Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Adventure Box with Quick Quotes Gypsy Road

Hi!  Alicia here today with an altered project for Quick Quotes!  I have been moving my scrap room and came across a cigar box and my creative juices started to flow! It was just before Valentine's Day so I thought of my husband and what a great gift I could make.  I started with the brand new Gypsy Road paper collection.  I measured all the surfaces and cut pieces of paper to fit.  Despite measuring there is always so adjustments to be made especially when you want the lid to close.  I did remove the original hardware, cover the box and replace it for a finished look.

I added plenty of pieces from the Quick Quotes Bundle Travel and cut some travel related die cuts.  I fussy cut a piece of Gypsy Road 100 for the stamps and used a piece from Frames Bag-o-Chips to frame the "address".  I found a cool stamp and used Coal Miner PowderPuff Chalking Ink  to "cancel" the stamps.

I sprayed the exterior with a couple of different spray inks to distress and used plenty of Quick Quotes Powderpuff chalking inks to color, edge and distress.

I added just a drop of enamel accents to make a center for my compass.

I distressed the interior lid with plenty of Rusty Nail PowderPuff Chalking Ink, it was the only part left uncovered because I like the logos.

And finally a side view that shows the "handles" I die cut from Celebrate 400

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Quick Quotes products used:

Other products:
K & Co Madeline Clear stamps
Misc rubber stamps
Quickcutz compass die
Spellbinders Grommet tag one
Ranger enamel accents black
Ranger Perfect Pearl Heirloom gold
Heidi Swapp bronze spray ink
Tim Holtz charms and gears
misc gears and brads

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:


  1. Awesome box project. I love the distress colors and the embelllishments that you put on it. I love that key. Please drop by my blog before the end of Feb as I am having blog candy everyday in celebration of 5 years post brain surgeries! I am giving away crafting goodies to everyone! Cheers, Holley

  2. Absolutely FABULOUS! I have a bunch of cigar boxes...... thanks for the inspiration!

  3. This is so cool :)
    Thanks for joining in at Dazzling Divas challenge.
    Kate xx

  4. I have everything for the veggie pot pie and to make this box. Thanks for sharing!!!!

  5. this is gorgeous!!
    Thank you so much for entering in our challenge of Dies and or Punches at Crafting For All Seasons this time.
    Hope to see you again soon!

    Milnie DT

  6. What a fabulous altered project! So happy you could join us at the Dazzling Divas challenge!

  7. This is fantastic! I love the cancelled stamps and the message on the adventure ticket. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x