|Heirloom Keepsake Box|
|Our Blog - Techniques & Tutorials|
|Written by Mary Schoknecht|
|Thursday, 26 July 2012 00:00|
Heirloom Keepsake Box
and Recipe Box Ideas
* Kaisercraft - Recipe box, “Champagne” rhinestone flourishes, “These Days” die-cut shapes and papers
Distress stain recipe box parts with Tim Holtz Distress Stain “Vintage Photo” as follows - The inside walls, inside lid, bottom and top of the base, backsides and edges of index separators. Stain in approximately ¼ to ½ inch from outer edges of outside walls, outside lid and fronts of index separators. Paint with metallic gold paint all edges except for index separator.
Trace paper to be used for outside of box including area within window holes. From window holes and outside edges of paper lines measure in approximately ¼” to 3/8” with ruler and mark with pencil. Those are the lines on which you use your ruler and Exacto knife to cut.
Mod Podge the cut papers onto appropriate box sides using a sponge brush making sure stained edges show. Smooth paper down with your hand and remove excess with sponge brush or paper towel.
While Mod Podge is still wet, apply flat embellishments (images and words). Modge Podge over the flat embellishments. When dry, add a second coat of Mod Podge. While still wet, add other embellishments like buttons, epoxy circles, flowers, ribbon, etc.
The metal embellishments were added later and glued on with Glossy Accents. Remove the shank from the Tim Holtz button with a wire cutter and smooth down with a metal rasp so it lays flat. The Kaiser Craft rhinestone flourish in champagne was a last minute addition.
For the inside lid, cut a strip of paper for the middle and Mod Podge it on. When dry, glue on metal embellishment. I achieved an unexpected “old” look on the paper strip as I put it on when the distress ink wasn’t completely dry.
From the Graphic 45 “Little Darlings” image page, cut out appropriate sized pictures for the side windows. Position and scotch tape in place. For the larger front window I used the little boy sleeping from the “Little Darlings” page which had larger images. There are several on this page that would work well. Over the taped-on images, cut other paper from the collection and use double-sided tape to secure them to give a more finished look.
On the front of the index dividers, tape dotted paper from the “Little Darlings” group and cut additional images to accent them.
Write in gold marker pen on the tabs of the dividers to indicate “memorable” events.
Glue the box together using Elmer’s “Glue All”. An extra pair of hand comes in handy, too.
Here are a couple more peeks at the embellishments and accents added onto two of the sides of the keepsake box.
But wait .....
Here are a couple more ideas featuring the Kaisercraft Recipe Box
How about this recipe box created by Lynn,
another of the Simple Pleasures design team contributors.
Lynn used The Paper Company "Let's Eat" collection of papers and cardstock stickers on her recipe box creation.
Or, how about this masculine box,
one of the many lovely Kaisercraft samples on display at the recent tradeshow.
Stop in to view our projects in person - we have everything you need for these and many other Kaisercraft projects!