Monday, October 10, 2016

My Other Creations: Magical Transport Box Using Paper Artsy Everything Art Stamps

Explore the World is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I lack time and money to be able to travel the world at this point in life, so I made a Magical Transport Box instead.  Just turn the dial and presto!  You're somewhere wonderfully dreamy!


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I started off by using one of PaperArtsy's Eclectica Everything Art stamp sets, which I love, and paper-pieced together the spinning destination wheel using various pieces of patterned paper.  When it was done, I added some of my favorite destinations to each wedge of the circle.


Next I covered an old greeting card box with patterned paper (Bloom by Crate Paper), then streaked on some yellow, orange and white paint for a little more oomph.


I stamped here and there on the background and then attached my spinner wheel with a brad.  I added the "You Are Here" sentiment and arrow from My Favorite Things' "Go With It" stamp set.  I added some flowers up the side using Martha Stewart's Hydrangea punches and added the repeated Magical Transport Box sentiment that I typed out in Word.


So what's inside the box?  I covered it with map paper from Authenique and polka-dot paper from Simple Stories.  It holds photographs of people and places I love.



I also made a magnet board covered with patterned paper that fits inside the box, which I can display any one of these pictures on.  I made a magnet for it out of Scrabble tiles that says, "Go!"  It seemed like just the right enthusiastic word to get me moving toward my favorite places.


Here are the supplies I used from Simon Says Stamp:


I can't wait to see how you embrace our Explore the World theme this week!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store.
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16 comments:

  1. LOVE this magic travel box Andrea!! the idea behind it is brilliant and I love the way you brought it all together, your imagination is awesome! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. This i such a fun and awesome creation, Andrea! Love the brilliant magical transport box idea! :)

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  3. This is absolutely fantastic, Andrea! You make travelling so easy! I love the idea of the Magical Box and the look of it. All your projects are so "happy" and joyous! Love the craziness of colors and patterns. Just lovely! Hugs, Marzena

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  4. Oh Andrea that is inspired! Such a wonderful idea and such a fabulous creation. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome to SSS this month! Nikki xx

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  5. Oh Andrea that is inspired! Such a wonderful idea and such a fabulous creation. Thank you so much for the lovely welcome to SSS this month! Nikki xx

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  6. I love your original ideas, Andrea! This is not only cool but so much fun. Love it!

    Cathie ♥

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  7. What a whimsical and clever idea! I love it, Andrea!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. So FUN and FABULOUS! Greta colors and what a wonderful project! It's kind of super cool.....

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  9. Lovely... fresh and funky and fun. Great work with the PA colour wheel, though I think I still prefer yours! I've just posted the results of some more playtime with your fabulous stamps here, and thought I'd give you a heads-up. Had a lovely time with this one too.
    Alison x

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  10. Wow!! I love how you took your mixed media piece and turned it into something wonderful, a transport box! This is a very clever idea and inspiring!

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  11. Andrea, this is freakin brilliant! I want a magic transporter box!! At least now I have the instructions on how to make my own, LOL! I love the paper choices you made to fill in the triangles and the wonderful destinations you chose.Background is luscious along with the bright flowers, and then the treasures inside! I love how you think!! hugs, Maura

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  12. what a beautiful fun and colourful magic little box full of your travel treasures...have a great weekend...hugs kath xxx

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  13. Heart, heart, heart. You lack time and money? Oh... you must be a mom. LOL! So creative. Been playinhg with a certain bird book... share soon :)
    Hope all is well!

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  14. Another original piece of artwork that only you could ever think of ~ this is just so clever Andrea and I love every little detail about it! Stunning work, as always! :)

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  15. LOve this idea to create a magical box! Your color palette is fabulous and your use of Paper Artsy stamp absolutely incredible! As always I adore your original creative mind! BArbara

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  16. This is fabulous, Andrea! The idea of a magical transport box is genius! Love the spinner! Wishing you lots of traveling fun with it! Hugs, Sandra

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