Thursday, 3 June 2010

A new birth - soap giftbox

A couple of weeks ago I came across a small blue plate with 4 "robin egg" rose guestsoaps in it for around 2 dollars and took it. Didn't know really what to do with it.
The papercut strips for a nest looked fake, but the leaf shape blue plate was cute.

Than last week hubby got a small box with 4 expensive bonbons in it, each praline having it's own compartment. The kids took care of the bonbons and I took the box :)

I wanted to use the lovely hymnal title freebie of vintiquities and took the one "A new birth" for my box. I used a free graphic from the graphicfairy, loads of modpodge, some paperflowers, punched ribbon, a bronze filligree swirl, stickles, blue ribbon for closing the box and some designerpaper (dotted paper is Boe Bunny, the flower butterfly pattern is K&Company I think), blue and brown cardstock, a butterfly sticker and Tim Holtz distress ink.

Sketch is from Sketch saturday.

I love how it came out :)

Entered in these challenges:
1. Vintiquitiesworkshop contest (use of the hymnal title)
2. sketch saturday (the sketch)
3. Simon says (use blue, green and brown)
4. Sir Stampalot (punched border behind image and frame)

and coming monday


Tracy said...

I love the vintage look to this. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s Challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

brenda said...

Hi Elsina

What a beautiful vintage box.

Thank you for joining us at Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck.

B x

Francesca said...

Very nice box,
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot Challenge this month and good luck!.


chris said...

Hi Elsina
wow wee , this is so perfect, love it so much, that nest is so perfect,love the spotty papers and well I love it all.
hugs chris xx

SemSee said...

Oh WOW! This is amazing! So pretty! Thank you for joining our birthday celebrations at Sketch Saturday this week! Hugs, Sem x

Thespa McLaughlin said...

Ok, I'm floored! I just love your use of the free vintage hymnal title. Gorgeous work! Thanks for entering my contest and Good luck!

PinksyDoodles said...

This is fabulous! Something very special.
Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
Clare x

Sherry said...

Fantastic!!! What a wonderful use of the soaps and the box is beautiful.

Cindy Adkins said...

This is simply gorgeous--I just love what you did with it...It is a sublime creation...wonderful!
Sending "Shalom" to you from New Orleans.
Cindy Adkins

BLiSsAngELs said...

Beautiful project, it makes the egg shape soaps even more special.. thank you for sharing ~wendy at

Anonymous said...

Dropping by from The Graphics Fairy, I love the uniqueness and creative thinking of this project!
and it's just plain cute!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Hopping over from the Graphics Fairy...this project is just so lovely! I am inspired to make some gifts!

Karen The Graphics Fairy said...

What a gorgeous box!! I can't imagine a lovelier gift, this is just perfect in every way! Thanks so much for linking this up to Brag Monday.

PetraB said...

This is such a wonderful creation. I love the colours you used, very elegant.

Victoria said...

I found you from the Graphics Fairy, wow that box is amazing!!! How talented you are:)

Your newest follower:)

Tania said...

Jumped over here from graphics fairy - really love this!!!

Nan said...

This beautiful soap box came out so well. Saw it over at Karen's...I wish I could make one like this !!
Take Care

Melissa/Piney Rose said...

I love this! It is so gorgeous.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This turned out so cute~ I love how you reused the candy box, too! Lovely project!

QueenBe said...

Love the box, and love your blog!