Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Steampunk Spells Box and Mini

Good evening!

As promised I've got some photos of my Steampunk Spells project to show you.  What a blast I had putting this together.  I did this one just for me.  No particular end in mind.  Just playing and having fun.  Hope you like it as much as I do!

The box I used is a Graphic 45 Altered Art Box with windows in the front.  I don't think these are available anymore.  I have had this in my stash for a year.  The flowers were fussy cut and layered.  I got this idea from Anne Rostad from the G 45 Design Team.  There are Tim Holtz die cut gears, paper and chipboard accents.

I took some metal tape, ran it through the Big Shot with a Tim Holtz Texture Fade, and sponged on some black paint.  Most of the paint gets wiped off but stays in all the nooks and crannies.  I used this on the sides, as accents and even a little peeking out of the back.  Thought it gave a great grungy steampunk feel to the box.

The front cover opens to reveal our steampunk witch in all her glory.  You can see that metal tape accent.

The interior panel opens to reveal a mini "spell" book.  The ribbon is holding it in place.

This ribbon is to help pull the mini out.

Using the cut apart sheet I created some journaling spots and then added tags held in place with belly bands and stoppers.  So fun huh?

Well, what do you think?  Steampunk Spells combines two of my favorite things - Steampunk and Halloween.  I'm just in heaven.  Still have lots of paper left and I can't wait to make something else.

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy creating!

Hugs,  Sharon


  1. You did a great job on this project. All the attention you paid to the little details really shows!

  2. AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL!!! I love how you decorated the box and that little touch of the grungy metal peeking over one corner is very creative. You did a fantastic job!!!

  3. Wow! This is incredible!! What a fun thing to make…I don't know if I could do it but I love it!


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