My idea for a Going Green project today is also from a box.....
I started with a Laughing Cow cheese wedge box, and some restaurant drink coasters (compliments of a waitress who gave us a bag of them at convention one year!). With them I made a round scrapbook book in a box!
Along with the Box & Coasters, you will need: Big Shot Bigz Dies; Stampin' Up Beautiful Butterflies (Item #114507) & Clear Circle (Item #114522). Pretties Kit (Item #109114), Grosgrain Ribbon 1/4" (IB&C pg. 183), Small & Regular Tag punches (Item #108264 & #105934), Hobby Blade (Item #102449), Stampin' Up! Designer Series Papers (DSP) - I used the Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip Patterns DSP, and some adhesives; Sticky Strip (Item #104294), SNAIL Adhesive (Item #104332), and my favorite for this project, Anywhere Glue Stick (Item #104045)
If you use the Bigz Clear Circle Die it will likely fit your round coasters as it did for me. I lucked out that the coasters had a brown edge so it matched my design. For the side I cut a strip of DSP 3/4" wide by 12" plus another strip the same width but only about 4" long. It's easiest if you combine them into one long strip before adhering it to the side. I used two rows of Stick Strip, one on the bottom side, and one on the lid side. Then I added my 2/3" strip and cut down the center with a Hobby Blade. Take your time with this so not to tear at the DSP (mine did a little). The top was made with the two Bigz Dies, DSP, and the Warm Words stamp set (I used this set a few times on the pages as well)
ON THE INSIDE: The Grosgrain ribbon is used as a hinge and is sandwiched between two decorated coasters to give it strength. Here's how it looks when you open it, and both sides of the pages-on-ribbon.
Here's a few more angles of the finished box, and a few of the pages up close
I hope you enjoyed today's project! I had fun making this that I decided that it needs to be an ABC class project ASAP! So it is official the project for the next
ABC Class on Thursday, April 21st
at 6:30 PM. Email me for details Memoryinkers@att.net.
Hugs, Karie B.
Tour Ended 3/7/10