Art Box size when closed: 5.25" W x 8.125" H x 2" D. Album size 4.75" x 7.75"
I chose Le' Romantique papers to create my one-of-a-kind memory box.
It's easy to cover the box with paper; just trim and glue! To create shabby edges, I used a fine grain sandpaper to sand the edges. Four of the Metal Button Staples make the perfect feet for my box. Using a rubber hammer, I bent one of the large Metal Tag Staples to create a latch for the box.
I used Imaginarium Designs chipboard shapes and Graphic 45 Metal Flower Staples to decorate the front of my box. I painted all of the metal with white acrylic paint, to go with the romantic mood of the box.
To create the rose, I painted the metal flowers white, then dabbed them with ice jade chalk ink. Once the flowers were dry, I bent them into shape and glued a paper rose and leaves to the metal flower.
I inked the butterflies and word art with chalk ink and then sprayed them with Smooch Spritz.
I covered the inside of the box with paper, but there is space to add some photos or memorabilia as well. Since I removed the chipboard album, the box can be used to store jewelry, letters, or other items.
The soft teals and dusky pinks of this paper line just scream ROMANCE!
I hope you enjoyed looking at my romantic memory box! Visit the Graphic 45 Blog for more inspiration!
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Graphic 45 Papers: Le' Romantique: Le' Romantique, Loves Labyrinth, Daydreams, Sweetheart of Mine
Graphic45 Staples: 5x8 Kraftboard Altered Art Box, Metal Tag, Metal Flowers, Metal Buttons
Imaginarium Designs: Chipboard word, butterflies
Clearsnap: Colorbox Ice Jade Fluid Chalk Ink; Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink; Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz
Core'dinations: Sand it Gadget
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: EZ-Runner
Other: Flowers and leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts; White Acrylic Paint from Deco Art; Glue from craft supply; pliers, hammer, paper piercer