Saturday, 4 January 2014

Vintage Memoires...

Hello people...
Wishing you all a very happy New year. I am glad to share my first creation for this year...which is a project I was bowled over when I saw its tutorial! I HAD to do's a beautiful "Keepsake Box" made with envelopes and cardboard(my fav).

I LOVED making this one bcos it has a lot of my fav elements....I enjoy vintage theme projects and if it involves recycling items, that's a bonus!
This is a picture heavy post as I need to show you all around this box.
To start with I took a dozen envelopes, crushed them and  inked them with wild honey, vintage photo, walnut stain and edged them with black soot.
I had this photo of mine with this"old time" telephone which I thought was perfect as a focus for this box. That was when I was 3!!!This entire project had different shades of browns, creams,black and a hint of gold and shimmer!

The blooms are all hand made and am now into using altered keys as embellishments in my projects. I found these "shells" which are a part my childhood sure many of you have played with it! I have used a lot of them here ...even the "feet" for the box is made with them! It had naturally aged and went well with the theme.

The box when opened holds a TREASURE! Yes, I have decided to keep my Black and white childhood photographs in this box....It kind of takes you back in time.
I think I will let the pictures speak for themselves...enjoy the tour around the box!
Do let me know your feedback on this project...would love to hear them.
Until then,
Happy Crafting and Recycling.
Am linking this to....
The vintage altered key intentionally kept at an angle also that the antique bells hang over the edge of the cover. This way every time you open a box, there is a small jingle....

The layers in the box..vintage shells and hanging foliage add to the feel. If you look closely, you can catch the slight gold shimmer in the edges.

 I love the "old telephone"...I guess I loved talking even then! Hope you can see the subtle gold embossing around the frame, the edges are torn and distressed in some placed to give the aged look.One of the blooms also has the edges gold embossed!

The blooms from an angle...
The box when open...A small quote and have stamped the blooms using my new Inkadinkado stamp! The lace on the top is with Kraft paper.

A closer look at the open lid..

The treasure inside..."lovely childhood memories"...

The base of the box with "the shell feet"!!! Isn't that lovely...



  1. Enjoyed viewing your treasure album Rupa. You're so good at vintage projects! And you look so cute in that photo :)

  2. WoW!! amazing soo beautiful the box and the shell feet for box.. :)

  3. awesome! saw this on FB, and came over to see details!! and amazed :) color is superb with all embellishments especially keybell :)
    And thanks so much for your comment on my blog today, looking forward for your support..during coming days :)

  4. The crumpled and distressed envelops remind me of batic print Rupa ! Lovely vintage treasure box with fab embellishments ..loved the dangling bells and that shells idea WOW ! hey you look so cute in that photo :D !

  5. Another wonder, Rupa. Have to check that tutorial! TFS.

  6. Lovely treasure box! Is there a link to the tutorial for the box construction?

  7. Great work ! Thank you for sharing and joining TSTR challenge :)

  8. Amazing treasure box with a cute little Rupa :D . I love all the details, the little shell feet, the crushed envelope distressing, the key with bells, and the way you arranged it..genius! You are fabulous in making vintage themed projects.

  9. Your box looks great ! so beautiful and vintage...perfectly detailed and embellished! I so love this colour brown!

  10. Love your blooms, and your colour scheme. So delightfully vintage! *awed*

  11. Very beautiful and innovative creation Rupa.


  12. Stunning! Love all the elements & the key is super. Thanks for sharing at Color Conceptions Challenge Blog. Good luck.