Sunday, March 4, 2012

Up-cycled Embossing Folder Box

Wanted to share my embossing folder storage box. 
I created it to match the Altered Ink Box I did last year.  I used an old metal card file box that I'd had in my stash for a while.  In fact I had primed it gray intending to paint it as a recipe box.  Here's what it looked like before I started:
The first thing I did was adhere the paper (Tim Holtz's Lost & Found Paper Stash) with matte medium to the sides and lid.  I used Tim's tissue tape on the bottom's inside rim and the inner side of the top.  I used Vintage Photo DI on the tape, inside the lid and the box edges to get a grungy look.
The feet are wooden candle cups that I colored using Vintage Photo Distress Stain.  I attached them with Glossy Accents and I tell you...they are stuck on there!  I used one of Tim's Ornate Plates, again attached with GA.  I printed the label on cardstock that I distressed with VP.
The handle is a glass TH Curio Knob, attached with...you guessed it... Glossy Accents!!
The box holds my current collection of 32 folders with room for even more.

40 comments:

michele hileman said...

That is awesome, I love it

craftiblog said...

What a great idea...love what you did with the box!

Candy C said...

wow! What a beautiful altered box! I lov what you've done with this! It's so "Tim-ish"! Love the choice of papers and the Ideaology pieces you have added! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Penny Duncan Creations said...

AWESOME.....Love how your "Tim ed" up box turned out!!! Super cool!!!

Terry said...

Hiya, thank you for entering the Challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show, with your fabulous altered box, lots of idea-ology pieces make it even more fabulous wowzersss Thank you for sharing it with the DT, Hugs Terry xxxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love your box, Cindy. What a beautiful holder for your folders.

Paper Squirrel said...

This is fantastic! Bet it looks great next to you ink box. Got to love that Glossy Accents...I just used it to fix some jewerly the other day. It's kind of like duct tape...fixes anything!

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh this is just my style Cindy. I love it.

Cec said...

What a fabulous project. I love the paper, the knob and little feet. This is ugly grey office kicked up many notches. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Hugs!
Cec

n1sunrider said...

It's Tim all over, you are definitely Timitized! Nice work there Cindy,
Ivette

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh my this is so good and what a clever use for this beautifully decorated box. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Kathy Hallacy said...

that beautiful. love how you used tim holtz paper

Shelley said...

Wow! It looks fantastic! I hope you win ALL those challenges!

Claire said...

Oh wow what a stunning project, I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's
Claire xx

AsAlwaysAngela said...

This is such a fantastic idea and so beautifully executed!

Diana said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love all the distressing. beautiful project. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Kim said...

I'm so impressed with your beautiful project. Amazing!

Deb Neerman said...

This is gorgeous ... and so practical! Thanks for the inspiration!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Brilliant storage box!

Cheers,
Susan

Patti P. said...

This is a fabulous project and way to store your folders. Love TH and you have used his papers beautifully, I especially love the handle. So glad you could share with us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

Ann Whitfield said...

This is fabulous! Thank you for sharing your brilliant idea with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

jewell said...

Beautiful work! I ordered Tim's knobs, knowing I would like them. You have given me inspiration as well.
Thank you for sharing
MQ

Janet said...

AThis is amazing

BrendaB said...

What a cool project! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week.

Sarah said...

This is BRILLIANT! I love everything about this! I love what you used for feet for the box, and all the papers too! I think I'm going to have to make one of these for my own embossing folders! Fabulous idea! Thanks so much for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Angela said...

such a cool project!! jealous you have so many folders too! Thanks for playing along at Frosted Designs this week! xx

Cheryl said...

oh wow this is just stunning I adore those papers of Tims,and you really have made one amazing,project here to be honest could sit and look at this all day,bless you for playing at anything goes this week,hugs Cherylxxx

Michelle Gilmore said...

Genius! Truly Genius! Thank you for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Barbara said...

Fantastic "alteration!"

Lori Apgar said...

This looks like a wooden box!!! Awesome project! Thanks for sharing it with us at Frosted Designs!!!

Annette Green said...

Fantatic idea! I will definitely do this!! Thanks for inspiring.

ModernaDesignsArt said...

Cindy, it's beautiful! As there's room for more folders, I suggest you go shopping immediately (lol)
I just love the colors and the overall look seems perfect. TFS
Dorly Weitzen, Israel

Holly Young said...

This box is just beautiful! Now it's a gorgeous box for your embossing folders! Love it!

Holly SCH DT

Shelley said...

Oh my! I love altered projects and this is beautiful! Thank you for joining us at Scrapalicious USA! ~Shelley

Jen said...

Fabulous project and great recycling. It looks amazing. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's for this challenge.
Jen x

Ashley Horton said...

What a beautiful project! I love the TH papers you used and the distressing looks great! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!! :)

AsAlwaysAngela said...

Congrats on top 3! I was really rooting for your project!

Joni Parker said...

Wow...TOTALLY gorgeous!! Thanks for the steps too...great to see how you made this gorgeousness!! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!!

Renee said...

This box is awesome! You deserve to be in the top 3, Congrats.

Payne Holler Cards said...

amazing and now an awesome storage box! love it!
thanks so much for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow (-: