Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Japanese Paper

This weekend I discovered a store called Paper Source.  They have some of the most beautiful paper I have ever seen!  It's not a scrapbook store.  They have large sheets of colorful paper in all different styles.  They sell ribbon, stationary, stamps and lots of great papercrafting projects.  I decided to try my hand at a box kit they had.  It came with all the extra thick chipboard pieces and directions.  I chose this colorful Japanese print paper.  It almost feels like the paper is painted - it's so luxurious. 
I added ribbon for the closure.  The box measures 5x7.  I did have to buy some special glue that's a lot like Modge Podge- only better.  I'm so pleased with the way it turned out! I can't wait to go back and get the pink and brown Cherry blossom print next.

I have a bit of patterned paper left over so I can now make a number of cards to go with the set.  While I was there I spotted a Colorbox ink pad color: 'Robin's Egg'.  How could I NOT get a color like that?!  I stamped the medallion in Robin's Egg and then the senitments in Riding Hood Red and accented with some pearls. 


  1. I really love the Box!!! I would love to find a kit like that. The paper is gorgeous too!

  2. Such a fabulous little box and set of cards! AWESOME colors!