Monday, December 21, 2015

Peace on Earth

Hi Everyone!
I'm back today with another project using the Globe die and Metallic cardstock.  When I cut the Globe for the last project, this idea came to mind.  Would you believe I glittered this configurations box last year and then never used it?  Well, it's true.  It has sat on a shelf for more than a year, waiting for the right time, the right idea, the right product to use it.   I'm glad I waited because I love it.  The Sizzix Globe die was MEANT for this size box...a perfect fit!  And you know these colors speak to me at holiday time, lol!
 I started by painting the small Configurations box with Ranger Silver Metallic paint.
After it was dry, I covered one side of the box with the layer of Glossy Accents, spreading it out with a disposable brush.
Then poured Distress Glitter in Pumice Stone over the glue.
I worked my way around the box, one side at a time till it was completely covered.  Set aside to dry completely, then tap off excess glitter.
Here is the globe I cut from the Metallic Kraft core.  This pack of cardstock makes me so happy... on my top #5 of all products released in 2015.  Maybe even #1, because I have used this paper pack over and over in so many projects this year!
I colored the Foundation Feet with gold Alcohol Ink, rubbing it in with a felt pad (use gloves unless you want the Midas touch).  Then with the Blending Tool and a felt pad, I hit the high spots with silver Alcohol Ink.  If it looks a bit bright, pounce a small amount of mushroom to tone it down.
The box was lined with old book text using Multi-Medium to apply it as well as give it a finish coat to seal the old paper.
I added the Globe die cut to the back with foam squares so it's raised off the book text.  I also white-washed the word PEACE from the Holiday Letterpress set  (I love this set because it has to many E's!!) then added it to the background with Glossy Accents.
I added the words "on earth" (from the Small Talk - Occasions sticker book).

The Woodland Trees were rolled in Rock Candy (add Multi-medium with your finger to the tips of the branches before rolling!), then add Platinum Stickles once dry.

The box is a shaker, meaning the snow moves around in the box when you tilt or turn it.  The Configurations box comes with a plastic cover, which you cannot see in the photo.  But I promise it's there and doing its job keeping the snow (which is just Rock Candy Glitter) inside the winter wonderland!
I added at Curio Knob to the top of the box and filled the space with vintage silk ribbon, leaves cut from music paper, pearls from old necklaces, and a vintage jingle bell.
 Love that Distress Glitter Shine!!
 The Foundation Feet were adhered with hot glue.  Easy way to add a whole bunch of character!
I sure hope you enjoyed today's post!  I sure love this little piece.  It's easy to make and would make a great decor piece for any home.
now carry on,
paula



39 comments:

  1. Umm...WOW...I LOVE this box...the message and the silver and gold! Perfection! what a fabulous piece of inspiration! Hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!!! Hugs...

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  2. Fantastic! I love your Christmas projects! They fit perfectly with my Christmas decor.

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  3. So very elegant...OMG the details so beautiful... knob and flower/ribbon w/pearls ... swoooonnnn ! Metalic kraft core globe ... OMG, OMG, OMG !!!

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  4. You blew this one out of the water! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Paula.

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  5. You blew this one out of the water! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Paula.

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  6. love it and the vintage feel very nice job as always. Brilliant

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  7. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  8. Beautiful! Love that it is a big shaker box!

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  9. I adore this! I especially love the top. And that die really does fit perfectly! Yum.

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  10. Sigh... How beautiful is this! Lovely! What inspiration!

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  11. This is simply beautiful! Love it♡ Merry Christmas! Hope to get to see you in the new year.

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  12. Really, the globe die was made for something like this. Beautiful use of the die and the box.

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  13. I love this. My 10 yo is obsessed with the globe and world politics and wards. This would be a perfect design for his space.

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  14. Paula is simply fantastic! I adore it! Barbarayaya

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  15. Merry Christmas, Paula. I love this and want to make one.

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  16. Gobsmackingly beautiful, Paula! Love it!
    Merry Christmas and happy holidays! Claudia x

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  17. Beautiful! Love all of the sparkly goodness! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  18. So pretty! Merry Christmas to y'all!

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  19. Such a beautiful piece of home decor, the feet really do set it off wonderfully. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. x

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  20. This is really pretty Paula! Love all the glitter. Happy Holidays!

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  21. So pretty, the gold and silver really complement the old paper. It's just magical and those three little words mean so much. Great tips, too!

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  22. Love everything about this! So very elegant. And then it is a shaker box, too. One of the best projects I have seen you do. Merry Christmas!

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  23. Love everything about this! So very elegant. And then it is a shaker box, too. One of the best projects I have seen you do. Merry Christmas!

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  24. I'm so glad you finished this box Paula because this is gorgeous! Love the painted box feet. I don't know how you are finding time to craft and blog right now. I'm jealous! Merry Chrustmas!

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  25. LOVE!! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas Paula.

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  26. What a beautiful sparkly shadow box you created Paula! You always inspire me with your wonderful projects. Wishing you and your family a lovely Christmas!

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  27. Paula, This is so sparkly and "peaceful". I love it. Merry Christmas to you and Jay.

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  28. Paula, this is so gorgeous and really looks like one of the projects you usually save for your in-person classes....the projects those of us we are not lucky enough to get to attend a one of your classes. You cannot imagine how excited I am to make one of these and display it year after year. It is such a timeless and beautify design.

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  29. Truly beautiful Paula. I particularly love the use of paint with glitter and the curio knob bouquet on top. Happy New Year! Jenny x

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  30. Um., wow is right. Holy cow this is simple and gorgeous.. Thank you for your amazing creativity and inspiration..

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  31. This is beyond amazing and so inspiring. On my list of things to do!

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  32. Well, I'm always one for neutrals at Christmas, and this is gorgeous - what a fabulous sparkly frame, and that delicate golden globe looks wonderful with the vintage text peeking through. Hope you have a brilliant and successful CHA!
    Alison x

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  33. Great color, texture, placement and theme. Simply Wonderful !
    L.B.

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  34. I would never think about mixing gold and silver...but with your pieces I may change my mind...it’s gorgeous piece and I love it very much!
    Although I am very, very late...I wish you happy and healthy 2016!
    Hugs from sLOVEnija

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  35. This is one of my all time favorites Paula!!!! Beautiful!

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