This little project was fast and easy. I’ve always wanted to do something with the cute, round boxes that Laughing Cow cheese comes in. I don’t know if you can call this a mini album-but I picture it sitting on my mom’s coffee table with lots of pictures of her kids and grandkids in it.
Here is how I made it. I painted the top rim and sides with brown acrylic paint. Using papers from the retired Grace paper pack, I cut 4 inch circles; tore a bit from one of the circles, then distressed all with Cocoa ink. Then I covered the top of the box with Mod Podge and also put a thin layer of Mod Podge on the back of full circle, and laid it on the box. I smoothed it out then put Mod Podge on the back of the torn circle and placed it down. The bottom of the box also has these two papers covering it. The “thinking of you” piece is made from the dimensional elements that come with the Art Philosophy cartridge. The paper covering it is also patterned paper from Grace. Love, love, love that you can just cut from Art Philosophy and it perfectly covers the dimensional element! I popped this up with foam tape, added flowers cut from Art Philosophy, used a small safety pin for beads and ribbon and the box is done.
I then cut a 29 – four inch circles in three different colors. One of the circles I punched a whole in the center, strung ribbon through it and secured that ribbon on the back. This first circle will be adhered to the inside bottom of the box, but leave that for the last step. I started adding the circles about 1 1/2” to 2” apart down the ribbon. (two circles adhered together with ribbon running through it). At the very end of the ribbon I strung a small charm. (click on pictures to see them larger) These circles now fold up accordion style inside the box. NOW comes the hard part, finding 28 pictures to go inside! Mom’s birthday isn’t until the end of November, I’ve actually given myself some time on this one!
If you make one of these, I’d love to see it, so let me know!
On a side note—now my back up camera looks like it has a problem. My pictures are looking washed out. OH bother—what is a scrapbooker to do? I have found a place to get my better camera fixed, it is about 40 miles away. I’ve GOT to find the time to get there.