Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Magazine Box Up-Cycle project

As a follow up post to the Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop project, I created a magazine box for my daughter Alicia who is away at college. Before she left, we looked everywhere for a reasonably priced set to match her bedding.

Alicia's bedding at college.
However, everything, in my opinion, was way to much money. So I set out to create a similar item using boxes I had around the house.

1. Follow the instructions for cutting the box (in this case PopSecret microwave popcorn) and creating the magazine box, in my tutorial HERE. *note: I used paint in this version.

2. Cover the all the box edges with black duct tape.

3. Trim Botanicals Green paper and adhere to the sides of the box leaving a 1/8" reveal around the edges. Cut Black paper from stash and adhere to the bottom and back sides of the box

4. Dry emboss Botanicals White paper with Brocade Darice Embossing folder from the Tin Tiles kit.

5. Swipe Onyx Hybrid Ink pad using direct to paper inking technique to the raised areas on the white paper.

6. Trim the inked papers into strips. These measure 2x4.75".

7. Arrange the pieces in a Herringbone pattern, and attach with CS Bookbinding Glue. Trim pieces at edges of box when needed and ink the edges before adhering.

8. Cut two larger rectangles of inked embossed papers for the front edge of the box and layer with Green paper.

The project is complete!

Can't wait to send it up to Alicia at school. I hope she likes them. :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Club Scrap Transformations Blog Hop

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Welcome to the September Club Scrap Blog Hop featuring this month's kit, Transformations. If you arrived here from Roni's InkStains Blog, then you are in the right place. If not, check out Karen's post over at Club Scrap for a complete list of participating blogs.

Finding creative uses for my Club Scrap pizza boxes (our monthly scrapbooking kits come shipped in them) is kind of an obsession of mine. If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you probably already know this, LOL. So I set out to create some ALSB (Assembly Line Scrapbooking) storage for all of the kits I have completed.

Interested to see how I created my storage? Find detailed instructions for this project below.

Annette's Blog is up next!


Create vertical storage for ALSBed kits.

(Be sure to check out the original inspiration HERE.)

1. Disassemble a Club Scrap pizza box.

2. Apply Book Binding Glue to the inside flaps as shown.

3. Tack all four tabs into place with ATG adhesive.

4. Carefully reassemble the base of the box attaching the tabs to the side panels first.

5. Fold over the long flaps to finish the base.

6. Apply Book Binding Glue to the inside of the front flap and outside of the side flaps of the pizza box cover.

7. Trim off the two small tabs from the front flap and assemble the box. Set this aside to dry completely before moving onto step 8.

8. Measure 3" from one of the short side corners and mark with a pencil.

9. Extend the pencil line around to the front and back side of the box.

10. Flip the box to the opposite end and repeat steps 8 and 9. These marks will be diagonally across the box from the first mark.

11. Draw a pencil line diagonally across the face of the box connecting the first marks on one side of the box.

12. Flip the box over and draw another diagonally line on the opposite side of the box making sure to make a mirror image of the pencil line in step 11.

13. Cut the box on the pencil lines with a heavy duty craft knife or box cutter.

14. Glue the two pizza box pieces together to form one storage unit.

15. Paint the edges with dark brown paint and both side panels in full.

16. Cut the Eggshell Deluxe prints along the grout lines.

17. Lay out the pieces onto the table to keep track of the piece placement.

18. Once the paint is dry, lay the "tile" pieces onto the sides of the box.

19. Draw faint pencil lines indicating areas to trim.

20. Distress the edges of the "tiles" with Earth Ink.

21. Attach the paper "tiles" onto the box with Book Binding Glue.

22. Cover the front and back ends of the box with Lt. Green Deluxe print panels.

Short end -3x4"

Long end -4x9.75"

23. Attach a 4x12" Brown Deluxe print to the bottom of the box.

24. Secure a metal book plate to the short end of the box and label with small alphabet stamps using Earth Ink.

The project is complete!

My custom ALSB storage file holds five Deluxe kits and two special edition kits ready for photos!

Thanks for sticking with me until the end of this project. I love to hear your feedback so please leave me a comment below! :)