Monday, 9 June 2014

By the Sea Memento Box

Hi all.... today I am back to share with you all my Mad About Scrappin Monday Share.   I have had the gorgeous Graphic 45 By the Sea paper collection sitting here calling out my name for a few months now.  I thought it was about time I busted it open and started cutting it up.  I really really love the beachy feel to these papers and I have a few more projects I am hoping to get created before running out !!

So I was going to alter an old HTC mobile phone box that I have stashed away in my craft room, BUTTTT!!! when I painted the outside black with some acrylic paint...the paint just kept flaking off.  Yep!! I did sand the box quite well before applying the paint, but it still kept peeling off.

 So I decided to pull the box apart and use it as a template to create my own!!

Here are my craft cardstock templates.  I have scanned these and uploaded them here.  I am hoping that they may print out and you can use them too!!

I have cut my first piece of cardstock to measure 8" x 10"and then scored the inside draw piece at 2 1/2" and again at 5 3/4".  I then rotated my paper and scored at 2 3/8" and 7 7/8"

For the outer sleeve I trimmed my paper to measure 8"x12".  My first score length ways was at 5 3/4.  I then rotated my paper and made the following score lines:- 2 1/4; 5 3/4;  8 1/8 and 11 5/8".

Once I constructed one of these from black card stock I began to layer from the paper pad.  I even matted my layers onto black card stock ... just to make them pop that little bit more!
 I have done a lot of fussy cutting to embellish the box.  This is so easy really.  The papers come with some really cute images to use and also mini postcards and journalling tags.
 I have added glossy accents to some of the images to give that wet shiny look that I think went with the beach theme.

I have used a little glass vial filled with beach sand and some tiny little sea shells that I bought home from our summer holidays to embellish with!! Along with some metal charms. 

Here I have create a handle for my drawer out of some antique bronze bead caps and a pearl.

 Well guys that it, that's my share for this week.  I am currently working on a little flip down postcard style mini album to go inside.  Be sure come back next week to check it out.

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  1. Oh Wow, Kimi, this is glorious!! Firstly, how clever to use box as template?? Adore the fussy cutting, little bottle & shell; perfect with these pprs! Your drawer pull just looks so lovely too & really cool to have the black inside (as well as using for matting). Amazing!! Hope you are well, tk care. C :))

  2. This is such a gorgeous project Kimi. I love how it came out. Love all the little embellies too. You worked hard on this and it shows, a truly masterpiece!!! Love and hugs, Tibby xxx

  3. Kimi, you always do the most beautiful work! I especially love the dimensional items you used like the vial with sand, seashells, and charms.

  4. This is gorgeous Kimi and I love that you used real sand and sea shells!! Awesome!! A truly beautiful piece!! ox