Crafty Secrets January Linky Party – Tooth Fairy Box and Tutorial

Tooth Fairy Box made with Crafty Secrets Bedtime Kids set, by Paper Melody's

Crafty Secrets January Linky Party – Tooth Fairy Box and Tutorial

Hello, everyone and Happy January!  It’s the first Monday of this new year, and that means it’s time for another Linky Party over at Crafty Secrets!  This month’s theme choice was Pajama Party or Winter, and I went with the former by using the new Bedtime Kids Digital Stamp Set.  This set is so cute, just full of adorable images, it was hard to pick a direction.  I decided to use some of the Tooth Fairy-related images to create this box:

Tooth Fairy Box made with Crafty Secrets Bedtime Kids set, by Paper Melody's

Every kid needs something to put their lost teeth in!  This box measures 3x3x1″ and has a little envelope inside so the tooth doesn’t rattle around too much.  I love the fairy image from the stamp set.  She’s so sassy!  I sized her in Microsoft Word, printed her, then colored her with my colored pencils.  I added some glitter glue to her wings, fussy cut her, then covered her in Glossy Accents so she wouldn’t be quite so delicate.  After she dried, I popped her up on foam squares over some glitterized lace die cuts (Arianna Lace from Heartfelt Creations).  Stick around for a tutorial on the bow and button “pull tab” you see there at the bottom of the lid.

Tooth Fairy Box made with Crafty Secrets Bedtime Kids set, by Paper Melody's

Here you can see some of the stamping I did with the Twinkle Stars stamp set.  It’s no longer available in acrylic, but you can still buy it as a digital set.

Tooth Fairy Box made with Crafty Secrets Bedtime Kids set, by Paper Melody's

And here’s the inside!  The paper lining the box is a colorized black and white paper image from the Creating with Vintage Patterns CD, and the images on the lid and envelope are from the Bedtime Kids set.  I did a little coloring and added lots of glitter glue, because everyone knows the Tooth Fairy loves glitter.

Tooth Fairy Box made with Crafty Secrets Bedtime Kids set, by Paper Melody's

There’s the back of the envelope, just so you can see the adorable little star button I’ve had in my stash forever 🙂

There’s my project!  Now, go visit the rest of the design team blogs below and be sure to leave them some love. Then, link up your own Crafty Secrets project on the BLOG and you could win the entire Bedtime Kids Stamp Set! We’ve loaded a free image from the set into this month’s Linky Party post as our way of thanking you for playing along. You can download the image and use it in your Linky Party project, or use one of the FREE PRINTABLES found on the blog page. The rules are simple: Just create a NEW project featuring Crafty Secrets, and link it up on the Crafty Secrets blog before midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, January 18th.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Crafty Secrets Design Team

Kathy Clement, DT Leader * Darlene Pavlick, Dar’s Crafty Creations * Diane Hover, Nellie’s Nest * Elizabeth Lincoln, Paper Passtimes  *  Melody Clement, Paper Melody’s (you are here!) * Michele Kovack, Thoughts of a Cardmaking Scrapbooker * Shantaie Fowler, Inking Pink * Sheila Rumney, Sheila Rumney Design and Photography * Guest Designer Vicki Chrisman, This Art that Makes Me Happy *

Bow and Button “Pull Tab” Tutorial

I’m going to fill you in on a little secret – this box didn’t turn out as originally planned.  I intended to make a magnet closure, but made my box incorrectly, so I had to drop back and punt.  The little flap on the lid fits nicely into the box but was a little difficult to get out, so I set about making a sturdy, easy open “pull tab” made of bows and a button.  Here’s how I did it:

Fairy Box Tutorial

And there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team projects to inspire your own Linky Party entry!

Have a lovely day 🙂

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9 thoughts on “Crafty Secrets January Linky Party – Tooth Fairy Box and Tutorial

  1. kathy/NorthCarolina says:

    I want to lose a tooth so I can put it in this darling box. No….wait, I changed my mind…but I DO love this box! The colors and coloring are superb, and the glitter is the piece de resistance! I love the tutorial for the pull tab opening….so clever, and really helpful, too. You put so many thoughtful details into this piece, Melody, and it is just…..magical! Thanks!

  2. brosmother says:

    This little brunetteTooth Fairy is so appealing! (and oh my! the fussy-cutting, fabulous!) I notice, too, the bit of open-weave textile under her that just makes her fairy-ness more believable. 🙂 Love this, Melody!

  3. Darlene Pavlick says:

    OUTSTANDING Melody! I am so glad you went with the Tooth Fairy images for your project. It is just precious and your detail work is awesome! I just might have to make one for the little girl next door … what a sweet idea! Thanks for all the wonderful tips & tricks too! Great job!!

  4. ncguygirl says:

    Love this project, Melody! It is absolutely gorgeous, and what child wouldn’t want to safekeep a tooth inside it for the tooth fairy. Precious! You should make these in quantity and sell them on Etsy – I bet every parent of a young child would want one!

  5. Stephanie B says:

    Love it! Such a cute idea. I wish my parents had thought of this for me when I was a kid. I guess I’ll just have to get some kids of my own 😉

  6. elizabeth lincoln says:

    As cute as this box is and as tempting as it would be to make one of these for myself, I resist as losing teeth at my age is not a pretty sight nor is it cute. Joking aside I am committing this to memory in hopes of having a grandchild at some point to make one for. Apart from it being so pretty and a great idea, the engineering and exactness of all your measurements is truly amazing. Well done Melody.

  7. Diane Hover says:

    Absolutely adorable and cute idea and so very creative, too!! I struggled with this challenge this time, and you all came up with such darling and clever ideas…thanks for inspiring me, I needed it! Adorable gift and your tutorial is fabulous!!

  8. frougirl3 says:

    what an adorable little gift, I love the idea of a tooth fairy box,I may have to whip up one of these for my nephew. 🙂

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