a Cut at Home Design Team Project
OK I admit it, I like to keep odd shaped boxes, envelopes, mail etc. Something that I can take apart and remake with pretty paper and embellishments. My project today is one like that. A friend had gone to an Estate sale and bought a box of 'stuff'. In it were these boxes that at one time housed metal tins of cigarrilos.
I kept looking at this little box and loved the way the top flipped over and tucked in to close. The other day I pulled it all apart and made a pattern. I had to add a couple of flaps here and there but otherwise it's pretty straight forward. You can do this with anything that catches your eye. Don't forget those flippy/flappy ads that come in the mail or how about the neat heavy coasters they put under your drinks sometimes? Small boxes are a treasure trove to repurpose.
I made the box and then made a tiny little mini to go inside. The box is small, only 3 1/4" square and 3 3/4" high so anything inside has to be miniature. The mini measures 3" x 3 1/2" small but oh so cute. It's fun working with a little mini this way and you'd be surprised how many tiny photos you could tuck in here and there. I also thought it would make a wonderful book of inspirational, uplifting quotes.
Check out my video which will walk you through the pages of the mini. I used Kaisercraft's Storyteller and Curiosity but any paper that calls to you would work just fine. I also had just gotten a new die from the store, Heartfelt Creations, Celebrate the Journey, Luggage and Tags, oh I love the tags they are so adorable and the perfect size for this mini.