I have been playing with paper, chipboard, and flowers. I absolutely love this Curio Cabinet pattern by Laura at http://www.followthepapertrailwithlaura.com/. I had so much fun doing this project. It's not perfect (I really need to check my dimensions better), but for a first try, I think it turned out pretty good. I would love to be able to afford to purchase her kits. They are so beautiful. I think I did pretty good with what I had on hand.
The flowers adorning the top of the cabinet are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I sprayed them with homemade glimmer mist and added some Prima leaves in behind them. I didn't have the packaging she used for the crown piece to I used one of my Tim Holtz Sizzix dies and cut it in half.
The drawer pulls out to reveal a mini album. How cool is that?
Instead of the metal frames (book plates?) she used on hers, I used my book plates die from Sizzix and some gold buttons I found at Wal-mart.
I used a Wild Orchid Crafts Gardenia spray and my Sizzix postage stamp die to make "pictures" hanging in the back of the cabinet. I purchased some small miniature bottles at Hobby Lobby and I adhered a small diamond table scatter to the top of the cork.
I bought some wooden dowel caps at Hobby Lobby and painted this one white and distressed it with Tim Holtz distress ink. I sprayed some small I am Roses roses with my homemade gilimmer mist made with my distress reinkers and perfect pearls. I added some Wild Orchid Crafts leaves. I love the way this turned out.
I bought some Prima mini roses at Micheals close to two years ago and never used them. They were perfect for this flower arrangement. I painted some mini wooden flower pots I picked up at Hobby Lobby gold and glued the flowers in at varying heights.