Cross Made with Sabor Papel's Amor Collection

Cross Made with Sabor Papel's Amor Collection
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Amor Keepsake Chest

Hola Crafters and welcome back to my blog.  Today, I want to share with you this wooden keepsake chest I created for Sabor Papel.  I was so inspired by the Amor Collection as soon as I saw it last winter.  The rich colors, vivid images, and traditional, timeless theme of everlasting love stole my heart.  Immediately, I knew I was going to have many delightful hours creating everything from paper crafts to home decor with this collection.


wooden keepsake box, I got this one from Michaels
metal embellishments, I used some from Butterbee Scraps and Michaels
Liquid Adhesive
acrylic paint
paint brush
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Ink blender
sanding block
paper trimmer
We Are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper


First, I removed the hardware from the drawer fronts.  Then, I lightly sanded and painted the inside and outside of the chest and the drawers with acrylic bronze paint.  I allowed it to dry.  Then, I rubbed some red acrylic paint into the grooves and creases to give a more dimensional look.  If you want a more distressed look, you could lightly sand the painted chest after it dries.  The key to painting this type of decor piece is to experiment with layering the paints to achieve the final look you want.  It is fun and quite rewarding to take you time with this step. 

Top of Chest
 For the top of the chest, I knew I wanted to use the sentiment from La Novia.  So, I used a paper trimmer to cut the sentiment out as shown above.   Then, I used a my We are Memory Keepers Corner Chomper to trim the corners.  I just love that tool and use it very often to get the tradition look I desire. I inked around the edges and glued it to the top of the chest.  Finally, I embellished it with metals from Butterbee Scraps and Michaels.

Sides of Chest
 For both side panels, I cut pieces from La Novia, inked, and sanded the edges for a distressed look before I glued them down. 
For more definition and embellishment, I cut the corners from the Amor Nunca Muere Tag from the Sentimientos page.  I glued them as shown in the photo below.

I used the Ramitos paper for the front of the drawers.  I cut small panels, inked and adhered them to the drawer front.  I screwed in new drawer pulls from Butterbee Scraps that added to the traditional look I was going for.

 I absolutely love how this came out.  It was shown in Sabor Papel's CHA and Anaheim Scrapbook Convention booths and visitors loved it.  I hope this post has inspired you to use this Sabor Papel Amor Collection to create something beautiful for yourself or as a gift.  Visit their Where to Buy page to see the lists of retailers carrying their collections if you haven't already picked up this collection.  Thank you for visiting the blog today and have a wonderful week sharing your creativity!!

Love and Blessings,