Thursday, November 18, 2010

Decorative Recipe/Photo Box

This past weekend was our church's Alternative Gifts (Christmas) Fair.  I decorated the My Creations Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322) with Close To My Heart papers I had from previous promotions.  It was fun to make them, and went pretty fast.  My problem was I got started at 8:00pm the night before the I didn't get many made.  Still, we raised over $100 for Northwest Harvest, one of our local food banks.

I love the My Creations Recipe/Photo Boxes. They will hold 4x6 photos or recipe cards and have a magnetic clasp on the front flap.

I also made 4x6 inserts for each box with coordinating paper, and little tabs made with my Cuttlebug and a round punch.

I used the Irrisistibles Dimensional Elements for the flower.  The colors are Spring Iris, Pink Carnation (retired), Key Lime and Sunny Yellow.  It may be Kiwi (retired) on the patterned paper, but since I don't have any more Kiwi paper, I used Key Lime for the flpa.  It looked fine.

My favorite decorated box was with the new Mistletoe paper.  Unfortunately, I didn't take a picture of that style, before I sold them.  

I just made my own template for the rounded piece and the notched piece on the front.  I used a heavy piece of card stock to make my template, so it wouldn't get ruined while I was using it.

I sponged the edges of the boxes before sticking paper on them.

I glued together two 4x6 pieces of Card Stock to make the divider inserts.  One piece of Card Stock just didn't seem heavy enough.  For the scalloped pieces, I used my Cuttlebug with Nestabilities Dies.

Supplies Used:
My Creations Recipe/Photo Box (Z1322, $6.95)
Retired CTMH Papers
Round Sponge
Coordinating Ink Pad
Nestabilities Dies
Round punch (1 1/4")
Really strong glue.  I used 3M Poster Tape with the giant tape-gun-dispenser  You could use Bonding Memories Glue, but I would recommend applying it on both pieces of paper/the box and the decorative paper.  Tombow just isn't sticky enough for this project.