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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Photo Memory Box and Matching Card Set

Hello there! I found this cute idea on a fellow CTMH constultant's website. Tina Sutton is an Independent Consultant and Senior Executive Director for Close To My Heart. You can view her website at You can view the instructions and template for this memory box here I had a lot of fun doing this and decided to do a card to match. I haven't added my photo's, as I'm not sure what I want to do with it or who is going to receive it.

Materials Used for the Card:

  • B&T paper cut to 4 x 5.5" (I used CTMH Paper Garden paper pack and Stickease)
  • Premade card (4 x 5.5") or make your card using CS
  • Brads
  • Transparency paper
  • Cuttlebug and embossing folder (I used Swiss Dots)
  • Stamps for sentiments on front and inside

Instructions for Card:

  • Cut your B&T AND transparency paper to 4 x 5.5"
  • Run your transparency paper through your cuttlebug using your folder of choice
  • Attach transparency to your B&T using your brads, now attach to the front of your card. This way you don't see the brads!
  • Add your sentiment on the front and inside

Materials Used for the Memory Box:

  • (2) 12x12 sheets of CS
  • CTMH 'Flutter' acrylic stamp set
  • CTMH 'petal', 'blush' and 'kiwi' ink pads
  • (2) 12x12 sheets of co-ordinating B&T paper (I used CTMH 'Paper Garden' paper pack and stickease for this as well)
  • Adhesive
  • Trimmer
  • Scor-Pal or scoring tool

Instructions for Memory Box: (please remember you can also refer to the link above which also contains diagrams)

  • Take your first piece of CS and scor it at 4" both horizontally and vertically, so you'll have 9 (4") squares on your sheet
  • Cut the 4 corners off (see photo below)
  • Stamp both the inside and outside of the paper, this will become your box

  • Cut your B&T paper into 3.5 x 3.5" squares and attach to the outside flaps (purple area in photo below)
  • Cut your 2nd piece of CS to 11 1/4 x 11 1/4" and follow same directions as above, discarding 4 corner pieces
  • Adhere the last 4 pieces of co-ordinating B&T paper to your flaps, as shown below
  • Stamp or use a stickease to add a sentiment of choice in the center box (see both photo's below) This will be the bottom of your box, you will see it when the box opens
  • Attach this pc of CS to the larger, ONLY GLUING THE CENTER SQUARE

Once you have all your steps completed, this is what you'll end up with!! Undo the ribbon and your box falls open and you will have attached your photo's of choice! What a great little gift or keep one for yourself!!

This would be a great gift for anyone on your list, including teachers and bus drivers. You don't have to add the photo's, you can give it as is and they can add their own photo's!!

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