Empty box with lid or I used an empty garbage bag box and made a new lid Scrapbook paper Piece of burgandy card stock for hinge Tell Tell Heart Digital Stamp from Ike's Art Water color paints Glue Alphabet Cut Outs from Paper Pack craft smart Alphabet stamps Dimensional Magic
1. Color the stamp anyway you want. I choose watercolors and watercolor markers for the heart. Let dry and glue in box where you want it to be seen when opened. Dimensional Magic the heart to make it pop. Glue the areas not covered by the stamp with wood scrapbook paper from the pack.
2. Tape all the pieces of the box that need reinforcement. Cover the entire box with a wood grain-like piece of scrapbook paper from pack. I did not cut the entire box opening open. I left about 1 inch on each side to give a shadowed, under the floorboards type look. Here is where the top flap and I had a problem. I wanted to utilize the flap giving it an even narrower view but couldn't get it to work so off with it's lid and I cut one a little larger than the box bottom from cardboard and covered it with paper from the same pack. To connect the top to the box I cut about a 6 inch piece of burgandy card stock and scored at about half and folded and glued to the back of the box and the top and let dry completely.
3. I cut out the letters to spell "THUMP" and staggered them on the top. Then I stamped in really small letters 'thump....." to suggest the beating heart.
4. I went rouge and fixed my box where you open display it with the back showing so you open the flap up and there it is.....the tell tell heart!
Happy Crafting and Welcome to 31 Days of Halloween at Smeared and Smudged!!
My precious grandpuppy, Yoshi! He went through gastrointestinal surgery for an obstruction in August and almost didn't make it. It is now November and he is doing so well just can't eat hard food:( But I love mushing his food twice a day and feeding my beautiful baby boy:)