Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Scrapbook Page in a Box

No peeking with this gift! If you do, you'll be pleasantly surprised by what is inside, but you may not be able to put it back quick enough if you are trying to sneek a peek! Isn't this a cute way to present a small (and light weight) gift and then have an adorable keepsake. I was inspired to kreate this box by Robyn from In Joy Stampin. I'm not sure if she is the originator of this idea, but all the same, its an adorable project whoever came up with it! Very simple, take your 12x12 paper and score at 4 and 8 and then turn and score at 4 and 8 again. Cut your middle pieces, across from each other, along the score lines. Fold all your score lines and you'll be able to fold these up into a box -NO adhesive, your lid will hold it all in place. See, your lid holds your boxes shape and once removed, your 12x12 will open up to reveal what is inside :) Ok, now you need your lid. Cut a 6 in square and score all sides at 1 in. At each corner, cut up to the intersecting score line and cut the corner square into a diagonal. Use the remaining triangles/diagonal cut piece, add a mini glue dot and kreate your lid. TIP: If you'd like to scallop your edge like I did, you'll have to do this before you adhere your corners. TIP #2:You may want to try making your lid with scallops out of copy paper first before using the good stuff :)
I used coordinating colored 3-11/16 squares to place on my 4 inch patterned paper squares. The center, I used a Whisper White square which I stamped on, but I can still journal on and then covered it with another square scored at 1/4" on the top to kreate a flap. Embellished my flap and all that is left is adding my pictures. My girls are wearing the cutest pink and white dresses for Easter - I'll be taking plenty of pictures to place in my box :) Contact me if you have questions on this quick tutorial. It really is quite simple!
For now, go kreate

Stamps: Dreams du Jour (111624), Always (113620)- the inside center square
Paper: Raspberry Tart (113975), Pretty in Pink (100459), Cameo Coral (100475), Rose Red (102544)
Ink: Rose Red (101778), Pretty in Pink (101301), VersaMark(102283)
Accessories: Pretties Kit (109114), Dazzling Diamonds (102023), Crystal Effects(101055), Scallop Edge Punch (112091), 1/4" Pretty in Pink Grosgrain(109032), Iridescent Ice (101930)


Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is so cool!

I hope you'll share it again when you fill it with photos.

You are the Kween of the 3D project.

Lorraine said...

I agree - very cool! Can't wait to see it with the pics!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Beautiful box Kim, LOVE the wonderful tutorial! You did an amazing job on it!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Tiffany said...

This is way cool! What a neat gift idea for a person who scrapbooks. You are way too clever. Thanks for sharing Kim!!!

Mary Fish said...

Incredibly clever. I agree with, Kris. I hope we get to see it when you have photos. Hugs, Mary