Here's what I've been up to this week - making a little money box for the upcoming LSBS Retreat from a nice little hinged-lid tin I had handy - it originally housed some prickly pear taffy (of all things!), which my mum brought back from a recent trip to Vegas. The lid had a clear plastic insert under which I stuck some vintage paper and lace, and a bit of blue bling.
Then the inside of the lid looked messy so I lined it with some paper from Kaisercraft's 'Homemade' collection in 'Warm Welcome'.
Then the base of the tin looked messy (where does it end?!) so I lined it with some camel coloured felt.
The outside is covered in the reverse of the same Warm Welcome paper, with some crochet cotton trim and a blue satin fleur de lys ribbons. The fluffy nude coloured trim around the top border is a lingerie elastic from Spotlight.
The top has some Tim Holtz Crowded Attic stickers, vintage tickets and a 7 gypsies skeleton key. The book page butterflies are from Etsy seller Cass King. I can't remember where the giant cream flower came from :)
I thought I'd reiterate on the inside of the box that this is for savings to spend on me, so that I don't do what I usually do - save up for something I really want, then when I go to buy it I can't justify the expense because 'I could be spending that money on bills or groceries' or something equally mundane. This time round I really would like to feel totally comfortable buying a few things without remorse, and am planning to blow whatever savings I have at the Little Scrapbook Shop retreat next year!
Hopefully I don't chicken out and bring any cash back home with me!