The box starts off bare wood, I used a spray wood stain to color this one and then rubber stamped on the outside flat edges to add more interest. The inside pages are manila tags stitched together. If you are a fan of Club Scrap, you probably have seen this already because I blogged about it back in Feb 2010 on the Club Scrap Community site - however now I actually added some photos and such to the inside pages. I still just think it's so darn cute!
Happy I now have a couple photos and such on the inside because now I feel I can put it on
my coffee table.
I did stitch the manila tags together as a binding on the left and then also, with a long paper in the middle, on the right. This makes the book lay flatter and gives the feeling that it has two front covers, and that it never really has an ending, and I never want good things to end heheeee.
While I'm talking about these mini albums, of course I do have other pics handy that show these same wooden collage boxes in action. Instead of the horizontal orientation like above, I used the boxes in a vertical way below. This one has a completely different look being painted white and was created when our 2010 Feb CS Castaway kit was released. There are more details on the assembly of this one on that old blog link I mentioned above if you are interested. It was a fun little project for adding
vacation memories into.
While we are talking about the wooden collage boxes being used in the vertical way, I also now have this fun completed circle journal shown below. I had a circle of creative pals that were up for doing a circle journal. Since these collage boxes have eight little 1" square nooks for filling, I thought a great theme of the circle journal would be "Favorite Little Things".
So each participant filled a nook on the front or back cover and filled a page stating something about something that is a "favorite little thing" of their's.
Above is an entry about fortune cookie fortunes being one of my favorite little things.
This wooden box was colored with Color Wash sprays and Glimmer Mists which gives a more colorful look compared to the wood stained look. So lots of fun options!
Thanks again for looking,
wishing you a creative day!