#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!
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
- 12×12 Vintage Hollywood Papers
- Star Studded
- Vintage Hollywood
- 8×8 Vintage Hollywood Papers
- Glitz and Glamor
- 12×12 Patterns and Solids (Vintage Hollywood)
- Vintage Hollywood Tags and Pockets Cardstock Die Cuts
- Decorative and Journaling Chipboard
- Vintage Hollywood Sticker Sheet
- G45 Staples Red ATC Policy Envelopes
- 5×5 G45 Staples Kraft Mixed Media Box with Cardstock Photo Mats
- Staples Washi Tape
- Shabby Chic Door Plate & Knob
- Staples Metal Packaging Tags from the Shabby Chic Door Plate & Knob
- Empty Ribbon Spool with a 1.5″ core
- Black Chalk Paint
- Petaloo Red Anemones, Black Botanica Blooms
- Gold Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, Black Satin Ribbon
- 1” diameter Bingo Chips for Bun feet (you will need 8)
- Metal stars
- Red Pepper, Terra Cotta Alcohol Ink to alter door plate
- Tarnished Brass Distress Paint
- Black card stock, Glue, Double Sided Tape, Glue Gun, Foam Dimensionals
Ready on the Set!
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.
One 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.
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.
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.
Gorgeous Petaloo Red Anemones and Black Botanica Blooms add just the right touch of drama to this vignette.
#UpcycleG45 with Staples Packaging Tags
You’ll find a little folio on the back side of each tag.
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
Dressed for Success
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.
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.
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?
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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