Wednesday, November 28, 2012

12 days of Christmas- day 3

I hope you are enjoying my projects as much as I had fun making them!

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!







13 comments:

Kay Miracle said...

Another awesome project. Thanks again for sharing and an opportunity to win

Kay.miracle@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

These are nice recipe boxes...

Janet T

Chris Cunningham said...

Cleaver idea...and love the fact the box is sturdy and can be used for many things. :)

Marilyn Jo McLeod said...

Very nice! Love this idea for someone to have a place for all their miscellaneous photos! Thank you for the chance to win too!

Anonymous said...

I really like this idea! Tammy T.

Priemer Family said...

I like this idea too...I think Cari would love a memory box since she doesn't scrapbook....I'm thinking I need one of these!! BTW...are you calling me (us) paper hoarders?!

Traci Godbee said...

Christi- I have 42 colors of cardstock and 4 racks of patterned paper... lol... I'm the wrong person to ask ;)

Linda S, said...

TRACI YOUR IDEAS HELP ME TO GET MOTIVATED TO CREATE. THE RECIPE BOX IS A GREAT IDEA FOR MEMORIES.
Thanks, Linda
lsofalvi@roadrunner.com

Julie said...

This one would have to be under the tree for me. I have way to many loose pictures that need a temp home until it is scrappy time.

Haley D. said...

This is such a great idea! I made the same thing with my recipe box, but it's not nearly as cute as yours.

Missy S. said...

First of all I LOVE this! I have a reciepe box and have yet to do anything with it...so that leads me to second, could you email your template or bring it on Sunday? I am going to do this box and probably will have to get another one for Halie...she loves this stuff as much as I do!

Laura Q said...

I LOVE this project and this box!! What a nice gift this would be! Great job---thanks for sharing your creativity!

Chris Cunningham said...

THANK YOU Traci...what a GREAT surprise!!! :D