Monday, March 26, 2018

Box with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Inside the Box".

For this challenge I made a foam board box in which I can store all my vintage photos and paper dolls. I always like to make something out of this fabulous material. Mostly glue gun is used for adhering the parts together, but I can't really handle it properly, so I had to find an alternative. My trick for gluing foam board together is Tacky Glue in combination with 18 mm pins. They provide extra strength and help keep everything in place while the glue dies.


For decoration I used the new Dotted stencil with Texture Paste and to give this a color I used Distress Spray Stain in Cracked Pistachio and Peacock Feathers. I also used Antique Brilliance Mystic Turquoise wax and Nuvo Mousse Pure Platinum to give it some metallic shimmer.


Another tip while working with foam board. If you want to use screws for the clasp or hinges, dip them in Tacky Glue before screwing them into the foam board. This gives them more grip and they stay in better.



To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Maura said...

What a cool and useful box, Sandra! All those blues and dots look awesome, and I love that you built the box yourself! Great tip with the pins. hugs, Maura

Lorraine A said...

LOVE this box Sandra! the whole design of this is so pretty! I love the colours and whole design of this!! GORGEOUS! :-)

Lols x x x

Macarena said...

OMG this is so cool! I love your foam projects a lot, I have never made them, need to source this kind of foam, I guess. I love the pattern and its colors and I see your wax is as it shoud be! What an envy :-) Hugs, Marzena

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous storage, Sandra! I love the texture, patterns, and gradient blues!

Simon Says Stamp!

cheiron said...

This is fabulous Sandra! I love all of the wonderful texture going on!

Barbara said...

What a wonderful way to create a new storage box! I adore the color palette!!!! Fabulous work! barbara

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

beautiful project Sandra!!

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous and useful Sandra, thank you for sharing the how-to.Happy Easter my friend, hugs kath xxx

Emma Williams said...

What a fabulous storage box, this is just gorgeous Sandra and I love the colour palette, it's one of my favourite combinations! Hugs... :)

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this fabulous box, Sandra. The colors and patterns you created are awesome! Thank you for the great inspiration! :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Wow! This is such a clever and beautiful project. I had no idea you could do this with foam board, so I appreciate the inspiration and all of the great tips for using foam board. I especially love how you did the dots with dimension and soft and bold colors!