Friday, March 5, 2010

Expandable Keepsake Photo Box!

Good Morning!  I've had so much fun working on this expandable keepsake photo box!  Thank you Marion at a piece of craft dot com for sharing! 

This is the top and side view of the expandable box.  I machine stitched then inked with Color Box Creamy Brown Ink pad around the outside edges.  Flower is prism card stock cut with cricut using Wedding/Marriage cart and Basic Grey Button. 

I used SCAL & the cricut to cut "Memories"

I love Tim Holz's Idea-ology Trinket pins, so couldn't resist using one to attach the tag to the ribbon!  I printed the quote on coordinating prism cardstock, inked with Color Blox fluid chalk ink pad - creamy brown, cut each line out, then layered on Basic Grey Origins paper.  I punched holes and tied embroidery thread to add 'little threads' to the tag.  

Inside view ---unfinished !! But couldn't wait to share!

 Just the beginning of one tag.... yes...unfinished!

Want to make your own paper flower?

Cut 1 at 3.5", one at 3.0", and one at 2.5"

Using bone folder & ruler draw a fold line down center of each flower pedal.
Gently fold each pedal (on fold line you made) together upwards.
Beginning with the 3.5" flower, layer smaller layers on top
Punch 2 holes in center of flower
Lay Basic Grey button on center of flower
Thread embroidery thread through holes and tie knot
Ink edges and wala! You have a beautiful paper flower!

Again, thank you to Marion at a piece of craft dot com for the awesome tutorial!

Hope you enjoyed viewing the box as much as I enjoyed making it!  Have a great day! ~Rhonda

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