Thursday, January 21, 2016

Charmingly Poe

Lost Coast Designs is hosting an Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop and is challenging us to link up Poe-inspired projects that include rubber stamping by January 23. Although I've made many Poe-inspired items, somehow I never included rubber stamping! I have lots of great rubber stamps...but not the one I wanted, you know? And then the mail arrived...and I received a fabulous RAK from Elisa at Cards und More that contained rubber stamps of feathers, how perfect is that! Thank you Elisa! From there, I knew what I wanted to make for the Hop. Here's a Book Gift Box containing a Poe-inspired keychain:

I recently purchased this cute Hidden Compartment Book Box by Lori Whitlock at the Silhouette Store. I've made Book Boxes before, but using SVG Attic's discontinued Nevermore set. I like this new set, but I did add cut lines on the "pages" to mimic the old file. I made this box from white paper, inked it with 3 purple inks, and added some purple patterned paper & silver stickers. I used a new feather stamp (by Stampin' Up!) to add 3 feathers to the front (the silver one in the middle doesn't show well in the photo). I stamped the feather in black on some tissue paper and tucked the keychain inside. The box keeps closed with magnets.

The silver charm with chains was a groundscore I found while on a walk the other day. I used printable, white Shrinky Dink plastic for the handmade charms. I printed the Poe Bust by Ikesart on one side and the words "Raven Lunatic" on the other. I made a purple gradient background for both. The sentiment is inspired by a T-shirt my mom sent me the last time the Ravens won the Super Bowl. This piece was cut with a label die (from Stampin' Up! & part of Elisa's gift; the holes were made with my Crop-o-dile. I inked both sides of more plastic with purple inks, stamped feathers on one side, and cut them out with deckle scissors. They shrunk quite nicely in our toaster oven. After baking, I coated the pieces (except for the feather sides) with Glossy Accents.

Thank you for visiting & may your days be filled with poetry,

Edgar Allan Poe Appreciation Day Blog Hop 

Main link-up is at Lost Coast Designs. Wow, can you believe all these gorgeous Poe projects?!


  1. Love the box and the key chain. That feather stamp is gorgeous!

  2. Love the feather stamp, keychain and box!

  3. That is really cool and such a lovely colour :-) Thank you for using one of my digis on there too :-D

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  4. What a fabulous tribute to Poe, so glad you got your feather stamps so that you could share that magnificent key chain with us! Thanks for joining my blog hop & sharing your love for Poe with us all!

  5. Love your amazing Poe charm!!!! Great little box book... what a prefect project for POE!!! thanks for sharing!


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