Saturday, January 31, 2009

Did I Say Something About a Quilted Box Top?

Well, here it is! This is Close To My Heart's My Creations™ Memory Keeper. I'm not sure how long its been in the catalog, but for quite some time, I haven't given it much notice. "Humph, a pizza box," I thought to myself. As it turns out, it's a beautiful box, 10 x 9-1/2 x 3-inches, very sturdy, and with the coolest magnetic flap closure.

There are 101 one things one could do with it, including using it as a keepsake box for any special occasion - Christmas, new baby, shower, wedding, etc. - for cards, photographs, little things you want to save. It would make a lovely gift by itself and an even better gift with a gift inside. I'll be ordering more, just to have them on hand.

For this one, I used the Amore paper, and as you can see, I didn't make it difficult. Had the color of the box not worked out with the paper I was using, I would have painted what shows with acrylic paint. For this one, I didn't think I had to. The patterned paper was glued on with Yes! paste. To ensure that they stayed stuck, I used Terrifically Tacky Tape on all of the layers that decorate the top. The only embellishments I used were self-adhesive, flat-backed pearls on the "quilt" and a couple of little metal photo corners on the flap. Undecided as to how I'm going to use it, I haven't decorated the inside of the box . . . yet. With so many ideas, I can't wait to do another one.

Materials & Tools: Close To My Heart My Creations Memory Keeper; Amore paper packet; Chocolate and Blush cardstock; Cocoa ink pad; Spring Blossoms Mini-Medley Accents Collection; Hero Arts 5mm flat-backed pearls; Sponge dauber; Yes! paste; 1-inch sponge brush; Terrifically Tacky Tape; Sanding block.

Between the "wanna do" and the "should do," the "wanna do" won out today. There's stuff in the box, too, which I will show you later or maybe tomorrow, depending on how ambitious I feel after dinner. I hope you're having a fun day, too. Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

Connie said...

I've never paid much attention to it in the catalog, either. I do have that paper packet though.....
I can't wait to see what you fill it with!!

Sylvia said...

What a great box! I made your Valentine card with the Swiss dots with littel help from Sam and Samantha. I am the brains, they are the brawn. LOL

Tara said...

Beautiful...I absolutely love it! The colors in the paper pack are great :)

Laurel said...

OMG this is beautiful, love the 'quilt'!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Kathi! This is stunning! I probably would have passed this by so many times and never thought twice about it, myself. Beautiful work!