Monday, July 21, 2014

Patriotic Box by Jennifer Snyder

  Jennifer Snyder here today and so happy to be posting
to 2Crafty for the first time! 
 What a privilege and honor. 

The month of July feels like a great time to be patriotic.  With the World Cup
 now behind us,  and so many people cheering on their country,
I  would  place a bet almost everyone who uses a computer had some 
sort of exposure to the fanfare and excitement of the game. 

 Where ever you live, there are times when we all feel patriotic, are proud, 
and have a love for our country.  

I used that patriotic pride as my inspiration for my star box. 
After covering the box in appropriate themed paper, I pulled out an 
interesting choice of 2Crafty Chipboard as my focal piece - 
the 'Corner Christmas Star Spray'.  
 Don't save this beauty for just the Christmas season!  
 It's way too beautiful for that.  

I thought it was perfect as a representation of the stars in the United States flag.
  I stayed simple and painted a base coat of white, then added 
embossing enamel to it.  No need to get all fancy.   Let the wonderful
 chipboard piece make the statement. 

Next I grabbed the small 'ATC Word chipboard set' and chose "Treasure".  
I treated it with the same covering of paint and then embossing enamel. 
 Treasure is used as a double meaning here - treasuring my country 
as well as what is placed in the box. 

Next, in the image below, I decided to use the 'Flower Medallion 'as the
 base of my cluster.   The 'Flower Medallion' is also treated with paint 
and embossing enamel for uniformity.  

Here are the images of the pieces I used.  You can see how detailed 
and wonderful the pieces are.  Once again, here are the names of the
 pieces I am using which can all be found on the website here: 2Crafty Products

 ' Corner Christmas Star Spray'
 'ATC Word chipboard set' and the 'Flower Medallion'

The finishing touches on my box include some gold trim glued around
 the box, some inking on the box for accent, and the small
 American Flag stuck into my cluster as a bow.  I grabbed a flag 
from a recent parade I attended.  I try not to keep all little goodies I
 pick up, but those mini flags are always saved. 


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Helen Tilbury said...

Lovely post Jen & adore your Patriotic box!

Vanessa said...

Absolutely stunning project Jennifer, attention to detail is unsurpassed. Great job. Love the Xmas Star Corner, perfect piece for this.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous projects!!! :D

Margaret Mifsud said...

Awesome Jennifer!! Your box is so beautifully decorated and I love how you coloured your chippies and that you've used the Christmas Star Corner here!! Just goes to prove that Christmas items don't have to be saved just for Christmas!! Fabulous!! ox

Di Garling said...

Beautiful project & such great use of that Christmas Star Corner too. Verrrrry innovative. Cheers Di
PS. Such a beautifully presented post too my friend.

Janice Nicholls said...

Just Gorgeous have used the chippie pieces so well.....Fantastic ides....Love it! x

Belle à cropper said...

I love the idea ! great box, great colours !

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a gorgeous box! You are so creative, Jennifer, and your use of the 2Crafty chips is superb!

MARILYN said...

Gorgeous box Jenni!!

Stacey Young said...

Gorgeous box Jen and yes, I love the pics you have taken with the chippies...awesome job :)