Sunday, January 31, 2010

Scrapboxes

In the February Issue of Martha Stewart's Living magazine, there's a long article with photos (see: below) about a very talented gal that makes scrapboxes. You can also find out about them on Martha Stewart's website. I had to try creating one and bought several on an online site (they also have them at Michael's Crafts).

My box is 8x10 but they do come in other sizes. I printed a photo of Gabby and glued it (around the edges) to the back of the box. Then printed some letters from my stash and mounted each on a piece of red paper (for sturdiness and color), and staggered them with small pieces of foam to make them 3-D (there are actually 3 different heights but the camera didn't catch that). Finished it by gluing one of Gabby's favorite catnip mice to the bottom of the box. Simple and quick to do!! And it looks cute hanging on the den wall. Boyd would have liked it!

Here are the pages from the issue of Living about scrapboxes. The photos in the article are small but try clicking on it and see if it enlarges. Sometimes they do and sometimes they don't!





I have soooooo many ideas of ways to use these shadowboxes. Can't wait to start another!
Make this a great day!
Hugs,
joni

9 comments:

Angie said...

I have a couple different ideas for scrapboxes. May have to go get a couple. Edison and Mark both had stuffed animals that were very precious to them. .. and they'd make darling boxes. Ooh, and there's an outfit that Edison got. . . .can't WAIT to get some of these! :)


Love you, my friend!!!

Thimbleanna said...

I saw that article and LOVED it! I'd love to make some scrapboxes too. Your kitty box is adorable -- Great Job Joni!!!

Helen said...

photo boxes are wonderful and the one you created is great. Have a good week Joni!

Anina said...

Love it! Thanks for sharing Joni!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm not clever enough to do this, but I sure think they're cool. I always admire them whenever I see them!

Rhona said...

I think Gaby's scrapbox is great fun. Lovely to see you posting and keeping busy. I look forward to seeing what you'll do next :)

blog designs by sassy said...

those look like great fun to try Yummer, thanks for the tutorial!

sgennett said...

Inspired by Darcy Miller’s scrapboxing display in the February issue of Martha Stewart Living and on the Martha Stewart Show? Now is your chance to show off your own scrapboxes! Simply take a picture of your masterpiece and upload it to the Martha Stewart website: http://www.marthastewart.com/gallery?galleryId=making_memories

jacquie said...

i saw darci's work on martha's show and in the magazine...i'd love to do something with a bunch of them going up our stairway...maybe i can tackle that this summer. as always..thanks for the inspiration!