10/27/2007

Keepsake box

Keepsake box for this project is from the folks at Prima Marketing - makers of those famous Prima Flowers. (One can purchase one here). School photos came home this past week, and they turned out better than usual. Our school takes two sessions of photos - one at the beginning of the school year for the yearbook, and a traditionally nicer photo (and subsequently more expensive - lol) closer to the close of the school year. I had wanted the children to all wear red, but alas, the eldest child, the fashion-conscientious ten-year-old, had other ideas. I do like her black shirt though, so from now on mom is conceding - she can pick her outfit. :) This particular box has a nifty feature - when one views the inside of the box lid, it is flat - if one pushes through one of the windows at the top of the lid the MDF insert cut to size pops out - very nice idea that speaks of quality in the piece and the manufacturer's consideration for a finished look (thank you Prima!). Measuring this lid insert, I cut a piece of ivory cardstock (Neenah brand, exceptional quality, from Ellen Hutson's store) the same size as the insert. Inserting the ivory cardstock in place inside the lid I traced the triple window openings in pencil, then adhered the school photos over the marks. I then measured each side of both the box and lid and cut 7gypsies papers (Montgomery and Veneto) to these measurements. Adhered with USArtQuest's Perfect Paper Adhesive and allowed to dry. Then the edges were inked with Distress Vintage Photo and blended with a piece of Ranger's Cut n' Dry foam. Mounted Provo Craft's photo box feet in place. For the lid, I cut a clear transprency to size, and placed it on top of the photos prior to inserting, to protect them from dust, fingerprints and juice from sippi cups....lol...

14 comments:

Sherrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful project!

HB said...

Cindy, the only thing more gorgeous than that box are those adorable faces!!!

Joy said...

*THUD*

Cindy, this is GORGEOUS!

StamperSharon said...

What a gorgeous box, Cindy -- love the papers you used (and those adorable children)!!

Lana said...

Hey I was gonna say THUD! Joy took my comment!

Okay I'm going to say: GLGERTY and DOUBLE THUD!!!!!!!!!

KCL said...

Beautiful project! Thanks for sharing!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...that is so gorgeous, Cindy!!

Otter said...

so pretty cindy!!!

Kelly Sampson AKA Emmiestamps said...

Gorgeous such a great project thank so much for sharing with us!

Angelina said...

Beautiful!

Sharlene said...

Beautiful box and adorable children!

Tiffiny said...

great project.

Stamper Gail said...

This is such a gorgeous finished project Cindy. What a lovely gift it would make for the holidays.

Susan said...

Love it! It's just perfect!