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!
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.