I am offering this prize (ships to contiguous USA only):
The prize pack includes: 12x12 Stampin' Up scrapbook kit, 12x12 Heartfelt Creations Cascading Fuchsia Paper Collection, 6x12 Making Memories kit and metal photo anchors, three Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes stamp sets, Stampin' Up basic black ink pad, Tim Holtz Traveler stencil, and a selection of 6x6 papers.The Heartfelt Creations paper pad was bent in the mail, but not torn and needs a new home. The stamp sets were used once, if at all, when I was on the team, and also need a new home. All other product is BRAND new.
For a chance to win, just post a comment to this post and I will do a random draw on Januray 19th!
Let's get started on the Hoarders post! Our theme this month is Winter, New Year’s, Calendar ideas, Valentine’s Day, or Love/Anniversary.
My blog is the first blog in the hop! After visiting me, hop over to Tracey Sabella's Blog next! For the full list of Bloggers, see the list at the end of this post!
In fact, I will share a calendar page and folio the third Sunday of each month! I will begin the series on January 15th! For those who want to create with me, you can work on your own storage box over the next few weeks!
I created this large, 9" x 9" x 9" chipboard storage box to hold the series of calendar-themed home decor layouts and photo folios. I made the box from sheets of chipboard (see the tutorial below). I also made a lid, and added handles to the sides of the box.
I chose Graphic 45 Raining Cats and Dogs paper for the box and lid. Why? Because I had HOARDED a 25-pack of each paper in the collection! I had planned to teach a class using the papers, but the class fell through, leaving me with...hoarded paper!
For the box lid, I used the Place in Time mini calendar page (this is a retired item, but it is part of the 8x8 pad if you are looking to find it on Ebay or somewhere). If you cannot find this paper in your hoard, you can find free printable calendars all over the Internet. Just Google it.
I trimmed the month strips from G45 Place in Time, Time to Flourish, Children's Hour, using the colors found in the Raining Cats and Dogs papers.
I added some chipboard from the Children's Hour set (I have 2 of each HOARDED away). I topped it all off with a G45 clock key and a loopy twine bow.
Lift the lid off the box, and you see a nice, big storage space for your pages. You can fit pages up to slightly smaller than 9" x 9". My pages and folios are approximately 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". I only have a few finished, so I am storing them flat for now, but once I have all 24 finished, they will sit upright so that I can flip through them easily.
So far, I have made the January, August, and October calendar pages, and finished the March folio. I will re-post those tutorials on their given months. For example, on January 15th, I will re-post the January calendar and create a NEW January folio tutorial.
Now, let's make the storage box! All supplies are listed at the end of the post. We are creating a 9" x 9" x 9" box. If you plan to store 12x12 layouts, you will need to adjust your measurements.
I use heavy weight chipboard. You can buy this in packs on Amazon.
Cut five (5) chipboard panels to 9" x 9".
Cut one (1) chipboard panel to 9 1/8" x 9 1/8" (for the lid). Mark this slightly larger piece so that you don't mix it up with the panels you cut for the box.
Cut four (4) chipboard panels 2" x 9 1/8 " for the lid.
Locate strong washi tape or book binding tape. You need something sturdy but a bit flexible.I used Graphic 45 washi tape to construct my box.
Lay out the pieces of the box, base and four sides. and attach them together with layers of washi tape. You will have a large cross of chipboard when you finish attaching the pieces.
Gently bend the sides up, attaching the corners together with washi tape. Wrap extra tape around the box.
Repeat the process with the 9 1/8" x 9 1/8" lid top and the 2" x 9 1/8" lid strips. I used the G45 gold washi tape for the lid. (Because the black roll fell on the floor and the cat stole it!) The lid should fit perfectly onto the box.
Use black gesso or black acrylic paint to cover all exposed edges. Allow the paint to dry.
Flip the box so that the right-hand side is facing up. Measure 4 1/2" from the top of the box and 3 1/2" from the left edge and make a hole. Measure 4 1/2" down and 5 1/2" from the left and make a second hole. This is to mark where the handles will be attached.
