13 December, 2018

Love & fairy dust

Just a quick post today, to present what I've been working on lately. 
To use up some things that accumulated in my stash, I recycled this cardboard box that once contained bullet-proof glass film for my phone. As the box itself looked quite stable, I didn't want to throw it away, thinking I might as well use it in one of my future projects, and this is what I came up with: 
The patterned paper might be familiar to you as I've used it before to cover up my pen storage, and the fairy is in fact what remained from the sheet of paper after the pen box was done. 
Luckily, the magical creature - alongside with the butterfly by her side - has just the right size to fit on the box lid (except for her toes), and as such doesn't need much of additional embellishments. 
In fact, I thought I'd leave it as it is, but then I was already digging through my treasures for a little something to add. My first thought was using some lace o ribbon, but in the very end I remembered this huge gemstone swirl that I received from scrapping4fun ages ago. It was too big to use it on my cards, and as I didn't want to cut it into pieces, it tremained inn my stash.
Now, however, it turned out to be perfect to add a little fairy magic, and, to be perfectly honest, I was also happy to cover up the fairy a little bit as the image itself looks a *little* bit too sexy to me. I understand it would be perfect for some guy project, but as I didn't want to restrict the circle of recipients in the first place, I thought I'd make it a little bit more family friendly :) 
As shimmering as the box lookds on the outside, I decided to keep the inside plain and simple. On the inner front lid, I placed another layer of the fairy paper...
... while the first thing to do on the other side was covering up the glass film instructions that were printed on cardboard. Once I placed rice paper over the whole area, I added two pieces of shimmering paper to create pockets. I punched their borders with a decorative punch and placed some tiny pearls on the ornament. 
After that, I cut out one of the fairy messages from the paper block, enhanced it with another layer of background paper, and decorated it with a tiny bow. For a personalized message, I placed a bigger piece of white paper on shimmering background paper, and cut a little ornament in one border here as well. 
To spare me from cutting the tiny oval shape to cover the entire cardboard surface, and still make sure the entire inside area is covered, I added three pearls from my stash.
As both pieces of paper can be removed from their pockets, and since I decided to keep the foamy boundary, there's enough place to hide an additional "something" inside the box - money, a letter, a piece of jewelry...
For the back side, I decided to go with the patterned paper again, adding one last remaining swirl from my stash. And even though I thought about painting the brown cardboard with (silver?) acrylic paint, I decided to leave it like this in the end.
I'm not yet sure who is going to receive the magical message, so I just put it aside for a while. However, upon doing so, I couldn't help noticing that the big silver swirl might not be fairy magic at all. In fact, considering the way I placed it over the image, it might as well be a giant, shimmering fairy fart. Ooops!
A little contribution to the December collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.

613 avenue create: ATG
a bit more time to craft: ATG
butterfly challenge: fairy
crafting with an attitude: ATG
creative moments: ATG
cutie pie challengeblog: add sparkle
friendship challenge: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
morgans artworld: ATG
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG


  1. What a fabulous idea and what a fabulous and gorgeous project you have created here. You have definitely inspired me to get out some of my old boxes I have had stored away for many years and done nothing with them. Nice work. I love it. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you. Annette DT forhttp://morgansartworld.blogspot.com/

  2. What a brilliant transformation and a fab project. Thank you for taking part in the "Love To Craft Challenge". DT Sam x

  3. What a fabulous restoration of the unwanted box. The inside is a decorative as the outside. The fairy paper looks lovely as does the glittery swirl. Thankyou for coming and spinning the fairy wheel with me this week. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Gorgeous creation, love the image and design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  5. Your box is gorgeous. I love how you completed the inside also.
    Thank you for joining the Crafting With An Attitude challenge.
    Monica C. DT CWAA

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613. I especially like the swirl of 'diamonds' you added - a great finishing touch on this project!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C
    RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  7. Beautiful card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month and we hope to see you back on 2019.

  8. What a beautiful project! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Judy TTCRD DT
    Don't Mess With Me, I'm Scrappy {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  9. Beautifully recycled box.
    Thanks for joining us st CRAFT.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  10. Beautiful card love the sparkle,thanks for joining us here at Cutie Pie challenge good luck Lyn DT x.

  11. Pretty box and embellishments. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
    Gale DT for

  12. Hallo liebe Cheiro urgia,
    diese Karte ist wunderschön gestaltet und gefällt mir sehr gut.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Friendship Challenge.
    Liebe Grüße Silvi

  13. Hi Cheiro,
    Your card is amazing and wonderful
    Thanks for joining us at Friendship Challenge
    Hugs Anja