Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Pirate Chest box

Oh oh oh! (jumping up and down) I can't tell you how excited I am about my post tonight!

It's my youngest son's birthday tomorrow and, because he's been busy saving up his pennies for a very expensive item, we are giving him money. The trouble with money is that it doesn't necessarily look very thrilling so I've been racking my brains to think of a good way to present it. This is the result of my deliberations:


It's a Chocolate Chip pirate chest! Here it is from the back...


...and a close-up of the fastening.


Here it is open.


I love my little pirate chest! Do you like the way it looks as if it's seen some action? (It's okay - I'll calm down in a minute...)

Supplies (Stampin' Up unless specified)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Piercing tool, corner rounder, vintage brads (from stash)

Do you think it would be going too far to wear an eye patch and a parrot on my shoulder tomorrow?
Actually, all joking aside, I'd better get to bed as I'm sure to be woken up at the crack of dawn by a very excited boy!
See you tomorrow.

10 comments:

  1. very good idea, I love your treasure chest. Possible steps to have the achievements.
    In any case it will be a good surprise, happy birthday

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  2. It is stunning, I hope R loves it as I am sure he will and please wish him a Happy Birthday from all of us.
    You clever thing x

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  3. This is an amazing project!! I love it.

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  4. this is fantastic! great work! your son will love it :)

    - Elizabeth (missimagination.com)

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  5. Awesome job and I'm sure he'll love it especially with the treasure inside! Where did you find the template? Happy Birthday to your son too!

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  6. My gosh your son must have loved this!
    It is brilliant, you are one talented lady.

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  7. I love it!!! what a great accent to the SU pirates stamps and birthday kit this would be!! If you want to sell the template let me know my grandson has a birthday fast approaching!

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  8. Oh please share your template for this or a tut on how you created this! I have been looking all over the internet for something to use as inspiration for an old fashioned doctor's bag - and this is perfect - right down to the stitching and straps!!!

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  9. I just came across your fantastic pirate chest! What a wonderful idea - it looks just like the real thing!

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  10. Just found this chest dont know how i have missed it but its really great and i bet your son Loved it Luv Sue x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x