My kind of scrapbooking

Honestly, I'm not so big on photographing people and places...trips and events. I prefer just enjoying the moment without an appliance held in front of my face. haha.  But, here is a very fun and interact photo layout that was tons of fun to create!

The finished product closes up neatly into a box.

For the main box, use a 12 inch paper...here I used Robin's Nest: CS Mouse. Score at 4" and 8" on each side in order to create a "tic tac toe" grid.  Then, cut the fold on the right, just to the first intersection as shown above.  Then rotate the paper 4 times and cut each right side.

Decorate the inside as you wish.  My parents started a yearly 4th of July Hatch Batch Parade when I was young.  We have all carried on the tradition. Although my sister Jocelyn has made it into a neighborhood affair...with probably 100 participants! 
I used Glitter Fireworks paper along with Glitter Fireworks diecutsLiberty dew dropsUSA Stickers, and glitter star clothes pins.  All are perfect for those summer holidays and traditions!

(Oops, I see that one of my dew drops  fell off....Dew Glue to the rescue!!)

Here I used Gold Glitter Journaling.  I sliced it down the center in order for the box to close up properly.

After creasing all the folds, your box will be formed as you curl up the sides.  (Thank you goes to DS for demonstrating, while I snapped a picture.)

The lid starts off as a 6 x 6 inch square.  Score each side at 7/8", cut on the right as you did to the bottom layer.  Then, crease and fold, tape.  Decorate as you wish. I used more Liberty dew drops for the edge.  I used The Cutting Cafe File: 2012 Shaped Card to create this "flap" on the lid.  But how do you like that new file: Bow Tie! Isn't it awesome!

I have also decorated the inside of the lid.

I hope you like it, Christensens!


Starla said...

What a great project! I like the surprise the little box holds! Must keep this in mind for teacher end of the year gifts!

Starla said...

oops! Hopefully, I don't post twice (I think I forgot to hit the post!!)
I LOVE this little surprise box! I think this would make a great end of the year teacher gift!

Susan said...

amazing box...amazing gift!

Debbie said...

Sweet box!

Jocelyn Christensen said...

Ah, this looks awesome! Great job!

Emkay said...

I love this. A great way to use photo's.

Craft Paper said...

What a clever idea and so cute! Great job!!

Regina Easter said...

oh wow wow wow wow...I have been wanting to do one of these...i love love love yours

Lezlye said...

Wow , when I saw this at cutting cafe I just thought it was a box! Cool to see it open with the photos. Great idea!

Karen said...

WOW! what an awesome project/gift to give someone. Well done my DT sister :)