WINTERBLUES15!

Gina's Designs Products

Heart Venice Lace
All Flowers
Metal Circles

Other Products
Gesso: Studio 71 - white
Paper: KellerKurtz & Company (thePaperStudio carried at Hobby Lobby)
Stamp Set: TPC Studio - Vintage Crafting
Inkadinkado - Script
Embossing Powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang - Orbit Olive Gold & Magic Moon Pearls
Stampin' Up! - Clear
Embossing Ink: Ranger - Tinted Embossing Ink (refill)
Ink: Tim Holtz - Walnut Stain, Sage Green
Memories - Black
Ink Refill: Tim Holtz - Tea Dye
Coffee: Foldgers
Lace - from my stash
Leaves - from my stash
Mod Podge