This was the favorite project among everyone that left comments on the Royal Blog Tour.  It is the Scrapbook in a Box – and I didn’t even have any pictures in it yet.  I have them printed and will try to get them all on today and update this post later with a box filled with photos.

This is the box open with the lid off – and no pictures inside of it yet.  Actually this would be pretty (I think) with all the pictures in the Sepia tones – I may have to come back and do that later.

Here is the box all closed with the lid on.

My featured stamp set was the Winter Post stamp set – so all the stamping is done with that set.  Around the outside of the box along the bottom edge I decided to stamp the reindeer – there are 3 on each side and then there are snowflakes in the background.  All my edges are sponged and the whole thing is spritzed with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.  The base is Crumb cake and the lid is Always Artichoke.

Here is a close up of the top of the lid.  There is a Crumb Cake layer on the Always Artichoke lid.  It was stamped with the snowflake image using Crumb Cake ink.  I stamped the snowflake image on Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out with the Ornament Punch.  It was sponged on the edges with Crumb Cake ink.  A piece of Linen Thread tied around the top and a pearl added to the center.  I put this on the top of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals over the top of a bow made from the Always Artichoke Seam Binding.  And the top has the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on it too.

+The close up of the inside of the box has a Crumb Cake layer stamped with the snowflake image.  Then I stamped the Ice Skaters on it.  And I stamped them again on Very Vanilla card stock, colored them and cut them out – then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to put them on top of the ones I stamped.  It gives it a 3-D look and has a “shadow” underneath from the other stamped image.  I used a little bit of the pearlized smooch to add some accents on the girl and for the ice patch under the skates.

By the way their faces are colored in with the Blush Blossom Stampin’ Write Marker – which did not retire even though the ink and card stock did.  It is in the back of the catalog.

This box is much easier to create than you would think.  You basically have three layers – 12″ x 12″ (Crumb Cake), 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ (Always Artichoke), 9″ x 9″ (Very Vanilla).  Each layer is scored into a tic-tac-toe board – so the 12″ layer is scored at 4″ on all sides creating three 4″ squares across and down.  Then you cut away the four corner pieces – reserve those for mats for the lid and the center.  The 10-1/2″ layer is scored at 3-1/2″ on all sides creating three 3-1/2″ square across and down.  Then cut away the four corner pieces – reserve those for layers on the inside panels of the 12″ layer.  The 9″ layer is scored at 3″ on all sides creating three 3″ squares across and down.  Then cut away the four corner pieces – reserve those for the layers on the inside panels of the 10-1/2″ layer.   You end up with three layers shaped like a ‘+’ and you glue them all together in the centers by stacking them from largest to smallest.  Decorate the inside and outside of the layers.

For the lid you use an 8-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece – score all four sides at 1″ and 2-1/8″. Cut slits ONLY on TWO opposite ends from both of the 2 1/8” edge scores to the 2 1/8” interior scores.   See Diagram and cut on the dotted lines.  Fold over the 1” edge.  Fold over the 2 1/8” score.  Fold the long sides over first and overlap with the short sides.  Use sticky strip to adhere the sides.  This makes a clean edged sturdy lid.

To close the box – fold up the panels on all four sides and slide the lid on the top.  I added pictures to the inside panels of each layer – but you could add them on the outsides and the center too.  I made these as Mother’s Day gifts with a different color scheme and stamp set a few years ago.  This one I plan to put pictures of my boys from past Christmases.  I’m hoping to add the pictures today and get it photographed and posted.

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

I’m looking for a Bingo winner – I hope we get one before my vacation starts…..anybody….anybody…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 6 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I have now filled group 7 and won’t be taking any more names right now – I”ll be taking a Bingo break after group 7 plays – I may play again in the future so I hope you will continue to visit my blog.   See this POST for more details on how to play and the previous winners.

And now for today’s piece – Here is piece #14 –the sparkle/jack  from Hello Again stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush). 

Anybody have Bingo?  Make sure you send me an email when you get your 5 in a row.