Friday, May 23, 2014

Summer Keepsake Box

Can you believe its almost Summer?
 Next month School gets out and I wanted to have something that was attractive yet practical and ready to hold movie tickets, sea shells and other bits of this summers memories.

 I created the above keepsake box from a deep cigar box. Most cigar shops will sell the empty boxes to you for a couple of dollars. I prepped the box by peeling off any loose stickers.
 Then I played around with the following Robins Nest "Beach Collection" to create this one-of-kind treasure box.
-Aquamarine Sorbet, Blue Raspberry Sorbet, Calamity Jane Stripe, Pink Glitter Coral, Seashore Glittered, Water Glitter Swirl.
- Beach Rub-Ons,  Beach stickers, Water stickers.
- Mini Pearl Drops, Gold Metallic Dew Drops.
I also used Blue Inka  mousse, wrapping cellophane, gold wire trim, glitter glue, clear tape,  lace, and a Journal tag.

 I used the blue mousse to cover part of the box that could not be covered with paper.

 The hinge of the box was thin paper. So I reinforced both inside and outside with the clear tape.

For the inside of the box, I folded my paper in half and glued the crease perfectly in the corners of the box for a clean finish.

 I covered gaps in the paper with sea shells- rubbed onto onto scraps of paper.
I love how the compass makes this box the perfect travel accessory!

For added fun, I placed a few sea shell stickers on the back hinge.
 I plan to take this box with us on our few trips this summer, so we will have a sturdy place to hold our summer memories.
What would you put in a box like this?


Robin O'Crowley said...

Michelle, what a cute box, great for collecting!

Tonya said...

I have several little cigar boxes that are screaming that I do something with them. Awesome job and thanks for the inspiration!!!

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

I love your box! I think that I would put those photo strips in it that you spontaneously take... So fun!

Cely said...

absolutely beautiful! what a great box!

Bev said...

super cool creative box.. great use of papers and embellies

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