I’ve been holding on to this note card holder waiting for the perfect project to alter it for. 
I finally thought of the perfect thing!  It’s the perfect size to store CDs in on my desk at work!! 
Here’s how:

  • First, I painted a small amount of green paint around the edges of each side, in case any of it showed, I didn’t want the original colors to ruin the color of the project. 
  • Then, I simply cut paper to the size of each side. Using my large sticker maker, I adhered the paper to the box.  This Xyron is perfect for these types of projects…I always use it! 
  • Collect embellishments such as ribbon, flowers etc…anything you want!  My BFF Lisa had just given me a bag of vintage ribbon and rick rack–in the original packaging!!!!!!  This rick rack matched perfectly!!!  And when I opened it, I realized that the packaging was the perfect size for the front of my box…so, of course I had to use it! 
  • Before adding the embellishments, I used sandpaper around the edges to rough them up a little and make them look old.  Then, I dabbed the edges with a white ink-pad.  Followed by some squirts of my favorite Marshmallow Mist to add a little glitter to the paper.
  • I used various sizes of my scalloped oval Marvy Punches, some bling, and a Sassafras button flower.  I used some blue embossing powder on one of the ovals, (first time I’ve used embossing powder…not sure why I haven’t tried it before). 
  • I also ran the 2 colors of rick rack through my sticker maker…great way to add adhesive to ribbon.
  • After all embellishments were added, I sprayed a layer of Matte finishing over the entire thing. 
And that’s it! 

I love how rough and “vintagey” it looks.  Can’t wait to use it!! 

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