I've a new tutorial over at The Hybrid Chick today on how to make a little keepsake box. The tutorial shows you how to make the basic structure of the box, it's really pretty simple and you can decorate it however you like! Here's a peek at the finished keepsake box I made.
I used some gorgeous papers from Treasure the Memory : the Papers by Sugarplum Paperie from the Digichick. There's some really elegant papers in this set.
I love the ribbon closure on these boxes, it makes them look so pretty. I used seam binding here, so it still looks good even if you can't tie a perfect bow!
I covered the sides of the box with a wide floral print ribbon from Webster's Pages Garden Gala Fabric ribbons. It matched the papers perfectly!
On the inside, I lined the base with a fab jade colored stripe paper also from Treasure the Memory: the Papers kit.
On the inside of the lid I used paper from Webster's Pages Sweet Season, it's actually a Christmas paper but it matched really well and I just love it!!
I've had this Prima flower for ages, I love it but it always seemed too big for any of my cards but it's found it's perfect place on this keepsake box! I added a little gathered tulle underneath it.
The tag is from Holiday Labels No.14 from Waltzingmouse Stamps and the sentiment is from Fancy Phrases, also from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I stamped everything using a peach acrylic paint, gently sponged on, I used the same acrylic paint to distress the edges of the box.
I'm so happy with how it turned out. I love these little boxes and they're very easy to resize to suit your needs, so check out the tutorial at the Hybrid Chick and have a go!