Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Ultimate Crafter's Companion - Part 2

So, I had a blast creating a few projects with my new toy, the Ultimate Crafter's Companion.  I think what I really like about the tool is how many things you can do with it.  I don't think I've tapped into half of the benefits yet... but, that's why I purchased it.  The "have-to-have" features will be used all the time and the extras will be all for fun!  And that's why I had to share.

I borrowed this image from the Ultimate Crafter's Companion website, in case you were wondering what it looks like:

Vintage GM Gift Box:

This next project was a quick gift box, created for my Grandpa's birthday.  I always like to get him gift cards and a little something to open.  And knowing how much he loves things that are made for him, I know this will be something he'll save.

I stamped the Vintage City Scrapblock on Natural White cardstock with Vintage Photo Distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used Old Paper Distress ink and a bit of Vintage Photo ink to give the map an aged feel.  I like embossing the image first to ensure I don't lose the detail of the design.  The 1938 Suburban was also embossed and aged.  This is such a perfect look for the image, as the shine of the embossing powder really looks like the shiny finish of the car.  You have to love that!

And the box... well, I love that the box itself took less than 10 minutes to create.  The scoring template in the Ultimate Crafter's Companion made it so fast and easy!

Thanks for stopping by,
-Vintage City Scrapblock, 1938 Suburban (from the GM Collection) and You're a Classic (for the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Mona Lisa Moments Collection) by Cornish Heritage Farms

-Vintage Photo, Black Ink and Old Paper Distress inks by Ranger

-Black Prismatic by Prism Papers
-Natural White cardstock by Neenah

-The Ultimate Crafter's Companion
-Clear Embossing powder by Ranger
-Distressing tool by Tonic
-Game spinner, brad and sprocket by Tim Holtz Ideology


  1. I LOVE this antique box! Sure makes an awesome gift!

  2. I would like to use this grandpa's gift box for my grandpa 's birthday. I think this would be a good gesture to wish them on their happy moments.