Wednesday, June 24, 2015

National Parks Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap National Parks Blog Hop! You've reached the second stop after Club Scrap but please continue through to the end to see what all the talented bloggers have in store for you. 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.


  1. This is such a neat project. Thanks Lisa.

  2. Great project, Lisa! I never know what to do with those things, I always have high hopes but they never seem to go anywhere.

  3. Printing on acetate...BRILLIANT! I have boxes and baggies with all my bits and pieces from trips that I can't seem to throw away, what a great way to store them!

  4. OH, my gosh! That is so awesome, Lisa! And look at all of the adventures you've had . . . like, the Packers.

  5. What a fantastic idea. It's a brilliant adaptation of the Stationer's Box. If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, prepare for some heavy-duty flattering, girl!

  6. Love it, wonderful idea and it came out great!

  7. that a great idea for displaying those little bits we can't part with. Great job!

  8. Beautiful idea for all those little goodies we collect. Have a great day!

  9. Lisa, what a fantastic idea! Ilove the result and I can see many ways to use it.
    Thanks for your inspiration.

  10. That is such a wonderful Idea!!! Love it!!

  11. What fun! I love that idea and the sentiment fits perfectly! TFS!!

  12. Here's my list! What a perfect project. I have to make one as I have such a long list. Thanks for the inspiration!


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