Friday, July 2, 2010

petite inspiration box swap: paris edition

These are the petite inspiration swap boxes I made for my partners Erica and Valarie.
I decided to go with and simple and classic color palette: black and white. I also included cream and silver as accent colors.
I covered the matchboxes with French text, lace, a big satin white bow, pearl embellishments and and a distressed corset tag with rhinestones.
Inside of the boxes, I included lace and ribbons, an ephemera pouch with a few corset tags, paper roses, a mini ephemera pack (I enjoy putting these together for the petite inspiration box projects- this one is one of my favorites) with papier and various embellishments:
I included boutons, as well (of course):


I had to tuck the paper roses outside of the box because they wouldn't fit:
I never get enough of these swaps.

See more petite inspiration boxes (they're matchboxes!) here.
See more artistic kits here.

18 comments:

  1. Jessica ~
    Those are just beautiful treasures in your Paris boxes ~
    I love them !!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  2. Beautiful boxes. What fun this swap must have been!!

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  3. Your boxes are adorable...you fill them with G.O.R.G.E.O.U.S. things!!!
    Where do you find all these great swaps you participate in??? ENVY...
    I'm almost finished filling my whimsy jars...this was F.U.N.

    HUGS
    ~victoria~

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  4. I love everything about these sweet little boxes, starting with the corset tags. How did you get all those goodies into those tiny boxes??? Erica and Valarie are going to be thrilled!
    Patricia :o)

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  5. Love those little boxes filled with eye candy! And you're right, we can never get enough of swaps!
    -Rochelle

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  6. Those are so beautiful - love all the goodies you´ve put in them.
    ~ Tina

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  7. I love the boxes with the beautiful tag. I could never participate on such a swap cause I just don't know where to buy all this gorgeous vintage.
    Could you tell me where you bought the Mona Lisa and the other charm with a lady on it?
    Hugs,
    Lisette

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  8. Everything is so beautiful!!!
    xo
    jeanne

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  9. Hi Jessica
    Oh my gosh, lucky partners of yours : ) I love the lace over the boxes, so very pretty. Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog, and for your good thoughts and prayers for my Son. It means so much!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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  10. Wow - the whole thing is just too beautiful! Your swap partner will be thrilled I'm sure!

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  11. Jessica, your boxes are beautiful! I so enjoyed this swap. Kris

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  12. I love the lace layered over the paper! Heather's petite box swaps are just the greatest, aren't they??

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  13. I think I'd probably drop dead with joy if one of these treasures were mine! Great job!

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  14. I have enjoyed seeing everyone's treasures. I simply must join in next time. Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Love the black & white color scheme chickie! You did a fabby job yet again :~)

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  16. Hi Jessica,

    I love your sweet swap and all the gorgeous Parisian treasures, also the pretty corset stamp.
    The black and white is just gorgeous.

    Hugs
    Carolyn

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