Monday, February 17, 2014

Cigar Box Mini Album By Yvonne

Hello everyone! So excited to be back and show you this mini album using a cigar box. 
I have wanted to do an album in a box for awhile, but couldn't quite get the thoughts together in my head. 
Then this cigar box found it's way to me and I knew this was it! 
I thought it would be nice to have something that can sit on the coffee table that has the unexpected inside. 
So here it is! 

While constructing it I knew I wanted it to be something that could sit closed or open and catch someone's attention. Once you ope up the box you will find an ease; album as well as a place to clip information.

This is one of the file folders clipped to the inside top of the box.  It can be pulled out and sentiments or journaling not for all eyes can be added. This book is for my daughter and I wanted to give her places to include her own handwriting.

Below I will go page by page on the easel side of the box.  I measured the inside of the box and cut a piece of chipboard that was an inch smaller on the sides and top and bottom.  This way it would fit nicely in the box. I then covered the front of the chipboard with Save the Date papers.  I attached the binding mechinism and then covered the back side.  This way the brads will be hidden.  I attached an easel to the back as well so that it can sit seperately from the box. 
 Save the Date papers where perfect to use with the love theme.  No..they are not engaged, but have been together FOUR years.  They are really focused on school right now. 
 It was so fun to be able to add little extras like the decorative tags in this line. 
Makes it very interactive! 
 They Decorative wood pieces are one my my favorite new pieces Teresa added to her lines! They give fabulous dimension while not making it to thick at the same time. 
 Of course the TC eBosser was used throughout the book.  Love using it in unexpected places as well as for pages themselves.
 Here I just cut one of the 3 x 4 cards to give her some added journaling space. 
 A pocket was included on this page to keep a little piece of ephemera or whatever she wants to stick inside. 
 Below a closer look at the top of the box.  I used My TC Mega Runner to adhere the paper to the top of the box and sealed it off with some Studio Matte Medium.  Then added so three dimensional embellishments to make it a little more fun! 

 I really hope you enjoyed my little "LOVE" mini album in a box.  Hopefully it will inspire you to look at something you have had around in a different light.  
Thanks for stopping by! 
Supplies used:
Teresa Collins Save the Date Papers,
Save the Date Decorative Brads, Chipboard Embellishments, Decorative buttons, Save the Date folders and tags, Epoxy, Die cut wood pieces and tags. 


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