I have always admired shaker boxes like these. In fact, I was watching the "Antiques Roadshow" a few years back and a lady had brought in a chest of drawers and sitting on top was a small Shaker box. She wanted both appraised, but was most interested in finding out what the chest of drawers was worth. The appraiser was giddy with excitement over the small shaker box and I believe it appraised for around $10,000 dollars or something like that.
Nichole has really outdone herself with the design and craftsmanship of these boxes. They are incredibly sturdy and will stand the test of time. For my boxes, I used Cardstock in Lemon Tart, Kraft, and Summer Sunrise. You can't see the lining, but inside I used coordinating Pattern Paper to finish off the set.
I knew I wanted a "homey" feeling to my project, since shaker boxes are so rustic and "homespun", if you will. I finally decided that Boards and Beams would be the perfect stamp set. I used some of the sentiments to stamp along the lids and used some of the accents to spruce up the outside of the boxes. The house made a perfect tag to sit atop the trio all tied up with ribbon and twine. Of course, it could hardly be finished without a few buttons to give it that true "homey" feel. Like I mentioned before, I had so much fun putting these together and my mind is reeling with all of the ideas I have for more. In fact, this was meant to be given to a friend, but once I was done, I think I will keep it for myself as a home decor piece. It has already found a spot in my kitchen and there is where it will most likely stay. Thanks for fluttering by!
P.S. I had to had a little photo of my little bundle. This is a photo that I took of him at 2 weeks old and now he is 3 weeks old. The time is really flying by!!!! He weighed a whopping 7 pounds at his two week check-up. His little legs are starting to plump up and he is filling out. He is such a delight! I love him to pieces!