Thursday, July 25, 2013

Old Love letters box

I have had this box for.....forever!
I have always kept it in my dropleaf desk. I put things in it that I want to keep. Cards from my Mom, letters from my sister's, friends, funeral cards, pictures that my Grandkids have drawn and colored for me or a last card or letter from my husband. Some of these things eventually get put in a scrapbook. But until then, I keep them in this box. I had to do a little gluing on it because it was starting to fall apart. I could have just gone out and bought another but this box and I have been through a lot. I just couldn't just throw it away.
I started out by using Modge Podge and gluing all my paper on. Next, is  a Lg Scallop Circle then a Large Doily that I cut out of some gold paper. After that, is another gold Doily that I fan-folded, some paper flowers and lots of green leaves. I added a ribbon that I made from 2 different pieces of ribbon. In the middle of my ribbon is an old clip earring that was my Mother-in-Law's.
Around the middle of my box I glued on some gold ribbon. Then, holding my box closed is a piece of ribbon with a button on it. On the under-side of the ribbon is some Velcro.
Boy, it sure looks better than it did! I probably should have taken a pic of it before I started.

Paper- Mocha Morning Designer Paper Pack by SU!
Scallop Circle Die- SU!
Leaves- Fanciful Flourish Die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Doily- Italian Flourish by Cheery Lynn Designs
Bow- ribbon from Robert Stanley Collection and Holiday Ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Ribbon around box- Tribbon
Flowers- ? from Hobby Lobby
Earring embelli- my Mother-in-law
Button- SU!
Challenges I would like to enter:
Cheery Lynn Designs- silver and/or gold
Crafty Ribbons Challenge- anything goes


  1. Such a lovely box, thank you for sharing it with crafty ribbons challenge
    P x

  2. Bridget!! :) Hi hun!

    Its been so long since we have caught up. I loved visiting your blog tonight! :)

    Stunning box.. this looks absolutely amazing sweetie!

    Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



  3. What a pretty box! Thank you so much for joining us this week for the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge and good luck!

  4. What a stunning box. Thank you for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn's Challenge.