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.


  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

  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

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

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

    - Elizabeth (

  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!

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

  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!

  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!!!

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

  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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