Sunday, April 28, 2013

Shin-Shin Chest

So, did you enjoy the introductions?  Hope so!  Now I have some fun news to share... It's time to announce who our guest designer is for this release!  Yay! This talented gal has an impressive DT resume, so we are totally stoked to have her join us for this release!  Please show her some love and welcome her to the Sister Stamps family!  Check out her blog here...

And don't forget that my CBFF Debi is also joining us.  Can't wait to see what our two designers have come up with!

So I got really ambitious this time around and one thing led to another... my project kept expanding and expanding and finally I felt it was done...  Here's what I came up with....

I've made a smaller version of this before, but it was only one layer of drawers.  I wanted to see if I could make a mini chest by adding more layers to the project.  I stopped at three, but I think I might try making this again later around Christmas time.  I have some ideas that I think might work out well!

In the meantime, here's more views of my project.  I took photos from all sides to help illustrate what the chest looks like.  The finished size is 6x6. I think its also 3" high?  Sorry, didn't measure that yet.  When I first put together the drawers, I thought it was too plain just using the kraft paper, so I added strips of paper by Prima. I love this paper!!!  It's pretty but has a white washed look, so it doesn't overpower your project.  The mini brads were from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The middle layer is a mini pearl brad and the other two are moonstone brads. Now I wish I bought more of those!

Here's the view of the top when its closed.  I followed a tutorial by Muriel on YT- Mscooperscoop channel.  She has some great tutorials- hope you check them out!

Anyway, I had some of these petaloo daisies leftover that I haven's used in awhile and made them into a puffy daisy.  I then cut out a heart from burlap.  The burlap that I got from Walmart frays a lot, so I used a fabric stiffner to help with that.

Here's a better look at Shin-Shin.  Since it's on an easel card, the flower sits up when you open it up.

As you can see, I added a piece of my chalkboard that has an adhesive backing.  To accent it, I added some lace trim and flat back pearl trim.  I used a chalk marker to write "Sister Stamps", but you can also use regular chalk.  I thought this would be fun to write notes/messages to someone.

Here's a side view of the side when the easel is opened.  You can see that there are three drawers on each side of the chest.

And this is a view from the back.

And the last side...

Hope you liked this project!  Don't get scared, but it took me 2 days to make.  I think it's mainly because I ran out of kraft cardstock. If I had enough on hand, I would have probably finished it in one night.

Don't forget to check out our Guest DT and Debi!!


  1. oh this came out super cute!!! Awesome creation!!!

  2. The box is beautiful! I like how you end up with drawers on all sides!

  3. wow! what a beautiful box! love the papers and Shin Shin is super sweet! ;D

  4. My goodness this is awesome Jenny!!
    Well done! Glad to see Debi back and Eva as GDT is so cool!! Congrats to Eva!

  5. Another WOW project ... LOVE IT!

  6. The burlap heart makes a great backdrop for Shin-Shin.