Sunday, 19 August 2012

Graphics 45 - Olde Curiosity Shoppe

I saw a Recessed Frame Chipboard Book Box on the Calico Crafts website and I decided to make an Olde Curiosity Shoppe from Graphic 45 paper. 

I painted the spine of the book with distress stains, vintage photo and walnut stains which gave it a vintage appearance. I cut out the title of the book "Olde Curiosity Shoppe" from 12"x12" paper, the other words came from the 8"x8" pad "Optical Oddities"

I covered the inside of the box with 8"x8" paper from Graphic 45.

The above image is the back of the book. I will follow this post up with a booklet made to go inside it. Happy crafting!


  1. Hi Carol, your box book is fabulous, I love those papers, I have some but don't want to cut into them, but after seeing this beauty I may just have to! Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Oooh! Carol this is fabulous, I love these papers and you have put them to good use to create a stunning box, really love it xx

  3. This is beautiful, and such a lot of work and thought put into it. There is so much to look at. I love the lady. She is obviously longing for something in the shop. I think it may be the bottle with the butterflies in it. Can't wait to see the rest of it when you have done it.

  4. This looks fantastic! I love it. The papers are stunning... my fave is the one with all the old apothecary bottles.

  5. Wow that looks wonderful Carol! I love the papers you've used - so gorgeous. It must have taken ages. Looking forward to seeing your booklet.
    Hope you are well.


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