Thursday, July 8, 2010

Vintage Egg Carton Swap

Thank you Sandy for giving my creativity a jump start! Sandy hosted a Vintage Egg Carton Swap and asked me to join. I was also the lucky recipient of her creation.
Here are pics of all the goodies inside. Sandy knows my studio is blue, so everything had a blue theme to it.
These pieces of ephemera were tuck into the carton lid held by this pretty lace.
Thank you Sandy for all the beautiful things you sent! Your creation is wonderful. Okay Sandy, if you don't want to ruin your surprise, stop reading the rest of this post. The mail between the US and Canada is so slow. I hope you get your package today.

Here is what I made for Sandy.
I started out by spray painting the entire carton a soft white shade.

Then I had fun plowing through all the things in my studio to look for embellishments, and goodies for the inside.
I added lace, pom-pom garland and some feathers peaking out of the top cover.
I lined each of the eggs cups with silk rose petals.
I know how much Sandy likes her dolls. This one is ready for her to create something wonderful.
An old millinery flower with tags tucked into a pocket I made in the top.
Thanks again, Sandy for hosting this swap. It was a really fun project.

11 comments:

Sugar Bear said...

What a great idea! Beautiful results. I hadn't thought of using an egg carton in this way.
Hope you and Shelby are enjoying summer.
Karla

Cassie Shella said...

Oh how much fun!!! All of that stuff looks so wonderful - I bet it's like being a kid in a candy store. Have fun creating with all that great stuff! - And do post pictures of what you create with it.

Nathalie Thompson said...

How FUN is this?! The little nested compartments are the PERFECT place for trickets and sweet nothings to travel in! LOVE it! Both what you got and what you sent out.

SherryRoseBella said...

Wow!! That looks like it was such a fun swap, Tammy! I love what you made for Sandy and what she made for you. I am so impressed that egg cartons can be made in to such beautiful works of art!
love,
Sherry

natalea said...

great cartons filled with loveliness- both given and received!
hope you are doing great!
xoxo nat

Lee said...

Niiiiiiiiiiiice!! Lovely work. I love good swaps.

Sandy Michelle said...

No, thank YOU Tammy!! I just recieved your gorgeous egg carton today and I love all the details! The doll was the first lovely thing that jumped out at me when I opened the carton. You are so clever to spray paint the carton too!! I wish I had thought of that! Thanks again, I love everything!

Hugs!
Sandy

Lovey said...

These are great! What a clever idea..and thank you for you kind words about my surgery...Lovey

Julie Pishny said...

Wow, what a fun swap idea. Isn't it fun receiving such a special container filled with goodies chosen especially for you? It's so sweet and generous. I'm glad that you enjoyed participating. Hugs - Julie

Claire de Lune said...

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You are amazingly talented and I find much inspiration in what you do. Thanks

Jeanie said...

These are lovely. I'm doing my first swap and Jennifer sent us this link for inspiration! These are truly lovely!