Monday, August 11, 2014

Treasures to Behold!

This project was fun and a bit challenging to create.  It is an old fashioned trunk with lovely vintage papers (Tim Holtz Wllflower), antique handles, leather look straps (chipboard and glossy accents) and old brass screws (brads).

Front View
I made this trunk and two mini-albums from a Kathy Orta kit - Kit Club 10.

Top View
The super fun thing about this trunk are all the hidden parts.  Can you guess where they might be?

On the side is a handle that is used to lift the trunk.  Well this handle also pulls out to reveal a drawer with a lovely mini-album.  But wait! There is more!

The front face of the trunk opens.

And then the little drawer opens!!
So many surprises!!! And lots of room for albums and pictures.  Here are a few pictures of one of the albums.  I decorated it similar to Kathy so no need to show all the pages.

This book has a really interesting construction - each page with pockets and flaps is made out of one 12x12 sheet of card stock.  The flap from one page forms a pocket on the connecting page.  The design is brilliant!

The Tim Holtz Wallflower paper is just so lovely.  The colors are perfect for a vintage look project and there is lots of collaging on the page so I don't have to do any of my own.

This is a really special home decor piece that will sit on the corner of my hearth where I will share pictures of our early married life.

Happy Scrapping!


Judy Webb said...

So pretty. I'm using TH Wallflower for Retrospective 365. Love seeing how you used them.

TinaC said...

Beautifully it...!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Nancy I am totally lost for words......this is out of this world beautiful, amazing, awesome, stupendous....I may have already said this before Nancy but I am truly in awe of your talent, this is something that is a real treasure, something that should be held dear for years to come, I really, really love it.
lorraine x

Unknown said...

Beautiful and well done. Thanks for sharing.

Laura said...


Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW Nancy you are excelling yourself making albums-- never seen a more clever album and 3 D too-- the trunk looked like it was really made of cloth and metal-- you are an expert!!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Wow Nancy, you've done it again. This is amazing. You certainly seem to have the bug for making albums and I think this one must be the best yet, well my favorite anyway.

Sue xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome Nancy, you do such marvellous work!

Sue said...

WOW! This is absolutely stunning Nancy. Such a wonderful design. I love the papers you have used and such amazing detailing too.
Sue xx