Monday, February 9, 2009

Pop goes the scrapbook

I have been neglecting my blog recently, I know. It's not that I haven't been creating stuff, it's that I haven't been able to share it! Saturday, I gave a presentation at my upline's Demo Day. I was supposed to feature the new Designer Series Papers--such a sacrifice, ya know???

I did several different projects, but I think I'll spread them out over the next little while. LOL This is the biggie--if you were actually *at* the event, you'd have to wait all the way through my 30 minute presentation to see it! But since you're still in your pj's, I figure I'll just cut to the chase.

I know, it doesn't look like much. Just wait.

I am so in love with this project! It's called a scrapbook in a box. I saw some different versions around, and then changed the template a bit for mine.

Here are the instructions I gave out with my presentation:


  1. Score 12x12 Chocolate Chip Textured Cardstock at 4” and 8 “ in both directions. Score a diagonal on the corner sections. Fold and crease.
  2. Cut first sheet DSP to 11 ½ x 11 ½. Score at 4” in from each side. Cut out corners and reserve.
  3. Cut second sheet of DSP to 11 x 11. Score at 4” in from each side. Cut out corners and reserve.
  4. Use Sticky Strip to adhere DSP center squares to Chocolate Chip base.
  5. Embellish outside of box with cutouts of DSP trimmed to 3 ¾” x 3 ¾”
  6. Embellish inside with punches, ribbons, brands, felt flowers, and buttons. Corners may be embellished by using DSP cutouts trimmed to 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” and then cut on the diagonal.


  1. Cut one square 6 1/8” x 6 1/8” from Pacific Point Textured Cardstock.
  2. Score at 1” in from all sides. Cut to adhere corners.
  3. Die cut scallop circles with Big Shot, and adhere to lid with Corduroy Button.


12x12 Textured Chocolate Chip Cardstock

12x12 Textured Pacific Point Cardstock

12x12 Textured Old Olive Cardstock

Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper (113966)

Big Shot Scallop Circle #2 (113469)

5-Petal Flower Punch (109041)

Sticky Strip (104294)

Mini Glue Dots (109683)

Corduroy Buttons—Summer Sun (114343)

Earth Elements Brads (106955)

Pacific Point 5/8” Striped Grosgrain (111370)

Button Latte (114333)

Fresh Favorites II Buttons (107422)

Flower Fusion (110720)

Linen Thread (104199)


Tandra said...

Fantastic Amy! Thanks for sharing the instructions! I love that paper too!

Paula said...

I've still got to make one of these. It's just so cute!

Kathy said...

This is one project that I HAVE to make. I love your easy, step by step instructions!

Crissy said...

Love it! I have to make one of these someday! I just have to.

Anonymous said...

What a fantastic box! The colors are fabulous! I love it!