Friday, July 8, 2011

Book of "Jo"

I had the task of altering this paper mached book box for my cousin. Her idea was to put all the handmade cards that she receives from me into this box for safe keeping. Fabulous idea, especially since we crafters put a lot of love into our cards. I painted the outside of the box with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst in Witch's Potion Purple. The color is so intense and the shimmer is amazing. I ran some brown ribbon trim on the front and back of the cover. The owl embellishment was given to me by my friend Gina. The colorful designer paper used in the front was from a note card set.

The edges on the side of the book binding were distressed with Rub 'n Buff in Gold Leaf. The letters for my name were just from my alpha stash. I used a hot glue gun to adhere everything.

For the inside of the box I just adhered some dictionary paper. The sides of the box were painted with the Starburst in Dark Chocolate Truffle. One of my favorite colors in the Starburst collection.

I made a quick video of this project here. Thanks again for stopping by! Have a fabulous weekend.

Lindy's Stamp Gang Products (links provided):
Starburst Witch's Potion Purple
Starburst Dark Chocolate Truffle
Other Products:
Paper Mache Book Box, Owl Charm, Brown Ribbon, Alpha Letters (From my stash), Old dictionary paper


  1. OMG, L-O-V-E this! "Book of Jo" hehe! These colors ROCK and I'm not really a purple person, too. Awesome job, girl! ♡

  2. I SO love this! Purple is one of my favorites and this is just fabulous - and it's my name too! :) Fabulous!