Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Frilly and Funkie - An Altered State

Hi everyone! Today I have a cute Christmas project that's perfect for all you fellow hoarders out there. It's time again for the Frilly and Funkie challenge and our hostess, Cec, has picked a really fun theme for us - An Altered State. Cec says, "It is time to transform something you have sitting around or can pick up for a song and make it one of your works of art. It could be a frame, a bottle, an old cigar box, a discarded CD - the list is endless. Just make sure your final transformation is vintage or shabby chic." I just happen to have a box of junk that I add bits and pieces to, knowing that someday they might be transformed into something cool - it was time to dig in and see what I could find.

I came across this box that I'd been saving for awhile. It's a sturdy box that held candy and had a lid with a magnetic closure. My first thought was to turn it into a box to hold a set of handmade cards. After I'd covered it wither paper, I turned it on its side and was like - oh no, this is a shadowbox!

I cut off the magnetic closure part and covered the inside of the lid with Tim Holtz's Yuletide paper. I embellished it with a frame from the dollar section of Michaels, stamped images from Tim's Mini Holidays 5 set, plus die cut greenery and a little pine cone. So cute and easy!

For the shadowbox section. I added a dyed Woodlands tree and a die cut deer. The paper covering the box is all from the Yuletide stash. To trim the opening prettily, I added Tim's new Lace Trimmings. Gorgeous!

All the supplies I used can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique via the links below. Make sure you check out their Black Friday sale, starting Thursday at 9 pm Eastern time!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I do hope you'll join us for this fantastic challenge. You can see the rest of the team's projects, plus read all the challenge details in this post. Good luck!


  1. Clever! Love your little scene-it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The ledger background is the perfect choice.

  2. Fabulously designed box! I love your combination of elements!

  3. Fabulous transformation of a box both on the inside and on the inside cover. You have created a lovely winter scene inside with your bottle brush tree and the festive reindeer. Love the frame around the sentiment and the papers are so perfect for a vintage Christmas theme.

  4. What a fabulous transformation Shelly! Love the snow and that framed festive wreath. Jenny x


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