Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh Boy!

I've been itching to make a Memory Keeper box or two for weeks and finally got around to making one over the course of the past couple of nights. This one, obviously, is for a boy - most likely a baby boy.

As I was making the baby card with the Doodle Palace digital image the other day, I thought about how easy this particular image would be to paper-piece. I was right. It was a piece of cake. To do it, I printed the image twice - once on regular copy paper and the second time on the white cardstock piece that served as my "base" and the sails. For the rest of the pieces, I cut smaller pieces of colored cardstock and one at a time taped them to the copy paper print over the appropriate spot and then just kept running them through the printer until all the pieces were printed. Make sense?

To adhere the bear and boat to the covered box, I used my Xyron for the "base" and glue for the smaller pieces with the exception of the dimensional bear that was attached with foam mounting tape. Other details you can't see include the chalk I added to the edges of the bear and his shiny Liquid Glass nose. The chipboard letters were painted with red acrylic paint, sealed with a shiny (and smelly) spray sealant, and attached to the box with Liquid Glass. While it was a little putsy, it was fun, and I'm pretty darned pleased with the results!

Materials & Tools: Close To My Heart Memory Keeper box; White, Cranberry, Brown Bag, Indian Corn Blue, Grey Wool, and Bamboo cardstock; Retired Outdoor Denim Gingham and Autumn Harvest B&T paper; Indian Corn Blue marker; Digital Image from Doodle Palace; Chipboard letters; White Daisy Bigger Brads; Red acrylic paint; Autumn Soft Chalks; Chalk applicator; Glossy spray sealer; Liquid Glass; Yes! paste; 3M Quick-Dry Adhesive; Xyron 900; 3M foam mounting tape; Printer.

Happy Friday! What's everyone up to this weekend? While I don't have anything specific planned, there is plenty to do around here. For tonight, however, I'm going to relax ... maybe come up with something for my Simple Saturday post. Until tomorrow, take care! Later ...

10 comments:

Tiff said...

Your box is darling!

Sarah said...

OH Kathi...this is just precious! It is a perfect memory box. I love that bear and his boat.
Have a great Friday!

Laurel said...

Simply adorable!

Connie said...

This is SO cute!!! Thank you for sharing it. I am sure some little boy will LOVE putting his memories in here.

Sharli said...

What a cute memory box!!! I love how this turned out - it's just the ticket! I'll keep your idea for a future gift . . .

Enjoy your weekend! They sure are fun, huh!

Alanna said...

So cute Kathi. That will make a lovely gift.

Deborah Young said...

You know how I love memory boxes. This one is precious!!! The punch of red rocks!

I am Maricar said...

Kathi, this is darling. That bear is too too cute. I never would have thought about liquid glass on an animal's nose. Nice detail!

Jeanne said...

Oh boy! Is this ever adorable! Leave it to you to think of doing this. So sweet and will be treasured.

Have a great weekend whatever you do!

Kariberry said...

I love that box! Too cute! And the retired paper is still a keeper. I still have all mine. hmmmm