Repeat the process with the left-hand side.
Cover the inside of the box with paper. Cut five (5) pieces of G45 Raining Cats and Dogs Pitter-patter paper to 8 7/8" x 8 7/8". Sponge the edges with black ink. (I forgot this step, so I have a few white edges showing! GASP!)
Glue the check pattern to the four side surfaces. Glue the umbrella pattern to the bottom of the box.
Use a paper piercing tool to mark the holes for the box handles.
Cover the outside of the box with paper. Cut four (4) pieces of G45 Raining Cats and Dogs Cat's Meow paper to 8 7/8" x 8 7/8". Cut one (1) piece of Raining Cats and Dogs Animal House paper to 8 7/8" x 8 7/8". Sponge the edges with black ink.
Attach the four red floral print pieces to the sides of the box. Attach the black floral piece to the bottom of the box (not shown).
Use a paper piercing tool to mark the holes for the box handles.
Cover the inside of the box lid with paper. Cut one (1) piece of G45 Raining Cats and Dogs Animal House paper to 9" x 9". Sponge the edges with black ink and attach the black floral pattern to inside of the lid.
Cut four (4) pieces Raining Cats and Dogs Pitter-patter paper to 1 7/8" x 9" and sponge the edges with black ink. Glue to the sides of the lid.
Cover the outside of the box lid with paper. Cut one (1) piece of G45 Raining Cats and Dogs Playful Pals (black dot) paper to 9" x 9". Sponge the edges with black ink and attach the paper to the top of the lid.
Cut four (4) pieces Raining Cats and Dogs Puppy Love (plaid) paper to 1 7/8" x 9" and sponge the edges with black ink. Glue to the sides of the lid.
Cut Kraft-tex (found on Amazon) into two pieces 1" x 4". Round the corners.
Measure in from each end 3/4" and 1/2" from the top edge. Make two holes for brads, as shown. Place the decorative brads through the holes and secure on the inside of the box.
Place a dot of glue under each edge of the handle for extra stability.
Trim two scraps of Pitter-patter paper and attach to the inside of the box to cover the exposed brad fastenings.
The box assembly is finished! Now, let's decorate the lid!
Trim chipboard to slightly smaller than 8" x 8". Cut black cardstock to 8" x 8" and attach to the chipboard. Trim G45 Place in Time mini calendar paper to slightly smaller than 8" x 8" and attach to the black cardstock.
From G45 Place in Time, Time to Flourish, and Children's Hour papers, trim the month labels. For my decoration, I trimmed January, September, and December from Time to Flourish; February, March, and July from Place in Time; and the rest of the months from Children's Hour. I chose month strips that were similar in color to the paper I chose for the outside of the box.
Glue the month strips in a fan shape and attach to the right side of the panel as shown.
From Children's Hour chipboard, select the "Memories" tab, the mom reading tag, a small flower circle, and the blue button. Glue the chipboard onto the panel as shown.
Punch a circle from some scrap paper and glue it behind the opening of a G45 shabby metal clock key. Add the key to the center of your fan shape.
Tie a loopy bow from twine and glue to the chipboard button.
Use strong adhesive to attach the panel to the top of your box lid.
Thanks for visiting this month! I hope you are inspired to make something fun with some of your hoard! Make sure to come back on January 15th for the start of the calendar series.
Now hop on to Tracey Sabella's Blog!
Make sure you visit all the ladies in the group. They have some AMAZING projects to share. and there is blog candy to be won! Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance to win my prize! The prize draw will take place on January 19th!
Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop List:
Gloria Stengel (you are here)
The Hoarders will be back again in April with our next hop!
Decorative chipboard: Graphic 45 Children's Hour
Metal clock key: Graphic 45 Shabby Chic Metal Clock Keys
Twine: Really Reasonable RibbonChipboard: WorldWin Papers heavy weight
Kraft-tex: C&T Publishing
Decorative brads: hoarded item
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape runner, foam tape, wet glue, hot glue