Sunday, March 9, 2014

"Hello, Sailor! You're my best mate!" 3D pirate treasure box from papermadeprettier

Hello Sailor! You're My Best Mate 3d pirate treasure box
Isn't this pirate's treasure chest just amazing? Here's the story about how I came to create such a gem.  So, if you haven't noticed, gold is REALLY in.  I am also in love with a new stamp set from the Stampin' Up Occasions 2014 catalog called "Hello, Sailor" and the coordinating High Tide designer series paper.  So... I'm thinking about gold and sailors and then I'm at Walgreens and I spot a paper treasure box card in the card section. "I can so totally make that", I thought. (This happens a lot...) Well, then in the card ride home my mind went to rhinestones and pearls and glitter and the hardwood background stamp and I could barely stand it to get home and pull my stuff out to make this thing!  Has that ever happened to you?

I never want to reinvent the wheel, so I went to the internet for a template on how to make a pirate treasure box out of paper. Disney has it!  Here is the link

Did you know, you can make rhinestones any color you want with sharpies?!? I know, that's awesome, right?

Stampin' Up supplies used:
stamps: Hello, Sailor, Hardwood background stamp
ink: Pacific point, baked brown sugar, encore gold pad
paper: crumb cake, whisper white, high tide designer series paper, gold foil paper
tools:  itty bitty shapes punch pack
Bigshot: starburst framelits dies
embellishments: basic and large self adhesive rhinestones, large self adhesive pearls
other: gold stampin' glitter, mod podge, stampin' sponge, colored sharpies, gold brad, paper piercer
adhesives: glue dots, double sided tape or snail, sticky strip (for box), multipurpose liquid glue
Instructions: Follow template (see link above) to cut the treasure box from crumb cake paper. Stamp entire template with the hardwood stamp inked with baked brown sugar (this is just a picky detail, but make sure the woodgrain is vertical on the template).  Sticky strip works best to adhere box together so it doesn't come apart.  Don't want to lose your treasure! Now use the template to make another treasure box, but only using the inside of the box (not the lid).  Now here's where you just kinda have to wing... Fold it a little tighter and cut it a little smaller so that it will fold together and fit inside the box upside down (so you can have somewhere to put the jewels).  Then, cut teeny strips of gold foil paper for the front and over the top of the box to look like gold seam detailing and adhere with glue dots to box. Punch out the 4 leaf clover from itty bitty punch pack and cut in 4 equal parts for the heart shaped "hinge" or "joint" pieces on the corners of the box.  Cut two itty bitty scallops from gold foil paper. Adhere one to front of the box with two stampin' dimensionals. Cut a hook out of the gold foil paper (the paper is surprisingly stiff, so the hook stays stiff - trust me, my 9 and 12 year old have played with it and it still looks great). Pierce hole in the end of the hook (you will need to adjust it to be able to go around the double dimensionalized scallop (just close lid and test/eyeball it). Pierce front of lid to put brad through a scallop circle, hook and then the box. Fold the inside of the lid in to cover the prongs of the brad and adhere with double sided tape or sticky strip. Stamp "hello sailor" and "you're my best mate" on the grey speckled piece of High Tide designer series paper with pacific point ink. Cut out with starburst framelits dies (Oh MY, they fit perfectly! of course they do - it's Stampin' Up!).  Sponge the edges with gold encore ink (this is my favorite detail of this project). Adhere "Hello sailor" to the lower front with dimensional and tape the other to the inside of the lid with double sided tape (I scored you're my best mate to fit in there neatly). Paint inside of box with mod podge and sprinkle in the glitter. Shake out excess and let dry.  Punch out gold foil coins with circle itty bitty punch. Color rhinestones with colored sharpies.  Use multipurpose liquid glue to glue coins, rhinestones and pearls to top of the upside down box and a few coins to inside of lid. (they are self adhesive, but they won't stick to glitter. 

Shiver me timbers, isn't it cute?

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  1. Really magnificient!

  2. Thank you Ssndrine! It was fun to make!!!


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