Christmas in July: Polly’s Papers Retro Christmas Altered Art Box
It’s time for another Christmas in July project! Ho! Ho! Ho! Today I have a totally adorable retro Christmas altered art box made with Polly’s Papers Retro Christmas Creativity Kit. This kit is loaded with cutie pie retro images, fabulous holiday papers, and pre-tied bows. It’s perfect for making cards, of course, but you can also use it to make wonderful holiday decor items like this super fun altered box.
The box is one of Graphic 45’s 5.25″ altered boxes. I added some flowers, buttons, tinsel and goodies from my stash to the amazing images, titles, banners, ephemera and bows that come with the creativity kit.
Since the papers in the kit measure 4″ x 6″ I had to do some extra layering to cover the surface of my 5.25″ box. But I love the fun patterns and how easy it was to combine them. I used many of the trimmed edges to create pockets for the fun tags and labels that come in the kit.
Inside the box, there is a 5″ accordion album that is a perfect spot for storing your family Christmas memories. You can tuck photos in the pockets on either end flap, too. Or, use this as a holiday recipe album that is pretty enough to keep out on display!
I used the trimmings from lining my pages to create little banners. This first page has a tag pocket on the right…a great spot for secret journaling! These cutie pie tags are part of the kit. Just add a sparkly brad to the top and you’re good to go.
I fussy cut a lot of the card focal images and used them to decorate the pages. Everything is glued down in such a way that photos (or recipes) can be tucked in behind the images, so there’s room for good sized photos. Here’s another fun pocket/tag page. The air mail banners come in the kit, too.
I have one more project made with this amazing kit…and I’ll be back on Friday to share it with you. This was the kit that kept on giving….I could not believe all the goodies I was able to make with it.
That’s all for me today, folks! Thanks for stopping by!