I have new wheels!

Today I am showing you another fabulous product by Unique Laser Designs that you may not of seen yet.  Take a look at this puzzle box.   I just love that you can easily connect it together after embellishing each side.  It is so much easier to decorate compared to orking on a solid cube or block.

I decided to paint each side gold.   I plan to distress the edges and I wanted to colors to match the Tim Holtz paper I used.

 

Here are the pieces before I got started.
You can piece it all together & paint or take it apart.
I used gold paint to cover each side.
I love the wheels from Tim Holtz.

 

 

Hinges from Tim Holtz.

 

 

Tin Star & a Door Fixture on two of the sides.

 

I added one of the ULD mustaches as a layer to the Tim Holtz Ruler.

 

I love the variety of Gears from ULD.

 

 

the top view.

 

Gears and wheels.. I added a vintage key and a key from Tim Holtz.

 

Although the inside is empty and I glued it all shut.. it is really interesting to look at and everyone that sees it has to push it to see if it really moves.. & YES it does.. It is a conversation piece in any room .. and if you Love Unique Laser Designs and Tim Holtz you can now see how well the two go together.  So if you have wheels.. you need to order a box.  The best part is all of the screws went through the wood sides with out any problems.. so those wheels are meant to last.. even though I did add extra adhesive.  I hope you enjoyed seeing another side of Unique Laser Designs.. I love that their is finally a hollow box that makes using all of our embellishments so much easier & fun.

Unique Laser Designer & Fan

Boxes & Blocks…again~

Do you make or shop for homemade items for the Holidays?  Over the years, I have come across more and more people who say they do “homemade” Christmas.  Meaning all the gifts they exchange with their family has to be of course “homemade” not necessarily made by themselves… buy homemade by someone.  Many of my friends shop Etsy during the holidays to find the perfect homemade item.  But if you are a crafter I am sure you make your own items.  Here are a few things I love to make for any and all holidays.

I love blocks and boxes.  I get most of my Paper Mache boxes at a local craft store and the solid wood blocks you can have cut to any size you want or again find some precut at a craft store.

Here are a few samples of boxes and blocks. If you decorate a block you can glue it to a candlestick for extra height.  I also like to add the Tim Holtz Foundation Feet and knobs.  If you are making the boxes, you can add a gift inside and they can display the box for other things.  Sometimes I add pictures or empty frames for their own photos.  Whatever you choose to do I think these make wonderful homemade gifts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you making homemade gifts this year?  I hope you get inspired to share some of your homemade items with some of your friends and family.. you will be surprised to see just how much people love homemade!~

Kimberly Congdon (Scrap It Girl)  Practical Scrapper 

Melissa Frances Altered Art Block



Melissa Frances & Me @ 2011 CHA
I am a huge fan of her…. I love love love her products & Style~



Top of my Block





My Niece Taya





Products used:  3 1/2 x 3 1/2 Wood Block
Tim Holtz Foundations & Ranger Glossy Accents
Melissa Frances Products:  Vintage Attic Treasures & Childhood Ephemera kit,  5th Avenue Chipboard, pom pom ribbon,
5th Avenue 6×6 paper, pearls, buttons.  2 Anna Griffin decorative white brads, a misc. key & door handle.  EK Success Butterfly punch, Tim Holtz flowers die.
I don’t usually do Challenges since most of them are card challenges or lately “anything goes” challenges which drive me crazy~  A kind friend of mine found a few challenges for me that she thought I could enter using my block so here it goes!
Challenges:
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