This little bread tin was a rusty old relic I found at the local thrift store for 50 cents. I started by sanding the tin so paint would adhere to it, then I painted it with Gesso (I Gesso everything, especially if I'm not sure what my next step is)! When that dried, I covered it with some patterned paper that had a beachy wood design. I used a scoring board to make the fold lines nice and tight. Here it is after I've covered one of the sides.
I covered the whole thing with paper, then added a beachy garland that includes starfish, which I truly do think are "Beautiful creatures."
The garland was a lot of fun to make. After I cut out the pennant flags, I used the leftover "frame" parts on my garland, too.
Here are the supplies I used to make my project, which you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
I can't wait to catch a glimpse of your pieces of paradise! Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store. Sounds like a bit of paradise to me!