This month for the Close to My Heart Spotlight Blog Hop we are each using one of the new B&T Duo papers from the Spring 2010 Idea Book.  The papers are Veranda, Topstitch, Caboodle, You Rock, and the new Creative Basics Veranda Collection (which is a bulk paper pack great for cards!).

I chose to use the Topstitch papers because are my absolute favorite.  I altered a My Creations Memory Keeper for my daughter.  I used Mod Podge as my adhesive for the paper and inked around the edges of the boxes (and all the papers) with Chocolate ink.  Once dry, I applied another coat of Mod Podge over the top of the entire box to protect it.  The Love Story Rub-ons were an afterthought but they worked well right over the Mod Podge.  I love how it made it look like a wide piece of lace.  I painted the Just Blooms Big Pink flowers with the Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint to give them a nice shimmery look and adhered them to the box with Liquid Glass.  The Z1039 Create-a-Shade Pearl Paint is currently not available but check my website again after April 23 for it to be back in stock.  I finished off the flower with a Filigree Charm in the center.  I used brown Staz-on ink and a sponge dauber to color the charm to match perfectly.

Now hop on over to Tracy’s blog and see what she has created!

There is a list of all the participants in the previous post.

If you’d like to see more altered items, click here.


Amy · 04/15/2010 at 6:08 am

This is one of my favorite packs too. This is super cute!!

TraceyJean · 04/15/2010 at 11:44 am

I like what you did with the memory box. Love your “lace” strip.

Haley D. · 04/15/2010 at 6:10 pm

Your box is so pretty! I bet she loves it. I had no idea our rub-ons would work over Mod Podge. Thanks for the great tip!

Traci · 04/15/2010 at 9:37 pm

This project is FABULOUS!! I love to see ideas for using the CTMH papers in 3D. Thanks for sharing your idea.

Mary Eisen · 04/16/2010 at 8:59 am

Love the colors and the project! Great Job!

Jenifer Benner · 04/17/2010 at 9:53 am

Love this!! the box is a great gift for someone!!

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