Memory Box

Memory Box

Hi everyone!  So happy you popped by 🙂    Welcome to Wednesday and as always I have some inspiration for Heartfelt Creations for you today!  Today while I was sitting around thinking of ideas I saw a memory box that is shaped like a big book and that got me to thinking.  Why don’t I make something that looks like a book but is more of a shadow box on the inside to feature a image or set of images.

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and this is what the Memory Box looks like open:

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Products Used:

HCPC 3641 – Heartthrob PreCut Set
HCD 745 – Luggage and Tags Die
HCD 751 – Cut Mat Create 2A Die
HCD 755 – Romantique Garden Die
HCDP1 249 – Romantique Garden Paper Collection
Paper Shaping Tools & Piercing Mat
Art Institute Glue – Dries Clear Glue
Spellbinders Tool N’ One

Project Instructions:

Other products:  White Card Stock, Chipboard, Captivating Squares, Grand Labels Twenty-Three, Resplendent Rectangles, Metal Embellishment, Lace and Bling from my stash, “Memories” sentiment cut file, Distressed Inks (Brushed Corduroy and Bundled Sage), Memento Inks (Angel Pink and Rosebud), 3D Glue Dots and die cutting machine.

Instructions:

Start by creating a shadow box 6″ x 8″ with a 2″depth.  Next cut 2 pieces of chipboard 6 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ for the top and bottom of the box.  Wrap the chipboard in White cardstock and then glue the bottom onto the bottom of your shadow box keeping the left edge flush.  To attach the top, cut a piece of White cardstock 6″ x 4″ and score at the 2″mark.  The 2″ x 6″ flap will be fastened to the left edge of your shadowbox with the remaining piece fastened to the top piece of chip board.  This hings will allow the lid to open.  Finally to make the box look like a book, cut a 6″ x 3 1/2″ piece of card stock and score down both long sides at the 1/2″ mark.  Fold over the scores and fasten 1 side to the left side of the box along the bottom edge.  Once your glue has dried, fasten the other flap to the top of the left side.  Since the piece is wider then the box is tall it will naturally curve out. You can adjust the curve by making the piece wider or more narrow.  Once your box is complete, distress the edges with Brushed Corduroy and then cover with some of the fantastic paper from the Romantique Garden Paper Collection.  Finish with some ribbon, a bit of bling and don’t forget about those lovely flowers!  Stamp, distress with a combination of Angel Pink and Rosebud and die cut lots of those little beauties and place them where desired.

This is what my basic memory box looked like:Joann-Larkin-Memory-Box-Step-1 After I added the top and bottom lids

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and finally what the box looks like after I attached the curved edge

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Have I mentioned lately how thankful I am to all of my lovely followers who support me each and every week?  I can’t tell you how much I truly appreciate your kindness and blog friendship.

Have a wonderful day!

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About Castlepark Designs

My name is Joann and I live in Halifax, Nova Scotia with my husband Miles. We have one son who is in the Royal Canadian Navy. I have worked full time in the Finance and Insurance industry for the past 29 years. I absolutely adore all things paper & glue and have been involved with crafting in some way for most of my life. I have a great admiration for creating projects from paper that may not necessarily be made from paper. When not in my craft room, I enjoy spending time at our cottage enjoying all that nature and suburban life has to offer.

18 responses »

  1. Absolutely fabulous!! I love your project! Thank you for blighting my day ( your blog is the first thing I check out on a Wednesday,don’t tell anyone’s!)

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  2. Woops predictive text took over- I meant you brighten my day!!

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  3. Well I think this just tops all Joann! Love love love it! Judy x

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  4. Well, you’ve done it again! I’m just astonished at the things you make out of paper! This shadowbox design is brilliant, and you’ve decorated it so beautifully! I want to come hang out with you and learn how to turn paper into 3-D creations! You are FABULOUS! Hugs!

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  5. Love the idea of having a deep box to decorate the inside, the cover is just gorgeous too!

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  6. Honestly your ideas are absolutly amazing. Jen

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  7. Absolutely Gorgeous!!!!! I ♥ it!!!

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  8. Just amazing!! What a gorgeous and creative project Joann!

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  9. Love love love it. Our collection is on its way. I can hardly wait now that i have seen this beautiful creation. KUDOS again Joanne.

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  10. Wow! Joann, This is fabulous! The details are amazing!
    Hugs,
    Tracey

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  11. Your book is nothing short of stunning! The rich jewel tones are gorgeous. Hugs

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  12. Gorgeous!!! Hugs Liz xx

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  13. What a beautiful memory box Joann!! You always have such amazing projects.

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  14. Stunning work. The depth of color and the dimension take my breath away!

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  15. Amazing memory box Joann! Great design!

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  16. Your memory box is amazing Joann! You always have the most creative projects! Blessings! Kathy

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  17. Another beautiful creation!! Hugs!

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