I love garage sales - especially when I see something that I can repurpose in some way :) I saw these two wooden boxes (cedar) that were for sale and I immediately wanted to refurbish them in some way. I was a little hesitant to paint the wood - because it is so beautiful - but I thought I would try it on one and see how it turned out. This box is a present that I gave to my niece who turned 16 and I wanted to make a special box that she can put her keepsakes in and also that inspires her everytime she looks at it.
I love all the new Verve stamps that were just released and I love every single stamp set and sentiment - they all inspire and are so fabulous! I couldn't wait to use them in creating this "Go For Your Dreams" box :)
I love every single sentiment in the Words of Wisdom stamp set and especially love this sentiment: "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams." It is so inspiring and lovely! I stamped the sentiment and then cut it out with my circle nesties and then layered the diamond drop designs around the sentiment. I added some liquid pearls and red bling to the center of each one and then applied two coats of mod podge after to keep the rhinestones and liquid pearls in place.
I painted the inside of the box as well and added a sheet of red cardstock to the bottom of the top lid and the bottom lid. Since the top is recessed, I created a little collage using the Notebook Paper Plain Jane and with the Words of Wisdom stamp set. I love these sentiments - and stamped them onto the notebook paper which I distressed and then popped them up with some dimensionals.
I added some punched butterflies around the sentiments and added a border of liquid pearls around the edge of the top lid. Here is another peek at the inside of the box - Aren't these sentiments just the awesomest? I love the one: "Speak the truth even if your voice shakes" - that one is so true - and so to the heart inspiring.
It was so much fun to make this box - I love making gifts for my friends and family and using these inspiring sentiments from the Words of Wisdom stamp set made everything so from the heart. I hope that she smiles every time she opens the box :) I can't wait to create something with the second box :)
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