Believe it or not, baseball cards originally came in this box.
Of very expensive baseball cards.
2009 National Treasures box
It's a really nice box--wooden, with hinges--AND since we have a baseball card store, I like to keep some of the fun stuff and repurpose them for other things. Today's redo started with some DecoArt Americana Chalky Finish paint in Refreshing and a Creme Wax finish:
A tea related collage image, and . . .
Voila! A "tea chest". This will be used at an upcoming baby shower for, well, teabags, of course. There's another quote on the inside of the lid. I like to think of it as a functional decoration. You can find more details at Altered Pages.
There is something about shaped atcs that really appeal to me. Maybe it's just the outside-the-box thing, or maybe it's the challenge of making something that's technically 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches, but not a rectangle.
Here are some shaped atcs that I've received in swaps:
In keeping with the atc celebration at Altered Pages this month (you can get some fabulous blog candy by sharing your own creations, by the way, so be sure to go check it out for yourself!), I'm revisiting some of my favorite artist trading card creations. This one is an atc sized pop-up card, created from a stamped monoprint background:
I'll bet you have have some favorite atc creations of you own--if they're like mine, they got traded, right?
Happy Thursday to you!
In between my Sneaking-Around-Watching-the-Olympics-Time, I made up some treat bags to share with people I'm thankful for. You can see them HERE, along with the easy instructions, today at Altered Pages.
I'd send one to all the Olympic athletes, but as you probably know, I'm still banned . . .
Yes, I know, it's not fall yet--but trust me, it's around the corner. Today at Altered Pages, I'm sharing a super simple, fall inspired decorations. Specifically, Thanksgiving, but really, you can make these for any holiday you choose simply by varying the selection of collage image.
You know the deal--just a look. Yes, those are tiny little pink seashells. Nope, I did not dye them myself, but I'm glad someone else felt so inclined. This Bathing Beauty you will find HERE, at Altered Pages.
#2--at DIY Design Studio, more chalk paint, on an architectural found piece wall hanging. Okay, you got me, I have no idea what to call it! But it hangs on the wall. And it has architectural elements, including a vintage piece of rusty tin. So there you go.