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New Year, New Stash At VSC

Happy New Year to each and every one of you and welcome to my first project of 2015 which also happens to be the first challenge at VSC.

Vintage Stamping Challenges has a challenge theme this month of New Year, New Stash.  This means you can make anything with all that new stash you received over Christmas.

This is one of those projects that I had no idea where it was going until the very end.  I can never be accused of over thinking my makes because each one just takes on a life of it’s own along the way.  This one is designed along the lines of a matchbox and has three tags inside which hang freely when opened.  The front has a stamped tissue paper image which I lightly coloured.

The first two pics shows the box and the sides, the next two is when the inside is pulled open revealing a stamped eye image.


When the drawer is opened everything slides out and lays flat.  This is where my imagination went into overdrive and I used the Ticket Strip die to attach the tags.


Below you can see how the tags swing freely and all the detail of the stamping.


Each tag has some amazing stamped images from Flonzcrafts on them plus each has been lightly coloured.


To enter this month’s challenge just click Mr Linky at the bottom of the VSC web page and maybe it could be you who wins the $20 from Flonz’s store. Please visit the DT’s blogs for more inspiration and also it would be nice to leave them some love.


13 Responses to “New Year, New Stash At VSC”

  1. Brenda says:

    A gorgeous Vintage creation to kick start the new year Shirley, loving the soft muted hues of sepia.

    B x

  2. butterfly says:

    This is such a fabulous vintage box of delights, Shirley – love the tags and the gorgeous shabby chic finish on the outside. Completely lovely! I’m like you… never know quite where I’m going when I start, and find it troublesome if I think too hard about it… love the journey here!
    Alison xx

  3. Irene Chillman says:

    Another masterpiece Shirl, love all the gorgeous stamping, ingenious idea to have the tags swing out, such unique crafting, you really are an inspiration.
    Irene xx

  4. Donna Ellis says:

    wow! How beautiful your project finishes are, Shirley! Such wonderful shading and the subject matter is very Progressive Era! hugs, de

  5. Diana says:

    What a great box. Boxes R my favorite. If would look absolutely beautiful in my card room. LOL.
    Thank you 4 sharing. Have a great New Year.

  6. Craftyfield says:

    Wow what a lot of work and what lovely images! I hate making boxes as I can’t cut/glue straight, so hats off…

  7. Meggymay says:

    An awesome vintage box of goodies, So many fabulous images and details. Going with the flow on this one was a journey visual of delights for us to see.
    Yvonne xx

  8. coco says:

    Wow, your box is wonderful Shirl, and the content is also very beautiful!!! Delightful stamping for this project!! Crafty hugs from Coco xxx

  9. Dot says:

    Hi Shirley…this box is full of vintage lushness! Totally gorgeous. You must of had the patience of a saint when creating this…and the result – soooo worth it!
    Dot x

  10. So creative!! That box pattern is awesome. I love all the stamping and all the pieces that fold out and in. Super!!

  11. Anne R says:

    I love how you turned what could be a simple box into a wonderful 3D masterpiece Shirl, it really is very beautiful. I love that you never know when you start a project, what it will look like when it is finished – a girl after my own heart! Happy New Year, I look forward to following your adventures in 2015. Hugs, Anne xx

  12. Avril says:

    HI Shirley, a gorgeous box of delights. Love the shabby chic look to the outside and such a clever design with the inside.
    Avril xx

  13. Silvia says:

    How cool is this ?! Such a wonderful project, so many great details.

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