Vintage Hollywood Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box

#UpcycleG45:  Vintage Hollywood Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box

Hello, G45’ers!  Have you joined the fun #UpcycleG45 challenge yet this month?  Since I love to turn trash into treasure, I could not resist playing along.  I dug out some G45 packaging, a salvaged ribbon spool and gorgeous papers from Vintage Hollywood and went to work on this Vintage Hollywood Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box.  I have loads and loads of photos and tips to share with you today, so go grab a cuppa and a snack and we’ll get started!

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My mom loved the old black and white movies.  I can remember spending many a Saturday afternoon snuggled up on the couch watching Tarzan and Jane, Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn or Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall movies with her.  The Vintage Hollywood collection captures all the glitz and glam of that wonderful era of classic movie making, and I tried to create that same feel in this Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box.

Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box: #UpcycleG45  Supply List

Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box Vintage Hollywood by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 2This was such a fun project to pull together.  Here’s what you’ll need to make it.

Ready on the Set!

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Before you start cutting paper for your Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box, you’ll want to do the following:

  • Paint the Kraft Mixed Media Box with Black Chalk paint.  If you have a Black Mixed Media box, you can skip this step.  My box was kraft, so I needed to paint.  I like to use chalk paint because it is less “wet” than acrylic or Distress paints.  Not only does it dry quicker, it is less likely to warp .
  • Paint the edges of the packaging tags and the mixed media box inserts as well as the ribbon spool.
Roll ’em!

Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box Vintage Hollywood by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 4One of my favorite features on this Vintage Hollywood Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box is the fun paper movie reels.  To create this effect, cut 1.5” widths of the film strip ribbon on the reverse side of the signature page.  Mist the paper lightly with water and gently wrap around a pencil.  The paper will curl, and while damp, can be easily twisted and glued onto your project.  

Star Power!

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To create a dynamic background for this dimensional piece, I fussy cut these gorgeous vintage style stars from the 12×12 paper collection and edged them with Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  I love the way these stars emphasize the Patterns and Solids paper that I used to cover my box, as well as the stars in the chipboard frame.

Makeup!

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Every starlet needs a little scarlet lipstick, right?  To add that punch of color to the shabby chic Ornate Door Plate and Knob, I tapped them with Terra Cotta and Red Pepper Alcohol Inks.  Apply black chalk paint along the edges to really make them pop.  Just tap it on with your fingertip.

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Gorgeous Petaloo Red Anemones and Black Botanica Blooms add just the right touch of drama to this vignette.

#UpcycleG45 with Staples Packaging Tags

Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box Vintage Hollywood by Kathy Clement Product by Graphic 45 Photo 9Here are the upcycled Staples packaging tags.  Talk about a makeover!  These tags are ready for the runway!

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You’ll find a little folio on the back side of each tag.

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The tags rest in a little open box that I built from waste chipboard.  This is such a great way to add height and dimension to a project.

A Peek Inside

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Dressed for Success

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You can store photos on both the front and back side of the inserts that come with the box. Dress them up with ATC Policy Envelopes, paper scraps and fussy cut elements.

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Layer images and fussy cuts over these ATC Policy Envelopes.  You can add more photos inside the envelope, or use them as a hidden journaling spot.

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Create a hinge from a 1″ wide piece of black cardstock and fold it in half.  Glue one half to the back of the policy envelope and the other half to the photo mount.  Now you can mount a full sized photo on each card.  How cool is that?

 

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Dress up the back side with Patterns and Solids.  Glue just the edges so that you can slip photos behind.  You’ll have plenty of room to store more photos in the box, too.

That’s a Wrap!

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I hope I’ve shared some tips and techniques that you can use in your own paper crafting adventures.  If so, I’d love to hear from you in the comment section below.

Oh, and don’t forget to play along in the #UpcycleG45 challenge this month!  There’s a $100 prize package up for grabs!  You can find all the details for this great challenge HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Cheerio,

kathy

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4 thoughts on “Vintage Hollywood Born to Be a Star Photo Display Box

  1. Cec

    Wow, wow, wow. This is fabulous with so many details to look at. I love how you have tucked spots for photos on the outside as well as the inside – like going on a treasure hunt.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  2. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, Boy! you did an awesome creation. You could feel the times gone by with images, beautifully done……..Hugs

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  3. Carol Edwards

    Well Kathy another creation made from past memories. My son’s used to go to the pictures as we called them years ago. They loved the black and white films, keystone cops and Laurel and Hardy especially. Love what you’ve done with everything all the colours and different pockets holding something special. I particularly love the beautiful red anemones and black blooms. Wonderful as usual my friend. Thank you Hugs xx

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