Monday, March 26, 2012

Memory Box

The Crop Chocolate Design Team has been posting ‘Up Cycled’ projects this month.  Dee Dee did a tutorial on using alcohol inks and aluminum cans to make flowers.  You can check it out here.   When I saw the tutorial I knew I had to try it.  I love this technique and I am sure you will be seeing it again on future projects.
I found a couple of great boxes that had note paper in them.  As soon as I saw them I was imagining how I could alter them so I bought two (now I am wondering if I should have gotten more…).   I put the note paper aside for another project and got busy on my flower.
Close up
For this flower I cut the top and bottom off of two soda cans and then cut it open so I could run it through my Big Shot to cut the shapes.  I used Tim Holtz Tattered Floral and Mini Branch and Leaf, Alcohol ink in raspberry, citrus and butterscotch, purple felt and a Lush brad.
The box is covered in Fancy Pants it’s the LITTLE things both inside and out and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Peeled Paint.  I used Miracle tape to attach the paper.
InsideInside I attached an envelope cut with Sissix Scallop Envelope and inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Dusty Concord.   I used Tim Holtz Tags and Tabs for a small tag cut out of Echo Park Springtime cardstock and stamped with a Fancy Pants clear stamp-love, Jillibean Soup twine and 7Gypsies key charm to embellish the envelope.  Small cards are in the envelope to write your favorite and most cherished memories on and keep in this treasured memory box.
Inside close up


  1. I LOVE this. I may have to "lift" this since I'm always keeping little boxes and such thinking "I'll find something do with it". I love how your flower came out. Great color combination! Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Oh this is AWESOME !! That flower is gorgeous ! I love what you did with this box.

  3. Oh my! The purple flower is gorgeous!!!!! Love it!

  4. Great box!Love the flower!Need a tut on it I think.

  5. BEAUTIFUL job on the flower & the whole box!!! --SharonDoesBaskets

  6. Very clever and beautiful. The pocket would also be good to keep address information to use with stationery in the box.

  7. Love your project! Both the flower and box turned out beautifully! I like Tigerberry's idea of using it for address info. also :)

  8. Very pretty! Thinking ahead, you could make the flower a poinsettia for Christmas gifts :)