Today- I'm showing an alternate use for a recipe box. I mean- we all LOVE recipe boxes but you really only need one. These cute little magnetic clasped boxes also hold photos and standard 4.25 x 5.5 inch cards and envelopes.
When I sat down the other day with my blank box in front of me.. I really anticipated a card box. But I started thinking about all of the people in blogland that don't scrapbook. I mean- I think it is safe to say that if you are visiting today... you do papercrafting of some sort...right? But papercrafting in general does not mean scrapbooking specifically. SO......
I decided to create a "memories" box instead. In the current age of digital photos and phones that take pictures etc... most people are out capturing their memories in one form or another. This box is a great way to keep track of the memories without investing in albums and a time consuming, paper hoarding hobby.
For todays' project I simply used one of our recipe boxes, covered it with Pear and Partridge paper, some cork alphabet stickers that I covered with silver glitz glitter gel, a shimmer brad (flatten the prongs and attach with liquid glass.
The recipe box is super easy and as long as you have some liquid glass and the template- this is easily a quick project.
Also- I did sponge my box with Cashmere ink before adding any paper. The dividers were simply cut 4x6 from cardstock in the Pear and Partridge pack with a little 1x2 coordinating piece folded and stapled for the divider "title"- in this case I used years.
You could easily use this year after year to add your family photo, as well as photos of your tree, favorite new ornament, a photo of the year's most treasured gifts- and yes you can even add your Christmas day recipes! Who wouldn't LOVE to receive something handmade like this?
Win: Leave a comment on this post by midnight THURSDAY night to be entered to win a recipe box kit the same as the one shown. You will receive everything pre-cut ready to assemble. Kit will ship within one week.
EARN: Order $40 or more on my website TODAY at www.tracigodbee.ctmh.com and receive a free kit by mail! Kit will ship within one week.
BUY: For $12 you will receive a recipe box, pre-cut papers (you choose the color scheme and I will send you photos of the papers I have available for that color scheme for you to choose from), you will also receive one sheet of cork alphabet stickers so you can spell whatever you wish. Add $4 for shipping. Order 2 or more kits and shipping is free!
I have the recipe box template saved to my computer... if I can find it in an online location I will post the link here. I will e-mail it to my winner and anyone that buys/earns the kit!