Springtime Story Board Boxes

story board books

Hi there -I hope your week is off to a great start!

I’m still in Spring-time crafting mode around here.  During my craft room overhaul (aka massive cleaning project), I came across this super sweet children’s book.

Little Lambs Hat

I just love illustrations in vintage children’s books, and the rich colors. This one is particularly charming, and luckily, I found two of them!

 

lamb book

These sweet pictures are the inside covers  of the book. I love that they are adhered to the book board cover. I gently broke the binding of the book, and cut the inside covers in half. I stamped a flourish with a clear Staz-On ink pad and sprinkled with fine glitter. Always, have to have a little sparkle! 🙂  And, I really like the contrast against the aged book paper.

lamb book close up lamb close up girl book girl book close up girl book open

I found these great boxes that are actually shaped like books at the local craft store. Just perfect! I painted the inside of the box, wrapped the outside in patterned paper, and added book paper along the outside. Vintage seam binding, flowers, stitching and buttons add extra texture.

lamb book open duckling box duck book close up

I’m looking forward to adding these boxes to my springtime displays. Wouldn’t these also be great for a baby gift, or for Easter filled with candies?  So fun!

Have a great rest of the week and Happy Creating!

Michelle

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4 Responses to Springtime Story Board Boxes

  1. Ronda Liebert says:

    These are darling. A while back, I took a pictures from an old Snow White and did a lot of fussy cutting and pop dots with trees, dwarfs and even the prince. I put them on an 8 X 10 piece of chipboard, added embellishments. You can do so much with the old children’s books. I really like your idea of putting them on boxes. I will have to make one. 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

    • vintagestreetmarket says:

      Thank you Ronda – your project sounds wonderful! What a great idea. I like the idea of copying the images, and do for many projects. But for this one, I really like how the images are framed on the book covers, and how durable they are. But it certainly is hard breaking those sweet books. Probably would not have done it on this one, if I didn’t have an extra copy! 🙂 I hope you enjoy making them!

  2. mary tschopp says:

    Hi Michelle,

    How clever is this! What a charming idea. I especially loved the book cover with the little yellow duck on it. Cute! Mary T

  3. ScrappyMama says:

    Adorable! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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