Do any of you guys remember when I participated in the Index Card Art Project? It was one year ago yesterday that I posted about it, gosh time flies.
Instead of oil painting or drawing, my artistic medium of choice is scrapbooking. In this case, I used photos from the Adriatic Explorer cruise that Mr. Q and I had taken back in November 2018.
At the time I mentioned that I was going to be on the lookout for the perfect vintage recipe box to keep my cards in.
Now normally, it seems like these sort of boxes are a dime a dozen and I see them everywhere. But of course, once I specifically wanted one I couldn’t seem to find one.
Then last week my picker, Sue, brought me a few goodies from an estate sale she went to including this box …
Eureka! The perfect box to contain my index card art!
But oh, shoot!
My cards are too big for the box. Drat!
I even thought for a moment that maybe I could cut the cards down to fit, but I had gone all the way to edge on most of them …
I’m glad I checked that before I started work on the box. Had I been keeping this box to store my cards I would have given it a travel theme. Although I don’t have a specific plan for pulling that off yet, I know I’ll come up with something when the right box comes along.
But in the meantime, I went ahead and gave this box a makeover anyway.
I started by painting it in Dixie Belle’s Sea Glass. Then I sanded the edges and added one of re.design with prima’s Classic Vintage Label transfers to the front.
Once I had that in place I felt like the top needed just a little something too. That’s when I noticed that I had this portion of another Classic Vintage Label …
I had cut out the center of this one to use on something else. Coincidentally that made this leftover part perfect for this box. Seriously, what are the chances?
It turned out so darn cute …
that now I’m doubly disappointed that my cards don’t fit 😉
Well, it’s back to the drawing board for something to store my index cards in. Now I just have to decide if I’ll keep this box for something else, or send it in to Reclaiming Beautiful to sell.
In the meantime, as always, thank you to Dixie Belle Paint for for supplying the Sea Glass paint and to re.design with prima for supplying the Classic Vintage Labels transfer for this project.
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