OK...at least once year I proclaim "This is my favorite kit of ALL time!" However, "THIS IS MY FAVORITE KIT OF ALL TIME!" :) Many of you know that I love to vacation. It's right up there on my to-do list with drinking wine. I squealed with delight when National Parks showed up on my doorstep.
When we travel I like to collect maps, ticket stubs, patches and local currency. Sometimes they make it into the scrapbook and sometimes the colors don't work well with my photos. I was thinking shadow box frames for tickets and such, but they were all so very boring and plain. I could totally make one, I said to myself.
I sort of winged this project. It's a twist on the Stationer's Box retreat project from 2013.
I used a 12x12 printed sheet from the National Parks Collection, scored it at 1" and 2" on all four sides and cut out a square center piece for the window.
Next I cut out tabs (according to the instructions for the box project) to make folding the score lines easier in creating the "lid". I also cut out a slot on the top to be able to add my memorabilia.
I then printed out a quote from London Calling Digital Kit onto acetate to create my window pane.
To create the back part of my box I painted chipboard black and adhered them with Bookbinding Glue to an 8x8 piece of chipboard covered in the same print as the lid. I only did two sides and the bottom, leaving the top open to add items through the slit I created in the lid.
I then adhered the lid to the base with bookbinding glue. I LOVE IT!
Now to fill it up.
Hope you enjoyed this fun project. It's now sitting on my desk in my studio. I give it a shake every once in awhile to see what other goodies are hidden.
Please continue on to see what Roni has created at Ink Stains.