The first thing I made was this little box - I have kept it quite simple so the lovely papers can take pride of place and not be overwhelmed by too much embellishment. This 7Gypsies brass handle has been on my list to use for a while and I figured it would match really well with the 'Dot' paper and dark blue Bazzil from my DT kit.
I used the 7Gypsies chipboard tag elements from my kit around the base of the box - I really like the scalloped edging and the fleur de lys motifs, so I inked them with Versacolour ink in Lagoon Blue and used a bit of Vintage Photo Tim Holtz distress stain, and a bit more Neptune Versacolour ink on the edges. I was going for a bit of a verdigris metal effect.
For the inside of the box, I've just painted it in a dark blue Kaisercolour paint, and under the lid is a little quote about love letters which I've written on a Bo Bunny Noteworthy die cut.
The beaded trim around the edge of the box was something I found in my sewing stash left over from making Christmas ornaments a while back. You could use any pretty ribbon or trim to finish off the edge; Pages 2 Scrap have a fantastic selection.
I'm planning to use this little box to store all the silly notes my husband and I leave each other on an old receipt hook we have in our bedroom.
With such an awesome kit, I was on a roll and put together three layouts with the remaining papers: the first uses the Bo Bunny Tapestry paper as a base with a co-ordinating Vintage Market Collection cardstock sticker as the title.
The sticker - My Dad, My Hero - was the starting point for this layout, and when I found this old shot of my dad taking me fishing when I was 18 months old, I had found my theme. The 7Gypsies chipboard vine was perfect as 'seaweed' - I've just covered it in Tattered Angels Glam in 'Dirty Martini' - and I used a bit of black sinnamay mesh I found in my kids craft box to add some texture.
The gold card behind the photo was cut from the envelope my kit arrived in, and I used the dark blue Bazzill to cut out some fishy shapes.
I've used more of the 7Gypsies chipboard elements as 'waves' - this time a long wavy shape which I've coloured with Tim Holtz distress stain in Wild Honey. I loved using these chipboard elements; they are really nice quality and thick enough not to warp and bubble when you stain or paint them.
Next, I tried something a bit different to give the background of this layout a tattered, aged feel - I used an old dress pattern and some PVA glue to create an interesting base, and mounted my photo on a vintage book page and little kraft envelope. I cut out a few of the labels from the Vintage Labels paper, and wrapped some rough gardening twine around the page a few times. The beautiful Vandoros organza ribbon from my kit added a little bit of sparkle to the page - I fixed it with some Tim Holtz trinket pins and added a little bit of vintage lace.
The key is another of the 7Gypsies chipboard elements - this time I covered it in washi tape for a pop of teal colour. The little 'family' alphas in the bottom corner was part of the edge strip saved from a sheet of Kaisercraft Tasty Treats paper, and the sweet little camera charm is also from the Bo Bunny Vintage Market collection.
Ok - last one! I love how my Pages 2 Scrap kits challenge me to get lots of different layouts out of a small selection of papers. For this layout I've gone with a different style to the ones above and was inspired by the crowns and wings in the 7Gypsies chipboard elements pack - they made me think of graffiti and skater style patterns, and when I printed my photos and realised my black ink had run out I kind of liked the funky bluish x-ray effect!
I splattered the Bazzill with some silver paint, but smeared a bit of it by accident so turned it into a moon - then I punched some circles from the reverse of the Vintage Labels paper to make planets and painted the crown and wings in more silver paint. The blue star is one of the cardstock shapes covered in washi tape, but paint or ink would work just as well.
I also included the leftover scalloped edging which I'd already inked for my love letter box - I think they kind of look like clouds!
I used a little more of the sparkly Vandoros organza ribbon to add a bit of warmth, and some other blue satin ribbons. The title is made up of a long straight piece from the 7Gypsies cardstock elements, covered in blue washi tape, plus some American Crafts thickers and a blue diecut Noteworthy shape from Bo Bunny.
I really enjoyed putting these projects together and hope they inspire you to create something lovely with the Bo Bunny Vintage Market collection and other goodies available from Pages 2 Scrap!